Adams County

S/Sgt. Howard R. Moore

 

News About Adams County
Men and Women in the Service

Sgt. Howard R. Moore, of the Army Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moor of South Prescott, arrived last Thursday from Tucson, Arizona, where he has been taking the second phase of his flight training. Howard is enjoying a ten-day furlough, enroute to this new training base at Westover Field, Springfield, Mass., for the final period of his instruction.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, November 04, 1943, Page 4

Land Liberator Bomber
As Fuel Supply Out

A letter from Sgt. Howard R. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Prescott, includes a number of newspaper clippings which describe how a large B-24 Liberator bomber and its crew of nine were saved from destruction in an emergency landing at the Lebanon, Vermont Air Field, November 18. Sgt. Moore was a member of the crew which was on a routine flight from Westover Field, Massachusetts.

The clippings state that the bomber had been lost for three hours and the fuel tanks were nearly emptied. The pilot had ordered the men to prepare to bail out when the co-pilot sighted the runways of the Lebanon Field in the moonlight. The field was circled several times and the ship was brought in for a landing in the dark without knowledge of the runways, elevation, wind direction, or velocity. The landing was accomplished without damage to the ship.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, December 02, 1943, Page 1

News About Adams County
Men and Women in the Service

Word has been received here that Sgt. Howard R. Moore of the Army Air Forces has been promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Sgt. Moore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence, south of Prescott.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, December16, 1943, Page 4

News About Adams County
Men and Women in the Service

Relatives here have received word from Staff Sgt. Howard R. Moore that he has reached his destination some where in Italy. Howard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Prescott, Iowa, also the brother of Mrs. Cecil Keith of Prescott and Harold Moore of Quincy.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, March 23, 1944, Page 4

Sgt. H. Moore Listed Mising
Sgt. W. Lacox Killed In Action

MOORE IN ITALY
LACOS IN WEST

Relatives Are Notified By War Dept.

Adams county’s contribution to the casualty list in World War II was enlarged by two this week when messaged were received, bringing the information that S. Sgt. Howard R. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Prescott, was missing in action and when Mrs. Mable F. Lacox of Nodaway was informed by the War Department that her son, S. Sgt. Wayne A. Lacox, was killed in action April 3 in the New Guinea area. This brings the Adams county casualty list to eleven dead or killed in action and four reported missing in action. Eleven names are on the prisoner of war list.

S/Sgt. Moore was 22 years old and was reported missing in action March 3 in Italy. It is reported that Howard had been in Italy just six days. He was a mechanic and gunner on a B-24 bomber and had been in service about16 months. He is the son of Mrs. Cecil Keith and a brother of Harold Moore of Quincy.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 1944, Page 1

News From Quincy

Friends and relatives here regret to know that Howard Moore is reported missing in action in the Italian campaign. He was our friend and a fine boy. His brother Harold and family live in Quincy.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, April 27, 1944, Page 5

Pronounced Dead

August 21, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Prescott, received word from the War Department of the “presumptive finding of death”, in the case of their son, S/Sgt. Howard R. Moore of the Army Air Forces, who was reported missing in action March 3, 1944.

Sgt. Moore was a member of the crew of a B-24 Liberator Bomber which crashed and burned in the Tyrrheian sea, north of Civiavechia, Italy. At the time of the crash he had been in the service about18 months and was 22 years old. He was a mechanic and a gunner on the crew and it was reported that he had been in Italy only six days when the crash occurred which brought the “missing” report considerable over a year ago and now the presumptive death announcement.

Assuming that Sgt. Moore is dead, his death brings to 46 the number of Adams County men who have given their lives in the service of their country during World War II. In addition, there are 5 names still being carried as “missing. They are Joseph H. Davis, Frederick D. Steinhorst, Russell F. Bickford, Joseph M Strain and Harley D. Figgins. Davis and Steinhorst have been missing many months while the others have been reported missing more recently.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, August 30, 1945, Page 5

Obituraries

S/SGT HOWARD R. MOORE

Memorial services for S. Sgt. Howard R. Moore, who died in the service of his country in Italy, March 3, 1944, were held at the Baptist church in Corning, at 2:30 last Sunday afternoon. The service was in charge of Rev. A. R. Staley and the Corning American Legion Post.

Sgt. Moore, member of a B-24 Liberator bomber crew, was first reported missing in action March 3, 1944, and thus carried on the War Department records until August 31, 1945, when his relatives were informed by the government that Sgt. Moore was now presumed dead.

Staff Sgt. Howard R. Moore was born February 10, 1922, at Anita, Iowa, and died in the service of his country March 3, 1944, at the age of 22 years and 15 days.

Howard entered military service on October 17, 1942 in the Army Air Force as an assistant engineer on a B-24 Liberator bomber that crashed in the Tyrrhenian sea north of Civitavecchia, Italy.

Howard is survived by his mother and father, Mrs. and Mrs. Clarence Moore of Prescott, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Cecil Keith of Prescott, Iowa; one brother, Harold Moore of Carbon, Iowa; also three nieces and three nephews; one grandmother, Mrs. Charles Moore of Atlantic, Iowa, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, September 20, 1945, Page 1