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Charley Walter Brown

Military

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 27FS, 1FG, 12AF USAAF. Credited 3 x kills.

Witness on MACR 56 [P-38 42-12910 Lt David M Conn], MACR 19 [P-38 42-12923 Lt Robert C Britz], MACR 105 [P-38 42-13246 Lt Thorman R Nielson].

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 27th Fighter Squadron
  • 84th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Mateur Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  • Lesina Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nevada, USA 9 March 1921
Lived in Reno, NV, USA 1942
Based Duxford 21 January 1943 – May 1943

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Mateur Airfield May 1943 – 1944

Transferred to 27FS, 1FG, 12AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Sicily, Italy 18 June 1943

E/A Destroyed 18-Jun-43. Out of Mateur Airfield, Tunisia.

E/A Destroyed [2] Sicily, Italy 20 June 1943

2 x E/A Destroyed 20-Jun-43. Out of Mateur Airfield, Tunisia.

E/A Destroyed Sicily, Italy 24 June 1943

E/A Destroyed 24-Jun-43. Out of Mateur Airfield, Tunisia.

Shot down / WIA / RTD 95040 Gerbini CT, Italy 11 July 1943

Shot down in P-38 43-2550. WIA baled out EVD. MACR 112.

Buried Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA March 1971

Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Died Los Angeles County, CA, USA 16 March 1971

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