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Brand, Robert W.

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.

 

Thanks to http://www.345thbombgroup.org/ 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/

498th Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
B-25
Nazdab Airfield, New Guinea
His rank Flight Officer