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Lieut. G.E.M. Browne


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Can anyone help with a local man i am researching. Lieut. George Ernest Melford Browne.

On his 18th Birthday (March 1917) he enlisted in the A.S.C. and was soon transferred to the Rifle Brigade and sent immediately for home defence to the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. While there he was recommeded for a commission in the RAF and obtained his Observers wings on 11th August 1918.

He was killed on 23rd September 1918 in aerial combat, could anyone give me details of this aerial combat???.

Andy

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Andy

2Lt G E M Browne was flying as observer with 2Lt Douglas Arthur Newton in RE 8 C2300 of No 42 Sqn RAF when both airmen were shot down and killed on a reconnaisance mission at about 1715 on 23 September 1918. A victory was credited to Vizefeldwebel Kurt Ungewitter of Jasta 24 who claimed a "Bristol Fighter" at the time that C2300 was shot down; it was the 4th of the 7 victories Ungewitter would be credited with before the Armistice.

I hope that this helps.

Gareth

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Gareth,

Thats a great help, Many thanks for that.

Andy

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