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Randolph Cheatham Moore


Killed in AC#42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and Raper were possibly overcome by fumes and passed out. The rest of the crew bailed out, in all 5 of the crew were killed.


Units served with


  • 42-38053 Cap'n Crow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 20/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 10/2/44; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 21/1/44; soon after t/off to Berlin 7/5/44 with Ralph Wright, Co-pilot: Jack Raper, Navigator: Rich Curran, Bombardier: Carl...


Event Location Date
Born North Carolina 7 December 1913 says he was born in Virginia.

Memorialized Crewe, VA USA

Crewe Cemetery
Nottoway County
Virginia, USA


Plot F Row 1 Grave 38


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Combat Chronology p. 130 Supplement p. 432 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia