BROWN, Charles L. "Charlie"  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Brown, Charles L. "Charlie"
Date of birth: 1922 (Western/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:  November 25th, 2008
Nationality:  American
     
AIR FORCE CROSS (AC)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Unit: 527th Bombardment Squadron, 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Eighth Air Force
Awarded on: February 4th, 2008
Action: 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."
Details: 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.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Douglas C. Sterner
- The Military Times Hall of Valor
- Legion of Valor
   
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