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Brandon, George Gray

Individual Personnel Data
Name Brandon, George Gray   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-819028   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #132 dated 8 July 1944, effective 8 July 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 19 July 1944
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Not identified in National Archives POW database.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 7261 (18.533 MB)
2006 Veteran's History Project Oral History Interview

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Bodker, James MervilPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Brandon, George GrayCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Steindam, Albert Ludwig, JrNavigatorPOW
S/SGT. Hostetler, Max MillerRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Gullekson, Cyrus CliftonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Chandler, Henry WeakleyBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Robinson, Warren RayTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Evans, Joda Dennis, JrFlexible GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Korabiak, Henry (NMI)Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Co-pilot 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
160 18 July 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
161 19 July 1944 Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Lead group. Hit by enemy aircraft after bombs away; seen falling back from formation and go into a spin, then pulled up, then went spinning down a second time; belly landed 2 km east of Mils, Austria. MACR 7261
Sortie Report

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