Ralph E. Moore was born around 1921 in Tennessee, the son of Burt H. Moore and Sophia Melvina Turner. He volunteered for service six months before the United States entered the war. He died non Battle 21 August 1945 at Samar Island, Philippine Islands

Technical Sergeant
Air Corps

T/Sgt Moore was returned from Manila, Philippine Islands. He is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County in Kentucky together with Sgt William R. Dettman, PFC William A. Fussell, Corp Sigmund S. Grabowski, PFC Chester A. Turczynski, Sgt Nicholas V. Battista, T/Sgt Joseph M. Faggio, Corp John Giancone, PFC Vernon V. Leggett Jr., PFC J.T. Taylor and PFC Melvin B. Auman.

Major Milton W. Bass, Air Corps Commanding Headquarters of the 1034th Air Material Squadron, 321st Air Service Group wrote in a letter to Mrs. Evelyn M. Auman, the wife of Pfc. Melvin B. Auman that a crew of men loading bombs on a barge, preparatory to disposing of them in the ocean, when the explosion occurred which resulted in the loss of members of this group. Religious services were conducted the following day by Rev. Herbert T. Fritze, Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of death: 21 August 1945
  • County: Bledsoe
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Chemical Warfare Service
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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