Landon Prentice Tanner was born on July 16, 1915, in Brownville, Mitchell County, Iowa. He was the son of Harry Wesley Tanner and Winifred Irma Reynolds Tanner. Landon was married to Erma L. Tindall Tanner. He was the pilot aboard U.S. Air Force RB-29A Superfortress #44-61999. He perished when the reconnaissance-variant bomber, named "Overexposed" collided, in poor visibility weather, with a ridgetop called Higher Shelf Stones, near Glossop, England (approximately midway between Manchester and Sheffield) while on a flight from RAF Scampton to RAF Burtonwood. All 13 aboard were killed.
CPT Tanner is now buried in the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, Yolo County, California, USA.
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