Arthur Roy Brown

Arthur Roy Brown, fighter pilot (b at Carleton Place, Ont 23 Dec 1893; d at Stouffville, Ont 9 Mar 1944). A flight commander with 209 Squadron, Brown has often been credited with killing Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, the famed

Arthur Roy Brown, pilot
Brown's most famous dogfight was with the German air ace Baron von Richtofen, who was shot down either by Brown or by ground fire (courtesy Canadian War Museum).

Arthur Roy Brown

Arthur Roy Brown, fighter pilot (b at Carleton Place, Ont 23 Dec 1893; d at Stouffville, Ont 9 Mar 1944). A flight commander with 209 Squadron, Brown has often been credited with killing Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, the famed "Red Baron," on 21 Apr 1918. It is as likely, however, that von Richthofen was killed by ground fire from Australian machine gunners. Credited with 11 victories, Brown survived a serious flying accident in July 1918 and left the RAF a year later. He subsequently engaged in various businesses involved with flying.


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