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Maj Herbert William Moore, Jr

Maj Herbert William Moore, Jr

Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Sep 1967 (aged 25)
Burial Clinton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100048193 · View Source
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In Loving Memory ... Maj. Herbert William Moore, Jr..
*** Major Moore was a member of the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron. On September 3, 1967, he was the pilot of a Thunderchief Fighter (F-105D) on a mission 10 miles northeast of Dong Bai Dinh, Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam, when his aircraft was shot down by hostile fire. He ejected safely but contact with him was lost. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!

Age: 36
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Nov 16, 1941 - born in Sewickley,PA.
Marital Status: Married to Sandra L. Moore. Son's, Herbert A. Moore and Samuel D. Moore..Per Nephew Tom Mendicino. Parents: Father, Herbert William Moore (1906 - 1977) and Mother, Olive Elizabeth Purdy Moore (1911 - 2010) from Imperial, PA.

***** On 3 Sep 1967, my father was flying an F-105D (tail number 61-0078) as one of a flight of 4 aircraft. The crash site is on a small hill at grid coordinates WE932890 approximately 3 kilometers east of Thanh Lang Xa, Binh Tri Thien Province. His parachute was sighted at grid coordinates WE865884.
From his son,
Herbert W. Moore III

***** Tom Mendicino - Nephew

***** ( Photo ) - Parents are Herbert W. (deceased) and Olive P. Moore from Imperial, PA.
Jim D. Pine

MAJ - O4 - Air Force - Reserve
His tour began on Jun 27, 1967
Casualty was on Apr 28, 1978
parachute was sighted at grid coordinates WE865884.
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT

Body was not recovered
Panel 25E - Line 93

Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)

Herbert Moore was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force upon his graduation from Grove City College in 1963. When he arrived in Vietnam, he had attained the rank of Captain.

On September 3, 1967, Captain Moore was flying a mission over North Vietnam when his F105D aircraft was shot down. His empty parachute was seen on the ground and his emergency beeper was heard, but no voice contact was made.
There was a heavy build-up of North Vietnamese troops in the area, so it is not surprising that voice contact was impossible.

Many hours later, a beeper was heard about one mile from the crash site. Moore's last known location was in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam, about 10 miles northeast of the city of Dong Bai Dinh.

His was the only plane shot down that day. There can be no question that the Vietnamese know what happened to Moore, yet they deny knowledge of him.

Whether Moore was taken prisoner that day in September 1967 will not be known for certain until there is proof positive of his death or survival.

Herbert W. Moore, Jr. was promoted to the rank of Major during the period he was maintained missing.

NAME: MOORE, Herbert W. Jr. Capt., USAF
RATIONALE FOR SELECTION: Flight members did not know Capt. Moore's aircraft had been hit until they began receiving beeper signals on guard channel. Search and rescue forces found an empty parachute, but no voice or visual contact was established with Capt. Moore.

There have been no subsequent reports of Capt. Moore s possible capture or death.


Find A Grave contributor Jeff has sponsored your memorial for Herbert Moore.

Thank you very much.. Jeff..


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