POW. Returned to UK (16/09/44).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
24yrs. DOB. 11.02.1920
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy Action. Shot down in Spitfire over France. Came down in a field in Audiemethum, near St. Omer.
|Transferred to QVH:
Laceration to face. Fractured jaw.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
PHU, RAF Morecambe
|Age at Death:
A pre-war flying accident led to Hodgkinson losing both his legs. Despite this, he persuaded the RAF to take him on as a pilot and he flew Spitfires until he was taken prisoner after a crash in France.
Puts ping pong balls inside legs for buoyancy.
PHU - Personnel Holding Unit