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Lt. Don W Moore
KIA August 27, 1943

Connections

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Don Moore

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-29530 "Moonbeam" McSwine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/2/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-Y] MOONBEAM McSWAIN Chelveston 8/4/43; Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Don Moore, Radio Operator: Harold "Harry" Monroe Graham, Ball turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 87

    27 August 1943
    This mission is the first attack by the USAAF on suspected V-Weapon sites. The German development of pilotless winged aircraft was first divulged to the British just shortly after the beginning of World War II in two letters sent to the British embassy...

Locations

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2016 20:28:35 Valiant Changes to place associations
Sources

Don's granddaughter
Information found in old family files

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2016 20:28:34 Valiant Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Don's granddaughter
Information found in old family files

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