American Ex-Prisoners of War
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.
Established April 14, 1942
Brown, S Charles
Retired Sheriff Charles Brown, 1980
Home on leave
Intelligence Officer 1950-1955
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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.
p>He now resides in Hammonton, NJ with his wife Josephine, whom he married on June 10, 1945. He has one son, Gary Charles Brown.
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).