From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Brown '41

Date of birth: September 15, 1918

Date of death: October 29, 1943

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


From Oklahoma War Memorial:

JACK LEFLORE BROWN, Lieutenant, Senior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address: Tahlequah. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown, Parents, Tahlequah. Born September 15, 1918. Graduated U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1941. Of Choctaw Indian descent, member of well known LePlore family. Served with the fleet two years, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Three service stars for action at Pearl Harbor and in the Midway and the Coral Sea battles. At call for volunteers from his class, entered aviation. Trained at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, and at Pensacola, Florida, and would have received wings November 3, 1943. Died October 29, 1943, in airplane collision and crash due to heavy rain and low ceiling, near Pensacola, Florida. Funeral services at First Presbyterian Church and burial at Tahlequah.

He is buried in Oklahoma and was survived by his parents and sister.

Class of 1941

Jack is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.