Brown, Henry C., Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 950-Ammunition Renovator
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 29th Chemical Decontamination Company
Service Years
1941 - 1944


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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Buffalo, New York
Tompkins County, New York, USA

Casualty Date
May 21, 1944
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Other Accident
World War II
Location of Interment
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29th Chemical Decontamination Company
  1944-1944, 29th Chemical Decontamination Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - American Theater/West Loch Explosions (1944)
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Last Known Activity
Corporal Henry C. Brown was Killed in Action on May 21, 1944, at West Loch, Pearl Harbor, Oahu Hawaii, while loading mortar ammunition that subsequently exploded aboard LSTs destined for the invasion of Saipan (as part of Operation Forager). There was a black out of news regarding this incident, though followed two months later by the Port Chicago Disaster in California, and the details of the tragedy remained shrouded in secrecy for many years. LST 480 remains at the site where the explosions and fires occurred that Sunday afternoon. This incident came to be known as The West Loch Disaster.
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