Carey H Brown

Military

Object Number - UPL 38580 - Capt. Carey H. Brown Jr. served with the 369th Fighter Squadron from April 1943 through 22 October 1943, when he transferred to the 370th Fighter...

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with one kill. 110 combat hours. Killed in Training Accident (KITA) in P-51C 42-103293 2 miles NE Knettishall.

Extract from accident report:

"Captain Carey H Brown on that late evening mission, took up a new P-51 Mustang. The weather was vicious, low clouds and rain squalls with a good haze layer. Twenty minutes after takeoff, he was seen to he doing acrobatics over a nearby airdrome and then to start a series of loops. The third loop stalled out and he began to spin from 5,000 feet—and never recovered."

Awards: DFC(OLC), AM(5OLC), PH.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-026191
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Diserom Jeepers
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 356th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron 359th Fighter Squadron 369th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Trigger Jeepers
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Group 362nd Fighter Group 358th Fighter Squadron 370th Fighter Squadron 377th Fighter Squadron 3rd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description
Kingsport, Tennessee

Died

Knettishall, Diss IP22, UK 1944-05-01 Killed in Training Accident (KITA). 2miles NE Knettishall.

Based

Transferred

East Wretham 1943-10-22 - 1944-05-01 Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based

East Wretham 1943-10-22 Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

1944-05-02 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Born

Washington, DC, USA 1919-12-18 Son of Carey H and Derryle [Law] Brown.
Monroe County, NY, USA

Buried

West Point, NY, USA 1948-07-08 Re-Interred United States Military Academy Post Cemetery West Point Orange County New York, USA

Other

Flight training

Randolph AFB, TX 78148, USA Graduated flight training and earned his wings at Randolph Field, Texas.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:01
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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