Monday, January 09, 2012

Douglas 'Duggie' J.P. Broomfield DFM 19xx-1951

'Duggie' Broomfield flew Hampdens with Bomber Command, No 49 Squadron, and from 1943 onwards was engaged on experimental work. Before leaving the R.A.F. in October, 1948, he was
testing heavy aircraft at the A. and A.E.E., Boscombe Down, having graduated from the Empire Test Pilots' School. While on loan to Handley Page's in 1947, Broomfield flew as second pilot of the H.P Hastings on its tour of Australia and New Zealand.
He was killed on 26th August 1951 at Stansted, Essex, in the crash of the Handley Page H.P.88 crescent-wing research aircraft.