Herbert William Moore, JrMajor
469TH TFS, 388TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
16 November 1941 - 28 April 1978
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The database page for Herbert William Moore, Jr
On 3 Sep 1967, my father was flying an F-105D (tail number 61-0078) as one of a flight of 4 aircraft. The crash site is on a small hill at grid coordinates WE932890 approximately 3 kilometers east of Thanh Lang Xa, Binh Tri Thien Province. His parachute was sighted at grid coordinates WE865884.
From his son,
I wore your POW bracelet years ago,
God's blessings to you and your kin,
Notes from The Virtual WallAs stated above, then-Captain Moore was one of a flight of four F-105Ds targeted against a bridge on Highway 15 near the Lao/NVN border. The nearest village is Xom Cul, in the hills some 55 miles northwest of Dong Hoi in southern North Vietnam.
His aircraft was hit by antiaircraft artillery fire as he rolled in to deliver his ordnance and Captain Moore ejected in the target area. A SAR helicopter crew sighted his empty parachute and emergency beeper signals were heard, although voice contact was not established. SAR efforts continued through the 3rd and were resumed on the 4th, but Captain Moore was not located. He was classed as Missing in Action.
On 28 April 1978, the Secretary of the Air Force approved a Presumptive Finding of Death, changing Major Moore's status to Died while Missing. His remains have not been repatriated.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Dec 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009