New England Air Museum
George Easton Brown

 

Recent Address:

375 River Meadow Drive, Alpine, UT 84004

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Eben Ray and Marie; Wife: Mildred; Children: George and Susan

Hometown:

Pleasant Grove, UT

Date Entered Service:

 

Service Number:

19073392

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

769th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

Burma, Thailand, Manchuria, etc.

Hump Missions Flown:

Base located in Piardoba, India so flew several Hump missions.

Targets:

Many targets. Plane hit by thermite shell and went down while on mission to Mukden, Manchuria.

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24505 Wild Hair

Were you a POW?

Yes

If so, where?

Mukden, Manchuria

Were you interned?

Yes

If so, where?

Camp Hoten, Mukden, Manchuria

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

Was instrumental in establishing the 1457th Engineer Unit of the National Guard located in American Fork, Utah, in 1949. He coordinated efforts for the building of the Armory. Served in the National Guard for 30 years.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Executive Secretary of the American Fork Chamber of Commerce, 1946; Postmaster of American Fork, Utah, 1952-1978.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

George Easton Brown participated in studies done at Brigham Young University concerning his wartime service and his POW experiences. In personal written accounts, he expressed his love of America and gratitude that he was able to serve in the Army/Air Force in World War II. He appreciated serving with the great men of his B-29 crew and fellow POW's.

Comments:

Mr. Brown passed away April 4, 1994 and is buried at American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, UT.

 


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