Gano Ellis McPherson Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Gano Ellis McPherson Sr. and Minnie Mai Robinson. He married Betty Carlene Kimzey in 1944 and was the father of Sandy Gerry Ellis McPherson.
S/Sgt McPherson was killed when his plane with serial number 44-8640 crashed over the North Sea returning from a food supply mission to Holland. Memorialized at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
2nd Lt Russell Henry Cook Jr.
1st Lt Lionel N. Sceurman
S/Sgt Edward H. Bubolz Jr.
S/Sgt John J. Keller
T/Sgt Robert W. Korber
S/Sgt Gerald Lane
S/Sgt William R. Lankford
S/Sgt Gano E. McPherson Jr.
Sgt Joseph P. Repiscak
S/Sgt Norbert J. Kuper
George G. Walteri
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 3 September 1923
- Date of death: 7 May 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 334th Bomber Squadron, 95th Bomber Group, Heavy
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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