Capt Koller Canine “Casey” Brandon

Capt Koller Canine “Casey” Brandon

Birth
Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Death 14 Oct 1942 (aged 23)
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56778631 · View Source
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Lt. Koller C. Brandon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brandon, who has been missing in action for two years, has been officially declared dead as of Feb. 19, by the Navy department according to a telegram received from Lt. Gen. Vandergrift, commandant of the Marine corps. Lt. Brandon has been carried on the Navy department records as missing in action since October 14, 1942. He became a fighter pilot in the Marine corps Feb. 19, 1942, and at the time of his disappearance, he was in action in his fighter plane somewhere in the Pacific ocean. A companion in another plane with whom he was traveling, returned to his base without having missed Lt. Brandon until it was too late to give him assistance. The incident attracted much attention, especially after Lt. Brandon's companion disappeared under similar circumstances not long afterward, and the account of the incident was written up in a national-circulation magazine. Mr. and Mrs. Brandon cling to the hope that their son will, sooner or later, show up.

(news article from the Deer River News, Deer River, MN dated 15 March 1945)

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56778631
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Koller Canine “Casey” Brandon (4 Dec 1918–14 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56778631, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .