WORLD WAR II
Staff Sergeant Raymond L. Brown

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Description Gelatin print of Staff Sergeant Raymond L. Brown.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Staff Sergeant Raymond L. Brown. He is wearing a service uniform and hat. He wears an Army Air Force patch on his left shoulder and sergeant's chevrons on his sleeve. He also wears flight crew qualification wings on his left breast.
Raymond L. Brown was born January 7, 1918 in Oshkosh, WI. He attended St. Mary's School and worked in local theaters. He later managed the two theaters in Ripon and Reedsburg, WI. He was drafted in August 1942 and was trained as a waist gunner on B-17s in Nevada, South Dakota, and Washington. In Seattle, Washington he married Marvel (last name unknown). While on a bombing mission over Kiel, Germany on June 13, 1943 his B-17 was shot down. He was officially listed as Missing in Action. Short wave radio broadcasts from Germany mentioned that he was captured. The Red Cross was unable to confirm these reports and he was officially declared Killed in Action in June 1944.
Object ID P2005.20.36
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Brown, Raymond L.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
World War II
Casualties
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
Bombers
Title Staff Sergeant Raymond L. Brown
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