Alex Junior Brown was the son of Lewis Alexander Brown and Rose Price.
He was killed in an airplane crash at 1048, U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Camp Kearney in California.

The Chattanooga Times, January 22, 1944
Alex J. Brown Jr., 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex J. Brown, 102 East 38th Street, was killed yesterday when a Liberator bomber crashed in flames while taking off at the Camp Kearney (Cal.) Naval Auxiliary Air Station, his parents were informed by the navy. The telegram received gave no details of the tragedy, but stated that the boy’s body will be sent to Chattanooga for burial.
Seaman Brown, who was a tail gunner on a naval plane, volunteered for service at the local recruiting station in September, 1942. He was an alumnus of Vocational High School and was employed at the Western Union office prior to entering the navy. He is survived by his father; three brothers, Pvt. Carl S. Brown of the U.S. Army, Jessie Allen Brown and Charlie Brown of Chattanooga, and seven sisters, Flora, Betty Jo, Geraldine, Gladys Brown, Mrs. Amy Rogers, Mrs. Rosalie Perry and Mrs. Geneva Hicks, all of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 July 1925
  • Date of death: 20 January 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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