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George Wilson

Admitted to:

RAF Croft SSQ. Darlington Memorial Hospital (06/04/43).

Date of Injury:

06/04/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

04/06/1922 (20)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed on take off in a Wellington.

Transferred to QVH:

15/04/1943

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:

George

Surname:

Wilson

Service No:

R111735

Nationality:

Canadian.


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

427 Sqn

Profession:

Bomb Aimer

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

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Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Known as "Curly".

Born in Ottawa.

Joined the RCAF in 1941, trained as an Observer before switching to Bomb Aimer to help with a shortage. Joined 427 Sqn at Croft, North Yorkshire on 25 May 1943.

Glossary:

SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

'The New Chief Canadian Guinea Pig', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1985, p. 7.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.61 - Headshot of Wilson after the war