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Donald Wallace Simpson

Admitted to:

No.10 Canadian General Hospital (01/04/44).

Date of Injury:

01/03/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

32

Cause of Incident:

Crashed. Flying Incident.

Transferred to QVH:

28/12/1944

Injuries:

Nose and facial injuries.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

1



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Donald Wallace

Surname:

Simpson

Service No:

J11110

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

RCAF Skipton-on-Swale.

Profession:

Navigator

Patient Rank:

Flt Lt

Death:

31/01/03

Age at Death:

90yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Simpson volunteered in the RCAF to train a navigator. As he was older than many of the other trainees, he could have become a navigation trainer with a desk job but instead chose flying duties. He completed 33 operations and earned a DFC during the Duisberg bombing raid, October 1944.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan.
'McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.

References:

'Donald W. Simpson, DFC', The Guinea Pig, July 2003, p. 6.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.119 - Black and white portrait photograph of Simpson