Lamar C. Moore

Lamar C. Moore was a navigator with the Howard Sturkie crew.   They were part of the first 9 replacement crews sent to HALPRO.

His family wrote the following about his service:

2nd Lt. LaMar Moore was killed in an airplane accident in the African Middle Eastern Theatre on August 2, 1942. His death was not due to enemy combat. This was the first casualty in World War II for the Sheridan area.

The pilot of the B·24 had worried a little bit about the new navigator. "Slim" Moore was just out of school. He didn't talk much. Lt. Sturkie was impressed when their landings were all as planned.

Twice in two days the British Intelligence reported that a Nazi convoy was in the area, the crew went to investigate. They found the German cargo ship with four destroyers. They hit the cargo ship and returned to their base in Palestine. The cause of the crash was never reported, the pilot said they had not been hit. He was the only survivor.

A few weeks before his death LaMar made a statement characteristic of him, "I will go where my country needs me, and I will do my duty". "His fine character and high ideals made him a student and officer that won respect from all who knew him, " were words of praise written by his commanding officer. Those who knew LaMar Moore knew that he could not have served in any other way.

James and Roberta A. Moore.

376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle