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Roy Brown (Jesse)

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FC: Roy Brown By:Jesse

1: Roy Brown was born on the 3rd of December 1893 at Carleton Place, Ontario. Carleton Place is located thirty miles west of Ottawa. He learned to fly at the | Wright Brother’s flying school in Ohio. When he got his flying license, he joined the Royal Naval Air Service. | His career was almost ended when he broke a vertebra in a crash during training in April 1916.

3: Army duty After finishing his training Brown was put on scout duty in 1917. Early in his army career he bounced around 9 squadron, 11 squadron and 4 squadron of the RNAS. He earned his first victory on July 14th 1917 while flying with the Sopwith Pups in 11 squadron. He was finally posted to 9 squadron, where he earned his second victory on September 3rd 1917. With his fifth victory on October 13th 1917 he become a flying ace. He was promoted to flight leader in February 1918. A report on him at the time said "He was a good flight leader and fearless pilot."

5: What I think is Brown’s greatest fear and inspiration I think Brown’s greatest fear was probably to get shot out of the air and blowing upon impact with the ground. Because that might prove fatal for the ground forces. I think Brown’s inspiration was Billy Avery Bishop who was born February 1894 and was a pilot in World War I and an air marshal in World War II.

7: My opinion on Brown I chose Roy Brown because if he hadn’t shot down the “Red Baron ” we probably would have lost World War I. We might all be German, for all we know. People would only commemorate him for his bravery and not for killing the most dangerous pilot in the World War I

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