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James Jarrett Brown

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1032

Awards: PH.

Service

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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24416 'Black Diamond Express'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 326BS/92BG Bangor 16/7/42; 95BG Horham /43; 359BS/303BG [BN-V] Molesworth, 17/6/43; Returned to the USA Sheppard 5/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 26/10/45. BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS.

  • 41-24629 Not named

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-O] Cheyenne 13/9/42; Thurleigh 23/1/43; transferred 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-G] 25/9/43; 4m Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with John Hendry, Navigator: Bernie McNamara, Bombardier: Dick Webster Wounded in Action, Flight...

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 Miami, FL 15 September 1914
Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 5 June 1942

Fort McPherson Atlanta Georgia

Based Molesworth 1943 – 20 October 1943

Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF.

Died Valenciennes, France 20 October 1943
Buried Valenciennes, France 21 October 1943

Interred
Valenciennes cemetery

Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, GA 1949

Re-interred
Oak Grove Cemetery
Saint Marys,
Camden County, GA

Lived in St Mary's, GA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2018 13:44:56 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28604832
https://www.fold3.com/record/87949299-james-j-brown
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952772?terms=James%20J%20Brown
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5727426/james-jarratt-brown

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 17:10:58 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1032 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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