Gordon Francis BRANDT

 

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Gordon Brandt 1940 Logan High School Yearbook

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER16095987
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1921
STATELa Crosse, WISCONSIN
FAMILYSingle
RANKT/Sergeant
FONCTIONBall Turret Gunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENTClerks, general officeWI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT14 september 1942 Milwaukee WISCONSIN
SQUADRON613th Bomb Squadron
GROUP401st Bomb Group H
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH13 march 1944brandt gordon f grave
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt-Ouen - 20 km d'Abbeville
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type G-15-BO - s/n 42-31374 IN*B

 

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Macr: 3185
Mission: Gorenflos (80)  Base V1 
Takeoff: Station 128 Deenethorpe, Sussex UK 

CEMETERY TEMPORARY

Cemetery Communal ABBEVILLE

PlotGrave
J4
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
A2122
DECORATION
Air Medal +  Oak LEaf Clusteram olc
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
 

 

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STORY

 

Gordon was born 1921, in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
In Sep 14, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.

In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Mar 13, 1944, Target: Gorenflos, France, after dropping bombs the plane was hit by flak.
Ship was afire and exploded before hitting undercast.

He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

 


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According to the left waist gunner, Royce W Moore, Gordon was standing beside him when the ship blew up.
On march 18, he was buried at a English World War Memorial Cemetery, Abbeville/Somme(Grave J-4)


INFORMATION & PICTURE SOURCEFindagrave.com - Remember-our-heroes.nl - Francecrashes39-45.net - 401bg.org - Aad.archives.gov
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud