Brown, Robert Hawthorne, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1036-Bombardier
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1036, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Aviation

Captain


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manein
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II Fallen
  1943, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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AAF Bombardier Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1036, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
West Virginia University
  1937-1941, West Virginia University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
321stBG,448thBS, Capt Robert Brown, KIA

2 Dec. 1943
HQ 321st BG War Diary: The first mission of the month was flown today, our planes
taking off to bomb the road bridge northwest Chieti about 25 miles north of the front
lines. The formation was scattered due to the lead ship being hit by flak just before the
target. The east approach was believed to have been hit. Two of our planes failed to
return from this mission; both were shot down by flak at the target. Major Bates was
pilot of the lead ship which was shot down and Lt. Clark was his co-pilot with Captain
Brown, group bombardier, as bombardier. The loss of these men is deeply felt
throughout the Group. It will be difficult to replace them. A second mission was flown
today against the road bridge at Chieti with better results. The east approach was hit and
direct hits were made on the road to the west of the bridge. Numerous near misses were
made on the bridge itself.
Bates, James P., Maj, pilot, Commander, 448th BS
Brown, Robert H., Capt, bombardier

   
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