2Lt James C Brown

2Lt James C Brown

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 9 Apr 1944 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56781405 · 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 October 9, 1944.

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James served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J "Super" #42-73338, 65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force During World War II.

He resided in Aiken County, South Carolina prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 2, 1942 at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-73338 took off from Nadzab Airfield on a bombing mission over Hansa Bay. They were hit, over the target, by ground anti-aircraft fire which blew off one of the wings and they crashed into the sea.

James was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-676418

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-73338:

Ball, Louis D ~ Sgt, Gunner, IL
Bialy, Joseph G ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Brown, James C ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, SC
Fitzgerald, Robert E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, MA
Huntington, Harry F ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Keen, Joseph C, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH
Schlesier, Harold G ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, IL
Smith, Earle P, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, MA
Steffanelli, Patrick P ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Taylor, John W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TN

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56781405
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt James C Brown (1923–9 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56781405, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .