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Peter Brothers - Aircrew Details - Aviation Directory

Peter Brothers

Signing the print <i>Combat Over Normandy</i> by Graeme Lothian.

Peter Brothers

Name : Peter Brothers
Died : 18th December 2008
Air Victories : 15.00

Awards :
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Bar

Learnt to fly at the age of 16 and joined the RAF two years later in 1936. He first saw action in 1940 when as a Flight Commander in 32 Squadron, based at Biggin Hill, he flew his Hurricane against the fighters and bombers of the Luftwaffe. He recalls this as an intensely busy period, during which he shot down an Me109 - his first enemy aircraft; by the end of August that same year his tally of enemy aircraft shot down increased to eight. Awarded the DFC, he was transferred to 257 Squadron where he joined Bob-Stanford Tuck as a Flight Commander. Promoted in 1941 to Squadron Leader, Pete Brothers then took command of 457 Squadron RAAF, equipped with Spitfires. A year later when 457 Squadron returned to Australia, Pete took command of 602 Squadron. In the early autumn of 1942 he went on to become Wing Leader of the Tangmere Wing, succeeding his old friend, Douglas Bader. By the end of the war Pete Brothers had amassed 875 operational hours over a 44-month period. He was credited with having personally shot down 16 enemy aircraft and damaged many more. He later went on to command 57 Squadron during the Malaya campaign. Upon return to the UK Pete Brothers joined the V-Force, flying Valiant-4 jet bombers. He retired in 1973. Sadly, Pete Brothers died 18th December 2008.

Artwork signed by this Pilot or Aircrew



Combat Over Normandy by Graeme Lothian.


Fighting Lady by Graeme Lothian (B)

Those Valiant Few by Robert Taylor.


Summer of 44 by Nicolas Trudgian.


Victory Over Gold by Nicolas Trudgian.


Front Line Hurricanes by Robert Taylor.


A Time for Heroes by Robert Taylor. (C)

Defending the Realm by Philip West. (AP)

Against All Odds by Philip West. (AP)


The Guardians by Philip West. (AP)

Glorious Summer by Robert Taylor

Return of the Few by Stephen Brown. (AP)

Pride of Britain by Philip West. (AP)


Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.


Spitfires - Masters of the Air by Philip West. (AP)


Duxford 1940 by Simon Atack. (B)


Enemy Approaching by David Pentland. (P)


A Call to Arms by David Pentland. (P)


Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson.


Normandy Veterans Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by Michael Turner.

Eagles High by Robert Taylor.


Hurricane Force by Robert Taylor.

Hurricane Scramble by Robert Taylor.


Wings of Glory by Robert Taylor (B)

Artwork featuring the mounted signature of this Pilot or Aircrew



The Thoroughbred by Ivan Berryman. (D)


Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (APB)


Maltese Falcons by Anthony Saunders. (B)


Night Reaper, 4th May 1942 by David Pentland. (B)

Bitter Engagement by Robert Taylor. (B)


Channel Sweep by Richard Taylor. (B)

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Peter Brothers
Signing the print Combat Over Normandy by Graeme Lothian.


Peter Brothers



Peter Brothers
Signing the art print Fighting Lady by Graeme Lothian.

Aircraft Type :
Me109
Aircraft Type :
Me110
Aircraft Type :
Do215

Aircraft Type :
Me109
Aircraft Type :
Me109
Aircraft Type :
Do17



Squadrons :
No.131 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Peter Brothers

Known Victory Claims :

Date

Rank

Squadron

Claimed

Location

Time

Aircraft Flown

Notes

20/07/1940

Air Commodore

No.32 Sqn RAF

Me109
details

16/08/1940

Air Commodore

No.32 Sqn RAF

Me110
details

18/08/1940

Air Commodore

No.32 Sqn RAF

Do215
details

18/08/1940

Air Commodore

No.32 Sqn RAF

Me109
details

24/08/1940

Air Commodore

No.32 Sqn RAF

Me109
details

15/09/1940

Air Commodore

No.32 Sqn RAF

Do17
details

Half Shared Victory

Known Individual Aircraft :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Spitfire VII

MD188

-

details

details

no information

Merlin 64

Eastleigh




Aircraft for : Peter Brothers
A list of all aircraft associated with Peter Brothers. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Hurricane



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.



Squadrons for : Peter Brothers
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SquadronInfo

No.257 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 18th August 1918
Fate : Disbanded 31st December 1963
Burma

Thay myay gyee shin shwe hti - Death or glory

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No.257 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.32 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 12th January 1916

Adeste comites - Rally round, comrades

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No.32 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.457 Sqn RAAF

Country : Australia
Founded : 16th June 1941
Fate : Disbanded 21st June 1942

Adeste comites - Rally round, comrades

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No.457 Sqn RAAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.53 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th May 1916
Fate : Disbanded 14th September 1976

United in effort

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No.53 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.602 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 12th September 1925
Fate : Disbanded 10th March 1957
City of Glasgow (Auxiliary)

Cave leonem cruciatum - Beware the tormented lion

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No.602 Sqn RAF

We have been informed by pilot Ian Blair about one of the aircraft of this squadron : The Spitfire MkVII had the Squadron markings of 312 Sqdn (DU-G) but the aircraft was on the strength of 602 Sqn. and was inherited by 602 Sqn from the Station Flight at Skae Bray, after 312 Sqn had left the area. The time span did not permit the ground personnel sufficient time to paint new letters on the aircraft. This fact has led to the incorrect assumption that I, the pilot of the aircraft, was a member of 312 Sqn.




Last edited : 12:55, June 14, 2017
Last editor : kc

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