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SSgt Frederick H Brown
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Birth: 1922
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1944, At Sea

Frederick served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F "Thoroughbred" #42-3337, 548th Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 25, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a Machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.

Frederick was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by enemy aircraft, severely damaged, and crashed into Baltic Sea during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12209075

Looking at his listing on the wall to the right it would appear that someone cut the numbers wrong. The wall shows him in the 584th Bomber Squadron however he was in the 548th.

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on
B-17F #42-3337:


Brown, Frederick H ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, NY
Davis, Otto S ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, TX
Heimbueger, John A ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, NY
Kessey, Clarence S ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, CA
Langley, Theodore C ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Mercer, Melvin A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Morris, Warren N ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, IA
Mullins, James S ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, KY
Peterson, Donald P ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IL
Shafer, Lukey C ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, TX

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56288124
SSgt Frederick H Brown
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SSgt Frederick H Brown
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SSgt Frederick H Brown
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016
was a B-17 ball turret gunner during WWII, assigned to 385th BG 548th BS, KIA on 11 april 1944, flying aboard 42-3337 "Thoroughbred"
- patootie
 Added: Mar. 5, 2015

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 16, 2012
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