LIEUTENANT ADDISON E. MOORE was a 1936 graduate of Collingswood (NJ) High School. He entered the Navy as an Ensign in 1940. He was sent to Hawaii, and was serving aboard the USS Pennsylvania when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
After Pearl Harbor Addison Moore was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade. He was stationed in Pensacola FL in 1943 and 1944. He was promoted Lieutenant and sent to Vero Beach FL. He was assigned as a Marine aviator to the aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN CV-13.
Lieutenant Addison E. Moore was killed when the aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN CV-13 was hit by a kamikaze on March 19, 1945. Shipfitter Second Class Joseph A. Barron, of Gloucester City NJ, and Seaman Second Class John Martin Peterson, of Camden NJ, were also lost in the attack.
Camden, New Jersey May 3, 1945
KILLED, 2 MISSING FROM SOUTH JERSEY
Six killed and two missing comprise the
casualties announced for the South Jersey area yesterday by the War and
Lt. Addison E. Moore, 27, of 14 Albatross Road, Audubon Village (Audubon Park)
Moore was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Elmer C. Moore, and the husband
of the former Muriel Apgar, of Plainfield. He was reported killed in
action in the Pacific area. Pilot of a Navy fighter plane, he was in
charge of a gun crew on the USS Pennsylvania during the Pearl Harbor
attack. The family formerly resided in Woodlynne.
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