BROWN [DFM], William Haig

British Official Photograph. No. CH.12418.A.(WN) Air Ministry. (EX.RIGHT) AWARDED DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL. Aust. 416948 Flight Sergeant William Haig Brown, R.A.A.F., No.77 Squadron. Flight Sergeant Brown has completed a tour of operational duty. His sorties have been to such heavily defended targets as Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig and Nuremberg. A most capable air gunner his courage, devotion to duty and cheerful confidence in all times of stress, have set a fine example to all. On one occasion in September, 1943, his aircraft was intercepted by a Messerschmidt 110, which was damaged and driven off. Shortly afterwards another enemy fighter attacked but again the attack was repulsed. See Awards list No. 805. Part II. (Picture issued May 1944) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAF-Bomber-Command-77-Squadron-RAAF-F-Sgt-Brown-DFM-Germany-Raid-/371827498581

Last Name
BROWN [DFM]
Given Names
William Haig
Service Number
416948
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Course Details
WAGS Course 22, 1 W.A.G.S Gallantry Citations
Intake Date
05/02/1942
Finish Date
24/08/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
03/07/1946 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
S/A HQ
Rank
Flying Officer
Notes

British Official Photograph. No. CH.12418.A.(WN) Air Ministry. (EX.RIGHT) AWARDED DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL. Aust. 416948 Flight Sergeant William Haig Brown, R.A.A.F., No.77 Squadron. Flight Sergeant Brown has completed a tour of operational duty. His sorties have been to such heavily defended targets as Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig and Nuremberg. A most capable air gunner his courage, devotion to duty and cheerful confidence in all times of stress, have set a fine example to all. On one occasion in September, 1943, his aircraft was intercepted by a Messerschmidt 110, which was damaged and driven off. Shortly afterwards another enemy fighter attacked but again the attack was repulsed. See Awards list No. 805. Part II. (Picture issued May 1944) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAF-Bomber-Command-77-Squadron-RAAF-F-Sgt-Brown-DFM-Germany-Raid-/371827498581

NAA Status
OPEN
1 WAGS - BROWN William Haig - 416948 Crew
1 WAGS - BROWN William Haig - 416948 Crew
1 WAGS - BROWN William Haig - 416948
1 WAGS - BROWN William Haig - 416948
1 WAGS - BROWN William Haig - 416948

Acknowledgements

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