Moore, Jim – OH

Jim Moore

Born 25 November 1940 in Holgate Ohio

Graduated in 1958 from Riverdale High School St. Joe Indiana

Enlisted on 25 July 1961 in Cleveland Ohio

Completed Basic Training at Lackland AFB Texas

Completed Helicopter Mechanic Course ABR43130 in February 1962 at Sheppard Air Force Base Texas

March 1962 first assignment Stead Air Force Base Nevada. H-19 Helicopter Mechanic

January 1964 assigned to 917H Field Training Detachment at Tan Son Nhut Air Base South Vietnam. Attached from Stead. Helicopter Mechanic and trained Vietnamese Helicopter Mechanics

July 1964 assigned to 2750th Air Base Wing Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio as an H-19 Flight Mechanic/Technician. Provided maintenance support for assigned U-3A aircraft. Flew as ACM on assigned C-47s

October 1968 assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Royal Thai Air Force Base. CH-3E Flight Engineer doing what we done best, supporting the “secret war”. During this period I flew 150 combat missions, 139 over SVN and 11 over NVN totaling 354.1 hours

October 1969 assigned to the 4531st Field Maintenance Squadron Homestead Air Force Base Florida. CH-21B Flight Technician supporting the Tactical Air Command Sea Survival School

January 1971 assigned to Naha Air Base Okinawa. Remained there long enough to demilitarize an H-19 helicopter. Transferred to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Kadena Air Base Okinawa as an HH-3E helicopter technician.

In May 1972 helicopter maintenance was assigned to the 603rd Military Airlift Support Squadron and I became the NCOIC of the HH-3E Helicopter Section

June 1974 assigned to the 1550th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Hill Air Force Base Utah. Assigned as Night Shift HH-3E supervisor. March 1975 assigned to Maintenance Job Control as an Aircraft Controller

January 1976 was in the advance party that relocated the 1550th to Kirtland Air Force Base New Mexico. Assigned as Aircraft Controller and subsequently the Night Shift Job Control Superintendent

December 1977 assigned to Headquarters Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service Scott Air Force Base Illinois. Performed as Chief, Mission Support Helicopter Section–Chief, Maintenance Management Branch–Chief, Mission Support Division

July 1981 assigned to the 4950th Organizational Maintenance Squadron Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ohio as Chief Enlisted Manager.

December 1985 assigned as Chief Enlisted Manager/Technical Advisor to the Deputy Commander for Maintenance, 4950th Test Wing Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ohio

Retired 1 August 1991 as a Chief Master Sergeant

Nov 93-Dec 03 worked for a Government contractor at Wright-Patterson AFB

Jan 04 retired for the last time

Extension Course Institute (ECI):
Non commissioned Officer Leadership Course 00007B April 1969
Command Non commissioned Officer Course Academy February 1977
Senior Non commissioned Officer Academy June 1977
Numerous other career field related ECI courses

October 9, 1962 married the former Carol Jo Curtis

We have two sons and five wonderful grandchildren

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~ Final Flight 26 June 2009 ~

(June 26, 2009)
Jim was the original webmaster of our RotorHeads website. It is though his efforts that this website is here for all of us to have our place to share our stories, experiences & photos of our part of the USAF helicopter family. Jim was a true American Patriot who proudly expressed his love of his family, his pride and love of his country, his service as a member of
the USAF and his membership in
the USAF helicopter family.

James “Jim” Burdell Moore, CMSgt., USAF (Retired)
November 25, 1940 – June 26, 2009

James (Jim) Burdell Moore, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.). Jim was born November 25, 1940 in Holgate, Ohio. Jim entered heaven on June 26, 2009 after a long and valiant battle with Inclusion Body Myositis a form of Muscular Dystrophy.

He is survived by his wife Carol, son Joseph B. Moore and his wife Pamela Moore, grandson Jacob Moore, granddaughter Ethlie Moore, grandson Josiah Moore, son James B. Moore, Jr. and his wife Catherine Moore, granddaughters Xuefan Lilly Moore, Tia Moore and Amanda Moore, Jim’s sister Mary E. Dale and her husband John Dale, Jim’s brother Gary Moore and his wife Carol Moore.

Jim proudly served his country with a distinguished, highly decorated, career in the United States Air Force for over 30 years, retiring from active duty in July 1991. During his military career he served at numerous assignments in the United States and overseas working and flying on USAF helicopters, including combat tours during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Distinguish Flying Cross, Air Medal and numerous other awards and decorations. He entered the civilian work force during the summer of 1993 and again entered retirement on December 31, 2003.

~ Jim Moore’s Obit Guest Book ~

July 03, 2009
I never met Jim, but I really enjoyed working with him on the RotorHead website to keep our history alive and factual! I will very much miss his inquiring mind and weekly quests! Men like Jim are the reason pilots like me are still around! Thanks Carol for sharing him with us!
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Joe Ballinger, Norton, Kansas

July 03, 2009
My condolences to Jim’s family. I never met him personally but we collaborated on historical items for our websites. I am Historian for the USAF Helicopter Pilot Assn and Jim was very helpful in sharing information on our days gone past. God speed, Jim.
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K.V. Hall, Great Falls, Montana

July 01, 2009
We will miss Jim so much. He always had a smile, and all our daughters just loved him. Our prayers go out to Carol and family. He will be in our thoughts forever.
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Donna & Darrell Curtis, Holgate, Ohio

July 01, 2009
Uncle Jim will be deeply missed. We love you, Aunt Carol and Family.
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Alex and Erin Perry, Chicago, Illinois

July 01, 2009
Jim was my uncle, he was one of my favorite uncles; even when he got mad at us when visiting the family in Salt Lake City so many years ago, for getting wet before going out for a nice dinner, instead we ate at a little roadside burrito shack 🙂 I have always looked up to and respected him. Uncle Jim influenced my children’s life when reading what he wrote about his experiences in his life. I am in awe of the marriage he had with my loving Aunt Carol. My sincere condolences to Carol, Joe and Jimmy. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and always will be. All our love to you. Jim will never be forgotten he was truly one of the “Good Ones”.
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Chris Nickels, Deshler, Ohio

July 01, 2009
Forever on our mind Jim. We love you Carol Bob and Bonnie.

June 30, 2009
I didn’t know Jim very well but I did get to interface with him at his home in Enon last year. I was a pilot with the 20th Helicopter Squadron in Vietnam in 1966-1967, so Jim and I spent a couple of hours discussing the operations of that organization. I was impressed by his positive outlook on life even in the face of adversity. My condolences to his family.
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Jack Mecham, Springfield, Ohio

June 30, 2009
Thanks for the memories. From the first visit as “the other Jim” and all the visits since, those experiences helped mold the person I’ve become, even impacting my current career path. I’ll always remember the laughter and fun. Deepest sympathies and love to Aunt Carol, Joe, Jim and families.
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Kath Orra, Rossford, Ohio

June 30, 2009
I am truly saddened by the loss of a lifelong friend and brother in arms. Jim and I experienced many an adventure in the day and the memories of him and those times remain vivid in my mind to this day. Our heartfelt condolences from Janie and I to Carol, the boys and their families. Jim will certainly be missed and remembered. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family.
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Jerry & Jane Bucknall, Fort Collins, Colorado

June 30, 2009
Love you, Carol, Jim & Joe and all the family. We have so many happy, fun times to remember with Jim & Carol. Our prayers are with you. We kept Jim on our church prayer list and now we pray for you all at this sad time. Come and see us if you travel this way, always a warm bed and light on for you. Love, Dwayne and Carol
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Dwayne & Carol Huffman, St. Louis, Missouri

June 30, 2009
Our Hearts go out to the Moore family and all our prayers in these difficult times. Jim did a wonderful job with the Rotor Head site. I will never be able to thank him enough for the pictures of the old 917th in Vietnam and 24th Helicopter Sq. and Eniwetok. Thanks for the memories Jim. Will see you again one of these days.
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Charles Nachbar, Clio, Michigan

June 30, 2009
Although I never personally met Jim, as a RotorHead and member of the 20th Helicopter Sq., we e-mailed several times concerning 20th matters. Jim will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family.
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Jim Mardock, San Jose, California

June 30, 2009
To all Jim’s family we extend our heartfelt condolences and pray that you all will come through this sad time with peace and love together. May God bless each and every member of Jim’s family.
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Tom and Jeannie Heitz, Mary Esther, Florida

June 30, 2009
My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. It was a honor to help Jim with the Rotorheads website.
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Sid Nanson, Thirsk, England

June 30, 2009
Once Air Force, always Air Force. Jim gave us a lasting shrine that will endure countless ages. He is in my prayers. USAF/USN GSCM(SW) E9 Retired.
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Joe Fiorillo, Washington, District of Columbia

June 30, 2009
Jim will remembered throughout the retired military community for his unending devotion to helicopter operations and the crews that flew them! We needed him and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they grieve.
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Buck Watson, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

June 30, 2009
Jim and I served in Vietnam together and I am proud to call him friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of grief but know this – that Jim is with God.
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Bob Runninger, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida

June 29, 2009
I will miss Jim. I am honored, that he let me help with his work on the USAF RotorHeads web site, that I was able to contribute, and that maybe it made his life more enjoyable.
May God bless you Carol, your, and Jim’ family.
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Bill Lyster, Leonia, Florida

June 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ~
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Chuck Ruth, Tucson, Arizona

June 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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ROBERT J. STONE, TAYLOR, Arizona

June 29, 2009
I am so proud to have served with Jim in the USAF and to have him as my friend. Over the last few years Jim produced and maintained a very special website for all members of the USAF Helicopter family (www.rotorheadsrus.us) and I know he was so proud of it and the connections it provides for the many of us who served our country on USAF helicopters. CMSgt. James B. Moore was proud of and devoted to his family, proud of and devoted to his service to our country and a true American Patriot. Jim was and always will be remembered as my true and loyal friend and I will miss him greatly. My most sincere condolences to Carol and all of Jim’s extended family.
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Jim Burns, Navarre, Florida

June 29, 2009
Our hearts are with the Moore family during this difficult time. I will always remember Jim’s smile and laugh and the love he had for his family, especially his devoted wife Carol. We will keep everyone in our hearts and prayers but take comfort that Jim is soaring with the angels now!
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Michelle Swinney, West Chester, Ohio

June 29, 2009
A neighbor, a fellow trustee, and a friend, Jim was a man of joy in the midst of pain and illness. I will remember!
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David Yingling, Enon, Ohio

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