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Major General Preston Brown, Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, 1928

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Major General Preston Brown, Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, 1928

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Major General Preston J. Brown (1872-1948) is on a floating biplane at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth in 1928. The plane has "U.S. Army AE27-323" written on the fuselage.

Brown, a native of Kentucky, graduate from Yale University and went to law school at the University of Virginia. He joined the Army as a private in 1894 and served during the Spanish-American and Philippine wars and World War I. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He remained in the Army until 1936.

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  • Title: Major General Preston Brown, Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, 1928
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald
  • Creation Date: 1928
  • Subject Date: 1928
  • Local Name: Fort Williams
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.16527
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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