Private Walter Bowen Moore Jr. was assigned to the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, The Big Red One. The 1st Division landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Pvt Moore was Killed in Action on 12 June 1944 in the Normandy Battle. He is interred at H,2,28, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

He was the son of Walter Bowen Moore Sr. and Carolyn Louise Witt. Husband of Dorothy Elizabeth Robinson.

The Commercial Appeal, 15 July 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Will N. Witt of Humboldt have been notified that their grandson, Pvt. Walter B. Moore jr., formerly of Memphis, Atlanta and Chattanooga was killed in action in France June 12. Private Moore, an infantryman whit the invasion forces, served in the North Afican and Sicilian campaigns. He entered the Army in February, 1943, and upon completion of his training was sent overseas in July, 1943. He also leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy R. Moore; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Moore of Lookout Mountain and a sister, Mrs. William Lommineck, also of Chattanooga.

A graduate of Central High School, Pvt. Moore took an active part in school activities and was a lieutenant in the ROTC. He was a member of the Brainerd Methodist Church. He married the former Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Robinson, 112 South Lovell Road, in October, 1942 and before entering the service was connected with the Southern Chemical Cotton Company. He was widely known in Chattanooga, where he was popularly known as Dub, and was one of the most popular employes of the company.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 January 1924
  • Date of death: 12 June 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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