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Brown, Arthur Whitten (Arthur)

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Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Aviators

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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.

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