Howard Fletcher Brown


Assigned to 348BS, 99BG, 15AF USAAF.. Failed to Return (FTR) Innsbruck in B-17 42-5832; no.3 engine on fire, run away prop, A/C exploded in mid air, crashed Innsbruck, Germany; MACR 1527 Killed in Action (KIA)


Awards: AM, PH.


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Units served with

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation whic
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: War Bird II



Event Location Date Description


Osage, Oklahoma 2 April 1923 Osage, Oklahoma


Killed in Action (KIA)

Innsbruck, Austria 19 December 1943 Killed in Action (KIA) Innsbruck, Austria


A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery Oklahoma 1 January 1948 Interred A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery Hominy, Osage County, Oklahoma