U.S. Navy’s First Black Pilot: Ensign Jesse Brown
Since the Travyon Martin murderous verdict, there has been a higher visibility of black related news stores which is odd and this is one of them. I consider this white guilt because I don’t believe in coincidences. Or this is the master start of distractions by the pale hand to hide the injustice racism of Trayvon Martin’s death.
Whether you’re black, white, cross eyed, limited scope-ability, short attention spans or have some other 21st century issues or excuse for not being able to focus, this should help you whether you want to believe it or not, black people started this civilization. There were many people who heard about the deeds and creations of Kemet (this was the name of Egypt before it was hellenized by the Greeks) but when they found out the true creators where of black skin, the truth had to be covered up and this is still happening today as in the the past when white folks slowly appeared from the bowels of dogs, they’ve been revoking the truth.
Note that Black people in Amerikkka today are NOT African Americans, I repeat are NOT African Americans! If this were true, black people would have been paid Mega dollars in reparations for slavery and being captured, sold beaten, raped, burned, capitalized by, dehumanized, diseased and disrespected by the white man and his, her shenanigans.
This is the case with Jesse Brown. First you will never every know the full extent or the truth of the story because it has been sensationalized not for the sake of Jesse Brown but for the white dude. Black people have made major contributions that have not been recognized and service in the military is one. I will never ever understand why black men and black women would ever want to fight in a white man’s war. Especially since the white man feels black existence on this planet is to be servants.
HERE’S WHAT “OFFICIALLY” HAPPENED TO ENSIGN JESSE BROWN:
The flight began searching for targets along the west side of the reservoir, decreasing their altitude to 700 feet (210 m). The mission was a three-hour search and destroy flight as well as an attempt to probe Chinese troop strength in the area.
Although the flight spotted no Chinese, at 14:40 (that’s 2:40 pm for you non military folks) Koenig radioed that Brown appeared to be trailing fuel. The damage had likely come by small arms fire from Chinese infantry, who were known to hide in the snow and to ambush passing aircraft by firing in unison. At least one bullet had ruptured a fuel line. Brown, losing fuel pressure and increasingly unable to control the aircraft, dropped his external fuel tanks and rockets and attempted to land the craft in a snow-covered clearing on the side of a mountain.
The aircraft broke up violently upon impact and was destroyed. In the crash, Brown’s leg was pinned beneath the fuselage of the aircraft, and he stripped off his helmet and gloves in an attempt to free himself, before waving to the other pilots, who were circling close overhead. The other pilots had thought he had died in the crash. Brown had crash-landed near Somong-ni, 15 miles (24 km) behind Chinese lines in 15 °F (−9 °C) weather, and the other pilots began a Mayday radio to any heavy transport aircraft in the area as they canvassed the mountain for any sign of Chinese ground forces who might threaten Brown. They received a signal that a rescue helicopter would come as soon as possible, but Brown’s aircraft was smoking and a fire had started near its internal fuel tanks.
Before it became clear Brown was seriously injured, Hudner attempted in vain to rescue Brown by radioing him instructions for escaping his damaged aircraft. Thomas Hudner then intentionally crash-landed his aircraft, ran to Brown’s side and attempted to wrestle him free from the wreck. While Brown’s condition worsened by the minute, Hudner attempted in vain to put out the aircraft fire using snow and to pull Brown from the aircraft. In great pain, Brown began slipping in and out of consciousness.
A rescue helicopter arrived around 15:00; its pilot Lieutenant Charles Ward and Hudner were unable to put out the engine fire with a fire extinguisher, and tried unsuccessfully to free Brown with an axe for 45 minutes. They even considered, at Brown’s request, amputating his trapped leg. Brown lost consciousness shortly thereafter. His last known words to Hudner were, “Tell Daisy I love her.” Really, this is to perfect.
The helicopter, which was unable to operate in the darkness, was forced to return to base at nightfall with Hudner, leaving Brown behind. Brown is believed to have died shortly thereafter of his injuries and exposure to the extreme cold. It is assumed that Jesse Brown but not known. Note there were no Chinese forces that threatened the site, likely owing to the heavy air presence of Brown and Hudner’s unit. There have been other stories that Jesse Brown froze to death.
Hudner begged superiors to allow him to return to the wreck to help extract Brown, but he was not allowed, as other officers feared an ambush of the vulnerable helicopters resulting in casualties.
[What happened to Ensign Jesse L. Brown’s body, you may be asking?]:
To prevent the body and the aircraft from falling into Chinese or North Korean hands, the U.S. Navy bombed the aircraft with napalm two days later, with pilots reportedly reciting the Lord’s Prayer over the radio as they watched Brown’s body be consumed by flames.
This is what they did to Jesse L. Brown’s body. This is called “napalm”. It’s a thick, gelled version of gasoline designed to sick to whatever its applied to.
The pilots observed that Brown’s body was still stuck in the aircraft, but his clothes were gone. The remains of both Brown and the aircraft were never recovered. Brown was the first U.S. Navy officer killed in the war.
“He died in the wreckage of his airplane with courage and unfathomable dignity. He willingly gave his life to tear down barriers to freedom of others.” Now honestly, how would he know this? With the plight of the black man being so negative.
—Hudner, speaking of Brown 17 February 1973, at the commissioning of the USS Jesse L. Brown. Now how did he know this when Jesse Brown could not be a 100% free man in the United States or the military.
For his actions in Korea leading up to his death, Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart Medal, and the Air Medal.For the failed rescue attempt, Hudner received the Medal of Honor, the highest valor award presented by the U.S. military.
Brown’s shipmates memorialized him in a shipwide newspaper as “a Christian soldier, a gentleman, a shipmate, and friend … His courage and faith … shone like a beacon for all to see.” As word of his death spread, Brown inspired numerous other African Americans to become pilots, notably Seaman Apprentice Frank E. Petersen. Petersen would become the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general, being graduated from the Naval Aviation Training Program in 1952 and retiring from the military after 38 years in 1988 with the rank of lieutenant general.
On 17 February 1973, the Navy commissioned the Knox-class frigate USS Jesse L. Brown (FF-1089), the first U.S. ship named in honor of an African American. Present at the commissioning ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts, were Daisy Brown Thorne (who had remarried), Pamela Brown, and Hudner, who gave a dedication. The ship was decommissioned on 27 July 1994 and renamed the Damiyat after being commissioned with the Egyptian navy.
An extensive biography of Jesse Brown later was compiled by author Theodore Taylor, who had served in Korea and had been deeply moved by the news of Brown’s death at the time. Taylor interviewed many of Brown’s closest friends and family and consulted Daisy Brown’s personal diary and records from the Leyte’s ship log while preparing his 300-page book, published in 2007.
In 2013 it is reported that Hudner was planning to visit North Korea to help recover Brown’s remains. You may think of this as a symbolic act because how can you recover Jesse Brown’s remains when the military says it was napalmed?
Also, these two Corsair planes have been found in the Victorious Fatherland Liberation Museum in North Korea. Could one these planes actually be that of Jesse L. Brown and Hudner?
Rest in Peace, U.S. Navy Ensign Jesse L. Brown!