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SERV_NO: O-496712
LNAME: BROWN
FNAME: WILLIAM
MNAME: EDMUND
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: ENS
LOSS_DATE: 9/25/1950
Status per Govt: KIA
Should be Status:  
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Crash landed, poss due to AAA. Acft destroyed by friendly forces near Sariwon (Sanggyo-ri)
EVIDENCE_ALIVE: RG218 Bx39 F383.6 following forced landing, observed to clear plane, run & hide. Subsequent investigation revealed knife scratching on prison wall : W. E. Brown, VF 53 USN, 496712, 9/27/50
EVIDENCE_DEAD:  
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: HAZLETON
STATE: PA
BIRTH_DATE: 3/18/1927
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
HEIGHT:  
WEIGHT:  
HAIR:  
EYES:  
ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A112
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: Ens William E. Brown, USN, KIA/BNR
SERVICE: USN
DIV_or_GRP: USS VALLEY FORGE
RGT_or_WNG: VF-53E
BN_or_SQ:  
CO_or_BTRY:  
VEHICLE: F4U-4B
VEH_ID: 97457
DEATH_DATE:  
REMAINS:  
DOCUMENTS: RG218 39 383.6
MIA_CAP:  
LIST_944:  
LIST_450: X
LIST_308:  
LIST_125:  
LIST_71:  
Nielsen_Henderson:  
Johnnie_Johnson:  
Air-Intel:  
AFM_200-25:  
National Guardian:  
Moo_Hak_School:  
Sunchon_Tunnel_M:  
CAUSE_of_Death:  
List_389: X
Peiking_Radio:  
LastKnownAlive_DT:  
WITH: VF-53E
INCident_AREA:  
CAMP:  
KT_interrogations:  
RAND:  
UTM_Coord: YC3261
KWALD: 1946
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1927
Op_Glory:  
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