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. 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). 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.