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Brown, Arthur Whitten

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1948 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Aviators

1886 – Arthur Whitten Brown was born in Glasgow on the 23rd of July.

1915 – After being shot down and badly wounded over Germany on the 10th of November, Brown became a prisoner of war.

        – Brown became a prisoner of war.

         – Once released and back in the United Kingdom, Brown continued to develop his aerial navigation skills.

         – He became a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force and while visiting the engineering firm of Vickers he was asked if he would be the navigator for the proposed transatlantic flight.

1919 – The flight from St John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland took place on 14th of June.

         – Brown worked then as an engineer for the Vickers company, and settled in Wales.

1948 – He died on the 4th of October in Swansea.