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Gedney, Leslie

Leslie Gedney U.S. Army Air Corps WWII
Leslie Gedney U.S. Army Air Corps WWII

Date of Birth: 10/7/1920
Died On: 7/2/1990 Last Residence: 10580, Rye, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 90 Grapal Street
Service Number: 12041186
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corps-WWII

Veteran Code: USAAC-72

BIOGRAPHY Extended Information
Leslie Gedney was born in New York in 1920. In Rye his family lived at 90 Grapal Street and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Leslie enlisted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Enlistment Date 1: 8 Jan 1942 - Release Date 1: 24 Sep 1945

D. Leslie Gedney: lifelong Rye resident

D. Leslie Gedney, a lifelong resident of Rye, died yesterday at United Hospital Medical Center in Port Chester. He wee 89. ' The cause of death was unavailable. - Mr. Gedney wee born on Oct 7, 1920, to Elsie Krietler and David Leslie Gedney. He graduated from Rye High School in 1939.

Mr. Gedney served as a staff ..sergeant-in ..the US. - Army-.-Air-Force in World War II. He was a waist gunner on 48 B-17 combat missions over Germany, serving in the first heavy overseas bombardment squadron of the United States. Out of 112 fliers in the squadron, only four survived the war. . He married Dorothy Abraham in 1943 in England.

A certified tree surgeon, after the war Mr. Gedney studied plants, tree and their diseases at the New York Botanical Garden. In 1947, he started the L. Gedney Tree Service, a tree surgery and spraying business in Rye. He was also a Jewelry maker, avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Gedney was a former captain in the Rye Volunteer Fire . Department He also was the Republican district leader in Rye in the 1970s.

He fas survived tty his wife; two sons, Leslie A. of Harrison and Walter H. of Enfield, Conn.; two daughters, Linda S. of Rye and Karen M. of Cape Cod, Mass.; two brothers, Charles E. of Orinda, Calif, and Albert of Rye; a sister, Barbara Stolle of Rye Brook; and eight grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by the William H. Graham Funeral Home in Rye


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