MISSING IN EUROPEAN THEATER
BRATHOR, MERVYN C. private, son of Mrs. Louise Brathor, 511 North
Four Baltimore men have been liberated from prison
camps in Germany, the War Department announced today. The men are:
BRATHOR, MERVYN C.
private, son of Mrs. Louise Brathor, 511 North Luzerne
On July 21. 1989 MERVYN C. (Bud), beloved husband of Reatha J. (Pat)
(nee Patterson) devoted father of tech Sergeant William L. Bratnor USAF,
Debbie Hansel and Darlene Cooke Grandfather of James Dean and William L
Brathor Jr., Jordan Ashleigh and Joseph W. Cooke Jr.
will be held at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc.. 7922 Wise
avenue on Monday at 11 A.M. Entombment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
Friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
Mervyn registered for the draft with Local Board No. 5, Baltimore
City, MD on 25 January 1943.
Pvt Brathor joined Company D, 508th PIR on 2 March 1944.
Three months later he made the jump into Normandy and was reported
missing in action as of 6 June 1944.
On 13 June, he was listed as a patent in the German hospital in
Rennes, France with a gunshot wound to his left hand.
Pvt Brathor was liberated from a German POW camp after the end of
He was discharged from the Army on 11 December 1945.