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Retired Sheriff Charles Brown,1980

Home on leave

Intelligence Officer 1950-1955

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).
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Street:  554 CENTRAL AVE City & State: HAMMONTON, NJ E-Mail: 
Zip: 08037 Phone:  609 561-1789 Spouse: Josephine M
Conflict: WWII Service Branch: 376 BS Unit: 376 Bomb Group  15 AF 
Theater: ETO Where Captured: YUGOSLAVIA Date Captured: 11/24/43
Camps Held In: BULGARIA How Long Interned: 362 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 11/20/44 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received: Air Medal, POW, Purple Heart,WW11 Victory Medal
Military Job: Gunner Company: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Occupation 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.

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