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Edgar H Brown


Killed in Action (KIA) 9-Sep-43 in B-26B 41-31908 [FW:U] 387BG/556BS while serving as Pilot. The aircraft was severly damaged by AA fire and crashed into the English Channel about a miles west of the target at Boulogne, France. The 322nd was moved to the 9th AF Oct. 1943.


Units served with

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 556th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-31908

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26B-30-MA 41-31908 [FW:U] was assigned to the 387BG/556BS at Chipping Ongar, UK. On 9-Sep-43 the aircraft participated with 217 other B-26s in attacking the coastal defenses in and aroung Boulogne, France. During the attack the aircraft was severly...


  • VIII Air Support Command 55

    9 September 1943
    The coastal defenses along the French coast near Boulogne are the targets for 217 B-26s from: 322BG (54); 323BG (54); 386BG (55) and 387BG (54). These operational capacity of each of these Groups has been increased by 50%. 202 aircraft are effective on...

Associated Place

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 9 September 1943

Killed when aircraft was severly damaged by AA fire and crashed into the English Channel about a mile wes to the target at Boulogne, France.

Commemorated Neupré, Belgium 1945

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Ardennes American Cemetery.


Date Contributor Update
04 June 2015 21:23:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 4-Jun-2015. Added decorations and Commemorated event per American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) records; Added SN and KIA per MACR 2896; Made connections to Place and Mission wihtin existing website data; Edited Summary Biography adding loss date, radio call sign, unit associations and loss details per "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 19:02:24 Tanks Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 279, MACR 2896