AIR COMMANDO 2 Brower, Ralph Wayne

The Last British Dambuster
By George Johnny Johnson
The Imperial War Museums' Book of War Behind Enemy Lines
By Julian Thompson, The Imperial War Museum

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Brower
  • FORENAME
Ralph, Wayne
  • UNIT
37 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group)
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
3109303​
  • AWARD
Air Force Cross
  • PLACE
Vietnam 1967
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KIA - See Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/brower-ralph-wayne.46117/

CITATION:

Air Force Cross : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pride in presenting the Air Force Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Ralph Wayne Brower (AFSN: 0-3109303), United States Air Force (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an HH-3E pilot of the 37th Aero Space Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, in action in Southeast Asia on 9 November 1967. On that date, captain Brower attempted the night extraction of a ground reconnaissance team. Despite full knowledge that two helicopters had been shot down and a third severely damaged by intense, accurately directed hostile fire, Captain Brower, with determination, indomitable courage, and profession skill, established a hover on a steep slope within one hundred yards of hostile weapons positions and brought the wounded survivors aboard. The hostile forces closed in quickly, and as the helicopter departed, it was shot down. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Brower reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/3505
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