Sgt. Gordon Tasney, Nose Gunner, Missing Over Italy

 (May 12, 1944) - Mr. and Mrs. Leslie D. Tasney of 285 Nutley Avenue were notified by the War department that their son, Sgt. Gordon Tasney of the Army Air Forces, had been missing over Italy since early April.

Sgt. Tasney, 21, served as a nose gunner on a Liberator and had been overseas since January when he flew there by bomber. He was attached to the 759th Bomber Squadron, 459th Bomber Group, Heavy.

Tasney enlisted on Jan. 8, 1943, in Newark, N.J.

His death is listed as April 3, 1945, one year after he was Missing In Action. He is survived by his parents Edna and Leslie, and brothers Fred and Leslie.

He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Florence American Cemetery, Impruneta, Italy.


Sgt. Gordon Tasney, couretsy Cathleeen Ann TasneyAmerican Battle Monuments Commission

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