Brown, Robert F., Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Chemical Corps
Last Primary MOS
786-Toxic Gas Handler
Last MOS Group
Chemical (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 29th Chemical Decontamination Company
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson County, AL
Last Address
Jackson County, AL

Casualty Date
May 21, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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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
Private Robert 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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