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Captain Sam E Brown (right) pictured with his brother Lt Bill Brown (left).



  • 318th Fighter Squadron

    318th Fighter Squadron

    It was established in mid-1942 as a fighter squadron, and trained under I Fighter Command primarily in the northeast with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks. It was deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in Algeria, and took part in the North...


  • Sam Brown

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot/Group operations Officer
    Sam joined the Checkertail Clan (318th FS "Green Dragons".325th FG) in Jan '44 flying P-47s as bomber escort. His first aerial victory on the first of three FW-190s took place on the 3rd of March '44 followed by the others on the 18th April and the...

  • Joseph Pace

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Flight leader 318th FS 325th FG 1 air kill 3-14-1945


  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.


Date Contributor Update
02 April 2018 22:05:04 WD-C Mustang Changes to person associations

Added person (Sam Brown) based on caption

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 02:37:04 wesjones Changes to person associations

Sam served with 318th FS, 325FG between Jan 44-Jan '45

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 02:22:21 wesjones Changes to collection, unit associations and mission associations

Served between Jan '44-Jan '45 at Foggia in Italy. 3 confirmed kills. Flew P-47, P-51B, P-51C types.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 02:09:07 wesjones Created entry with caption

Picture taken after Sam returned home to Texas, early Feb '45. Bill got leave to visit.