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    Hi all,
    F/O J.K. Brown, RCAF, 438 Sqn, baled out of his Typhoon MP192 over Wumme (Germany) 16.4.1945. He became POW. (?) What was his full name and service number?
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    Hugh Halliday's book lists the pilot of MP192 as F/O James Alfred Brown, J36722, from Berwyn, Alberta..

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    Bill,
    unfortunately , I cant agree with you. In the Hugh Halliday's book (page 186) there is a mistake. Have a look at the page 122 there is: In the early afternoon of April 16,... F/O J.K. Brown had to bale out on this trip. (Typhoon MP192)
    Nothing more. Did he become POW or not?
    You can also look at www.thisisme.ca/439squadron/RollCall-B.htm; Nominal Roll:
    Brown J.A., F/O, J28760, Pilot, 23 May 1944 - ???? Born Berwyn Alberta. On the 6 Nov 1944 on a morning show J.28760 F/O J.A. Brown, one of our old timers failed to return. (Typhoon MN345)
    The service number J36722, you mentioned, belongs to Fraser J.G., Johnny, (Do you know his full name?) F/O, J36722, Pilot, 14 Aug 1944 - ????, Force landed in North Holland 11 Nov 1944, back in England 21 Mar 1945. (Typhoon MN547)
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    Hello,

    I confirm the pilot was James Alfred BROWN, J28760, from his PoW questionnaire. He belonged to No. 439 Squadron. Date is 6th November 1944, place of capture is given as Deventer, Holland

    John Kerk BROWN, J44181, belonged to No. 438 Squadron, was shot down and captured on 16th April 1945. place of capture is almost unreadable, something like "Hemslingen".

    Joss

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    Thank you very much, Joss. It would be Heeslingen. It is cca 20 kilometres N of Rotenburg (Wmme), where the engine of his Typhoon cut.
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    A small correction:

    R112641 James Albert Brown (J28760)

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

    ( https://roywassink.nl/1944/11/06/cra...e-basseltlaan/ )

    R200536 John Kerr Brown (J44181)

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

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