Name: Scott Ferris Moore Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E4
Date of Birth: 28 April 1949
Home City of Record: MESQUITE TX
Date of Loss: 20 February 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 0 0
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: SH3A
Other Personnel in Incident:

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. Update 2020.



No further information available at this time.



Please include the following information for SCOTT FERRIS MOORE, JR, date of
death Feb-20-1970.

Scott worked in the admin office at the main base of Helicopter Combat
Support Squadron SEVEN, (HC-7), he desired to see what the SEADEVIL - BIG
MOTHER crews did while on detachment.  His request to go south was granted.
A "BIG MOTHER" SH-3A helo flew from the carrier to Danang to pickup several
persons.  The helo arrived along side the USS CONSTELLATION, and was held
off deck, while flight ops were in progress.  The helo had eleven persons
aboard.  Holding a hover the intermediate gear box broke, the helo descended
to the water and turned upside down. The crew of the helo searched the helo
as it was sinking, Chief PACK was pulled from the wreckage, unconscious and
was revived by the crew.  SCOTT was not found and presumed killed in the

SCOTT was and is an inspiration to many and to date he lives on.

Ron Milam, ADJ-3.8 HC-7 (1-69 to 7-70) Det 108 & Det 113


Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:26:28 -0700
Subject: Scott Ferris Moore, Jr.

The site below is of the national archives which list Scott Ferris Moore as Non Hostile Death.
The page on your site list him as Killed in Action which is not correct.



Your web site list Scott Ferris Moore, Jr and Killed in Action.
Attached is the report on Scott.
He was killed in a Non-hostile accident off the coast of Vietnam.
It would be good to correct your information on your website.






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On February 20, 1970, an SH-3A Sea King (bureau number 149908) was returning to the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CVA 64) from a medical evacuation mission. While hovering near the carrier to begin its landing approach, the aircraft developed engine trouble, crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin, turned upside down, and sank. A search for survivors resulted in the recovery of ten of the eleven personnel who were on board the helicopter; however, one man was not recovered following the incident.

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Third Class Scott Ferris Moore Jr. entered the U.S. Navy from Texas and was a member of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 7, embarked aboard the USS Constellation. He was a passenger aboard this helicopter when it crashed, and he was not recovered following the incident. Today, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Third Class Moore is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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