|Robert William Brandt
Robert William Brandt 590
Cause of his death was Cardio-respiratory arrest due to generalized arteriosclerosis.
Robert graduated from North Central High School with the January class of 1943. He enlisted on January 10 at age 18 years and entered into active service ten days later at Fort Lewis, WA. Basic training took place in Kansas. He was assigned to the 1st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the Air Force and attended service schools of Meteorology and Communications at Pamona CA and Eugene Or. He was an expert marksman with carbine and pistol. August 10, 1945 he was shipped to Okinawa arriving September 9. The U.S. atom bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9. He flew B-29 photo recon missions over both cities. Though Japan officially surrendered on August 15, the news had not reached Japanese soldiers in the field, and where it had, many did not believe it, so there were still Japanese soldiers holed up in caves on Okinawa, and Americans were still being killed by sniper fire, land mines, etc. B-29's still were being fired on. Monsoons, with their high winds and flooding, created problems. On February 21, 1946 Robert shipped out for home, arriving on March 6 and was formally discharged at Fort Lewis, WA on March 11, 1946. Time in service was 3 years. 1 month., 22 days. Decorations and citations:
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Owner/Partner Of Krueger Sheet Metal Co.
• Residence, After 26 Dec 1924, 414 E. Baldwin, Spokane WA. 2174
Robert married Marilyn Dolores Perry, daughter of Earl Raymond Perry and Charlotte Dolores Bursell, on 15 Jul 1949 in Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.2172 (Marilyn Dolores Perry was born on 9 Mar 1929 in Spokane, Washington.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Minister: Rev. E. J. Aschenbrenner Of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Spokane WA.
• Witnesses: Marylyn O. Meisner And Carl Walter Brandt.