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Ernest Rowland Brown

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

  • 41-28824 Sackwarmer

    B-24 Liberator
    On 7 July 1944, B-24 #4128824 'Sackwarmer' was involved in a mid air collision and crashed near Brumby, Germany.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lawrenceville, VA 23868, USA 2 June 1921
Died 7 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2016 16:08:47 millebr Changes to middlename, service number and events
Sources

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans; Virginia, Marriage Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7363 / MACR 7363 & p220 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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