Albert Bland Moore


Pvt. Albert Bland Moore (Harrodsburg Tankers Survivor, WW II) 1920–2006BIRTH 15 JUL 1920 • Mackville, Washington, Kentucky, USA DEATH 14 JAN 2006 • died, VA hospital, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; buried, Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA; MEMORIAL ID, 19017018 Highest Grade Completed; College, 3rd year Occupation; Farm Labor (He was married with 2 sons and 1 daughter.)

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He was a retired sales representative and sales manager for Kentucky Electric Steel Co. and Reliance Steel.

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Albert Bland Moore BIRTH, 15 Jul 1920 DEATH, 27 Apr 2006 (aged 85) BURIAL, Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA MEMORIAL ID, 19017018 Albert Bland Moore 85, husband of 64 years to Bessie Louise Carter Moore, Nicholasville, died Thursday April 27, 2006 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. Born July 15, 1920 in Mackville, he was the son of the late Robert and Gertie Roberts Moore.

He served in the United States Army during World War II with the 192nd Tank Battalion, received two bronze stars, was a prisoner of war and was in the Bataan Death March. He was a member of the V.F.W., D.A.V., and an active member of Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville for twenty-five years. Mr. Moore retired as a sales representative and sales manager for KY Electric Steel Co. and Reliance Steel and he enjoyed gardening.

Additional survivors besides his wife, include two sons: Gregory B. Moore, Terre Haute, Indiana and Bradley K. Moore and his wife Donna, Richmond, Virginia; one daughter: Sheryl L. Crowe and her husband, J.D., Nicholasville; one sister: Vera Williams, Franklin, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was precededin death by five brothers: Marshall Moore, Ancil Moore, C.W. Moore, Cecil Moore and Bob Moore, Jr. and one sister: Mary Lou Powell.

Burial with Military Honors with Cecil Howard Vandiver, Wayne Doolin, Jerry Wade, David Gibson, Amos Sharpe Gary Lane, and Jim Crouch serving as pallbearers. Services were entrusted to Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

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Albert B. Moore Private Albert Bland Moore joined the Harrodsburg National Guard unit sometime before the activation in November 1940. He was transferred to Headquarters Company when it was formed in January 1941. During the attack, Bland was delivering lunch to members of the tank crews at their tanks. As he drove, his truck was strafed by a Japanese Zero. He shot down one plane with a machine gun. He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942 the unit’s trucks were used to move them to Mariveles and 30 survived the Death March. At San Fernando he was put on a train for Capas.

From there they marched to Camp O'Donnell. He went out on a work detail and operated a jackhammer. He was later sent to Cabanatuan. He was sent on a work detail to Nelson Field to build runways with picks and shovels. He was later sent to Bilibid Prison. He was put aboard the Hell Ship Noto Maru and sent to Moji, Japan and was sent to Tanagawa where he worked on the construction of a dry dock for submarines. He was later sent to Mukashima Camp and worked in a coal mine. He was liberated in 1945. He returned to Kentucky after the war. He died on April 27, 2006.

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