|Birth: ||Jun. 28, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1944, England|
The following account of the last time I saw Orville is from his cousin and my uncle, Robert Moore:
Orville was a great guy, you would have loved him.
I'll always remember the last time I saw Orville. He was home on leave before going overseas. I was in a high school class play and needed a pin stripe suit. I went to see Orville and hopefully borrow a really nice pin stripe suit he had. He loaned me the suit with the words Robert, don't bring it back, I won't ever need it again. Those words hit me hard at the time - and he was right, he never needed the pin stripe suit again.
Orville was shot down on his 50th and last mission while flying anti submarine patrols over the English Channel during World War 2. The German pilot responsible was an infamous German Air ace by the name of Dieter Meister who was himself shot dowen and killed by another American ace later in the war.
Hugh Ferrell Moore (1893 - 1977)
Golda Isabelle Hackley Moore (1896 - 1991)
Everett W Moore (1918 - 1994)*
(JG) Orville R Moore (1919 - 1944)
Helen Francine Moore Leonard (1923 - 2000)*
Pilot on B-24 Lost off coast of England on his 50th mission in the service of his country.
(The airplane was actually the Navy variant of a B-24 known as a PB4Y-1)
Old Rose Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Stephen Moore
Originally Created by: Sharon Welch
Record added: Jan 30, 2010
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