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Jacques-Henri Schloesing

Admitted to:

QVH

Date of Injury:

February 1942

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

12/12/1919

Cause of Incident:

Shot down over France.

Transferred to QVH:

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Injuries:

Burns

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

10



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Jacques-Henri

Surname:

Schloesing

Service No:

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Nationality:

French


Awards/Honours:

GC

Patient Unit:

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Profession:

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Patient Rank:

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Death:

26/08/1944

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

After he was shot down, Schloesing was hidden by members of the French Resistance, who nursed him back into a condition that meant he could get back to England, where he was sent to QVH.

Following D-Day, Schloesing decided to return to his squadron and re-join the fight. He was fatally shot down on 26 August 1944, the same day Paris was liberated, over the town of Beauvoir-en-Lyon, Normandy.
Beauvoir erected a tomb in his memory and, in 1984, they named a street after him, with great ceremony. There is also a street named after him in Paris - Rue Du Commandant-Schloesing.

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Further Reading:

References:

'"Some French, Some Czechs, Some Poles"', The Guinea Pig, July 1985, p. 28.