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 Nakon 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 totalling 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):

Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Course 00007B April 1969

Command Noncommissioned Officer Course Academy February 1977

Senior Noncommissioned 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





~  Final Flight 26 June 2009 ~