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Don W Moore


Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29530 "Moonbeam" McSwine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/2/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-Y] MOONBEAM McSWAIN Chelveston 8/4/43; Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Don Moore, Radio Operator: Harold "Harry" Monroe Graham, Ball turret...

  • 42-5910 'Hell-Cat' 'Ruthie' 'Homesick Angel'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 5/5/43; Denver 11/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-N] Alconbury 6/6/43 RUTHIE; transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-N] Chelveston HELL-CAT 10/6/43; then 422BS [JJ-Z/N]; 858BS/8AFCC Cheddington 26/6/44; battle damaged Romilly 15...


  • VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


Event Location Date
Born Paulding, OH 45879, USA 9 June 1918
Based Chelveston 27 August 1943
Last Bombing Run Watten, France 27 August 1943
Died One mile northwest of St. Martin France (50* 43' N, 1* 38' E) 27 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
28 May 2017 19:24:42 Valiant Changes to events

Location found on the letter sent to William Moore (Don's father) from Brigadier General Leon W. Johnson

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2016 23:04:15 Valiant Changes to aircraft associations

Don Moore's granddaughter
In family records Don flew the Hell-Cat some times

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2016 20:44:03 Valiant Changes to events, place associations and mission associations

Don's granddaughter
Information in family files

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2016 20:35:32 Valiant Changes to awards

Don's granddaughter
Information found in family records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 394 / MACR 394, NARA,


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