Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday. 1pm to 4pm Sundays. FREE Admission

Frederick Victor Whale

Admitted to:

RAF Tangmere SSQ.

Date of Injury:

11/12/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

14/04/1920 (24)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed on landing in a Spitfire. Lost control due to ice on wings, skidded off runway at Tangmere.

Transferred to QVH:

11/12/1944

Injuries:

Burns to forehead, eyelids and legs.

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:

Frederick Victor

Surname:

Whale

Service No:

1376359

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

No.83 GSU (Jun 1944-Jan 1945)

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

WO

Death:

19/08/2000

Age at Death:

80yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Born in London.

Previously recorded as 0 ops at QVH, updated to 1 based on Steve Brew's research - grafts to forehead.

Later part of 41 Sqn (7 Mar 1945-12 Feb 1946), 541 Sqn (Sep 1949-Nov 1952)

Glossary:

GSU - Group Support Unit
SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

References:

'Frederick V. Whale', The Guinea Pig, January 2001, p. 3.