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CDR John Anderson Moore
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1910
Death: Feb. 26, 1944

Rank/Rate Commander (Commanding Officer)
Service Number 0-071323
Birth Date January 12, 1910
From Memphis, Tennessee
Decorations Navy Cross with 2 Gold Stars, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Grayback (SS-208)
Loss Date February 26, 1944
Location Near 25 47'N x 128 45'E, S. of Okinawa
Circumstances Sunk by air attack
Remarks John was born in Brownwood, Texas.

Navy Cross Citation
Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander John Anderson Moore, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. GRAYBACK (SS-208), on the EGHTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 26 September 1943 to 10 November 1943, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. During this aggressive patrol, Commander Moore made five separate well-planned and brilliantly executed torpedo attacks on escorted enemy ships which resulted in the sinking of an auxiliary cruiser and two freighters. Through his experience and sound judgment he brought his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 329 (August 1944)
Action Date: September 26 - November 10, 1943
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)

Navy Cross Citation 2nd Award
Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Commander John Anderson Moore, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. GRAYBACK (SS-208), on the NINTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 2 December 1943 to 2 January 1944, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. On the night of 18 - 19 December 1943, Commander Moore contacted a heavily escorted convoy of Japanese freighters. Maneuvering on the surface, he fired into the convoy, sinking one freighter, damaging two others and sinking a gunboat. On the same patrol he contacted another escorted convoy at night and sank three enemy freighters. He followed up with another attack and sank a converted minelayer, then destroyed an armed trawler while departing from the area. Through his experience and sound judgment Commander Moore brought his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 330 (September 1944)
Action Date: December 2, 1943 - January 4, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)

Navy Cross Citation 3rd Award
Awarded posthumously for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Commander John Anderson Moore, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. GRAYBACK (SS-208), on the TENTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 26 January 1944 to 26 February 1944, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. While conducting the patrol of his ship in Japanese-infested waters, Commander Moore skillfully penetrated strong escort screens to deliver smashing torpedo attacks against hostile shipping. By his daring, aggressive tactics he succeeded in sinking and damaging an important amount of hostile tonnage. The conduct of Commander Moore throughout this patrol reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 336 (March 1945)
Action Date: January 26 - February 26, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)
 
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Manila American Cemetery
 
Created by: Jeff Hall
Record added: Jul 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74222268
CDR John Anderson Moore
Added by: Jeff Hall
 
CDR John Anderson Moore
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 Added: May. 30, 2013

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 Added: Jan. 3, 2007
 
 
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