39th Bomb Group (VH)

Crew 5

Unit Citation
and Awards

arpuc.jpg [The Presidental Unit Citation]

Oak Leaf Cluster

Dorothy Hughes, Brown's daughter can be contacted at:

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Sgt William F. Brown
Airplane & Engine Mechanic

William F. Brown (L) and a buddy
Kessler Field, Mississippi

William F. Brown was inducted into service 16 April 1943 and entered into active service on 23 April 1943. He was sharpshooter carbine rated according to his record of separation.

Brown's trained at Chevrolet Corp. Engine Specialists School in Detroit as well as at Keelser Field in Mississippi.

He departed the US in 17 January 1945 and arrived on Guam 18 February 45. After spending 1 year, 1 month and 3 days as an Aircraft & Engine Mechanic (MOS: 747), he departed the Marianas on 5 February 1946 and arrived back in the US on 18 February and separating from the service with an Honorable Discharge on 27 February 1946 through the Separation Center at Fort Devens, MA.

Prior to his induction into the service, William worked as Pipe Fitter's helper.



Unknown (L) & William (R)
William (L) & Unknown (R)

On 13 June 1981, at the age of 56 yrs.
William F. Brown passed away

Service Awards
apcm.jpg [The Asiatic-Pacfic Campaign Medal]star1.gif [Bronze Star]
wwiivic.gif [The Victory Medal, World War II]

Thanks to Dorothy for providing the above photos. To view other photos from Sgt Brown's collection click on the following link and vist our photo section.

Crew 5 Ground Crew Page
Crew 5 Main Page
Ground Echelon
60th Squadron Ground Roster
Source: Dorothy Hughes, daughter