Brown (RW)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that RW Brown was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 09/07/1944 L’Hey
  2. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  3. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  4. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  5. 18/07/1944 M-Cagny (Daylight)
  6. 22/07/1944 L’Hey
  7. 23/07/1944 Foret-De-Croc (Daylight)
  8. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  9. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  10. 28/07/1944 Hamburg
  11. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  12. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  13. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  14. 04/08/1944 Bec-d’Ambes (Daylight 2)
  15. 06/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  16. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  17. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  18. 15/08/1944 Le Culot
  19. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  20. 18/08/1944 Bremen
  21. 31/08/1944 Pourchinte
  22. 08/09/1944 Le Havre
  23. 10/09/1944 Le Havre
  24. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 1
  25. 12/09/1944 Dortmund
  26. 17/09/1944 Boulogne
  27. 23/09/1944 Neuss
  28. 25/09/1944 Calais (Aborted)
  29. 26/09/1944 Calais (Various aiming points)
  30. 27/09/1944 Calais
  31. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  32. 06/10/1944 Dortmund
  33. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart (Failed to Return)

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). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Robert William Brown33
(Navigator)John Anthony Creemer Clarke33
(Air Bomber)Reginald Francis Jack Bright33
(Set Operator)Dennis Thompson10
John Duncan Crombie1
(Wireless Operator)Adam Linton29
Clarence John Taylor3
Henry Randolph McMahon Stroud1
(Air Gunner)Edmond Joseph Kiely33
Frank David Thomas Phillips33
(Flight Engineer)Colin Johnson33

BROWN (RW) CREW
Back: Kiely, Bright, Johnson, Phillips / Front: Linton, Brown, Clark
[Courtesy of Peter and Margaret Quirk]