Brown, Meade M., Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, Missing In Action (MIA)
Service Years
1941 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Louisville
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 25, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery - Louisville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesAviation Cadet Flight School62nd Fighter Squadron  - Spikes56th Fighter Group
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)340th Fighter Squadron348th Fighter Group40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
35th Fighter GroupUS Air Force
  1941-1941, Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Training Course
  1941-1942, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1942, 62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
  1942-1942, 56th Fighter Group
  1942-1942, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1942-1943, 340th Fighter Squadron
  1942-1943, 348th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, 340th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1944, 348th Fighter Group
  1950-1950, 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, 35th Fighter Group
  1950-1951, Missing In Action (MIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War1
 Colleges Attended 
University of Kentucky
  1936-1938, University of Kentucky
 My Aircraft/Missiles
BT-13 Valiant  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1941-1942, BT-13 Valiant
  1942-1942, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1950-1950, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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Last Known Activity
"Major Brown was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Fighter-Interceptor Group. On August 24, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, burst into flames and crashed. Major Brown was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal."
Source: WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings, Korean War Veterans Honor Roll, Ancestry.com

Interred 25 June 1952 at  Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, Section: F Site 250. Source: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, Ancestry.com

   
Comments/Citation
Major Brown was a World War II U.S. Army Air Force Ace downing six aircraft in 1943-44.

"Name: Meade M. Brown
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1916
Gender: Male
Home City: Louisville
Home State: Kentucky
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 25 Aug 1951 (Note: This is a presumptive death date)
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Died While Missing
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Pilot
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Regular
Rank: Major
Pay Grade: Major"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Ancestry.com
   
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