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Brand, Joseph James

Rank and Name, Water Tender First Class Joseph James Brand.

Unit/Placed in, USS Perry (DMS-17) Minesweeper, United States Navy.


Joseph is born approx. 1923 in New York.


Father, Joseph H. Brand.

Born in Germany.

Mother, Anna Brand.


Joseph enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2236197.


Joseph was KIA when the USS Perry was hit and severely damaged by a mine explosion, broke in two and sunk on Sep. 13, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/340.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/




USS Perry (DMS-17) Minesweeper
Rebuild from Destroyer to Minesweeper
His rank Water-tender First Class