Brown (DB)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that DB Brown was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties, prior to cessation of hostilities in Europe:

  1. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  2. 07/03/1945 Dessau
  3. 25/03/1945 Osnabruck
  4. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  5. 11/04/1945 Bayreuth
  6. 07/05/1945 Ypenburg (Operation Manna)

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)Denis Bramato Brown6
(Navigator)Arthur Frederick Manders6
(Air Bomber)Joseph Frederick William Harding6
(Wireless Operator)John Arthur Moore6
(Air Gunner)David McMillan1
RET Hunter5
Frank Walter Vilain6
(Flight Engineer)JP Scanlon6

It is known that some (or all) of these airmen continued to fly operationally with the squadron during the post war clean up, which included repatriation of POW and service personnel, Cooks Tours, testing of German radar and disposal of surplus incendiaries. However, the squadron’s record book only provides a summary of these activities and does not list the individual captains and crews that took part in these sorties.