SSgt Frederick H. Brown

SSgt Frederick H. Brown

New York, USA
Death 11 Apr 1944 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 56288124 · View Source
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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.

His brother, Corp. Morris Henry Brown, Jr., was also killed in World War II.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56288124
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Frederick H. Brown (1922–11 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56288124, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .