Duane Gibbons Brandt

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-37636.jpeg UPL 37636 "Crew of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Hell's Angel' pose beside their plane at a base in England, 16 June 1944. 401st Bomb Group."

Rear L-R: 1Lt Francis W. Hoad, 1Lt Harvey G Tomlinson, 1Lt George F Bingham, 1Lt Eugene F Lott.

Front L-R: Unk, T/Sgt Duane G Brandt, Unk, Unk, T/Sgt Johnny K Dunn, S/Sgt Carl W Johns.

Unknowns - S/Sgt Emanuel Pinilis, S/Sgt Lawson Yeatts, S/Sgt Harold Magruger

Object Number - UPL 37636 - "Crew of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Hell's Angel' pose beside their plane at a base in England, 16 June 1944. 401st Bomb Group." Rear L-R:...

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 56 x combat missions. Gaston Fox crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Evere A/D in B-17 42-31511 'Fool's Luck III'; Shot down, ditched in Channel, 3 miles W of Calais 10-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3939





Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 1103655 / O-679033
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802737
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fools Luck III
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Miller, Nebraska 10 November 1920 Son of Max F and Marie Lillian 'Mazie' [Gibbons] Brandt.

Enlisted

Tacoma, WA 28 October 1942

Died

Killed in action

Channel, 3 miles W of Calais 10 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Evere A/D in B-17 42-31511 'Fool's Luck III'; Shot down 10-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3939.
King County, WA

Buried/ Commemorated

Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, UK

Buried/ Commemorated

Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, NE Memorialised Kearney Cemetery Kearney, Buffalo County, NE

Based

Deenethorpe 10 April 1944 Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" and another in an event comment for clarity.

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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 3939 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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