Hamilton County

Ensign Robert Bruner





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, who entered the navy May 31, is now a hospital apprentice, first class, at Great Lakes, Ill.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, January 25, 1945 (photo included)