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|Flt. Lt. Les Brown AFC AFM AE|
First joined the war as soldier in 1939. He soon realised that he would much prefer to be fighting in the air rather than on the ground and soon joined the RAF and No. 4 Squadron. He amassed a total of 1500 hours flying Mosquitoes. In his flying career he flew 31 different types of aircraft.
Items Signed by Flt. Lt. Les Brown AFC AFM AE
|Mosquito Pathfinders by Philip West. (AP)|
Price : £190.00
|Groundcrew busy themselves readying their de Havilland Mosquito as the aircrew head out towards the aeroplane for yet another mission to a high value target over occupied Europe during WW2. Their dangerous job as Pathfinders is to accurately mark an......|
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|Squadrons for : Flt. Lt. Les Brown AFC AFM AE|
|A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flt. Lt. Les Brown AFC AFM AE. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.|
Country : UK
Founded : 16th September 1912
In futurum videre - To see into the future
|No.4 Sqn RAF|
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|Aircraft for : Flt. Lt. Les Brown AFC AFM AE|
|A list of all aircraft associated with Flt. Lt. Les Brown AFC AFM AE. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : De Havilland
Production Began : 1940
Retired : 1955
Number Built : 7781
Used as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two, Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft. and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. the Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hospano cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly. The Mossie at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far east and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. and a total of 7781 mosquito's were built.
|Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 21st May|
|21||May||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O L. W. Stevens of 17 Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. DFC Kramer of 600 Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1941||Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. W. Lochnan of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1942||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. Wilcock of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|21||May||1942||Former Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. J. Vykoukal of 111 and 73 Squadrons, was Killed.|
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