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Fred Brown Sonner

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Dublin Core

Title

Fred Brown Sonner

Subject

Sonner, Fred Brown, Jr. (1924-1944)
Military personnel - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County

Description

Portrait of Fred Brown Sonner, Jr. wearing his Naval Aviator’s flight jacket.

Fred was the son of Fred B. Sonner, Sr. (1881-1970) and Maymil Marie (Maphis) Sonner (1892-1956).

He grew up on W. Washington Street in Strasburg with his siblings.

In 1942, while a student at Roanoke College, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Two years later, Ensign Sonner was an aviator in the U.S. Navy when, tragically, he was killed in an airplane crash at the Naval Air Station in Sanford, Florida.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Undated

Contributor

Identified by his good friend, Graham Conner, who remembered how, as kids, the two of them used to go everywhere on roller skates.
Additional biographical details compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

002317

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negatives

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Fred Brown Sonner,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 17, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/26919.

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