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Richard B. de Witt Brown


Brown, Richard B. de Witt

Brown, Richard B. de Witt. (Browne);  b. February 9, 1919, Kansas City, Misouri (Swanville, Minnesotta); POW; Attended Manual Training Center; Single; Seaman; CP 1936; received passport# 7632 New York series on June 11, 1937 which listed his addres as 195 West 30th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, Arrived in Spain on July 3, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Spanish 24th/59th BN, MG Co.; Lincoln-Washington BN, rank Soldado, Served Quinto through Retreats; Deserted during the Aragon campaign with Ralph Isenberg, Henry Shapiro and Payne.; Reported MIA, Hijar;  Captured Belchite, Retreats; Exchanged October 8, 1938; Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary; WWII Merchant Marine, officer;

Source: SACB, Cadre, BN 58 Retreats, POW.

Photograph: Richard B. de Witt Brown from a photograph of returning POWs aboard the Queen Mary, October 8, 1938.

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