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us: Brown, Jesse Leroy

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hattiesburg (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Changjin Reservoir (Korea)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Ohio State University
        • Organization: (naf) Naval Air Station Glenview (Ill.)
        • Organization: (naf) Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.)
        • Organization: (naf) Naval Air Station Jacksonville (Fla.)
        • Organization: (naf) Leyte (Aircraft carrier)
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        (lcsh) Airmen
    • Sources

      • found: The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, 1998: CIP t.p. (Jesse Leroy Brown) data sheet (1st African American Naval aviator)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 23, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database (Brown, Jesse Leroy; naval aviator; born 13 October 1926 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; enrolled at Ohio State University, majored in engineering and joined the track team; joined a navy V-5 program at the University; passed all tests, entered into the Naval Air Training Command in Glenview, Illinois; continued at Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station; made his first carrier landing on the USS Wright in the Gulf of Mexico (1948) flying an SNJ trainer; won his gold wings at Jacksonville Naval Air Station (1948); left for Quonset Point, Rhode Island, for his first assignment as a fighter pilot with Squadron 32 on the USS Leyte (1949); began flying a Corsair, the navy's "killer" aircraft of World War II (1949); died 04 December 1950 in Chosin Reservoir, North Korea; the commanding officer ordered two divisions to give Jesse Brown a "warrior's funeral")
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