RAF Hospital Rauceby. King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst.
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|Cause of Incident:
Crashed on landing in a Lancaster. Collided with another Lancaster crossing the circuit.
|Transferred to QVH:
Fractured jaw and left leg.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
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|Age at Death:
Verran travelled to Britain and joined the RAF in August 1939. He completed a tour flying Whitley V's before becoming a flying instructor for two years, and began a second tour, in Lancasters, in January 1943.
Verran was circling at 800ft prior to landing at Waddingham when another plane collided with them in low cloud, removing the tail section of the plane. He came down with the remains of the plane and was thrown through the canopy.
Injured for a second time, burnt during attach over Denmark. Captured, PoW.
PoW. Prisoner of War.