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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C W D Brown


Charles Walter Dryburgh Brown of Ightham Common, Kent joined the RAF in September 1939 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner and after completing his training joined 236 Squadron in 1940.



(Back): Sgt WR Burns (NZ), Sgt RI McChesney (NZ), Sgt CWD Brown, Sgt J Lowe, Sgt GG Green, unknown ‘Jock’

(Front): Sgt A Spiers, Sgt JE Goldsmith, Sgt HDB Elsdon



He was posted away to Bomber Command in early 1941.

Brown was killed on 30th June 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 7 Squadron, aged 29.

Stirling I N3664 MG-Z was shot down by a night fighter in the Bremen area during a raid on Hamburg.

Also lost were:

F/O VR Hartwright DFM
P/O HD Brander RCAF
F/Sgt. JR Dale
F/Sgt. DHG Poole DFM
F/Sgt. AG Reading
Sgt. TG Young

Brown is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Germany.


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