The Brown Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The James W Brown crew

 

Location: North Pickenham

Command or Air force: 8th AF

 491st Bomb Group   853rd Bomb Squadron (Heavy)

Place of Departure: North Pickenham

Destination: Wesel, Germany

Type of Mission: Aerial Combat

Weather Conditions at time of Crash: Cavu

Date: 24 March 1945

Time: 13:18

Aircraft: B-24 J

AAF Serial number: 42-50749

Number of Persons Aboard aircraft: 9

 

*  The names marked with a * are adopted by my parents.

 

Pilot:              *  Brown James W                         1Lt.     O-719549

 

Co-Pilot:       *   Wais, William R                          2Lt.     O-771846

Navigator:     Levack, Edward A                        2Lt.      O-2065164

 

 Engineer:       *   Zadoorian, Harry                       T/Sgt.      36145716

R/Operator:       Greenberg, Albert                T/Sgt.      32608218

 

R/W/ Gunner:   *   Derence, Leonard           S/Sgt.      33697311

 

L/W/Gunner:         *  Craig, Ronald M.      S/Sgt       37731515

 

Tail/Gunner:         Fonner, Donald W          S/Sgt      36688616

 

Nose Gunner:             Costello, Frank R         S/Sgt   35928074

   

INFORMATION RECEIVED AT INTERROGATION FROM

: 2nd LT KOHL, HOWARD S; O-778509

 A/C No. 749, HAD NO. 3 ENGINE ON FIRE, FEATHERED NO. 4 ENGINE AND THEN FEATHERED NO. 3. A/C EXPLODED WHEN IT HIT THE GROUND AT 1322 HOURS AT APPROXIMATELY 5144N - 0640E

 

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