Melvin Albert Brandt

Military

Object Number - UPL 52868 - T/Sgt Melvin A Brandt, 401BG.

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Ben Johnson crew. ETD

Flew 30 missions with the last 9 missions in 'Diana Queen of the Chase' 42-102393. 'Lassie Come Home', 'Channel Express' and 'Hangover Haven' were each flown twice.

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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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: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Diana Queen Of The Chase
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lassie Come Home
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Channel Express III
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hangover Haven
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kramer, North Dakota 1921-09-24 Son of John And Pauline Brandt.

Buried

Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum Norwood Park Township, Cook County, IL 2000-12-06 Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum Norwood Park Township, Cook County, Illinois

Died

Lockport, IL 2000-12-02

Based

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

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, 401st BG.org crew history,, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1282

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