Moore, Raymond Austin, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-8)
Service Years
1935 - 1942
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Weldon
Last Address
Waldon

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Midway Islands
Conflict
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 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 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 [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1942, USS Hornet Association [Verified]
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLDirect Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.VT-8
USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1937-1937, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1939-1939, 139X, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1939-1939, 131X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1942-1942, 131X, VT-8
  1942-1942, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-8)
 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


                                   U.S.S. HORNET (CV-8)

         USS Hornet (CV-8)

 

USS Hornet (CV-8) of the United States Navy was a Yorktown-class aircraft carrier of World War II, notable for launching the Doolittle Raid, as a participant in the Battle of Midway, and for action in the Solomon Islands before being irreparably damaged and sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. She was the seventh ship to carry the name "Hornet."


 
   
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Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond Austin Moore (0-078636), Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane of Torpedo Squadron EIGHT (VT-8), embarked from the U.S.S. HORNET (CV-8), during the "Air Battle of Midway," against enemy Japanese forces on 4 June 1942. Grimly aware of the hazardous consequences of flying without fighter protection, and with insufficient fuel to return to his carrier, Lieutenant Moore resolutely, and with no thought of his own life, delivered an effective torpedo attack against violent assaults of enemy Japanese aircraft fire. His courageous action, carried out with a gallant spirit of self-sacrifice and a conscientious devotion to the fulfillment of his mission, was a determining factor in the defeat of the enemy forces and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

This Military Service Page was created by Bersley H Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Moore, Raymond Austin, LT.
 
   
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