From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Arthur Moore '52

Date of birth: September 17, 1928

Date of death: February 20, 1962

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:


Archie was lost when his aircraft crashed in the Mediterranean Sea on February 20, 1962 while operating from USS Shangri-La (CVA 38). He was survived by his wife and two children.


From researcher Kathy Franz:

Arthur graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1947 and then attended Penn State. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he received his Navy Wings at Pensacola. In 1957 he was attached to the 112th Attack Squadron aboard the carrier U.S.S. Hancock. He was deployed from his ship in Japan on July 10 and flown back to California to start college on August 12, 1957. He completed a post-graduate aeronautical engineering course at Monterey, California, in 1959. He was awarded the Centurion Medal for 100 perfect carrier landings.

On Sunday, April 29, 1962, two Bibles were presented in his memory to the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tremont. The pulpit Bible was presented by Arthur’s family. The lectern Bible was presented by Attack Squadron (VA) 176, U.S.S. Shangri-La, Arthur’s squadron. The translation of the Bible is the Revised Standard Version. Flowers in the altar vases were presented in his memory by his high school classmates.

He was survived by his parents Paul, a grocer, and mother Catherine of Tremont; his wife, the former Charlotte Chambers; children Linda Carol 7 and Randy Paul 3 ½; sisters Elizabeth and Mary; several nieces and nephews; and a great-aunt, Mrs. Mae Wheeler, who died a month after Arthur.

Arthur is buried in Pennsylvania.

Class of 1952

Arthur is one of 50 members of the Class of 1952 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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