Brown, Arthur Whitten
Born: Jul 23, 1886 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 62 years of age.
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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