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Elmer Logan Brown Jr

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD).* ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME - Caterpiller Club.

* On return to base, found his possessions had been emptied from his locker, having been assumed MIA.

Service

People

  • Robert Hullar

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron
  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3002 'The Old Squaw'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Pocatello 31/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action 6/9/43 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Wilbur Klint, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale...

  • 42-5341 'SCARLET HARLOT' aka 'VAT 69' aka 'VICIOUS VIRGIN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GH-Q] Molesworth 7/2/43; severe battle damaged Bernberg 20/2/44 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Capt Dick Dubell, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Golconda, Illionis 31 March 1918

Son of Elmer Logan Sr and Mona Marie [Bauer] Brown.

Lived in St Louis, MO October 1940

At time of draft registration; Working at Barry-Wehmiller Machine Co. St Louis, Missouri.

Lived in Jackson County, MO 1941
Enlisted Kansas City, KS 24 January 1942

Kansas City, Kansas

Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Corona Del Mar, CA 3 August 1997
Buried Cremated and ashes scattered off South Californian coast September 1997

Cremated and ashes scattered off South Californian coast.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2020 23:03:59 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200375437/elmer-logan-brown

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2020 22:25:28 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 19:53:04 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/619088631
https://www.fold3.com/record/66766149-elmer-l-brown
https://www.fold3.com/record/84604027-elmer-l-brown-jr

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / daughter, Roll of Honor,   Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Biship & Hey p. 269

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