Brown, Robert Thomas, LTJG Fallen
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary Designator/NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - qualified in Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Last Duty Station
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
South China Sea
USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesUnited States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationSubmarine Veterans of WW IIMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1942, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1944, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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World War II/Submarine War Patrols
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Last Updated:
Nov 10, 2009
Personal Memories

on 13 October, departed Pearl Harbor for her third war patrol. After touching at Midway Island on 17 October, she headed for the Mariana Islands, where she reconnoitered Pagan Island and Agrihan Island on 25 October and 26 October, and Farallon de Pajoras on 1 November and 2 November. On the last date, she struck an uncharted pinnacle; but suffering no apparent damage, continued her patrol. On 3 November, she was off Maug; and, two days later, she sighted her first target, a Mogami class cruiser. Squalls interfered, however, and she abandoned the target after a four-hour chase. On 7 November, she was back off Agrihan; and, on 8 November, she closed with a freighter, which turned and gave chase. The freighter was a Q-ship, a warship disguised as a merchantman. Unable to regain the advantage, Scorpion retired.

Poor weather continued to plague the submarine's hunting until, on 13 November, she sighted a freighter and a tanker escorted by three warships. Firing her torpedoes, she scored on the oiler, which went dead in the water. One of the escorts dropped depth charges, then rejoined the formation. On 14 November, Scorpion patrolled near Rota; and, on 15 November, she watched for targets off Saipan.

For the next week, the submarine continued to work the shipping lanes of the Mariana Islands without success. Heavy seas and squalls continued to shelter enemy traffic. On 22 November, she sighted a transport accompanied by two destroyers and a corvette. She stalked the formation for 16 hours but was unable to fire. A few hours later, low on fuel, she headed home.

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  499 Also There at This Battle:
  • Azer, John, CAPT, 1948
  • Betty, Charles, PO2, 1945
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