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|35k||Fred Kenneth Moore was born on 17 December 1921 at Campbell, Tex., the son of Fred and Frances Luella (Gray) Moore. Growing up in Greenville, Tex., where his father was minister
of a local church, young Moore enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 18 on 31 July 1940. After basic training he was assigned to the USS Arizona (BB 39). Onboard Arizona
at Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941 when the Japanese attacked, Seaman Moore remained at his station on antiaircraft gun No. 1 in spite of orders to take cover when the Japanese strafing became
severe. With two other members of the guncrew, he assisted in keeping the gun in operation until he was killed by an explosion. Seaman 1st Class Moore was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross "for
distinguished service, extraordinary courage and devotion to duty, and disregard for his own safety".
USS Moore (DE 240) (1943-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the Honor States Web Site)
|473k||05 January 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Shot at the New York Navy Yard. USS Moore, flagship of Escort Squadron 7, had arrived at the New York Navy Yard on
26 December 1943 for post-voyage repairs. She departed the Navy Yard [along with squadron mates: Keith (DE 241), Tomich (DE 242), J. Richard Ward
(DE 243), Otterstetter (DE 244), and Sloat (DE 245)] on 05 January bound for Fort Pond Bay on Long Island for ASW and gunnery training exercises.
(U.S. Navy photo #F644C5430)
|263k||05 January 1944: Brooklyn, N.Y. - Shot at the New York Navy Yard. The arrow indicates the newly installed SL radar servicing platform and modifications
to the bridge.|
(U.S. Navy photo #F644C5432)
|155k||14 May 1944: off New York - A bow and stern view of Moore. Moore had arrived at the New York Navy Yard for post-voyage repairs on 30 April. On 14 May she left the Navy Yard in company with USS Keith (DE 241) and USS J. Richard Ward (DE 243) bound for Casco Bay, Maine.||Ed Zajkowski|
|339k||14 May 1944: off New York - A port side view of Moore taken off the New York Navy Yard.|
|61k||14 May 1944: off New York.||-|
|174k||09 April 1945: the Caribbean Sea - USS Moore (DE 240) coming alongside USS Core (CVE 13) in the Caribbean. She is painted in an unidentified
design of Camouflage Measure 31 or 32. From 08 to 13 April 1945, Moore was undergoing training exercises off of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On 13 April she departed Guantanamo Bay
bound for N.O.B. Bermuda, arriving on 15 April.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 45727 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|View the USS Moore (DE 240) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Moore's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 01 Jul. 1943 - 06 Mar. 1944||Lcdr. Henry Peter Michiels, USNR (Chicago, Ill.)|
|2.) 06 Mar. 1944 - 15 May 1945||Lcdr. Roy Herbert Jones, USNR (Kansas City, Mo.)|
|3.) 15 May 1945 - 07 Dec. 1945||Lcdr. John S. Montedonico, USNR (Memphis, Tenn.)|
|4.) 07 Dec. 1945 -||Lcdr. Clarence Raymond Deller Jr., USN (USNA '41) (Harrisburg, Pa.)|
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