Last Updated 03.09.02 0105C hrs ...Would like to have more information..
Brown, Richard E. 2nd Lt. 0-721338
Photo thanks to Rick (Richard G.) Brown
Question Information Last Name Brown Firstname Richard Middlename L Nickname, if any "Rick" Date of birth Month 12 Day Year Place of birth Name of parents Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Brown Nationality Mother's maiden name Number of brothers 0 Number of sisters His order of birth High School attended San Leandro H S Year of graduation College or votech school attended Year of graduation Date entered service February 1943 Was Airmen married at
time of death
Yes Engaged If yes to either, to whom Marguerite Is this person still living Yes (?) How might I contact this person Date of marriage Were there any children
born of this marriage
Born 1 weeek after his father's death
Names of children Jack J Where are they living now Names of brothers/sisters Are photographs of subject
to be copied
Town where buried Oakland CA
Lt Miller BAAF
Name of cemetery Mt View Cemetery What do you remember
most about this man
Duty stations Commisioned April 15, 1944(?) Interesting Notes. Mrs. P.O. Gehr,
wife of another pilot at Bruning,
arrived with Mrs. Brown for the burial
The following Emails, Telephone conversations, Letters and newspaper clippings, contain the stories that creates those great emotions. Feelings that makes one feel good about people, our country and ourselves.
Last statement not very P C, Sorry about that...dh
Lt. R W Berchem,the Bruning AAF Pilot who escorted the Jolley Twins home, was a close friend of Lt Brown....more notes coming ASAP ...03.09.02 0200 C hrs..
Locating and obtaining information from relatives has been accomplished by Larry and Vi Carpenter, Estes Park Colo.
Telecon Gerald Brown/Larry Carpenter
8:30 am Tuesday, July 25,2000
I called and this time I found Gerald and his wife at home. (I forgot to take into account I was calling the West Coast and called before they were both out of bed.
Gerald said there was "... so little news at the time" when his brother was killed. He was still living at home when the phone call came at 4 in the morning.
Richard Brown was known as Richard to his parents but wanted to be called "Rick" when he went in service. Gerald Brown named one of their sons Richard/Rick after his brother.
It turns out that Betty's (Mrs. Brown) sister, who now lives in Monterey, CA was married to Rick and had been for two years when he was killed. Betty and Gerald were not yet married but Betty knew Gerald's brother well.
Rick's widow closed the book on Rick's death, remarried and doesn't talk about him. She doesn't know about the website.
Rick's father learned to fly after Rick's death. He was killed in the weather related crash of a BT-13 four years later.
They are looking for the questionnaire and one of their sons will send a photo, maybe by e-mail.
Their sons all are computer literate and have followed the website with interest. Place of Burial:
Personal Information from Death Certificates obtained by Dewaine R Erickson from Dept. of Vita Statistics, Lincoln, Nebraska.