June 5, 1918 ~ December 18, 2014
Burton L. Moore 1918 – 2014
Burt Moore passed away surrounded by his family on December 18, 2014. He was 96. Born in Globe, Arizona he moved to Redondo Beach in 1923. A graduate of Redondo Beach High School, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941, serving as Lead Navigator in the 7th Bomber command, B-24 Squadron, Pacific Theater. He survived the Battle of Tarawa, when the B-24 he was navigating was shot down. The crew ditched the aircraft at night off the island of Funafuti, in the former Ellice Islands, in the Polynesian Nation known as Tuvalu today. With two engines shot out, the pilot was unable to accomplish a go-around, and chose to land straight ahead, under control, in the ocean. The crew paddled a life raft ashore substaining only one casualty. His injuiries healed and he finished the war in Pueblo, Colorado as a Navigation Instructor. Burt owned Moore's Market, located in Palos Verdes Estates since 1932, which was in his family for 105 years (1905 – 2011). Burt loved fishing , shooting, camping, friends, and above all, his family. His wonderful wife Lottie preceded him in death. Married 62 years, he is survived by his children; Veith (Marian), Shannon Reynolds (Larry), Cindy Southgate (Mike); grandchildren; Alycia, Jeff (Natalie), Kelly (Brian), Lindsay, and Megan, great grandchild; Ella, and soon-to-be-born Bennett. He was a wonderful man, and will be missed by all who knew him. The Graveside Service will be held Saturday, January 10. 2014 at Pacific Crest Cemetery.
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