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Alexander Raymond Brown

Sergeant Alexander Raymond Brown, of Timaru. Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19421021-19-8. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Sergeant Alexander Raymond Brown, of Timaru. Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heritage Co …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 405471 AWMM
    • WWII NZ405471 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 September 1915 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 405471 AWMM
    • WWII NZ405471 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    28 July 1942 AWMM
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Goldfish Club. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.98.

    Ditched in the Ionian Sea, after being shot down by flak; spent 2 hours in the ocean before being picked up by the Italian Float Plane. The following day the crew took control of the plane on the way to Toranto as Prisoners, and flew back to Malta. AWMM

Death

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  • Cemetery name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Just an incredible story how he and others carried out, what is understood to be the first aircraft hijack back in 1942 - you have to read the story prepared by another pilot for Aircrew Remembered.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 26 February 2018
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Sources

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    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.98 AWMM
    • Goldfish Club, New Zealand Branch. The Goldfish Club: Roll of Honour 1954 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/32. AWMM

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26 February 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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