Person:Arthur Brown (47)

Captain Arthur Roy Brown
d.9 Mar 1944 Ontario, Canada
m. 8 Sep 1886
  1. Captain Arthur Roy Brown1893 - 1944
m. 19 Feb 1920
Facts and Events
Name Captain Arthur Roy Brown
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 23 Dec 1893 Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Military[1] 1918 pilot of a Sopwith Camel, 209th Squadron, Royal Air Force
Military[1][2] Distinguished Service Cross
Occupation[2] flight instructor
Occupation[2] Imperial Varnish and Color Company Limited
Marriage 19 Feb 1920 York, Ontario, Canadato Edythe Lois Monypenny
Occupation[2][3] 1928-1940 Amos, Abitibi, Québec, Canadapresident, General Airways Limited
Occupation[2][3] Stouffville, York, Ontario, Canadadairy farmer
Occupation[2] associate editor for Canadian Aviation magazine
Reference Number? Q201490?
Death[1][2] 9 Mar 1944 Ontario, Canada
Burial[4] Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Red Baron: A History in Pictures, p. 158, 2016.

    The Red Baron: A History in Pictures
    By Norman Franks Pen and Sword, Oct 14, 2016

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.

    http://www.cahf.ca/CUSTOMPAGES/907/MemberList.cfm?firstLetter=B#227
    Member Profile: A. Roy Brown
    accessed 6 April 2018

  3. 3.0 3.1 Roy Brown Society.

    http://www.captroybrown.ca/ accessed 6 April 2018
    http://www.captroybrown.ca/life_after_the_war.html
    Roy Brown Society.
    http://www.captroybrown.ca/the_brown_family.html accessed 6 April 2018

    The Moore House: Roy Brown Museum
    170 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

    rob@canadacareer.ca

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    Capt Arthur Roy Brown
    Birth: 23 Dec 1893 Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
    Death: 9 Mar 1944 (aged 50) Stouffville, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Burial: Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Plot: Toronto Necropolis, Toronto, Ontario
    Memorial #: 8759974
    Bio: WWI Canadian Fighter Pilot. Distinguished Service Cross with bar device. Credited as the air ace who finally brought the "Red Baron," Baron Manfred von Richthofen, down to earth. Entered the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915; almost killed when he crashed an Avro 504 on 2 May 1916; eventually recovered and was assigned to 9 Naval Squadron on the Western Front in April 1917. Reassigned to 11 Naval Squadron, scored his first victory on 17 July 1917, while flying a Sopwith Pup. In the fall, he rejoined 9 Naval Squadron to fly Sopwith Camels, becoming a flight commander in February 1918. In the most famous aerial combat of WWI, Brown's flight encountered Jasta 11 on the morning of April 21, 1918. In the battle that followed, Brown scored his final victory of the war while engaging a red Fokker DR.I; he was officially credited with shooting down the Red Baron. For this action, Brown received a bar to his Distinguished Service Cross. "If he had been my dearest friend, I could not have felt greater sorrow" Brown said on viewing the body of Manfred von Richthofen. In 1919, Brown left the Royal Air Force and returned to Canada where he worked as an accountant, founded a small airline and became an editor for " Canadian Aviation" magazine. During World War II, Brown entered politics after his application to join the Royal Canadian Air Force was rejected. The year before he died, he ran for Parliament but lost the election.
    Created by: Fred Beisser (46555840)
    Added: 15 May 2004
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8759974/arthur-roy-brown
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 April 2018), memorial page for Capt Arthur Roy Brown (23 Dec 1893–9 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8759974, citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Fred Beisser (contributor 46555840) .

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    Capt Roy Arthur “Brownie” Brown
    Birth: 23 Dec 1893 Carlington, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Death: 9 Mar 1944 (aged 50) Whitchurch-Stouffville, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Burial: Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
    Memorial #: 144094947
    Bio: World War I recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross and bar. Officially credited by the Royal Air Force with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron". Brown enlisted as an Officer Cadet at the Army Officers' Training and graduated from the Royal Naval Air Service for pilot training in 1915. Soon after, he sailed to England as a flight sub-lieutenant and underwent further training at Chingford. Thought to have been unharmed when Brown crashed his Avro 504 on May 2, 1916, the next morning he experienced severe back pain, as he had actually broken a vertebra. After spending two months recuperating in hospital, he was posted to Eastchurch Gunnery School in September 1916 and then sent to Cranwell to complete advanced training in January 1917. Brown was then posted to No. 9 Naval Squadron in March, where he flew coastal patrols off the Belgian coast. In June 1917, Brown was posted for a short time to No. 11 Naval Squadron. Brown acquired his first kill while flying on July 17, 1917. Following his promotion to flight lieutenant, he gathered another three unconfirmed kills. Brown was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on October 6, 1917. Brown was then made flight commander. Posted to the Somme in early 1918, operations increased and Brown's condition deteriorated. But he refused to quit flying and shot down two more aircraft on April 11th and 12th. While on patrol on April 21st, Brown's squadron became engaged in combat with fighters led by Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron". In an attempt to aid his friend, Lt. Wop May, Brown attacked Manfred von Richthofen. Brown was officially credited with the kill by the Royal Air Force soon after receiving a Bar to his Distinguished Service Cross. As an air unit commander during the First World War, Captain Arthur Roy Brown never lost a pilot in his flight during combat.
    Family Members
    Spouse
    Edythe Monypenny Brown* 1896-1988
    Created by: Lorna McMahon (47176481)
    Added: 24 Mar 2015
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144094947/roy-arthur-brown
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 April 2018), memorial page for Capt Roy Arthur “Brownie” Brown (23 Dec 1893–9 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144094947, citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Lorna McMahon (contributor 47176481) .