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Johnston, Brian Earl MC (Pilot Officer)

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Decorations: MC

Military Cross
70 Sqn- Squadron
Pilot Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

Took off in Wellington .

Aircraft severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Aircraft made a forced-landing close to the Enemy's lines

After destroying equipment in the aircraft and gathering supplies the crew set off waling to avoud capture. Meeting Arabs, some of whom were helpful they headed for Matruh. By the 28th day they reached Lake Magra and early on the folowing day they were rescued by drivers of two British Army vehicles after covering some 340 miles in hostile territory

Those who dared - A Comprehensive List of World War ll Allied Escapers ; Escape to Live by E A Howell
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