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Ron Brown WWII Hero Autobiography Per-Ardua-Ad-Astra

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Joined RAF May 1940 Fitter 2 E
Joined 52 MU at Newark collecting crashed aircraft throughout the East Coast
Posted 1941 to 71  OTu RAF Gordons Tree Khartoum  Sudan
Also based at Cairo and Ismalia.
1943 returned to U.K. For Flight Eng aircrew training-St Athan
1943 posted to 1653 HCU. Norfolk
1943. Joined 218 Sqdn Woolfox Lodge (Stirlings) Lincs.
My planned wedding day for June 6th was cancelled at 1 days notice and on June 6th D.Day we were diverted from our regular bombing operations to an American base to tow a glider over go Normandy - not informing the U.S. Airborne troops that this was our first time we had towed.  ! !
Completed tour and transferred to 75 N.Z. Sqdn Mepal Cambs.

Lost our English skipper due to  night fighter attack- our NZ our new Skipper was W/Co Rogers DFC involved in the controversial operation Dec 15th Siegen (aborted) as we entered German airspace when it was claimed that we may have killed Glen Milller . Our completion of  a full tour was stopped by flak damage and engine loss on our 34th with 75NZ / enabling us to carry out 64 operations


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