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Claude Creath Moore

Military

Assigned to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Landing accident, RAF Watton, in Mosquito RG113 6-Apr-45 RTD.
Shot down in Mosquito NS792, by Free French Airforce P-51 Mustang on Graypea (chaff drop) mission to Germany 9-Apr-45. Wounded in Action (WIA). Transferred to Det. Pnts. Of 7th Army.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Pruis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Landing accident, RAF Watton, in Mosquito RG113 6-Apr-45 RTD. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 654th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • NS792

    Mosquito
    Misidentified and shot down by a Free French AF P-51 at about 17:45 hrs. The Mosquito was at 20,000 feet when attacked; following an explosion the pilot, Lt John A Pruis, slumped forward in his seat. The navigator, Lt Claude C Moore, was badly burned...

  • RG113

    Mosquito
    Landing accident RAF Watton - John A Pruis (pilot). 6/4/45. Written Off Damaged Beyond Repair.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Des Moines, IA 15 March 1916

Son of Mary Dille Moore.

Draft registration Kansas City, KS October 1940

Employed by Fox Midwest Theatres, Kansas City.

Enlisted Kansas City, KS 13 November 1943

Kansas City, Kansas

Based Watton 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 20 October 1946

Honourable discharge.

Died Topeka, KS 15 June 2003
Buried Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS 19 June 2003

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2020 13:11:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/637039779
https://www.fold3.com/record/68896772-claude-c-moore
https://www.fold3.com/record/708161569-moore-claude-c
https://www.fold3.com/record/529044811-claude-moore-1916
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25236639/claude-c.-moore

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 22:16:46 Emily Changes to biography
Sources

Removed source information added by Wattonman from biography

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 00:40:53 Wattonman Changes to biography
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII" Shiffer Publications Ltd. 2011.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2016 20:59:02 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 11:32:04 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Unit History; Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 177 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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