Maury Keith Moore – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Maury Keith Moore, 77, a retired Air Force Colonel who was a decorated fighter pilot in World War II and a squadron commander in the Korean War, died of congestive heart failure March 14, 1999, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had lived in Falls Church, Virgijnia, since 1966.

Colonel Moore, who was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, entered the Army Air
Corps in 1941. During the war, he served as a P-38 fighter pilot in the South Pacific and scored three aerial victories.

Following his honorable discharge at the end of the war, he graduated from Rice University with a degree in architecture. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and subsequently was stationed in England and Germany as a squadron commander.

Later, he was a professor of air science and tactics in the ROTC department at Yale University. Before his retirement in 1974, he was deputy commander of the U.S. Military Advisory Group to Saudi Arabia and on the faculty of the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk.

His military honors included the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

His interests included big game hunting and fishing

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Clarke Moore of Falls Church; two children, Maury Keith Moore Jr. of Seattle and Maureen E. Fortin of Lexington Park; two sisters; and three grandchildren.


  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/15/1939 – 01/31/1974
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/15/1921
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/14/1999
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/06/1999

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