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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary
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Born on the 26th April 1915 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Son of Harley E. and Mary Brown. Worked for Winnipeg Free Press prior to enlisting on the 18th April 1941 at Winnipeg. Husband of Jessie McDougall Brown (née McDougall later Stone then Leary - died 21st August 1996 age 82), of Rolla, North Dakota, USA. Grave inscription: 'He Is Not Forgotten'.
Harold Brown Bay, in the Nelson River, Manitoba was named after him in 1995
Shot down by flak and crashed near the railway repair shops at Kaiserslautern. The crew were initially buried a few yards from the wreckage.
Rheinberg War Cemetery 2.K.21
Also remembered on the family memorial at Ayr Cemetery. Born on the 15th September 1915 at Ayr, Scotland. Son of Alexander Wilson Cowan (died 04th January 1976, age 92) and Agnes Black Cowan (née Barclay - died 19th May 1953, age 72), of Ayr and husband of Euphemia Millar Cowan, of Dollar. (M.A. Hons. Glasgow). Blue for Association Football. Grave inscription: 'Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends'.