Kenneth McGregor Moore

Leading Aircraftman Kenneth McGregor Moore of Castlerock, Co. Londonderry died on 4th October 1942 in a training accident in the United States of America.

Leading Aircraftman

Kenneth McGregor Moore

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Leading Aircraftman Kenneth McGregor Moore was a well-known sportsman in his local area of Castlerock, Co. Londonderry before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Leading Aircraftman Kenneth McGregor Moore (1532829) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. He was the only son of Malcolm McGregor Moore and Agnes Imrie Moore of Willowfield, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry.

Before the outbreak of the Second World War, he attended Castlerock Public Elementary School, Co. Londonderry, and Coleraine Academical Institution, Co. Londonderry. As a young man, he was well-known at the Castlerock Golf Club. He reached the semi-finals of the Irish Amateur Close Championship aged 20 years old. He also played badminton. Before the war, he enlisted in the Royal Artillery but illness prevented his call-up in September 1939.

Kenneth joined the RAFVR as a Cadet in May 1941 and began training as a Pilot. He served in Great Britain, Canada, and in the United States of America. He died on 4th October 1942 aged 26 years old in Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America. At the time, he was training with the Royal Air Force in Alabama. Aircrews conducted training at Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama.

Kenneth McGregor Moore’s grave is in Section N, Row 101, Grave 5 of the Oakwood Cemetery Annexe, Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America.