Gardiner, III, Thomas Moir, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1954-1954, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-12)
Service Years
1949 - 1954
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H. Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Gardiner, III, Thomas Moir (Hap), LTJG.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 26, 1954
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Oakland, California
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 AssociationKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  1950, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1954, USS Hornet Association [Verified]
  1954, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:

Hap remained at the Naval Academy after graduation teaching steam to Plebes. Flight training at Pensacola and Corpus Christi was followed by a tour with VF-93 aboard USS Philippine Sea for the last eight months of the Korean war. Aboard USS Hornet, his plane veered over the side and sank almost immediately during operations in the South China Sea.

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.NAS Corpus Christi/Truax FieldVA-93 Blue Blazers/Ravens
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)USS Hornet (CV-12)
  1951-1951, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1951-1952, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1952-1952, 131X, Naval Air Training Center, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1952-1953, 131X, VA-93 Blue Blazers/Ravens
  1953-1954, 131X, USS Philippine Sea (CV-47)
  1954-1954, 131X, USS Hornet (CV-12)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1945-1949, United States Naval Academy
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