Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
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|Cause of Incident:|
Crashed in a Wellington returning from night ops.
|Transferred to QVH:|
Burns to arms and legs.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:|
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Beauchamp's crew were on a bombing run to Brest which was called off due to heavy cloud. As they were doing a circuit over Exeter airfield in the low cloud, they were nearly hit by another plane. The fuel and ammunition immediately exploded and their Wellington broke apart.
Beauchamp was taken to Exeter Hospital, suffering from third degree burns over most of his body. He and fellow crewmate Hank Ernst were later transferred to QVH.