RAF Hospital Northallerton. RAF Hospital Rauceby (07/09/44).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed on take off in a Halifax after starboard engine cut out. Aircraft then exploded.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face and hands.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
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No.1 PHU, RAF Innsworth
|Age at Death:
Born in Dartmouth, Devon.
Perry joined the Air Training Corps at 16, and volunteered for aircrew at 18. Due to his engineering training, he trained as a flight engineer and joined with a Canadian crew.
His Halifax exploded at 300ft as it took off from RAF Topcliffe, Yorkshire, and he was thrown from the plane.
PHU - Personnel Holding Unit