A recent post from my World War One collection. I put together this album to pay tribute to one of Canada’s greatest aviation heroes- Captain Arthur “Roy” Brown.

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

“Captain Arthur Roy Brown, DSC & Bar, (23 December 1893 – 9 March 1944) was a Canadian First World War flying ace credited with ten aerial victories.[1] The Royal Air Force officially credited Brown with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron” (who seems in fact to have been shot down by ground fire).[2] What is less well known is that Brown never lost a pilot in his flight during combat, a rare distinction for an air unit commander of that war. This was due largely to his demands for a “breaking in” period in which new pilots flew over the fights just to see how they worked.” – from Wikipedia

He learned to fly in Dayton, Ohio in 1915.
He is generally credited with 10 victories.
He received as a gift the seat of Manfred von Richthofen’s Fokker Dr. I Triplane which he donated to a museum.