668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Floyd Edward Brown

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  15338062

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 5-Dec-1917, Bellaire, Belmont County, OH

Entered Military Service: Date: 31-Oct-1942 At: Ft Thomas Newport, KY
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 15338062

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 27-May-1944
Captured: 27-May-1944, Amiens, By: Field Gendarmery 580
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Return Date: 12-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 12-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 48295

Died: 7-May-1974, Reno, Washoe County, NV

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry


Floyd Brown, Hinkley

Floyd Edward Brown, 56, a native of Ohio, died Tuesday at Reno, Nev.

Brown, of 3771 Pueblo Road, Hinkley, lived in the desert area for 19 years. He was a veteran of military service in World War II and Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie; a son, James M., of Hinkley; a daughter, Margaret M. Dugney of Fullerton; and one grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mead Mortuary. Burieal will be at Mt. View Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for today and tomorrow between 2 and 6 p.m. at Mead Mortuary.

The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California), 11 May 1974, Sat, Page 19, Floyd Edward Brown Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/61505201/?terms=Floyd%20Edward%20Brown&match=1 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 5033 Details

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Plane hit by flak while on bomb run. Last seen flying north from Amiens, Fr., with right engine on fire. Plane loosing altitude.

The majority of box 1 dropped on the No. 4 plane [Lt Siracusa], which, having received a direct hit by flak, salvoed its Bombs 10 seconds before the point for release. Six chutes were seen to come out of the planes flown by Lt Guillon and Lt Siracusa. ... The four crews were: Lt Allen W. Gullion Jr., S/Sgt Grady F. Cope, and S/Sgt Gerald L. Coffey; Lt Lucien J. Siracusa, S/Sgt James M. Hume, and S/Sgt Floyd E. Brown; Lt Harry E. Hewes, S/Sgt Joseph F. Kasper, and S/Sgt Harold E. Boyer; Lt Tommie J. Simms, S/Sgt Julius C. Williamson, and S/Sgt Harry W. Larsen. ... As the chutes from Lt Gullion's and Lt Siracusa's planes floated down, it was reported that light flak was fired at the parachutists from 8000 feet to the ground.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 58

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
WW II Draft Registration
Marriage License
MACR Capture document
POW Photos. Identified as Floyd E. Brown by Donna Cox Hill, ww2buddies.com
Newspaper Obituary
The San Bernardino County Sun
WW II Honoree

See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources