He was a Staff Sergeant with the 763rd Bomber Squadron, 460th Bomber Group, Heavy.
Killed in action on 16 October 1944
He is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold (Moselle) France
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart
Staff Sergeant Brewer served as an Engineer/Gunner on aircraft B-24 J with serial number 42-99798. The nickname of this aircraft was Ashcan Charley.
The aircraft departed from Spinazzola, Italy on a combat mission to St. Valentine, Graz, Austria. Over the target the flak was intense and accurate. Just after the bombs were away, the plane suffered a direct hit and exploded. S/Sgt Brewer was in the top turret at that time.