Brown, Clyde C., Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
597-Antiaircraft Artillery Machine Gun Crewman SP
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 251st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1940 - 1941


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
Air Defense Units
  1941-1941, 251st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
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Last Known Activity
Corporal Clyde Brown was was one of three men shot down by Japanese planes over John Rodgers Airport while flying in Piper Cub aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Apparently, they ran directly into the first flight of Japanese "Zeroes" that morning.

Those lost were:
Sgt. Warren D. Rasmussen
Cpl. Clyde C. Brown
Sgt. Henry C. Blackwell

He was assigned to the 251st Coast Artillery, Battery F, Camp Malakole. He was assigned to the 251 Coast Artillery, Battery F, Camp Malakole.  He had joined the unit when it was still part of the California National Guard. The unit was called up to Federal service in September 1940, leaving for Hawaii in October.
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