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SSgt Marvin Louis Brandt

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SSgt Marvin Louis Brandt

Birth
Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Death
26 Nov 1942 (aged 20)
Papua New Guinea
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot
A Row 13 Grave 76
Memorial ID
56769702 View Source

Marvin served as a Staff Sergeant & Pilot on C-47 #41-38631, 33rd Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in McLean County, Illinois prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 10, 1940, prior to the war, at Chanute Field, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47 #41-38631 took off from Dobodura, Oro Province Papua New Guinea on a mission to the 5 Mile Drome (Ward Drome) National Capital District, Papua New Guinea. Soon after takeoff they were attacked by Japanese Zeros and shot down near Dobodura. C-47 #41-38601 was also shot down more than likely by the same Zeros either on the same day or the day after.

Marvin was "Killed In Action" on this flight during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 16027948

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Airmen who perished on C-47 #41-38631:

Baltascavage, Joseph G ~ Sgt, Crew Chief, PA
Brandt, Marvin L ~ S/Sgt, Pilot, IL
Bryan, Hugh M ~ Cpl, Radio Operator, DC
Ruecker, Quentin C ~ S/Sgt, Co-Pilot, OR

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For those who perished on C-47 #41-38601 see:

Lattier, Earl B ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Marvin served as a Staff Sergeant & Pilot on C-47 #41-38631, 33rd Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in McLean County, Illinois prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 10, 1940, prior to the war, at Chanute Field, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47 #41-38631 took off from Dobodura, Oro Province Papua New Guinea on a mission to the 5 Mile Drome (Ward Drome) National Capital District, Papua New Guinea. Soon after takeoff they were attacked by Japanese Zeros and shot down near Dobodura. C-47 #41-38601 was also shot down more than likely by the same Zeros either on the same day or the day after.

Marvin was "Killed In Action" on this flight during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 16027948

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on C-47 #41-38631:

Baltascavage, Joseph G ~ Sgt, Crew Chief, PA
Brandt, Marvin L ~ S/Sgt, Pilot, IL
Bryan, Hugh M ~ Cpl, Radio Operator, DC
Ruecker, Quentin C ~ S/Sgt, Co-Pilot, OR

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

For those who perished on C-47 #41-38601 see:

Lattier, Earl B ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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