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Some accounts credit US Pilot H W Brown with 2  "Kills"
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Did he fire at and shoot down or at least damage {Shared Credit} a Val?
Did he shoot down at least one "Zero"?
Would a damaged EA that couldn't fly again be counted as a "kill"?
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Aloha PPP,
We use our real names here to help keep the site 'user friendly'...

Ahhh, Harry Brown and his two kill marks which he placed on the P-40 which he shared with another pilot. Yes, he cited two kills in his many letters and phone calls with me.

He shot down two planes ....both of which were not cited by type of plane. I have written about the second of the two planes...thanks to Soryu Shotaicho (flight leader) Iyozo Fujita, who witnessed the combat and IDed the Japanese pilots involved. This is in FLIGHT JOURNAL, Sep/Oct 2002 "Pearl Harbor's Lost P-36" currently on line at: click here

I have not written much about his first kill, and it DID crash according to Japanese witnesses.

You ask, "Would a damaged EA that couldn't fly again be counted as a 'kill'?" A damaged aircraft 'which could not fly again' means that it returned to its base...and some mechanic looked at it to deem the plane as unflyable...all of which would be outside of the viewing of the Allied pilot, who would not know of its flight status.

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