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Jack Hutchinson

Admitted to:

RAF Hospital Halton

Date of Injury:

01/06/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

11/10/19 (21)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed on take off in a bomber, colliding with another aircraft. Burnt attempting to rescue other crew members.

Transferred to QVH:

23/12/1940

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:

W. Jack

Surname:

Hutchinson

Service No:

550930

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

No.16 OTU

Profession:

Wireless Op/Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

18/08/1991

Age at Death:

71yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Known as 'Hutch'.

Hutchinson joined the RAF at 15 as a Boy Airman, training as a wireless operator. He later joined 61 Sqn, and was one of the early burns' patients at QVH. He left the RAF in 1974.

Glossary:

OTU - Operational Training Unit

Further Reading:

'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, Christmas 1966, p. 39.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1975, p. 30.

References:

'W. (Jackie) Hutchinson', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1992, p. 7.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.99 - Photograph of Hutchinson seated at a bar.