Brown, Charles L. "Charlie"

Date of birth:
1922 (Western/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:
November 25th, 2008
Nationality:
American

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
527th Bombardment Squadron, 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Eighth Air Force (527th Bombardment Squadron, 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Eighth Air Force)
Awarded on:
February 4th, 2008
Action:
Citation:
"For extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States as Pilot of a B-17 Heavy Bomber of the 527th Bombardment Squadron, 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Eighth Air Force, during an air mission over Bremen, Germany, on 20 December 1943."
Details:
Department of the Air Force, Special Order G-094.
Untill recently only two persons were known to have received the Air Force Cross in relation to the Second World War. Recent research by Douglas C. Sterner revealed that in a little publicized ceremony, Charles “Charlie” L. Brown was awarded the Air Force Cross on 4th February 2008, under Department of the Air Force, Special Order G-094.
Air Force Cross (AC)

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