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Vern C Brown

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B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

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2nd Lieutenant Vern C. Brown was born July 7, 1921. His next of kin were his wife, Irma Delle Brown, and his mother, Helen H. Brown. His hometown was Los Angeles, California. UCLA
He was the copilot of B-24 tail #42-95153 when it attacked the Luftwaffe airfield at Vannes, France on June 13, 1944. The bomber, which belonged to the 93rd Bomb Group, 330th Bomb Squadron, went down over Guidel, France, on the Brest Peninsula. Of the crew of ten on board, 7 were killed.
LT Brown is buried at the US Military Cemetery at St. James, France.

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  • David Mahoney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95153 Per Diem

    B-24 Liberator
    "Ship #42-94153/G seemed to have had a burst of flak in bomb-bay. When this happened ship made a spiral to right. After a few hundred I lost sight of this ship also as we were moving on and also the weather was hazy. From this ship I saw no cute [sic]...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Glendale, California, USA 7 July 1921

2nd Lieutenant Vern C. Brown was born July 7, 1921. His next of kin were his wife, Irma Delle Brown, and his mother, Helen H. Brown. His hometown was Los Angeles, California. UCLA

Killed in Action (KIA) Atlantic Ocean 13 June 1944

He was the copilot of B-24 tail #42-95153 when it attacked the Luftwaffe airfield at Vannes, France on June 13, 1944. The bomber, which belonged to the 93rd Bomb Group, 330th Bomb Squadron, went down over Guidel, France, on the Brest Peninsula. Of the crew of ten on board, 7 were killed.

Died 13 June 1944
Buried Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, France, P 2 19

LT Brown is buried at the US Military Cemetery at St. James, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2020 01:58:33 decwriter Changes to awards
Sources

NARA files verified Air Medal. Purple Heart awarded posthumously.

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 18:28:22 orthofox Changes to media associations
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personal

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2015 03:04:48 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC; MACR 5912 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5912 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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