Re: Robert BROWN DFC DFM
His D.F.M. was reported in the Bradford Observer of Feburary 6th 1943:
The D.F.M. is awarded to Flight-Sergeant Robert Brown, No. 78 Squadron, who was born in 1918 in Bradford, where his home is. He was a student before enlisting in 1940.
The investiture was in November 1944, and there's a photo of him with his sister in the same newspaper of December 1st 1944. His address is given as 2, Tetley Place, Bradford.
His D.F.C. award was reported in the Shipley Times and Express of December 13th 1944:
Bolton Man gains the D.F.C.
Flying Officer Robert Brown, D.F.M., of Bolton, has now gained the D.F.C. He was educated at the Bradford Grammar School and later at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He enlisted as an air gunner in 1940, and received his commission this year. He has been awarded the honour for an outstanding wireless operator and [his] devotion to duty has always been worthy of the highest praise.
Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England