SSQ. RAF Hospital Halton (21/05/44).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed on landing in a Lancaster.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face, hands, back and arms.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
50 Sqn, R Depot RCAF Warrington.
|Age at Death:
Redekopp joined the RCAF in January 1943, training as an air gunner, and was posted to Britain that summer.
On his sixteenth operation, in May 1944, fog diverted them to Benson on return. On landing, their plane crashed into a small building and burst into flames. Redekopp was able to free himself from his turret, and dragged fellow Guinea Pig Owen Jones from the wreckage, unconscious, along with another crewmember, gaining severe burns in the process.
R Depot - Repatriation Depot
SSQ - Station Sick Quarters