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.