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Brandt, Jack (RAF)

Date of birth:
April 17th, 1916 (Shanghai - China)
Date of death:
February 1999 (Lewes district, Sussex - UK)
Service number:
39849
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Son of Capt. Freddie Brandt (?-1924) and twin brother of F/Lt. Sidney Brandt, RAF.

Promotions:
05.07.1937: A) P/O (prob) - No. 7 Flying Training School RAF in Peterborough
10.05.1938: P/O
10.02.1940: F/O
10.02.1941: (War Service) F/Lt.
10.05.1941: transferred to the Reserve
1942: 67th Squadron 'B' Flight Cdr - Burma Invasion
11.01.1942: Cdr. 67 Squadron RAF (DFC)
01.01.1944: (T) Sq.Ldr. - 137 Squadron RAF - shot down in Typhoon MN474 then POW
22.08.1946: F/Lt. with seniority 01.12.1942
01.11.1947: Sq.Ldr. with seniority 01.08.1947 (emgcy)
22.08.1950: transferred to the Reserve
01.01.1955: appointed to the Royal Naval Reserve (Air Branch)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 67 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1942
Citation:
"This officer it a courageous and determined leader.
He has destroyed two enemy aircraft in the air as well as a number on the ground in attacks on enemy air bases."
LG 35777/4868 (10 November 1942).
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
Royal Naval Reserve
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1958
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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