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Personnel

S/Sgt

Warren G. MOORE

Warren Moore

Roanoke Rapids Herald Dec 9 1943

Hometown During Time of Service: Roanoke Rapids, NC
Army Serial Number: 34663791
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 418th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Tail Gunner
Beginning Date of 100th Service: Unknown
Time of Service at Thorpe Abbotts: Unknown - Unknown

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: POW
MACR: 06542
CR: 06542
Comments: 25 JUN 44 SOUTH OF FRANCE

Biography

Died postwar on May 4, 1991
Buried in Milton Cemetery

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
Warren Moore trainingPrintRoanoke Rapids Daily Herald April 15 194312:00 am
Warren Moore MIAPrintRoanoke Rapids Herald Aug 3 194412:00 am
Warren Moore MIA part 2 PrintRoanoke Rapids Daily Herald Aug 3 194412:00 am
Warren Moore liberated PrintRoanoke Rapids Daily Herald June 21 194512:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW

2nd Lt STANLEY T. MAJOR P CPT 29/7/44 MERSEBURG
2nd Lt Thornton Bline CP EVADEE 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
2nd Lt Stanley B.Green NAV POW 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
2nd Lt William A.Lichtenstein BOM POW 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
T/Sgt Laverne H.Deatrich ROG EVADEE 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
T/Sgt James E.Marion TTE KIA 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
S/Sgt Malcolm K.Eckley LWG EVADEE 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
Sgt Harold F. Carter RWG NOC
S/Sgt Warren G.Moore TG POW 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP
Sgt John F.Nelson BTG POW 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP (fill in from 390th BG)

418th Sqdn. CREW ABOVE JOINED 100TH ON 7/4/44 except for Sgt Nelson.
On June 25, 1944 2nd Lt Kenneth Houghton was pilot of this crew. Lt.Houghton had arrived at the 100 BG on 9/3/44 as CP on the Andrew Gorski crew and became pilot of Lt Major's crew on 14 June 44 after Lt Major was assigned to Squadron Operations. The rest of the above crew (except for Sgt.John Nelson) had all reached the 100th Gp on 7/4/44 as members of the Stanley T.Major crew. Sgt. Nelson was assigned to the 390th Bomb Gp and no doubt was a last minute replacement for this one mission. On 25 June 44 this crew was flying A/C #42 97859 "Any Gum Chum" .

Warren G. Moore passed away on 5/1/1991. He was a TG with the 418th Sqdn.. He was with 2nd Lt Kenneth Houghton crew assigned to A/C "Any Gum Chum". Shot down 6/25/1944 and was a POW. Please add him to your Taps. I'm his son Warren G. Moore Jr.
Thank you,
Warren G. Moore Jr
wmoore48@q.com

Missions of co-pilot Lt Thornton Bline sn# 0-815813

1. 25/4/44 DIJON, FR.
2. 26/4/44 BRUNSWICK, GER.
3. 29/4/44 BERLIN, GER.
4. 11/5/44 LIEGE, BEL.
5. 19/5/44 BERLIN, GER.
6. 25/5/44 BRUSSELS, BEL.
7. 28/5/44 MAGDEBURG, GER.
8. 30/5/44 TROYES, FR.
9. 31/5/44 OSNABRUCK, GER.
10. 2/6/44 PARIS, FR.
11. 4/6/44 BOULOGNE, FR.
12. 5/6/44 BOULOGNE, FR.
13. 6/6/44 FALAISE, FR D-DAY
14. 7/6/44 NANTES, FR.
15. 8/6/44 TOURS, FR.
16. 14/6/44 LeCULOT, FR.- Lt. Houghton becomes Pilot for this Crew
17. 15/6/44 WILSTER, GER.-Lt. Houghton-pilot
18. 18/6/44 BRUNSBUTTELKOOG, GER. Lt Houghton- pilot
19. 24/6/44 ROUEN, FR. Lt Houghton- pilot
20. 25/6/44 MAQUIS SUPPLY DROP Lt Houghton-Pilot

A/C#42 97859 "ANY GUM CHUM" LD-T
MACR #6542,Micro fiche #2368

SEE ALSO CARDS OF S.T.MAJOR AND A.J.GORSKI.

ANDREW GORSKI CREW
1st Lt Andrew J.Gorski P NOC (LWA) flak in leg on 21/6/44 Basdorf (Berlin)
2nd Lt Kenneth L.Houghton CP POW 25/6/44 as pilot of S.T.Major crew. South of France (Supply Drop)
2nd Lt Ray E.Miller NAV CPT
2nd Lt Burton S.Fox BOM CPT
S/Sgt George Jones TTE NOC
Sgt Albert M.Caldwell ROG CPT 3/1/45 Fulda
Sgt Joseph J.Parrilla BTG NOC
S/Sgt Oscar A.Compton WG NOC
Sgt John Rybak WG NOC
Sgt Daniel M.Gargile TG NOC

418th Sqdn. This crew,as above,Joined the 100th Group on 9/3/44.

Letter from Ray Miller (April 1984) We had not been a part of the group very long until Andy Gorski was
moved into squadron ops. Burt Fox had been a bombardier lnstructor and had gone through phase training
twice. He was a natural for lead crew and insisted that I be his navigator as we were a "team". Gorski did
not go to Pathfinders but did get some Command pilot time (he got a flak wound in the leg while doing so).
Burt & I teamed up with Austin Dunlap and completed our tour as , PFF crew. Kenneth Houghton got a crew of
his own (that of Lt Stanley Major) and was shot down but walked out. It was in June 1944 and he has a good story
about Gen.Patton and his staff. I do not know the fate of the enlisted men of our original crew.

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Sir,
recently I came across what may be an interesting letter for the 110th. BG.

Reading through the confiscated papers of the German 712th Infantry Division I read in a letter from the 15th Army to the Division Staff (dated Aug 1944) That an American Airman by the name of Moore (Sgt Airgunner from a downed Boeing) had walked from Tours to Periers (in Normandy-France) dressed in his USAAF dress and was arrested only after this long walk. He spoke no French and was on his own. On his stroll he must have encoutered numerous German army personnel!!

The morale: "Hey you German soldiers wake up and please keep your eyes open!"

I started digging in the files and on Internet to see if I could link this name to a real person Indeed I think I found him: Warren G Moore s/sgt BTG or TG on the 42-97859, 100BG 418BS with Pilot 2Lt Kenneth Houghton down at 06/25/1944 at Saint Germain des Grois in France.

The German report has the crash date two days later : June 27th but Moore may have "smuggled" a couple of days. He was captured on July 8th, so two weeks on the loose!

I know mr Moore has passed away on May 1 1991 so we can not ask him if the story is true or if he managed to fool the Germans up till high command.(either way is fantastic I think)

My question to you: can you have a look at the MACR 6542 and in the E & R
reports nrs 932, 933 and 1003.

I am curious if anything has been written down after he was liberated from the camp in Germany. I hav a copy of the original german document and if we find the facts as I think they are this could be a nice item for your site or magazine. Regards
jaap geensen
heikant,
the netherlands JGLuctor@zeelandnet.nl
Memo 2:
Aircraft belonged to the 390th BG

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
South of France
Aircraft:
(42-97859)
Date:
1944-06-25
Cause:
FLAK

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
LT HOUGHTON, Kenneth L. CP/P EVA
Lt BLINE, Thornton CP EVA
LT GREEN, Stanley B. NAV POW
LT LICHTENSTERN, William A. BOM POW
T/Sgt MARION, James E. TTE KIA
T/Sgt DEATRICH, Laverne H. ROG EVA
S/SGT GAGE, John H. BTG NOC
S/Sgt ECKLEY, Malcolm K. WG EVA
S/Sgt MOORE, Warren G. TG POW
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt MAJOR, Stanley T. P CPT
Lt BLINE, Thornton CP EVA
LT GREEN, Stanley B. NAV POW
LT LICHTENSTERN, William A. BOM POW
T/Sgt MARION, James E. TTE KIA
T/Sgt DEATRICH, Laverne H. ROG EVA
S/SGT GAGE, John H. BTG NOC
S/SGT NELSON, John F. BTG POW
SGT CARTER, Harlod F. WG NOC
S/Sgt ECKLEY, Malcolm K. WG EVA
S/Sgt MOORE, Warren G. TG POW