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George Raymonc Moon

Military

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Stand in for Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623

Awards: DFC, AM (11OLC), American Campaign (1 battle stars), EAME (2 battle stars), GC, PH.

Service

People

  • Claude Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 451st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter 6 x KIA MACR 6623

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tacoma, WA February 1923

Son of Delmar R and Louise H Moon.

Enlisted February 1941
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 8 July 44

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Abbeville, FR 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623

Buried Amiens cemetery, France 9 July 1944

Interred
Amiens cemetery, France

Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Coalville-sur-Mer, France
Plot D Row 1 Grave 34

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2021 14:16:49 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56647963/george-r-moon

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 23:21:45 KatzinAZ Changes to middlename, role and awards
Sources

Kathleen M. Prince. George R. Moon is my husband's uncle.
Information updates for the awards earned is from a letter dated 22 January 1958 from the Department of the Air Force, sent to my husband's grandmother, Louise Moon (George's mother).

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 14:49:25 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 20:13:53 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763578
https://www.fold3.com/image/187076435
https://www.fold3.com/record/529915116-george-r-moon
https://www.fold3.com/page/285143009-george-moon/facts
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56647963/george-r-moon

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

451 BS Assoc, B-26 memorials guide / 9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association)

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