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Special Visitor to the NAFMC

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Air Gunner Dick Brown of 644 Squadron in 1944. Brown is on far right.

On July 29th, the NAFMC was visited by a truly remarkable and very special guest. Second World War Veteran Dick Brown, an air gunner with 644 Squadron, and his son stopped by the Museum for a chat with staff members and a tour of Halifax NA-337. Brown who was with 644 from its inception in 1944 to the end of the war spoke candidly of its many varied missions: from D-Day and Operation Varsity to the SOE Missions in occupied Europe. (It was on one of the SOE flights over Norway that 2-PX Xray – Halifax NA-337 – made its fateful ditch onto Lake Mjøsa.) Although Air Gunner Brown did not log any hours in the Museum’s Halifax, he did complete 33 other missions on 644 Halifax aircraft.

 

 

 

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Still spry at 92, Brown is at home in the Halifax.

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Brown was happy to talk about his service to both staff and Museum guests.

photos courtesy of Brad Denoon 2015