Veterans' Memorial Project

John Marion Brown

Harrisburg, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 09/26/1922

Date of Death: 10/07/1944

Lt. Brown served with the 365th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy. He was a pilot, killed in action over Germany. He enlisted November 16, 1942, at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Illinois, and received his wings February 7, 1944, at Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. He is buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D Row 14 Grave 6, Neupre, Belgium. He was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, July, 1945, and Web site above

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