Raymond R. Brown

NAME
Raymond Ralph Brown
NICKNAME
MCSN
249584
HOME OF RECORD
510 West 39th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Nina Pearl Brown
DATE OF BIRTH
January 11, 1912
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 22, 1935
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
UNIT
VMSB-241
DUTY
Gunner
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 4 June 1942, PFC Brown flew as the radioman/gunner of Douglas Dauntless (SBD-2 #2122) in an attack on a Japanese carrier strike force in the battle of Midway. He and his pilot, 2Lt. Bruce H. Ek, were presumed shot down in their approach to the carrier Hiryū.
PFC Brown’s remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 5 June 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, IA
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Excerpt from the war diary of VMSB-241, June 4 1942.

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