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Jack Mann

Admitted to:

Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone.

Date of Injury:

04/04/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

26

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down.

Transferred to QVH:

14/04/1941

Injuries:

Burns to face and legs. Gunshot wound to left elbow.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

4



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:

Jack

Surname:

Mann

Service No:

741491

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

CBE

Patient Unit:

91 Sqn

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

12/11/1995

Age at Death:

81yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

*Brave Guinea Pigs. 92 Sqn.

Known as 'Jackie'.

Mann joined the RAF in 1938, and was shot down six times before he came to QVH with severe burns.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

The Guinea Pig Club' By Edward Bishop.
'Yours Till the End' By Jackie and Sunnie Mann.
'McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1983, p. 37.
Article, East Grinstead Courier, 2nd October 1992.
'Guinea Pig Club 50th Anniversary Weekend: Jackie Mann's Release Completes Great Occasion', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1992, pp. 22-3.
'Jackie Mann', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1996, p. 3.

References:

'Jackie Mann', The Guinea Pig, July 1996, p. 6.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2773.442 - Black and white photograph of Mann, Guinea Pig Reunion 1993.
EGRTM 2773.518 - Group photograph of McIndoe with some Guinea Pigs, Mann in the centre.
EGRTM 6599.31.13 - Surgical drawing of Mann, produced by Miss M E Lentaigne, October 1941.