49 John Franklin Brown, Ripley, Tennessee

49 John Franklin Brown, Ripley, Tennessee

John Franklin Brown

John Franklin Brown
John Franklin Brown

Rank/Rate:    Seaman, Second Class                     

Service Number:    750 61 57

Birth Date:    October 15, 1925

From:    Ripley, Tennessee


Submarine:    USS S-28 (SS-133)

Loss Date:    July 4, 1944

Location:    Off Hawaii

Circumstances:    Foundered during training

Remarks:    John was born in Goldust, Lauderdale County, Tennessee.  Photo courtesy of Kay Bohannon, niece.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS S-28 (SS-133)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS S-28 (SS-133)

Find a Grave Memorial: S2 John Franklin Brown (Honolulu Memorial). John Brown has a cenotaph at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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