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Robert E Brown

Military

Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Under tow by C-47A 42-100756, broke through overcast and tow rope released prematurely, in manoeuvring cut wing tip off on adjacent A/C's tow rope. Lost control and span in 6 miles NW Bruges. Killed in Action (KIA) 19-Sep-44. MACR 15324.

Awards: PH.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-79442

    CG-4A Haig
    Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Under tow by C-47A 42-100756, broke through overcast and tow rope released prematurely, in manoeuvring cut wing tip off on adjacent A/C's tow rope. Lost control and span in 6 miles NW Bruges. 7 x Killed in Action ...

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Martin County, MN, USA 1916

Son of Dolly V M Brown.

Lived in Woodbury County, IA, USA 1941
Enlisted Omaha, NE, USA 8 February 1941
Based Greenham Common 1943 – 19 September 1944

Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 6 miles NW Bruges, Belgium 19 September 1944

Under tow by C-47A 42-100756, broke through overcast and tow rope released prematurely, in manoeuvring cut wing tip off on adjacent A/C's tow rope. Lost control and span in 6 miles NW Bruges. Killed in Action (KIA) 19-Sep-44. MACR 15324.

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Date Contributor Update
08 June 2017 12:58:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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