SSgt John H. Brown

SSgt John H. Brown

Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Jul 1943 (aged 32–33)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56306943 · View Source
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The date of July 10, 1943 shown on the American Battle Monuments Commission website is incorrect according to MACR #204.

John served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17 "Miss Carriage" #42-3083, 429th Bomber Squadron, 2nd Bomber Group, Heavy, during World War II.

He resided in New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 19, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a semiprofessional occupation and also as Married.

John was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed in the Mediterranean during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32270028

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Airmen who perished on B-17 (#42-3083):

Brown, John H ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, DE
Bruso, Richard J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, MA
Cawdrey, Leo M, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NE
Grace, Raymond W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, WV
Kenyon, Donald I ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, NY
Kline, Roy S ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, OK
Maher, Patrick J ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, UT
Rosenow, Donald S ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, IL
Wright, Henry T ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, WI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt John H. Brown (1910–8 Jul 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56306943, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .