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Rank and Name, Flight Officer Robert W. Brand.
Unit/Placed in, 489th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group (Medium).
Robert is born approx. 1924 in California.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Robert enlisted the service in California with service number # T-006574.
Robert’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
2nd Lt. Wallace C. Pennington Pilot
F/O Robert W Brand Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Joseph W. Lurix Navigator
Sgt. Lawrence W. Henderson Engineer
S/Sgt. George Langer Radio Operator
There was no Gunner on the List because it was a Non-Combat Mission.
Robert was KIA because of engine problems they landed on the water (sea)and were attacked by a Japanese Fighter on Aug. 12, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
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