TM1 George K. Brown

TM1 George K. Brown

Florida, USA
Death 9 Aug 1942
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Navy / Marines
Memorial ID 56774886 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 12, 1945.

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George served as a Torpedoman's Mate First Class, U.S.S. Jarvis (DD-393), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Delaware prior to the war.

On August 8th the Jarvis, while between Guadalcanal and Florida Island, was attacked along with other U.S. ships by 26 Japanese Torpedo planes. 17 of the planes were downed but one that survived dropped a torpedo that struck the Jarvis on the starboard side that left a 50-foot gash.

After the battle the Jarvis departed heading toward Sydney, Australia for repairs. On August 9th 31 Japanese torpedo bombers attacked the battle damaged destroyer with bullets and torpedoes. According to Japanese records, Jarvis "split and sank" at 1300 on 9 August. None of her 233 remaining crew survived the onslaught.

The Jarvis was one of only two American major surface warships to be lost in WWII with no survivors. The other one was the U.S.S. Pillsbury (DD-227).

George was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2432180

George was 1 of 2 Delawareans to have lost his life on the Jarvis.
The other one was Lt Otto John Juhl, Jr.

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The Jarvis received three battle stars for World War II service.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )





  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56774886
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TM1 George K. Brown (unknown–9 Aug 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56774886, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .