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Kyle Ellis Brown


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Charles Rutledge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Killed in Action (KIA). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

  • 43-37934 Million Dollar Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 15/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8...


  • 652

    28 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Stockton, MO 15 June 1923

Son of Ellis L and Jessie Ethel [Moore] Brown.

Enlisted Missouri 11 February 1923
Based Kimbolton 1944 – 28 September 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Niederdodeleben, Germany 28 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' Crashed at Niederdodeleben. POW 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 28 September 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 25 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Windsor, CA 30 July 1998
Buried Shiloh Cemetery, Windsor, CA August 1998

Shiloh Cemetery
Windsor, Sonoma County, CA


Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 09:30:47 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9364 / MACR 9364;  379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 325 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database