658085 Sergeant Alexander BROWN, Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 75 (N.Z.) Squadron.
LG 36131 10/8/43
L.G. 13/8/1943 . Sorties 24, Flying hours 132.15. Air Gunner. Air2/8974.
Sergeant Brown has taken part in 24 operational sorties against the enemy including operations against Berlin and Hamburg. He is a keen and efficient gunner who has at all times set a very good example to the new gunners of this squadron by his courage and keeenness to take part in operational sorties.
During an attack on Berlin on the night of 1st March, 1943, his captain was temporarily knocked out by a piece of shrapnel. Sergeant Brown ably assisted to fly the aircraft back to base. This was made possible by his previous experience as a pilot.
It is recommended that Sergeant Brown should be awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.
20th June, 1943.
Remarks by Station Commander.
Sergeant Brown has almost completed his first tour of operations in a most exemplary manner. He has attacked the most heavily defended targets in Germany ncluding Berlin, Hamburg and the Ruhr. He has at all times displayed the utmost keenness and courage and I strongly recommend the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal,