RAF Hospital Ely.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy Action. Shot down in a Blenheim. Sole survivor.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face and hands. Fractured jaw.
|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.
Wireless Op/Air Gunner
|Age at Death:
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.
OTU - Operational Training Unit