Person    | Male  Born 13/1/1920  Died 25/7/1999

John Innes Brown III

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: USA

War served, WW2 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having served in, and survived, WW2.

Major John Innes Brown III was born on 13 January 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, the son of John William Brown (1887-1955) and Cleone Henrietta Brown née Taggart (1898-1994).

The American Air Museum in Britain website gives details of his life, how he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1941, serving initially as a Flying Officer in No.121 Squadron, his injuries and service in the United States Army Air Forces. He was awarded the Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the World War II Victory Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars.

After the war he married Barbara Allison Gorham (1919-2008) on 11 January 1947 in Cook County, Illinois, USA, and they had a daughter. The marriage did not last and after their divorce he married Dona J Zalewski (1927-2020) on 6 August 1951 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, USA.

He died, aged 79 years, on 25 July 1999 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA and was buried Plot CDB, Row 5, Grave 717 in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, 1700 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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