Moore, William Ray, MM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1969-1969, MM-0000, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
Service Years
1965 - 1969
MM-Machinists Mate
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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ottawa, KS
Last Address
Princeton, Kansas

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Richmond Cemetery - Richmond, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
W17 030

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Last Known Activity
Fleet Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50), based at Naval Air Station Atsugi in Japan provided "air taxi" service between shore bases and carriers at sea. VRC-50 maintained a detachment at Naval Air Station Cubi Point, part of the Navy complex at Subic Bay in the Philippines. The Cubi Point det was dedicated to supporting the carrier task forces operating in the Gulf of Tonkin.

In the early morning hours of 02 Oct 1969 a VRC-50 C-2A departed Cubi Point on a logistics flight to the carrier USS CONSTELLATION. Twentysix men were aboard - five aircrew, 20 sailors from TF 77 ships and squadrons, and a civilian technical representative, Mr. Frank Bytheway. Shortly before 6 AM, as the aircraft approached CONSTELLATION for landing, the C-2 disappeared from the approach controller's radar scope. Search and rescue efforts began at once, with helicopters overhead the C-2's last known position within minutes of its disappearance. SAR efforts continued through the day but failed to locate anything except an oil slick and aircraft fragments. No human remains were recovered. Since there was no doubt the 26 men aboard had died in the incident they were classed as Died/Body not Recovered.
   
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