Courtesy of the Service POW/MIA Accounting Agency

WW2 Sergeant Laid to Rest After 79 Years

A World War 2 veteran will soon be laid to rest in Springfield.

Sergeant Moses Tate was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator that went down over Romania in 1943. His was one of 50 planes that did not return on August 1st, 1943 during operation Tidal Wave, a bombing raid against the oil refineries around Ploiești, Romania. Forensic experts were able to identify his remains in July of this year.

A memorial for Tate will take place Thursday at Faith Lutheran church in Branson, before being laid to rest at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.