Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. J W Brown

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James Wood Brown of Broadmayne, Dorset joined 600 Squadron in June 1940. During the Battle of Britain he took part in 16 operational flights.

Shortly after this he retrained as a Sergeant Pilot.

Commissioned in May 1943, Brown was killed on 22nd November 1943 as a Pilot Officer with 158 Squadron, operating in Halifaxes from Lissett, Yorkshire.

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, HR977 NP-A of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Klein Berssen during a raid to Berlin.

Also lost were:

P/O LA Smith
Sgt. ST Hazel
Sgt. WJG Middleton
Sgt. JM Phillips
Sgt. JT Sykes

Brown was 28 years old and is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

 

 

 

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