Paul Clair Brown

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Family Info: Parents: Paul and Millie
Hometown: Chillicothe, OH
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Service Number: O-741098
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Tinian
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Awards: Probable Distinguished Flying Cross and 4 Air Medals
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MOS: MOS 1035-Bombardier, MOS 1034-Navigator
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63500 Gravel Gertie
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Date Discharged: KIA
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Prior to his military service, Paul loved his job as a train engineer.
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Comments: Paul was killed on takeoff out of Tinian in the Marianas near the end of his tour of duty. His wife survived him. He was my best friend in the Service.
Gravel Gertie, piloted by Ted Watson, was taking off from Tinian to participate in the Takamatsu air raid. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed off the coast of Tinian, about one mile offshore.
He is memorialized at both the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI and Doles Cemetery in Jackson County, OH

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