Broom, Thomas J, DFC

In the early months of World War Two, Thomas, or Tommy as he was known to his friends, served as an observer with 105 Squadron flying Fairey Battles in France. After a brief period as instructor at 13 OTU, he rejoined 105 Squadron, which was the first squadron in the RAF to receive Mosquitoes. In January 1942, he navigated many of the daylight raids over Europe. From 1943 onwards, he flew continuously as navigator to Ivor Broom (Refer this website to Sir Ivor Broom) including the low-level attacks at 50 ft on the Dortmond-Ems Canal and 22 attacks on Berlin.