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Name: Alfred John Brown
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 23, 24
Victories: 8
Place of Birth:  
Place of Death:  
No notes for Alfred John Brown.
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Alfred John Brown, R. Suss. R., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While on patrol work he and his patrol attacked two enemy two-seater machines, one of which was driven down out of control, the other being seriously damaged. On the following day he attacked a hostile reconnaissance machine, which he forced to land in our lines. On a later occasion he volunteered to attack a hostile aerodrome in foggy weather. He dropped four bombs from a height of 200 feet which blew in the sides of one of the hangars, and then attacked horse and motor transport on the road, finally engaging enemy troops in the main street of a village with machine-gun fire. He has shown great skill and daring as a leader of offensive patrols.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Sep 1917 1705 24 D.H.5 (B362) Albatros D.V (DES) Anneux-Rumilly
2 10 Dec 1917 1200 24 D.H.5 (B4918) Albatros D.V (OOC) Honnecourt
3 06 Mar 1918 1015 24 S.E.5a (C9494) Albatros D.V (OOC) St. Quentin
4 11 Mar 1918 1315 24 S.E.5a (C9494) C (OOC) E of Bellenglise
5 11 Mar 1918 1815 24 S.E.5a (C9494) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Ribemont
6 12 Mar 1918 1840 24 S.E.5a (C9494) EA (DES) SW of St. Quentin
7 13 Mar 1918 1245 24 S.E.5a (C9494) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bellicourt
8 23 Aug 1918 1850 23 Sopwith Dolphin (D3732) DFW C (OOC) Maricourt-Suzanne

1 Shared with Lt Herbert Richardson, 2Lt P J Nolan (C5301), Lt Ronald Mark (C6397), Lt E W Lindeburg (B125)
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