Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. RAF Hospital Halton (11/03/43).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
26years. DOB 21.02.1916.
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed in Wellington on night training sortie due to altimeter failure.
|Transferred to QVH:
Third degree burns to face, left hand and left leg.
|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.
John A. (Jack)
1443 Flight, RAF Harwell.
Wireless Op/Air Gunner.
|Age at Death:
Known as 'Jack'.
Trained in Dorval, Quebec, before coming to Britain to train in Wellingtons.
Flying circuits in low cloud, the pilot dived 100ft, and noticed the altimeter was stuck at 700ft. On the downwind leg, the plane hit the ground, killing the rear gunner and injuring the rest.
Returned to full flying duties after 6 months of treatment.
Secretary of the Canadian Wing of the Guinea Pig Club.