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2LT Fred L Brewer Jr.

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2LT Fred L Brewer Jr.

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Oct 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56361928 View Source
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IN MAY 1949 THEY WERE THE THE VERY FIRST U. S. AIR FORCE TOP GUN PILOTS
332nd Fighter Group - Awarded First Place In The Conventional (Propeller) Aircraft Division

*** THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ***

"Top Gun Commander" - Captain Alva Temple

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Fred L. Brewer, Jr. graduated in 1938 from Second Ward High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the 2007 North Carolina General Assembly’s Joint Resolution, which honored the Tuskegee Airmen for their service in World War II, Brewer was the only Tuskegee Airmen pilot from Mecklenburg County.

During a bomber escort mission over Germany on October 29, 1944, 2nd Lieutenant Brewer’s P-51 Mustang airplane, which he had nicknamed “Traveling Light,” experienced engine trouble and stalled out, disappeared into the clouds, and was never seen again. His remains were never recovered.

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  • Maintained by: KenR Jr.
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56361928
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56361928/fred-l-brewer : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Fred L Brewer Jr. (Aug 1921–29 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56361928, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by KenR Jr. (contributor 49966516) .