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This is a page dedicated to U.S. General James Edward Moore. It is divided into a couple of sub-sections, including his early life, military achievements, and more. Creating this page was an incredible experience, and we hope that you will find it interesting and useful.Moore/Portrait.JPG

  • Born November 29, 1902 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Married Mildred Lindberg June 19, 1926
  • Had three children
    • Patricia
    • James (Jr.)
    • Mary
  • Gifted military man, started out a cadet in the U. S. Military Academy (1920-24)
  • Graduated as No. 7375, Class of 1924
  • Four Star U.S. Army General.
  • Passed away in 1986.
  • Buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery, next to his wife.
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General James Edward Moore



              General James E. Moore was not just an assignment, but a man.  This man is very symbolic of the forgotten soldiers of time.  He served as chief of staff for multiple U.S armies, in the peak of World history: world war 2, but still information on him has been clouded, at best.  Michael Stein posted the only concrete evidence of Moore’s existence in Arlington cemetery dot org.  I looked through the extensive service Moore has lent to the United States military, lists of regiments and positions starting at 1924 and ending in 1963(by resignation).  The few websites that even post information on military unit histories that I could find, have blank spaces left exactly during the date and position that Moore served.  Among these few websites that even offered information about military unit’s histories, I could find even fewer websites that offered detailed service information, corresponding to the time the Moore served.  I can only link together the broken and relatively unknown pieces of information on Moore.  The concrete information I could find is listed here:

Cadet, U. S. Military Academy 1920-24
Graduated as No. 7375, Class of 1924

Second Lieutenant 1924
First Lieutenant 1929
Captain 1935
Major 1941
Lieutenant Colonel 1941
Colonel 1942
Brigadier General (AUS) 1944
Major General (AUS) 1945
Brigadier General 1947
Major General 1949
Lieutenant General 1956
General 1960

Served with 5th Infantry Regiment 1924-27
Served with 31st Infantry Regiment 1927-29
Served with 10th Infantry Regiment 1929-32
Student, Infantry School 1932-33
Personnel & Assistant Adjutant, 15th Infantry Regiment, China 1933-36
Served with 2d Infantry Brigade 1936-37
Student, Command & General Staff School 1937-38
Company Commander, 29th Infantry Regiment 1938-40
Served with Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division 1940-41
Served with Budget & Legislative Branch, War Department 1941-42
Chief of Staff, 35th Infantry Division 1942
Chief of Staff, 30th Infantry Division 1942-43
Chief of Staff, XII Corps 1943
Chief of Staff, 4th US.Army 1943-44
Chief of Staff, 9th US.Army 1944-45
Chief of Staff, 2nd US.Army 1945-46
Deputy Chief of Staff, 2nd US.Army 1946-47
Commanding General, South Sector, US.Army-Pacific 1947-48
Secretary of the Army General Staff 1948-50
Commanding General, 10th Infantry Division 1950-51
At Fitzsimons Army Hospital 1951-53
Commandant, Army War College 1953-55
U. S. High Commissioner, Ryukyus Islands & Commanding General, IX Corps 1955-58
Deputy Army Chief of Staff (Military Operations) 1958-59
Chief of Staff, SHAPE 1959-63
Retired 1963

Additional details about Moore’s service that I tracked down based on his service records includes the following: From October 22, 1921 – June 26, 1931, Moore served with the 31st infantry division.  The 31st infantry division was assigned to the Philippine division; training was centered around Ft. McKinley, Ft. Mills, and Ft. Stotsenberg.  When Moore served with the 30th Infantry division, they trained at Camp Blanding, near Starke, Florida, where it had been transferred in October, 1942.  They stayed there until the summer of 1943.  Moore was Chief of Staff in 4th U.S. Army, where they found and re-located Japanese to internment camps.  He was then Chief of Staff in 2nd U.S. Army, where he fought in the Rhineland Campaign, which was a failed attempt to flank the Germans when the Germans reinforced their flanks. 


While doing this project, I came to realize how history is forgotten, save the very significant few.  So many people have helped build this country, but information on a well-respected general who served for almost forty years has been scattered and almost completely lost.  I feel like I am doing my part to honor his memory with this research project.