Moore, Jesse M., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 611, 427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1945
USAAFEnlisted Collar Insignia
Corporal

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cleveland
Last Address
427th Bomb Squadron
Molesworth, England

Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial Inknown

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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen


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Aerial Gunner Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1945, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 611, 303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 611, 427th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1945-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Jesse M. Moore was born to Delbert C. and Margie E. Moore in Turnbull, Ohio on May 18, 1925. The US Census 1930 shows the family in Warren, Ohio.

Moore enlisted in the US Army Air Forces on 29 July, 1943. His enlistment form states he had completed 1 year of high school, and was a skilled mechanic.
Records indicate he was single at the time, but later married Wilma F. Moore.

He was sent to England and assigned to the combat B-17 crew of Lt. Norman Ley in March, 1945. The entire crew was on their first mission (check-out for combat) under the supervision of an experienced pilot, Lt Alderman. Lt Ley flew as co-pilot.

As the aircraft turned off the IP and went into the bomb run, it collided with another aircraft. It dropped from formation, and exploded in mid-air. No parachutes were observed.

German troops supposedly recovered eight bodies from the wreckage, and buried them in local cemeteries. Although some of the bodies were recovered after the war by Allied personnel, it is not known if Moore was among them. No definite grave site for him has been located.


www.ancestr.com
www.familysearch.org
www.303rdbg.com/missionreport/353.pdf
www.303rdbg.com/combat crews
Ohio Birth Index, 1905-1964
NARA Enlistment Records

  

Comments/Citation
Cpl Jesse M. Moore was the assigned tail gunner on B-17G #43-38958, nicknamed "Green Hill Belle," assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 13719 was issued to cover this event, and mission loading lists confirm the crew was:

2 Lt Melvin Alderman  p
2 Lt Roman M. Ley  c-p
F/O George E. Thomas  nav
2 Lt Howard G. Weinberg  bomb
Cpl Raoul R. Prieto  eng/tt gun
Cpl William M. Toler  r/o
Sgt Don M. Beebe  btg
Cpl Jesse M. Moore  tail gun

No waist gunner assigned.

Ranks and grades as of mission date.

   
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