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MG George Fleming Moore

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MG George Fleming Moore

World War II US Army General.

A native of Texas, Moore graduated from Texas A&M University in 1908. Commissioned into the army a year later, he was assigned to the Coastal Artillery Corps where he served through World War One and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1937 he returned to Texas A&M where he was assigned as Commandant of Cadets and shortly afterwards promoted to the rank of Colonel. In 1940 he was sent to the Philippines where in 1941, he was assigned the job of defending both Manila and Subic Bays in the event that war broke out between the United States and Japan, which it did in December 1941.

On April 9, 1942, Army forces on Bataan surrendered to the Japanese and those not captured retreated to the last American stronghold on the island fortress of Corregidor, where Brig. Gen. Moore was assigned command of the island's defense. After one month of siege, Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright surrendered the island on May 6, 1942.

Following the surrender, Moore became a prisoner of war and remained so until war's end. After the war, he briefly served as Army Commander in the Pacific in 1946 before retiring at the rank of Major General in 1949.

He committed suicide with his service weapon eight months later at the age of 62.


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3611550
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG George Fleming Moore (31 Jul 1887–2 Dec 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3611550, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .