Brown, Lester (NMI), Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Brown, Lester (NMI), Jr   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 20820476   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Evaded Capture
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #86 dated 1 September 1943.
Related Documents Escape & Evasion Report # 52 (Filesize N/A)
Post Loss Document File #1 (0.129 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Rosio, Joseph (NMI)PilotEV
2nd Lt. Evans, George WaldoCo-pilotEV
2nd Lt. Fink, Leonard JNavigatorEV
2nd Lt. Casden, Sidney (NMI)BombardierEV
S/SGT. Brown, Lester (NMI), JrRadio Operator / GunnerEV
PVT. Masterson, Otho EdwardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Houghton, John HenryBall Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Lewis, Lee (NMI)Tail GunnerPOW
SGT. Cucinotta, Anthony FrankFlexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Kuberski, John HarryFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑30040 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30030 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑30058 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Attacked by enemy aircraft; with #2 engine burning, five crewmembers bailed out; exploded in midair and crashed between Plessis-St-Benoist and Etampes, France, 30 miles south of Paris. No MACR.
Sortie Report

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