Daniel Branstiter - Ensign

Rank: Ensign
Date Of Death: Jul 14, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Sumner, Nebraska
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)


Year at ISU: 1944 - Dairy Industry

Ensign Daniel Starr Branstiter came from Sumner, Nebraska. He was born on January 21, 1922 to Daniel Elsie Branstiter and Blanche M. Snodgrass. He lived for a time in Walnut, Iowa.

Daniel enlisted in the US Naval Reserve on August 21, 1942 in Humbolt, Iowa. He reported for training on September 2, 1942 at Sheldon, IA. He made Ensign on February 12, 1944 at Corpus Christi, Texas, upon graduating from the Naval Air Training Center.

He died in a plane accident either there or at Millerstown, Pennsylvania or in New Jersey (the records are not clear) on either July 14 or 17, 1944.

If you have information that could clarify when and where he died, please contact the Memorial Union.