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Alexander George Brown

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Sgt. Alexander George Brown

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander George AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41568 AWMM
    • WWII 41568 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41568 AWMM
    • WWII 41568 AWMM
  • Military service
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander Brown was the son of George Brown and Rakiki Tipoki, of Cook Islands, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Served with 489 Squadron (18 Group - Coastal Command) - based at RAF Skitten, Caithness, Scotland.

      Whilst on an aerial patrol searching for enemy U-Boats - over the North Sea - at 2.17am the crew signalled by radio they were short of fuel and may have to land in the sea. At 2.20am a radio call was heard "Will have to land in the sea". The aircraft was not heard from again - with the loss of all 4 RNZAF crew members on board.

      The bodies of Sergeant Douglas Newman (Dunedin) was located near Husum - and Flight Sergeant Alexander Brown was located near Sylt.

      For the full story of the loss of this aircraft refer to Sources section of this profile. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 7 December 2018 - (England) : 489 Squadron Hampden TB1 AD795 XA-k.
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About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kiel War Cemetery, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany AWMM 4. H. 3. AWMM
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  • Never thought I had any relatives in the war. Now that I know I feel humbled and honoured. Thanks you my great great Uncle Alexander. We will remember them!
    Public - Regan - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.106 AWMM
    • 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


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25 April 2019ReganAuckland nzDirect descendant
10 December 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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