Sold with the recipient's original Flying Log Book, covering the period September 1942 to September 1945; together with a few pages lifted from his earlier (Training) Log Book, with entries for the period March to April 1942; and two wartime photographs.
D.F.C. London Gazette 19.1.1945. Recommendation states 'Pilot Officer Moore has completed 41 operations totalling 175 hours during which he has attacked many targets of a wide variety, including such well known areas in Germany as Bottrop, Russelheim, Homberg and Kiel. This Navigator has displayed an extremely high standard of work throughout his varied operational career which has involved journeys to many strongly defended targets at considerable distances, many of which were carried out under difficult weather conditions, and in the face of heavy enemy opposition. Pilot Officer Moore has never allowed himself to be discouraged in any way and has successfully completed every task set him with skill and accuracy. His cheerful confidence has inspired a high standard of morale in his crew'.
Flight Lieutenant Jack Robert Moore, D.F.C., commenced his operational career as a Navigator with two outings in Lancasters of No. 35 Squadron to Laon on 10.4.1944 and to Aachen on the following night. Transferred to No. 578 Squadron at the end of the month, Moore went on to complete nearly 40 more sorties, the vast majority against French targets in the lead up to the Normandy Landings, and afterwards in support of the advancing Allies. Thus No. 578 took on such targets as Oil Refineries, Gun Batteries, Fuel Depots, Supply Plants and later enemy troop concentrations around Caen. On D Day itself, the Squadron was detailed to attack Chateaudun. Commissioned in October 1944, Moore was gazetted for his well-merited D.F.C. in January 1945.