Brown, Charles L. "Charlie"

Date of birth:
1922 (Western/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:
November 25th, 2008
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
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
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."
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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