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Alan Kenneth Summerson

Admitted to:

POW

Date of Injury:

01/05/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

17/01/1920

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down in Fairey Battle by ME109 over France. Burnt extracting pilot from wreckage.

Transferred to QVH:

Spring 1941

Injuries:

Burns

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

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IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Alan Kenneth

Surname:

Summerson

Service No:

568963

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

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Profession:

Wireless Op/Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

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Death:

January 1976

Age at Death:

56yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Known as 'Zoom'.

Joined the RAF in January 1936, based at RAF Cranwell.

Taken to hospital by French patrol and was listed for repatriation. This was cancelled by the Germans but Summerson escaped to England via France and Gibraltar.

Retired from the RAF in January 1975.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'Alan Summerson', The Guinea Pig, Summer 1977, pp. 5-6.