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John K Brown


Flight leader 55th FS 20th FG Sept. 1944 - June 1945. 311 combat hours.
3 air kills (2 x FW-190 + 1 ME-262) and 1/2 ME-262 damaged.
P-51D s/n 44-11196 KI+G


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron


  • 44-11197 'Jakes Jet Job'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Madgeburg Area. Lost 25-Feb-45 - Lt Raymond H Soleau details unknown, contacted control but did not pass details of problem. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12742.

  • 44-11196

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-12159

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


Event Location Date
Born Paducah, Texas 1918
Lived in Cottle County, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Lubbock, Texas, USA 29 March 1941
E/A Destroyed [2] Perleberg, Germany 14 January 1945

2 x Fw190's destroyed . 14-Jan-1945. Perleberg Germany.

E/A Destroyed Neuruppin, Germany 10 April 1945

Me262 destroyed Neuruppin, Germany 10-Apr-45.


Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 20:24:14 fugari Changes to nickname, role, biography, awards, events and media associations

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 08:22:25 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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07 July 2017 21:44:56 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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27 September 2014 18:16:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list