Thomas Dobie flew Wellington bombers with Coastal Command operating off the coasts of Holland and France attacking coastal convoys. He later flew Dakotas in Burma before resuming his interrupted medical studies at Leeds University. Whilst at Leeds, he joined 609 (West Riding) Squadron of the Auxiliary Air Force and flew Mosquitos and Meteors. After gaining his degree he re-joined the RAF in the Medical Branch and specialised in aviation medicine. He pioneered experiments to cure motion sickness in aircrew and commanded the RAF Aviation Medical Centre where all aircrew destined to fly high performance aircraft attended for training and fitment of specialised flying clothing for high-altitude flying. After retiring from the RAF he continued to work in the aviation medicine field and became Professor and Director of the National Biodynamics Laboratory in New Orleans, USA.

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