Moore, Ulvert Matthew, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Midway Islands
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesUSS Hornet AssociationMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1942, USS Hornet Association [Verified]
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
USS Hornet (CV-8)VT-8Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1939-1942, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1940-1940, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1940-1940, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1941-1941, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1942-1942, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1942-1942, 131X, VT-8
  1942-1942, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                              FINAL DUTY STATION

                 Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) Pilots


Photographed on board USS Hornet (CV-8), circa mid-May 1942, shortly before the Battle of Midway.
They are (Front row, kneeling, left to right): Ensign Harold J. Ellison;
Ensign Henry R. Kenyon;
Ensign John P. Gray;
Ensign George H. Gay, Jr.;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Jeff D. Woodson;
Ensign William W. Creamer;
Aviation Pilot First Class Robert B. Miles.
(Back row, standing, left to right):
Lieutenant James C. Owens, Jr.;
Ensign E.L. Fayle;
Lieutenant Commander John C. Waldron, Squadron Commanding Officer;
Lieutenant Raymond A. Moore;
Ensign Ulvert M. Moore;
Ensign William R. Evans;
Ensign Grant W. Teats;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) George M. Campbell.

The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy, ordered in 1934, first flying in 1935 and entering service in 1937. At that point, it was the most advanced aircraft flying for the USN and possibly for any navy in the world. However, the fast pace of aircraft development caught up with it, and by the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the TBD was already outdated. It performed well in some early battles, but in the Battle of Midway the Devastators launched against the Japanese fleet were almost totally wiped out. The type was immediately withdrawn from front line service, replaced by the Grumman TBF


                                        NAME  SAKE

U.S.S. Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442)

Ulvert M. Moore
(DE-442) was named in honor of Ulvert Mathew Moore who was awarded the Navy Cross medal posthumously during the Battle of Midway. She was laid down on 2 December 1943 at Houston, Texas, by the Brown Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 7 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. L. E. Moore, mother of Ens. Moore; and commissioned on 18 July 1944, Lt. Comdr. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., USNR -- the son of the President -- in command
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