Hamilton County

Bill Bruner

 

 

 

TWINS BOTH ENSIGNS

With the graduation Wednesday, at Corpus Christi, Texas, of Robert Bruner, right, both the twin sons of Mrs. Ruth Bruner of this city now hold commissions as ensigns in the U. S. naval air forces. Ensign Raymond Bruner, left, who was commissioned Sept. 13 at Corpus Christi, is now located at Hutchinson, Kans., where he recently commenced training in B-24 bombers after completing operational work at Jacksonville, Fla. Ensign Robert, who entered the air corps June 10, 1943, three months after his brother, will take his operational training on Catalina flying boats at Corpus Christi. The twins, were together only a short time in training at the Ottumwa and Corpus Christi naval bases.

A third brother, Bill Bruner, who entered the Navy May 31, is now a hospital apprentice, first class, at Great Lakes, Ill.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, January 25, 1945

Joel E. and Ruth C. Holmes Bruner had three sons serving with the U.S. Navy in World War II:

William Holmes Bruner was born Oct. 5, 1919. He died Feb. 4, 1991.

Petty Officer Bruner served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

His twin brothers, Raymond and Robert also served as Ensigns with the U.S. Naval Air Corps in World War II. Raymond Hugh Bruner was born Sept. 29, 1921 and died Jan. 18, 1980. He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA. Robert Paul Bruner was born Sept. 29, 1921 and died Feb. 11, 1988. He is buried in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee, KS.

Source: ancestry.com