Brooker Peter, Wing Commander (DFC*, DSO)
Died: April 16 1945
Peter Brooker while flying with No 56 Squadron destroyed a Ju 87 on the 13th of July 1940. On August 21 he destroyed a Do 17 but was shot down by return fire from the rear gunner in a Do 17 over East Anglia, at 18:15hrs. He was slightly injured during his force-landing in his HurricaneI (P3153).
Brooker was awarded the D.F.C. on the 30th of May 1941, the Bar to the D.F.C. on the 27th of March 1942, and the D.S.O. on the 1st of December 1944.
On the 16th of April 1945 he was leading 122 Wing when he was shot down and killed. He was awarded the Bar to the D.S.O. on the 12th of February 1946 with effect from the date before his death.
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