William Clarence Moore
Colonel, United States Air Force
a contemporary press report:
Colonel William Clarence (Bill) Moore, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) of Austin Texas, was born March 1, 1920 at Fort McHenry, Maryland, the son of Emma McNeil Moore and Henry Hayes Moore, passed away peacefully at home on January 10, 2002.
Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Marion
Hallock Moore of White Plains, New York, Bill is survived by his children,
Diane Moore Connell of Killeen, Texas,
Bill graduated June 1943 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and lived his life forever true to its motto - Duty, Honor, Country.
His distinguished career encompasses tours
of duty around the world, including
He commanded a Bomb Squadron as a B-24 pilot in the Liberation of the Philippines. He served as Commander, Airlift Squadron in the Berlin Airlift. His focus on war strategy and planning began in 1952 when he was assigned as a War Planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategic Plans Group.
His command as a War Planner branched to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon; Commander-in-Chief Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Group Europe (SHAPE) in Paris, France.
He participated in many high level projects including the "Agonizing Reappraisal" when the Economic Defense Community failed; the Geneva Conference of 1955; the initial "Operations Alert" in 1955; and the Austrian Peace Treaty.
He was the CINCPAC operations representative to the U.S. Technical Mission to Australia; he helped formulate the Joint Chiefs of Staff Unified Command Plan and served on a antional security committee reporting directly to President Eisenhower.
He graduated from the National War College in 1961.
Colonel Moore served as Vice Commander, Headquarters Command at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC until 1972 when he retired from military life.
Included among the many medals he was awarded
are the Legion of Merit, the
Upon retirment, Bill was a writer and commentator
on military/political affairs
Photo Couresy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
MOORE, WILLIAM CLARENCE
MOORE, MARION HALLOCK