Eric Melrose Brown
|Born||21 Jan 1919||Leith|
|Died||21 Feb 2016||(97)||Redhill, Surrey|
Roster information listed for Eric Melrose Brown
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|HMS Audacity (D 10)||Escort carrier||Sub-Lieutenant||21 Dec 1941||U-751 (1)|
Fighter pilot, flying Martlet aircraft in 802 Squadron FAA off HMS Audacity. He had shot down two Fw200 Condor aircraft while escorting the convoy OG-76 and was one of only two survivors of his squadron when the carrier was sunk. Eric “Winkle” Brown later became a famous test pilot and wrote several books.
He talks about the sinking of HMS Audacity in this video from the Battle of the Atlantic Dinner.