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Joseph A. Moore Jr. World War II Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-274

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers pertaining to Joseph A. Moore’s service in the United States Navy during World War II. Moore served on the USS Uhlmann with the Fast Carrier Task Force, specifically Task Force 38 (3rd Fleet) and Task Force 58 (5th Fleet). The collected documents, directly and indirectly, reflect the daily life of a serviceman and war in the Pacific arena. Included are correspondence, certificates, photographs, collected Japanese ephemera, and ship logs documenting daily responsibilities, war news, and tactical information.


  • Creation: 1943-1994


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2021 University of North Carolina at Wilmington, all rights reserved (subject to exceptions). Certain items in this collections were conveyed to UNCW without the accompanying copyright. Where the donor did not convey copyright to UNCW, copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note; Historical Note; Biographical and Historical Note

Joseph A. Moore, Jr. was born to Joseph Moore, Sr. and Mollie H. Moore, in Selma, N.C. on June 13th, 1925. He grew up in Selma and then joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. After retiring from the Navy, Moore moved to Leland, N.C, where he and his wife owned and operated the Maco Light Restaurant & Moore’s Motor and Tire Sales. He married his wife, Margaret E. Moore October 23rd, 1948, and had eight children. Moore died on December 22nd, 2003.


0.5 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mabel Buffkin on March 8, 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Carroll R. Jones. It was reprocessed by Olivia Fario in the Spring of 2021.

Joseph A. Moore Jr. World War II Papers
Olivia Fario
2021 March 03
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository