Bill Brodie, who was 102 when he died, flew 85 bombing operations over North Africa and Western Europe. During his time flying Wellingtons with No 38 Squadron, he made a daring attack against Benghazi Harbour before flying to distract enemy defences as his colleagues made their attacks. He was awarded an immediate DFM. He later joined No 692 Squadron of the Light Night Striking Force. One night in October 1944 he was part of a small force of Mosquitos that laid mines from very low level in the Kiel Canal causing major disruption to enemy shipping. He was awarded an immediate DSO, soon followed by a DFC. He flew diversion raids over German cities and attacked Berlin 18 times over period of six months.
He is photographed (right) with his navigator and their Mosquito.
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