CHARLES M. MOORE, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 14, 1923
Date of death: October 16, 1958
Age: 35

Lucky Bag

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From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

Charles Morgan Moore

Phoenix, Arizona

As colonel of his R.O.T.C. battalion, Charley laid his first claim to fame. On entering the Academy he henceforth was known among his many friends as "Colonel." Charley wasn't the athletic type, for that involved too much work. A shelf of excellent books and a rack of pipes were more to his liking after drill. Charley often miscalculated his slide rule factors, and as a result spent many anxious moments after exam week. When not dodging the Academic Board, "Colonel" was found trying to untangle the snarls of his romances with pen and telephone. Here comes a good officer for the sub service.

The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Navy CT History:

16 OCT 58 - A3D-1Q Skywarrior Buno 130356 (JQ-1), based in Port Lyautey, French Morocco, staging out of Incirlik AB, Adana, Turkey. Squadron VQ-2.

Fatalities: Lcdr. Charles M. Moore, Ltjg. Charles B. Lynch, Ltjg. Carl W. Buckenhauer, AQ1 Charles S. Stomski.

Charley is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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Class of 1947
Charles is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.
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