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Brown was born in 1917 in Michigan, and joined the Navy in 1939. He was assigned to a torpedo squadron and served aboard the carrier Saratoga. During this time, he joined the AVG, which proved providential, as his entire squadron was lost shortly thereafter at Midway. Assigned to the Adam and Eves squadron, Brown was one of the few who volunteered to fly night patrol shortly after tlie attack on Pearl Harbor. Carl recounts this as a "rather heart-pounding. experience; we'd never employed the P-40 at night, and they had no (exhaust stack) flame suppressors or flame guards. When you went to take off all of a sudden it was like looking into a blast furnace-you couldnt see a damn thing ...like flying into the Sun." Carl was involved in the AVGs first combat experience in December 41, and flew in many notable missions, including the harrowing experience stopping the Japanese in the Salween Gorge, when he recalls pilot Bob Littles plane tragically exploding just 40 feet from his wing. After his AVG days, Carl flew for CNAC until 1945. After the war, he entered pre-med in Los Angeles, and flew for the newly-formed Flying Tiger Air Line. Carl then began a successful medical career, specializing in neurology and anesthetics. Throughout the 90s, Dr. Brown had the unique distinction of being the doctor at the Corcoran State Penitentiary in California, the state which he's called home for many years.
Items Signed by Carl Brown
| ||Shark Sighting by John D Shaw.|
Price : £220.00
|Before the pilots of the legendary American Volunteer Group could take to the skies against the enemy, the all-important task of Bore Sighting the .30 caliber wing guns of their P-40s had to take place! The ingenious armourers of the AVG were often ......|
|Flying Tigers and Buffalos by Stan Stokes.|
Price : £124.00
|Claire Chennaults American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) continue to capture the imagination and interest of aviation history buffs more than fifty years after they flew combat missions for the Chinese Air Force. Composed of about ninety pilots an......|
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|Squadrons for : Carl Brown|
|A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Carl Brown. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.|
Country : US
(AVG) Financially backed by China to defend against Japanese attack, prior to American entering the war. Pilots awarded $500 bounty for each aircraft destroyed.
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|Aircraft for : Carl Brown|
|A list of all aircraft associated with Carl Brown. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : Curtiss
Production Began : 1938
Retired : 1958
Number Built : 13738
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Killed aged 26 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of Andrew Patrick Gilmour and Annie Gilmour, husband of Hilda Gertrude Gilmour, of Laindon, Essex.
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