Byron Eugene Brown, CAP/LCDR, USN, (Ret.)
Navy Enlisted Pilot WWII
Byron E. Brown was born February 14, 1918, on a farm in Monroe County, Indiana. He enlisted in the Navy on October 15th, 1935, and after bootcamp at Great Lakes, he was assigned to the USS Arizona, 3rd Division, later the V Division. In April 1939 he was ordered to flight school, Pensacola, Florida. He graduated in April 1940. His class was the last that qualified in every type of aircraft the Navy had.
During the first part of World War II he flew PBYs on submarine prtrol and convoy duty in the Atlantic, Caribbean and South America. In May 1944 he was ordered to Hedron 7 in England. His next tour was at the Naval Air Station (NAS) San Diego, California and then to transport squadrons.
Brown flew 135 trips into Berlin during the airlist. He flew the two constitutions (R6V) for two years. His last duty was flying a desk at the Bureau of Aeronautics.
Byron Brown retired on the first of November, 1955 as a Lieutenant Commander. He went to work for the Department of Airports, San Bernardino County, CA 1964-1976.