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Johnston, Brian Earl MC (Pilot Officer)
Unit 70 Sqn- Squadron
Air Chief Marshal
Air Vice Marshal
Warrant Officer 1st Class
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
Aircraftman 1st Class
Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service Numbers J/15429
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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