Retired Navy Capt. Theophilus Horner Moore, 63, who had seen combat duty as a pilot in both World War II and the Korean conflict, died Aug. 10 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in New York City after a long illness.

Born in Durham, N.C., he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1937 and trained as a pilot at Pensacola, where he got his wings in 1939.

Capt. Moore served in both the Pacific and Atlantic threaters during World War II. He was at Inchon in Korea during the conflict there. He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal.

From 1955 to 1959, he was deputy director of personnel in the Navy's Bureau of Personnel here.

Capt. Moore attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces here in 1960-61. His last assignment before retiring was that of deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the Atlantic Fleet with headquarters in Norfolk, Va.

He had lived in New York City since retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, of the home: a son, Stephen, of Damascus and three brothers.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Naval Academy Class of '37 in care of the Alumni House in Annapolis.