Sheriff Charles Brown,1980
Crew members pictured above at the reunion of The Witch, the
first POWs in Bulgaria are Joe Turley-PA, Tony Rauta-IL, Dale Hulsey-TX, J.T.
Darlington (Pilot)- TN, Roland Gilletta-TX, Ned Howard-AR, Sylvester Brown-NJ,
Joe Quigley (not pictured, but did attend the reunion).
Name Middle Initial:
554 CENTRAL AVE
& State: HAMMONTON, NJ
Branch: 376 BS
376 Bomb Group 15 AF
Held In: BULGARIA
Long Interned: 362 days
/ repatriated: liberated
at Capture: 19
Received: Air Medal, POW, Purple Heart,WW11 Victory Medal
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
after War: INTELLIGENCE OFFICER
Charles Brown was captured in Yugoslavia and was sent on a 5 hour
march were he would spend the next 13 months in a camp in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarians executed two of his crew members while they were there.
Mr. Brown was liberated in 1944 but was called back to service on
October 1950 and was sent to duty in the Korean Conflict until 1955.
Charles stayed in the U. S. Air Force until he was Honorably
Discharged as a Intelligence Officer, he later went on to work with
the local sheriff's Office until he retired in 1980.
He now resides in Hammonton, NJ with his wife Josephine that he
married on June 10th, 1945. He also has a son, Gary Charles Brown.