Brown, Nelson Marion, Sr., MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 737-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1952, AAF MOS 737, 307th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1952
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ellston, Iowa
Last Address
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Sep 13, 1952
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Mount Zion Cemetery - Adams, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen
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Flight Engineer Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy (USN)Air Training Command371st Bombardment Squadron, Medium 307th Bombardment Wing,  Very Heavy
  1941-1945, US Navy (USN)
  1950-1951, Air Training Command
  1951-1952, AAF MOS 737, 371st Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1951-1952, AAF MOS 737, 307th Bombardment Wing, Very Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall (1952)/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1951-1952, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MSgt. Nelson Brown served as a flight engineer with the 371st Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bombardment Wing based at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.

On 13 September, 1952, he was aboard a B-29A (#44-863443) making a bomb run on the Suiho Hydroelectric Plant, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on February 28, 1954.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

Master Sergeant Brown was awarded the Air Medal, 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.
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