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Virgil F Brown


Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J 42-100085. Seven crew baled out before a/c exploded and crashed SW of Brunswick. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-100085

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down on 20 February 1944. The aircraft was last seen losing altitude and had a large hole in its left wing, when it exploded shortly after. 3 members of the crew were Killed in Action and 7 taken Prisoner of War.


Event Location Date
Born Sabetha, Kansas 3 May 1916
Killed in action Brunswick, Germany 20 February 1944
Buried Sabetha, KS, USA


Date Contributor Update
06 July 2015 14:18:21 davidbrunner Changes to nickname and events

Sgt Brown was my Great-uncle, and I and my mother (his niece) have done some research on "Uncle Bud". I have obtained the MACR (missing air crew report) of his last mission. I believe this mission was the crew's second. I believe the first was in France.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2434, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces