Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II
Wallace Hilton Brown
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Brown, Wallace Hilton J/6844 Flight Lieutenant 407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force February 13, 1908 Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., NS March 22, 1940 32 Moncton, New Brunswick (RCAF Recruiting Station) Amherst, NS Lumbering (self-employed) Church of England Single Dora Brown (Mother) Amherst, NS June 7, 1944 36 Runnymede Memorial Panel 244 Distinguished Flying Cross Wallace was the son of Frank Vernon Brown and Rhodora Barbara Brown, of Amherst, Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Vernon Brown, who served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, and Mary (Brown) Carter. He attended West Highland Public School in Amherst between 1915 and 1921, and the Amherst Academy between 1921 and 1925. In 1932 he completed a four month diploma dairy course. Through night school he obtained a certificate in motor mechanics. At the time of his enlistment, Wallace was self-employed in lumbering. He enjoyed hockey, hunting, boating, and baseball and the hobby of remodeling rifles. Following enlistment with the RCAF he was assigned to RCAF Station Trenton. He joined 407 Squadron on October 28, 1941. He was awarded his Wireless Operator’s Badge on July 21, 1941, and Air Gunner’s Badge on August 18, 1941 and obtained his Operational Wings on January 15, 1944. Flight Lieutenant Brown was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross. On the night of June 6/7, 1944, while on anti-submarine patrol to protect the Normandy landings, Wellington (HQ149) of Squadron 407 failed to return from operations. It was assumed that the crew were lost at sea, including A/S Leader Desmond William Farrell (C1462) of Senneville Quebec, and Flight Lieutenant Wallace Hilton Brown. Commemorated on Page 261 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 1.
407 Squadron - National Air Force Museum of Canada - Trenton, Ontario
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