World War II
|Unit||64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy|
|Rank||Technical Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces|
|Entered Service From||Virginia|
|Date of Death||May 7 1944|
Walls of the Missing
Technical Sgt. Branch was killed in an aircraft accident on May 7, 1945. Initially, he was listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of Feb. 15, 1946. Following the war, the wreckage was located and his remains were recovered. He is interred in a group burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.