Biography

Birth date: 09 November 1919
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Parramatta
Final rank: Squadron Leader
Service number: 402342 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • No. 81 Wing
  • No. 4 Squadron
  • No. 77 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 4 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 81 Wing
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

P03697.001

Informal portrait of 402342 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Bruce Edward 'Buster' Brown DFC and Bar, of Wilberforce, NSW, wearing his flying helmet. Flt Lt Brown a member of No 75 (Fighter) Squadron, RAAF, operated from Milne Bay. He flew a Kittyhawk aircraft, serial number A29-133, which was named...

P03697.001

P03697.002

Studio portrait of 402342 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Bruce Edward 'Buster' Brown DFC and Bar and Polly. Flt Lt Brown, of Wilberforce, NSW, was a member of No 75 (Fighter) Squadron, RAAF, which operated from Milne Bay. Flt Lt Brown flew a P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft, serial number A29-133, which was...

P03697.002

Technology

P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-133 : RAAF

The Curtiss P-40E fighter was a single-seat aircraft powered by a V-1710-39 Allison In-line liquid cooled engine. Note: the machine is currently fitted with a -81 model engine. The armament was six M2 0.50 inch calibre Browning machine guns, mounted in the wings. The airframe was manufactured...

REL/20242

P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk aircraft A29-133 : RAAF : Rudder fabric

Piece of fabric from the rudder of RAAF P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-133. This sample of fabric was removed from the rudder during early restoration work in the 1960s, and was acquired with the aircraft in 1992. The fabric is believed to be aircraft grade linen and has been finished...

REL/20242.001

P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk aircraft A29-133 : RAAF : Pilot's seat

Pilot's seat from P-40E-1-CU Kittyhawk fighter aircraft A29-133.

REL/20242.002

Sound

Squadron Leader Bruce Edward 'Buster' Brown, Flying Officer 75 Squadron RAAF, interviewed by Ed Stokes for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Discussing impact of Anzac tradition and empire patriotism on enlistees; enlistment and training at Bradfield Park; elementary flying in Tiger Moths at Tamworth; flying Wirraways out of Amberley; high casualty rates during training; embarkation for England and posting to Harden; North Wales for...

S00583

Timeline

Date of birth 1919-11-09
Date of honour or award 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross.
Date of honour or award 1946 Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross.