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Oliver E Brown


INT Had mechanical and landed in Sweden in B-17 Yardbird #42102663 on 7/18/44


Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102663 Yardbird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 21/5/44; Missing in Action 23m Peenemunde with Frank O'Black, Co-pilot: Bob Karch, Navigator: Francis Treanor, Bombardier: Herb Higginbotham, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Fort Recovery, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 18 July 1944
Died 3 August 1972


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:46 AAM AAM ingest

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999 MACR 7552 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7552 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database