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Wilfred David Brown

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Wilfred David Brown

September 19, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/86267

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

112 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 141 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 272.

Location:

Alamein is a village which is bypassed by the main coast road approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the way to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the old coast road, which is parallel to the former. The cemetery and the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL both lie beyond the ridge. Road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path which leads down through the memorial building and into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILFRED DAVID BROWN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Wilfred D Brown– Warrant Officer Wilfred D Brown of the 112 (RAF) "Shark" Squadron poses in front of his P-40 Curtiss Kittyhawk III aircraft in the North Africa desert, fall of 1942.
  • Photo 2 of Wilfred D Brown– W/O Wilfred Brown in the cockpit of his P-40 Kittyhawk III, while flying with the 112 (RAF) "Shark" Squadron from October 1942 to his death in September 1943.
  • Wilfred D. Brown Military Service– A history of W/O Wilfred D. Brown, written by cousin Roy Brown of Virden, Manitoba. (Part 1)
  • Wilfred D. Brown Military Service Part 2– Military history of W/O Wilfred D. Brown, written by cousin Roy Brown of Virden, Manitoba. (Part 2)
  • Letter dated 13 April 1943– Letter home to Dad, written April 13, 1943 while stationed with the 112 (RAF) squadron in the Middle East.
  • Letter 13 April 1943 (Part 2)– Letter home to Dad, written April 13, 1943 while stationed with the 112 (RAF) squadron in the Middle East. (Part 2)
  • Letter dated 5 May 1943– Letter home to family, written May 5, 1943 while stationed with the 112 (RAF) sqadron in the Middle East. (Part 1)
  • Letter dated 5 May 1943 (Part 2)– Letter home to family, written May 5, 1943 while stationed with the 112 (RAF) squadron in the Middle East. (Part 2)
  • Air Force Review July 1943– Wilfred Brown (far left) poses with his squadron buddies (112 RAF) in July 1943 for the cover of Air Force Review.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newpaper Clipping regarding Wilfred Brown.
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– Newspaper Clipping regarding Wilfred D. Brown.
  • Newspaper Clipping 3– Newspaper article featuring Wilfred D. Brown.

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