Career spanned several decades in fixed and rotary wing
C.W. "Wes" Moore, 84, died Thursday, March 18, 2004. Born on
Sept. 22, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late George
Moore and Ruth Hamilton Moore, and a graduate of Syracuse
He had worked at Bell Aircraft from 1938 to 1943, and obtained
his private and commercial pilot certificates in 1939. From 1947 to
1949, he was chief pilot and operations manager at Trabajos
Aereos y Representaciones in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He
retired as President and CEO of MBB Helicopter Corp.
During his career he was also former
president of Chicago Helicopter Airways Inc.; former director of
commercial programs for Boeing Co.; and on the board of directors
of Keystone Helicopter Corp.
During WWII, he served in the U.S. Air Army Corps., and was a
1st Lieutenant Plane Commander of B-26, B-24 and B-29-type
aircraft. He also served with the 7th Bombing Group and has
two battle stars. During his service to the country he served in
China, Burma, and India. among other locations.
The American Helicopter Society made him an honorary member, and
he was the recipient of the Lawrence D. Bell Memorial Award; and
the Golden Hour Award, EMS Helicopter. He was past director,
Air Transport Association of America; member, president, director,
treasurer of Helicopter Association of America; member of
International Air Transport Association; member of National
Aviation Club; past president and member of Helicopter Club of
America; treasurer and past president of Twirly Birds; president of
Helicopter Foundation of America.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Wesley
Moore, Richard Moore and Philip Moore; three daughters, Maria Ines
Lambert, Carmen Browne and Lisa Moore; two sisters, Florence Moore
and Joan Sullivan; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.