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Adm William Adger Moffett, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1910
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 2001
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach City
Virginia, USA

MOFFETT, WILLIAM ADGER, JR. (Age 91)
RAdm., USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral William Adger Jr., United States Navy (retired) died on July, 23, 2001, at Westminster-Canterbury in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His wife of 39 years, Marie Spence Moffett, died in 1996. The Moffetts had lived in the Tidewater area since 1960.

He was the son of Jeanette Whitton Moffett and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Rear Admiral William A. Moffett. The elder Moffett was a pioneer in Naval Aviation and was known as the ''Father of Naval Aviation.''

Rear Admiral Moffett Jr. graduated from the Naval Academy in 1930. He became a Naval Aviator in 1932 and was eventually qualified to fly more than 100 types of aircraft, from biplanes to jet. Rear Admiral Moffett's World War II decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for combat action n the Guadalcanal area while in command of the Navy's first Heavy Bomber Squadron, VB-101.

Rear Admiral Moffett survived his five siblings, Janet Mark, Anna Beverly Mohan, Margaret Elizabeth Moffett, George Hall Moffett and Charles Simonton Moffett. His marriages to Margaret McNeale Moncure and Maude Montgomery ended in divorce.

Survivors include his son by Margaret McNeale Moncure, William A. Moffett III, Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve (Ret.) and his wife, Lynn Carli Moffett; four grandchildren, William A. IV, Hilary, Meredith and Alexander Moffett and one great-granddaughter, Zoe Moffett.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. August 15. Memorial gifts may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett Jr. died at Westminster-Canterbury in Virginia Beach July 23, 2001. He was 91. His wife of 39 years, Marie Spence Moffett, died in 1996. The Moffetts had lived in the Tidewater area since 1960.

He was the son of Jeanette Whitton Moffett and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Rear Admiral William A. Moffett. The elder Moffett was a pioneer in Naval Aviation and known as the "Father of Naval Aviaton."

Rear Admiral Moffett Jr. graduated from the Naval Academy in 1930. He became a naval aviator in 1932 and was eventually qualified to fly more than 100 types of aircraft, from biplanes to jets. Rear Admiral Moffett's World War II decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for combat action in the Guadalcanal area while in command of the Navy's first Heavy Bomber Squadron, VB-101.

Rear Admiral Moffett is survived by his five siblings, Janet Mark, Anna Beverly Mohan, Margaret Elizabeth Moffett, George Hall Moffett and Charles Simonton Moffett. His marriages to Margaret McNeale Moncure and Maude Montgomery ended in divorce.

Survivors include his son by Margaret McNeale Moncure, retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel William A. Moffett III and wife, Lynn Carll Moffett; four grandchildren, William A. IV, Hilary, Meredith and Alexander Moffett; and one great-granddaughter, Zoe Moffett.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Aug. 15, 2001. Memorial gifts may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. MOFFETT WILLIAM JR. Rear Adm. William Adger Moffett Jr., USN (Ret.) died at Westminster-Canterbury in Virginia Beach, Virginia, July 23, 2001. He was 91. His wife of 39 years, Marie Spence Moffett, died in 1996; the Moffetts had lived in the Tidewater area since 1960. He was the son of Jeanette Whitton Moffett and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Rear Admiral William A. Moffett. The elder Moffett was a pioneer in Naval aviation and was known as the "Father of Naval Aviation." Admiral Moffett Jr. graduated from the Naval Academy in 1930. He became a Naval aviator in 1932. and was eventually qualified to fly more than 100 types of aircraft, from biplanes to jets. His WWII decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for combat action in the Guadalcanal area while in command of the Navy's first Heavy Bomber Squadron, VB- 101.

Adm. Moffett survived his five siblings, Janet Mark, Anna Beverly Mohan, Margaret Elizabeth Moffett, George Hall Moffett and Charles Simonton Moffett. His marriages to Margaret McNeale Moncure and Maude Montgomery ended in divorce. Survivors include his son by Margaret McNeale Moncure, William A. Moffett, III, Col. USMCR (Ret.), and his wife, Lynn Carll Moffett; four grandchildren, William A. Moffett IV, Hilary, Meredith and Alexander Moffett, and one great- granddaughter, Zoe Moffett.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. August 15. Memorial gifts may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.


MOFFETT, WILLIAM A JR
RADM US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 04/16/1938 - 10/31/1959
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/16/1910
DATE OF DEATH: 07/23/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/15/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 65 SITE 850
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Adger Moffett (1869 - 1933)
  Jeanette Whitton Moffett (1881 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Marie Spence Moffett (1910 - 1996)
 
 Siblings:
  Janet Whitton Moffett Mark (1903 - 1958)*
  George Hall Moffett (1907 - 1988)*
  William Adger Moffett (1910 - 2001)
  Margaret Elizabeth Moffett (1912 - 1928)*
  Charles Simonton Moffett (1915 - 1972)*
  Anna Beverly Moffett Mohan (1918 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: RADM US NAVY; WORLD WAR II; KOREA
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION 65 SITE 850
 
Created by: sticksandstones
Record added: Jan 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64557845
Adm William Adger Moffett, Jr
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Adm William Adger Moffett, Jr
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- CW Yates
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
Ensign W. A. Moffett, USN, designated Naval Aviator #3895 in 1932.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: Oct. 18, 2012
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Nov. 21, 2010
 
 
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