John Anderson Moore, USN

Born  12 Jan 1910Brownwood, Texas
Died  27 Feb 1944(34)USS Grayback (SS-208)


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Ranks

1 May 1940 Lt.
 Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Nov 43 Navy Cross (1)
Dec/Jan 44 Navy Cross (1)
Jan/Feb 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Anderson Moore, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Grayback (208)T/Cdr.Submarine19 Jul 194327 Feb 1944 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Grayback (208)


26 Sep 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. John Anderson Moore) departed Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea together with USS Shad and USS Cero.

14 Oct 1943 (position 27.35, 127.30)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Kozui Maru (7072 GRT) north-west of Okinawa in position 27°35'N, 127°30'E.

22 Oct 1943 (position 26.40, 125.00)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Awata Maru (7398 GRT, offsite link) west of Okinawa in position 26°40'N, 125°00'E.

27 Oct 1943 (position 28.20, 128.05)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) finished off the Japanese merchant Fuji Maru (9130 GRT) north of Okinawa in position 28°20'N, 128°05'E. The Japanese ship was already sinking after being damaged by USS Shad. The two submarines shared the "kill".

10 Nov 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.

2 Dec 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) departed Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

18 Dec 1943 (position 26.30, 128.19)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Gyokurei Maru (5588 GRT) east-north-east of Naha, Okinawa in position 26°30'N, 128°19'E.

19 Dec 1943 (position 26.30, 128.26)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Numakaze (offsite link) about 50 nautical miles east-north-east of Naha, Okinawa in position 26°30'N, 128°26'E.

21 Dec 1943 (position 30.26, 129.58)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Kashiwa Maru (515 GRT) and the merchant passenger/cargo ship Konan Maru (2627 GRT) south-south-west of Kagoshima, Japan in position 30°26'N, 129°58'E.

27 Dec 1943
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the North Pacific in position 30°29'N, 159°25'E.

4 Jan 1944
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

28 Jan 1944
USS Grayback (Cdr. J.A. Moore) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

19 Feb 1944 (position 21.48, 119.50)
USS Grayback (Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Taikei Maru (4739 GRT) south-west of Takao, Formosa in position 21°48'N, 119°50'E. Later that day she torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Toshin Maru (1917 GRT) in position 21°46'N, 120°06'E.

24 Feb 1944 (position 24.20, 122.25)
USS Grayback (Cdr. J.A. Moore) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Nanho Maru (10033 GRT) about 20 nautical miles east of Formosa in position 24°20'N, 122°25'E and damaged the troop transport Asama Maru (16975 GRT) in position 24°15'N, 122°19'E.

26 Feb 1944 (position 25.47, 128.45)
USS Grayback (Cdr. J.A. Moore) is damaged by land-based Japanese naval aircraft in the East China Sea in position 25°47'N, 128°45'E.

27 Feb 1944 (position 31.50, 127.45)
USS Grayback (Cdr. J.A. Moore) is often credited with the sinking of the Japanese transport ship Ceylon Maru (4905 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 31°50'N, 127°45'E.

We (Administrators U-boat.net Allied warships section) consider this attack questionable as it is way off Graybacks last known position and the position of her loss. We consider it more likely that the loss of Ceylon Maru was due to a drifting mine. No American submarines were operating in the area of Ceylon Maru's loss at the time.


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