Brown, Owrie Vernon, TSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0737-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1945-1945, M 0737, POW Germany
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
San Fernando, CA
Last Address
Littleton, CO

Date of Passing
Jul 04, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 5, Site 358

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. Brown served as a flight engineer with the 783rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy, 15th Air Force, flying out of Pantanella Airfield, Italy flying missions aboard a B-24 aircraft. His unit had arrived on station in April 1944.

On 12 February 1945, the mission of the day was to bomb Regensberg Airdrome.  TSgt. Brown's B-24 (tail number 42-51871) was hit by FLAK, causing an explosion on board. It came down 1 km east of Haselbach and 15 km north of Straubling, Germany. He and SSgt. Allen Honey managed to parachute from the aircraft following an initial explosion on board, both were wounded. The rother seven crewmen perished in the crash.

Sgt. Brown was captured at  Neukirchen Haggn near Steinberg, Lower Bavaria according to the German capture documents. Also captured was SSgt. Allen Honey, captured near Mitterfels, They were transferred to Stalag VIII, Nuernberg.

Crew:
2nd Lt. William B. Lyon, Pilot, (KIA), Oakland, California
2nd Lt. William D. WIne, Co-Pilot, (KIA), Flushing, New York
2nd Lt. Leslie P. Turner, Navigator, (KIA), Atlanta, Georgia
SSgt. Owrie V. Brown, Flight Engineer, (POW), Pasedena, California
SSgt. Charles A. Mangan, Radio Operator, (KIA), Missouri, Montana
SSgt. Raymond J. Collins, Armorer/Gunner Nose Turret, (KIA) West New York, New Jersey
SSgt. Allen A. Honey, Armorer/Gunner, (POW), Vancouver, B.C.
Sgt. David L. Busch, Armorer/Gunner, (KIA), Butte, Montana
Sgt. Herbert M. Gatling, Tail Gunner, (KIA), Portsmouth, Virginia

 
   
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 Unit Assignments
465th Bombardment Group, Heavy783rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy15th Air ForcePOW Germany
  1944-1945, M 0737, 465th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, M 0737, 783rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, M 0737, 15th Air Force
  1945-1945, M 0737, POW Germany
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1945, B-24 Liberator
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