BROWN, Mark Herbert Papers (1942-1947)
Published January 16, 2008
One reel negative microfilm
Call Nos. 168.7120, 33836
IRIS No. 1031075
(1900-1988) Lieutenant Colonel. USA, 1918; USAF,1942-1953; USAFR, 1953-1962. Born 6 July 1900, Wellman, IA. BS, 1924; MS, 1930; PhD, 1932, Iowa State U. Air Force Intelligence School, 1942; British Photo Intelligence School, 1943; RAF Senior Intelligence School, 1943. Commissioned First Lieutenant, USAAF, July 1942. Career assignmentsinclude: Soil Scientist, Soil Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture, 1934-1954; Chief Photo Interpreter, 3rd Air Division, 1942-1945; Intelligence Officer, Physical Damage Division, US Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS), 1945-1946; Faculty member, Command and Staff School, 1947-1949; Chief Photo Interpreter, Directorate of Intelligence, HQ Strategic Air Command (SAC), 1951; Chief Physical Vulnerability Section Target Analysis, HQ SAC, 1951-1953. Resigned from active duty, 31 August 1953; joined USAFR (enlisted). Assigned to M-Day assignment, Directorate of Intelligence, HQ SAC, 1953-1958. Retired May 1962. Died 16 February 1988.
Farmer and Author, Alta, IA, 1954- . Coauthor with W.R. Felton of The Frontier Years (1955) and Before Barbed Wire (1956); author of The Plainsmen of the Yellowstone (1969) and Flight of the Nez Perce (1982).
Personal papers relating to Brown's USAAF service during World War II. Includes a diary (16 December 1943-6 January 1947) covering his impressions upon entering the service and traveling overseas; an accounting of the missions he flew as a photo interpreter, and his work with the USSBS in post-war inspection and evaluation, both in Europe and Japan.
Available on microfilm only.
Related materials located in the Air University Library include copies of The Frontier Years, Before Barbed Wire and Flight of the Nez Perce.