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Name: Allan Runcieman Brown
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Unit: 1, 68, 69 (AFC)
Victories: 5
Born: 24 April 1895
Place of Birth: Launceston, Tasmania
Died: 1964
Place of Death:  
 
 
After serving with an artillery regiment, Allan Runcieman Brown transferred to the Australian Flying Corps on 5 December 1916. Flying Bristol Fighters with 1 Squadron during 1918, he scored at least five victories by the end of the summer. Brown was noted for forcing opponents to land in the desert before destroying their aircraft with bombing and strafing attacks. During World War II, he was a Wing Commander in the Royal Australian Air Force.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Allan Runciman Brown (Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
Lieut. Garfield Finlay (Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
   On 22nd August Capt. Brown, with Lieut. Finlay as his observer, attacked an enemy two-seater, forcing it to land in our lines. On four other occasions these officers have engaged and destroyed enemy aircraft, displaying marked gallantry and skill. In addition, they have rendered most valuable service in attacking enemy cavalry, anti-aircraft guns and other ground targets, inflicting heavy loss.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 May 1918 0700 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (B1149) 1 C (FTL/DES) 3 SW of Suweilah
2 08 Jun 1918 0700 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (A7200) 2 C (FTL/DES) SE of Amman
3 27 Jun 1918 0645 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (B1149) 1 AEG C (FTL/DES) Kutrani
4 28 Jul 1918 1200 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (B1284) 1 Rumpler C (FTL/DES) 4 Wadi Fara
5 22 Aug 1918 1315 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (B1284) 1 Rumpler C (CAP) Ramleh

1 Observer Lt Garfield Finlay
2 Observer Lt H A Letch
3 Shared with Lt G V Oxenham & Lt H A Letch (B1225)
4 Shared with Lt Carrick Paul & Lt William Weir
 
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