Brown, Robert Hawthorne, CPT

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



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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1943
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
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/ Advancement Schools
US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1942-1943, AAF 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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