Gilley Terrell Brand was the son of Dwightmon Brand and Jessie A Gilley. Husband of Elizabeth F. Brand, 205 Unaka Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga in 1936 and the University of Chattanooga.

Second Lieutenant
466th Bomber Group, 786th Bomber Squadron

Buried at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, together with 2nd Lt Paul Brill, Sgt Kenneth Cassada, S/Sgt Edwin K. Lankford, 2nd Lt Glen W. Morris Jr. and Sgt Frank D. Pfeifer.
2nd Lt Gilley T. Brand was initially buried at Neuville in Belgium.

Aircraft B-24H-15-CF, with serial number 41-29416, nicknamed Rebbel Gal, was on a bombing mission over Germany and collided with aircraft 41-29434 about 15 seconds before bombs away.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Gilley Terrell Brand
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles W. Beigel
Navigator, 2nd Lt Paul Brill
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Glenn W. Morris Jr.
Radio-Operator, S/Sgt Paul J. Strickler
Engineer/Gunner, Sgt Edwin K. Lankford
Gunner, Sgt Kenneth Cassada
Gunner, Sgt Glover L. Handy
Gunner, Sgt Frank D. Pfiefer
Gunner, Avery B. Houchard

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 January 1918
  • Date of death: 22 March 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 466th Bomber Group, 786th Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, KY
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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