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Leonard M. Brown, Pilot
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LEONARD M. BROWN CREW - 360th BS
(crew assigned 360BS: 13 May 1944 - photo 05 June 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Leonard M. Brown (P), 1Lt Fred J. Caldwell (CP),
1Lt Robert W. Blythe Jr. (B)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Francis D. Johnson (TG), T/Sgt Irving Libert (R),
T/Sgt Charles A. Jamison (E), S/Sgt Alfred S. LaFranchi (BT), S/Sgt Obert L. Enget (WG)

Crew had no assigned Navigator - Non-crew assigned Navigators used on all missions
Ranks and Grades at time of last combat mission.

Combat missions flown by 1Lt Leonard M. Brown:
Twenty Regular Crew missions: 161 (27 May 44), 166, 167, 170, 171, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195 (30 June 44)
Ten Lead crew missions: 196 (5 July 44), 197, 199, 205, 212, 217, 219, 227, 230, 233 (27 Aug 44) No other crew member flew on mission 161. For mission dates and targets, and photo of Lead Crew on mission 197 see Combat Missions.

Crew Notes:

  • 1Lt Leonard M. Brown (P) - Regular missions as CoPilot - 161 & 166 Mission orientation Pilots used. Lead Crew Missions as CoPilot - 196, 197, 212, 217, 219, 230. All other regular and lead crew missions flown as First Pilot. Completed combat tour (30 missions) on 27 Aug 1944.
  • 1Lt Frederick J. Caldwell (CP) - All missions flown as CoPilot . Stood down on four 1Lt Brown crew missions - 161, 166, 167, 205. Flew on 18 missions with 1Lt Brown crew -170, 171, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 233. Flew on 14 missions with other Pilots -165, 166, 196, 198, 199, 208, 209, 214, 217, 218, 221, 226, 227, 228. Completed combat tour (32 missions) on 27 Aug 1944.
  • 1Lt Robert W. Blythe (B) - Flew on 21 missions with 1Lt Brown crew - 17 Regular missions: 166, 167, 170, 171, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 190, 192, 193. 4 Lead Crew missions: 219, 227, 230, 233. Flew on 11 Lead Crew missions with other pilots: 196, 209, 211, 219, 220, 226, 230, 231, 234, 239, 243 and non-credited lead crew recall mission on 1 Sept 44. Completed combat tour (32 missions) on 17 Sept 1944.
  • T/Sgt Charles A. Jamison (E) - Flew on all of the 1Lt Brown missions except for missions 161, 196, 197, 205 Flew with other pilots on two missions - 211 & 247. Completed combat tour (28 missions) on 27 Sept 1944.
  • T/Sgt Irving Libert (R) - Flew on all of the 1Lt Brown missions except for missions 161, 196, 197 & 205. Flew with other Pilots on two missions - 246 & 249. Completed combat tour (28 missions) on 2 Oct 1944.
  • S/Sgt Alfred S. LaFranchi (BTG), S/Sgt Obert L. Enget (WG) and S/Sgt Francis D. Johnson (TG) - Flew on all of the 1Lt Brown missions except for missions 161, 196, 197 & 205. Flew with other Pilots on two missions - 211 & 246. Completed combat tour (28 missions) on 26 Sept 1944.

[photo courtesy of Leonard M. Brown]
[Researched by Harry D. Gobrecht, 303rdBGA Historian Emeritus]