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Marvin H Brown

Military

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Saaler Bay. Hit by flak strafing enemy aerodrome belly landed in tidal water near Hussum on 19-May-44 in P-38 42-104402. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5008.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma, USA 1917
Lived in Hutchinson County, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Sill, OK, USA 3 December 1941

Fort Sill
Oklahoma

Based Honington February 1944 – 19 May 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 19 May 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Shot down Off Husum, Germany 19 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Saaler Bay. Hit by flak strafing enemy aerodrome belly landed near Dreisprung on 19-May-44 in P-38 42-104402. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5008.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 11:29:43 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/90220167_marvin_h%20brown/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28656758
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Brown&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Brown%2C+Marvi...
http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/7730/Marvin-H-Brown

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5008 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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