|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1886|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1948|
Arthur Whitten Brown was born in Glasgow,Scotland to American parents.His father was sent to Scotland to find a building site for Westinghouse.Arthur became a British citizen in order to attend the University and public school system.Brown served during world war l as an avation observer with 2 Squadron RFC.He was shot down twice and captured by the German army.After the war Arthur worked for Vickers Aircraft and was asked to be the navigator for a proposed transatlantic flight along with John Alcock.The flight from St.John's, Newfoundland to Clifden,Connemara Ireland took place on June 14,1919,at a flight time of 16 hours 12 minutes covering 1980 miles in a Vickers Vimy bomber.They were the first to cross the atlantic non stop.Both were knighted for this achivement.
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Record added: Jul 31, 2010
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