Aubrey Lee MOORE
Died June 9, 1980.
Aubry Lee Moore was, born at Frost, Texas, in
1901. He graduated from Texas Agricultural and
Mechanical College with a bachelor of science
degree in 1923 and was appointed a second
lieutenant in the Field Artillery Reserve June
5, 1923. He was promoted to first lieutenant
Sept. 17, 1926, and in November 1927 enlisted as
a flying cadet.
After attending Air Corps flying schools at
Brooks and Kelly fields in Texas, he was
appointed a second lieutenant in the Air Reserve
Oct. 20,1928, and the following February
received his Regular Army commission in the Air
Corps. His first assignment was at Selfridge
Field, Mich., where he served as supply and
ordnance officer of the 17th Pursuit Squadron.
In January 1930 General Moore returned to Kelly
Field as a student officer at the Flying
Instructors' School. After completing the course
he went to March Field, Calif., as a flying
instructor at the Air Corps Primary Flying
School. In October 1931 he was transferred to
Randolph Field, Texas, as a flying instructor.
In August 1933 he entered the Air Corps
Technical School at Chanute Field, Ill., and
graduated in June 1934.
General Moore then went to Schofield Barracks,
Hawaii, as engineering officer of the 19th
Pursuit Squadron. In March 1935 he was named
engineering and operations officer of the 75th
Service Squadron at the barracks.
In June 1936 he was assigned to Hamilton Field,
Calif., where he served successively as materiel
officer of the 31st Bombardment Squadron, flight
commander and base engineering officer.
In August 1938 General Moore entered the Air
Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Ala.,
and graduated in May 1939. He then became chief
of the Plans Division in the Office, Chief of
Air Corps, Washington, D.C. In June 1941 he was
named chief of the Manning Section in the Office
of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for
Personnel at AAF headquarters and in March 1942
became chief of the Program Planning Section
General Moore joined the Second Air Force in
April 1943 and served successively as deputy
chief of staff and chief of staff at Fort George
Wright, Wash., and Colorado Springs, Colo. In
October l943 he went to the China-Burma-India
theater where he became chief of staff of the
10th Air Force. In October 1945 he was assigned
to Air Force headquarters.
In January 1946 General Moore joined the U.S
Forces in the European theater of Frankfort,
Germany, and the following April was appointed
president of the Liquidation and Manpower Board
in that theater. In July l947 he returned to Air
Force headquarters and on July 16, 1947 became
commander of the Fighter Training Center at
Williams Air Force Base, Ariz. In January 1948
he was appointed commanding general of
Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas,
and in November 1948 assumed command of Chanute
Air Force Base, Rantoul, Ill.
In October 1949 he was assigned to Air Force
headquarters as chief of the Air Force Manpower
Group. Two months later he was appointed deputy
director of Manpower and Organization in the
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Operations at Air Force headquarters.
General Moore was appointed commanding general
of the 1503rd Air Transport Wing in Japan in
He is rated a command pilot, combat observer and
aircraft observer. He has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal,
Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.