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Melvin S Brown

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at S Tutzing on 7/19/44 in B-17 Little Princess #4231583. Was on his 8th mission, spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft 1

POW, Air Medal w/clusters

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31583

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Chicago 21/12/43; New York 23/12/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-C] Molesworth 13/1/44; on mission to Landsberg 24/4/44 group nav Bill Kelly (Killed in Action); Missing in Action Augsburg...

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 Nashun, New Hampshire, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 19 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7415 / MACR 7415, http://303rdbg.com/rost-ab.html">http://303rdbg.com/rost-ab.html> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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