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Eric Brunskill

Admitted to:

Derby Royal Infirmary. RAF Hospital Cosford (23/01/44).

Date of Injury:

23/01/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

09/1914 (30)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed on landing in a Wellington on night sortie after fire broke out.

Transferred to QVH:

19/10/1944

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

12



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:

Eric

Surname:

Brunskill

Service No:

159480

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

PHU, RAF Morecambe

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Fg Off

Death:

---

Age at Death:

70yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Joined the RAF in March 1941, and qualified as a pilot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before returned to Britain for squadron duties; joining Air Transport Auxiliary.

Glossary:

PHU - Personnel Holding Unit

Further Reading:

References:

'Eric Brunskill', John Higdon, The Guinea Pig, July 1984, p. 5.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.64 - Black and white portrait photo, one of five of Guinea Pig Club members