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John Malcolm Poole

Admitted to:

RAF Hospital Ely.

Date of Injury:

29/12/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

02/10/1915 (25)

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down in a Blenheim. Sole survivor.

Transferred to QVH:

11/01/1941

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands. Fractured jaw.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

3



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:

John Malcolm

Surname:

Poole

Service No:

751743

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

No.17 OTU

Profession:

Wireless Op/Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

21/11/2002

Age at Death:

87yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

In December 1940, Poole was flying a cross country trip in a Blenheim bomber from Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) when he was shot down from 2000ft by a German intruder. He was taken to RAF Ely Hospital, before being transferred to QVH in January, where he spent a year.

Previously No. 10 Sqn, flying Whitleys from Dishforth, Yorkshire.

Glossary:

OTU - Operational Training Unit

Further Reading:

'Who's Who in the Guinea Pig Club', The Guinea Pig, Christmas 1953, p. 32.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, Summer 1976, p. 36.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1977, p. 24.

References:

'Malcolm J. Poole', The Guinea Pig, July 2003, p. 3.