Robert W. "Todd" Moore of Glasgow was inducted by former Governor Louie Nunn in an impressive enshrinement ceremony held at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington. He was one of five people so honored including General Russ Dougherty, also of Glasgow and a former commander of SAC, and Shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave who led  the Hubble repair mission.
  Moore was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Air Corps in August of 1942. He was assigned to the 78th Fighter Squadron , 18th Fighter Group 7th Fighter Command, 7th Air Force initially, and participated in Central Pacific air defense operations in the Hawaiian and Midway island areas. He left the 78th, which had been reassigned to the 15th Fighter Group, to join the 45th Squadron prior to their participation in the Gilberts and Marshalls  Campaigns. Flying a P-40N off of Makin Is. on a B-25 escort mission he got his first kill, a Zeke, over Maloelop on 26 January 1944.
  Upon return from Makin he rejoined the  the 78th and participated in the preparation for the aborted Yap operation in P-47Ds followed by the Iwo Jima operations in P-51Ds. He became an Ace on the 25th of April 1945 the second Bushmaster to do so. 
  He was transfered to the 45th Squadron on the 25th of May and on the 29th, while leading the 45th on escort of the maximum effort B-29 bombing of Yokohama, he had his most fruitful mission with three victories. Upon return from 30 days R&R he assumed command of the 45th. He went on  to become  the 7th Fighter Command's leading Ace with 12 victories one probable and 3 damaged. Todd also got credit for 3 enemy aircraft on the ground.  He flew 130 combat missions during his 37 months in the Pacific.      His efforts earned him the Silver Star (presented personally by General of the Air Forces "Hap" Arnold), Distinguished Flying
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