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 Billie D Moore

Billie D Moore

Birth
Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 8 Jan 1962 (aged 23)
USA
Burial Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 106897197 · View Source
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On January 8, 1962, at 11:17 a.m. a KB-50 ariel tanker took off from Norfolk, Virginia, with 8 crew. Her destination was Lajes in the Azores. Billy D Moore was one of the crew of 8. At around 1 p.m., the last transmission was heard as the aircraft was approximately 240 miles off the U.S. east coast. By 7 p.m., with no further contact made with the plane, a search was started. The U.S. Air Force flew 162 sorties and 1369 flight hours, the U.S. Navy flew 7 sorties and 49 search hours and the U.S. Coast Guard flew 236 hours and had 5 cutters, covering more than 440,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in the largest ever search for a missing aircraft in history, but no evidence of the tanker or it's crew of eight was ever located. It is believed the aircraft dissappeared somewhere over the Bermuda Triangle.


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Gravesite Details Memorial stone only. It is believed the aircraft he was on dissappeared somewhere over the Bermuda Triangle

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  • Maintained by: Sparrow
  • Originally Created by: Jim Antley
  • Added: 18 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106897197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billie D Moore (11 Jun 1938–8 Jan 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106897197, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Sparrow (contributor 47407911) .