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Capt Carey H Brown, Jr

Capt Carey H Brown, Jr

Birth
District Of Columbia, USA
Death 1 May 1944 (aged 24)
England
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section VII, Row A, Site 29.
Memorial ID 70196316 · View Source
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Carey served as a Captain, 370th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

Carey died as a result of a "Non Battle" related incident while on a training exercise when the P-51C Mustang #42-103293 he was piloting crashed in England during the war.

He had previously been awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster" and an Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O-024741

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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USAAF WAR II
United States Military Academy Class of 1942
Captain Carey H. Brown Jr. DIS
370th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group,
Hometown: Monroe County, New York
Service # O-024741
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters

Biography gleaned from www.westpointaog.org
Carey H. Brown Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., on 18 December 1919, the son of Carey H Brown, an Engineer of the United States Military Academy Class of 1910, Carey attended schools on various Army posts including Fort Leavenworth where he served as acolyte in the post Chapel. In his first year in high school at Western High in Washington, D.C., he was a member of the high school cadet corps. From there he went to Rochester, New York, where he graduated from Monroe High School in 1937; it was during his stay in Rochester that he made Eagle Scout.

Prior to entering West Point, Carey was an Engineering student at Cornell University and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was appointed to West Point by Senator Robert F. Wagner of New York.

After graduation he went into the Air Corps and earned his wings at Randolph Field, Texas. His advance training was in P-47's prior to shipping to England in October 1943 as a flight leader in the 369th Fighter Squadron, 359th Bombardment Group.

Following is an extract of information regarding the loss of Captain Brown.

Captain Carey H. Brown on that late evening mission, took up a new P-51 Mustang. The weather was vicious, low clouds and rain squalls with a good haze layer. Twenty minutes after takeoff, he was seen to he doing acrobatics over a nearby airdrome and then to start a series of loops. The third loop stalled out and he began to spin from 5,000 feet—and never recovered.

Captain Brown flew 110 hours of combat, facing enemy fighters and anti-aircraft fire. His decorations included two Distinguished Flying Crosses and six Air Medals. He was credited with shooting down one enemy aircraft. His name can be seen on the Honor Rolls at St. Paul's Cathedral in London and in the library in Scottsville, New York.

Carey had a younger brother, Alston, who was a member of the United States Military Academy, Class of June 1943, and who also went into the Air Corps. He was killed in an air accident in 1958. Their father. Colonel Carey H. Brown, United States Military Academy, Class of 1910.

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Burial Location found by: Anne Cady

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 22 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70196316
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Carey H Brown, Jr (18 Dec 1919–1 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70196316, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .