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Thomas E. Moore
 
Recent Address:   2525 Sycamore St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
 
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Family Information:   Wife: Alison; Sons: Thomas E. Moore II and Todd J. Moore
 
Hometown:   Lenoir, NC
 
Date Entered Service:   1932
 
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In February, 1945 General Moore became deputy chief of staff for operations, 58th Bombardment Wing, in the Marianas, and in November, 1945 he returned with the 58th Wing to the United States.
 
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Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, American Defense Medal and Asian Pacific Campaign Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   West Point Preparatory School, GA 1932; Pilot Training, Kelly Field, TX 1934; Deputy Chief of Operations 58th BW Feb 1945. After completing the training program he was assigned to Selfridge Field, Michigan.

He was a member of the famous 1st Pursuit Group at Selfridge Field for almost four years.

In June, 1938 General Moore was stationed at Langley Field, Virginia, as supply officer and crew commander; and in 1939 he went to the Caribbean Air Command, where he performed pilot and squadron commander duties both in Panama and Puerto Rico. In November, 1942 he was assigned to the 16th Bombardment Wing, Biggs Field, Texas, and became chief of staff and deputy commander. In October 1943 he became chief of staff, XX Bomber Command at Biggs Field.
 
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Rank Upon Discharge:   Major General
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
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Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
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Date Discharged from the 58th:   1970
 
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Major General Thomas Estes Moore was commander of Keesler Technical Training Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, the electronics training center of the U.S. Air Force.

From August 1946 to July 1947, he attended the first class of the Air Command and Staff School at Maxwell Field, Alabama. He next served as assistant commandant technical schools, and commander, 3380th Technical Training Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. In July 1950 he entered the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, and graduated in March 1951.

In April 1951 General Moore assumed duties as deputy chief of staff for operations, Third Air Force, South Ruislip, England. He went to Headquarters Air Training Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in May 1954, and served as deputy chief of staff, programming, and later as deputy chief of staff, operations. He was project officer for the reorganization of the Air Training Command and the transfer of ATC headquarters to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. In June 1957 he was appointed chief of staff, ATC.

General Moore assumed duties as commander of Sheppard Technical Training Center in August 1959. While at Sheppard he was highly successful in organizing and putting into effect the Squadron Adoption Program which resulted in an outstanding community-public relations program. This unique program has received nationwide attention, including recognition by the Congress, and it is being considered for utilization at other Air Force bases.

In July 1963 he was transferred to Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned as Director of Personnel Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel. In November 1966 he assumed command of the Alaskan Air Command. In this capacity he also served as vice commander of the Alaskan North American Air Defense Command Region.

General Moore was assigned as commander, Keesler Technical Training Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, in August 1969.
 
Comments:
General Moore passed away September 21, 2007 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

 


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