Gordon Francis Brandt

T/Sgt    16095987    613th
1921 - 1944

Ball Turret Gunner aboard 42-31374

Normandy cemetery, France
Plot : A , Row : 21 , Grave : 22.
1921 - 1944

     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

     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.

Mission to Gorenflos, France, operation " Crossbow " (Nazi rocket sites), flak hit ship and on no. 3 engine and exploded.
Chrashed near St Quen, France.

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