Brown (JH)

No. 35 Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that JH Brown participated in the following operational sorties as captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft.

  1. 08/09/1942 Frankfurt
  2. 10/09/1942 Dusseldorf
  3. 13/09/1942 Bremen
  4. 14/09/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  5. 19/09/1942 Saarbrucken
  6. 05/10/1942 Aachen
  7. 13/10/1942 Kiel
  8. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  9. 24/10/1942 Milan
  10. 20/11/1942 Turin
  11. 22/11/1942 Stuttgart
  12. 02/12/1942 Frankfurt
  13. 06/12/1942 Mannheim
  14. 08/12/1942 Turin
  15. 09/12/1942 Turin
  16. 30/01/1943 Hamburg
  17. 04/02/1943 Turin
  18. 11/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  19. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  20. 19/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  21. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg (Failed to Return)

It is worth noting that JH Brown participated in one 2nd Dickie Flight on 11th August 1942 prior to becoming captain of an aircraft.

The following shows the composition of his crew on these sorties, along with the number of sorties undertaken by each airman as part of his crew (as recorded in the squadron’s Operations Record Book). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)John Hilton Brown21
(Navigator)Gomer Donald Waterer21
(Air Bomber)Albert George Murray Coulam21
(Set Operator)Dudley Peter David Archer2
(Wireless Operator)David Aitken Sibbald21
(Air Gunner)John Napoleon Barry2
Patrick Flynn19
Stanley Seymour Vinicombe21
(Flight Engineer)Alan Tacey18
Albert Edward Waddicor2
John Maurice Mitchell1

Brown, Tacey, Waterer, Flynn, Sibbald, Vinicombe, Coulam
[Courtesy of Colin Lindsey]