This is photograph of Captain Carlton C. Moore, 603rd Squadron Bombardier. On 15 October 1944, his plane crashed on take-off and landed in the nearby Anstey Church moat near Nuthampstead, headed for a mission to Cologne, Germany.

In 2004, Clarence H. King of the James G. Davidson crew recalled the following about Carlton Moore.

"This is Carlton Moore. He was billeted in the same Quonset hut as our crew was. He and our Bombardier "Eugene Stevens" were great buddies and spent trips to London together. One trip to London they shared a room in what I believe was the "Regent Palace" hotel in Piccadilly Square. While packing up to return to Base a Buzz Bomb hit the Hotel. "Stevens" was by the window, which burst in his face cutting it and damaging his eyes badly. Moore carried Stevens out of the room and down the stairs to get medical aid."

The date of this photograph is thought to be early May 1944, the same as 3B04, Jordan, Moore, Gray, as Captain Moore is dressed about the same as that photograph.


  1. Photo Date: The date of this photograph is thought to be early May 1944 and probably taken the same day as 603rd Jordan, Moore, and Hall by B-17 - May 1944 as Captain Moore is dressed identical to that photograph.
  2. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  3. Photo Reference No. DJ_3B03; this photo is part of Edward C. Jordan's 398th Photo Collection CD.
  4. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Dave Jordan.
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