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Brown, George Scratchleylocked

(17 August 1918–05 December 1978)
  • John Kennedy Ohl

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Brown, George Scratchley (17 August 1918–05 December 1978), air force officer, was born in Montclair, New Jersey, the son of Thoburn Kaye Brown, a career army officer, and Frances Katherine Scratchley. After graduating from high school in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1936, Brown attended the University of Missouri for a year before enrolling in the U.S. Military Academy. He graduated in 1941 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry. Brown entered flight training in August 1941, and the following March he received his wings and was assigned to the army air forces. In 1942 he married Alice Norvell Calhoun; they had three children....

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