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Gus Tyre Brown

Gus T. Brown
Full Name: Gus Tyre "Pinky" Brown, Jr.
Birth date: December 2, 1923
Death date: September 30, 2005

Terms of Service

  • House, 52nd (1) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/7/1952
(1) Brown resigned 1/7/1952. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • Texas National Guard, Second Lieutenant, 36th Division; "While serving as an aerial engineer on a B-17 during World War II, his plane was shot down over Yugoslavia . . . He earned two Air Medals and the Purple Heart during his three and a half years of active duty." "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News .
  • Gus T. Brown, birth date 12/2/1923, death date 9/30/2005, residence in Caldwell County. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index .
  • United States Army Air Forces, Staff Sergeant, World War II. Photo and transcript of Staff Sergeant Gus T. Brown's testimony on being shot down in the former Yugoslavia, "The Testimony of Staff Sergeant Gus T. Brown, first American Airman to meet General Mihailovich, before the Commission of Inquiry, New York, May 1946," posted 3/8/2009. General Draza Mihailovich: Unsung World War Two Hero .
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Staff Sgt. Gus. T. "Pinkey" Brown, "Engineer and aerial Gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortess." The Luling Newsboy, Our Boys and Girls in World War II, book, 1944, p. 29, crediting Private Collection of the Ritchie Family. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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