Hear Charles Brown’s story Tuesday on ‘Aging with Grace and Dignity’
Charles Brown’s first bombing mission in World War II would also be his last. He was shot down over Tokyo in the waning days of the fighting and languished behind bars not as a prisoner of war – but as a terrorist, which is how Japanese authorities viewed him.
Brown lived to tell about it, and the 82-year-old retired attorney from Kingwood told his story to the West Virginia Veterans History Project – which was launched in 2003 by West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism.