Charles Newton Brown

Charles Newton Brown

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Apr 1945 (aged 25)
Indonesia
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot SECTION C, SITE 3219
Memorial ID 418647 · View Source
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Machinist's Mate 2nd Class, Charles N. Brown POW/DNB
Home: Cambridge Massachusetts
Ship: USS Perch SS-176
Service # 2015730
Awards: Purple Heart, Prisoner of war Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
Captain: Captain David A. Hurt

Mission: Attack on an enemy troop convoy
Mission Date: 3-Mar-42 SCUTTLED
Location: Java Sea
Cause: Depth charge attack.
Struck: 06/24/1942
Complement: fifty-four enlisted men and five officers,
4DIED IN CAPTIVITY - PRISONER OF WAR CAMP, MAKASSAR, INDONESIA,

USS Perch was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in a depth charge attack. All crew members were picked up by the Japanese, and sent to Prisoner of War camps. Six crew members of USS Perch (SS-176) died as Prisoners of War. MM1 Brown died of Pellagra in Service 04/18/1945.

Crew of USS Perch Died in Service
Machinist's Mate Charles N. Brown
Pharmacist Philip James Dewes
Chief Electrician's Mate Houston E. Edwards
Machinist's Mate Frank E Mccreary
Chief Machinist's Mate Albert Kenneth Newsome
Fire Controlman Robert A. Wilson


Inscription

MM2C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 418647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Newton Brown (3 Aug 1919–18 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 418647, citing Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .