Summary

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army Air Force 1
Birth:
22 Feb 1923 2
Chicago, Cook, Illinois 2
Death:
15 Apr 1945 3
12 mi. E of Pescara, Italy 1
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Person:
Morris E. Gant 5
Morris Gant 1
Home Town: Illinois 1
Birth:
22 Feb 1923 2
Chicago, Cook, Illinois 2
Death:
15 Apr 1945 3
12 mi. E of Pescara, Italy 4
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army Air Force 1
Service End Date:
15 Apr 1945 6
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Notes:
Member of the Tuskegee Airmen 1

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  1. Contributed by Spirit_of_45
  2. Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935 — Contributed by millebr
  3. 332 Fighter Group Reported Fighter Aircraft Losses — Contributed by millebr
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  5. U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947 — Contributed by millebr
  6. Ancestry.com - Family Tree — Contributed by millebr
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Flight Officer Morris E. Gant was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. He was assigned to the 99th Fighter Squadron attached to the 332d Fighter Group, dubbed the "Red-tail Angels" by the bomber groups they escorted, and stationed at the Army Air Base, Ramitelli, Italy. Although little is known about him, he reported being low on fuel about 12 miles east of Pescara, Italy while returning from a combat mission over the Adriatic Sea. He went missing and was presumed lost on April 15, 1945.   

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