Project: Get Out and Walk 

Home

Contents

United States Air Force 335th FIS 4th FIG

F-86F Sabre

51-2803 or possibly 51-2975

30th April 1953

Korea

Captain Lonnie R. Moore

It was the April of 1953 and the Ace’s voice was clear and strong as it rang out over the radio.  “Billie” had been hit and she was going down into the freezing Yalu River located at the border of North Korea and China.  The Ace bailed out of the jet and had but a few minutes of survival in the frozen Yalu.  The rescue team, with only minutes to spare, plucked the 33rd Jet Ace from the icy waters.

 

source:
CAPTAIN LONNIE MOORE,  10 JET ACE  -  THE STORY OF A CHIEF AND HIS DANCER
                              by
Joyce C. Fuller, Esq.  © 2005

This extract is reproduced with the kind permission of Joyce Fuller

 

 


                                                                                                                   "Billie" Moore via Steve Moore

Captain Lonnie R. Moore standing in his F-86F Sabre named after his wife "Billie"

 

 

Most extracts and photographs used in this Biography  were  provided thanks to the generosity of  Steve Moore  about his father Lonnie Moore USAF and from the collection of his mother Mrs. "Billie" Moore

Steve would appreciate anyone who knew his father in at any time to please contact him via email at

cme4jazz@aol.com

or phone

001 407-381-5425

 

On January 10, 1956, Major Lonnie R. Moore, a Korean War ace with 10 kills to his credit, was killed in a F-101A pitch-up mishap at Eglin AFB, Florida.

To hear the National Radio Broadcast Tribute by Arthur Godfrey on Jan.13, 1956 Click on the US Flag