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John Robert Hewitt

Admitted to:

Stracathro Hospital.

Date of Injury:

18/04/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

21

Cause of Incident:

Crashed into a stationary aircraft in a Miles Master on night sortie.

Transferred to QVH:

14/10/1942

Injuries:

Fractures and lacerations to face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

1



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 Robert

Surname:

Hewitt

Service No:

947162

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

GPEU, RAF Netheravon

Profession:

---

Patient Rank:

FS

Death:

04/02/1995

Age at Death:

72yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Hewitt joined the RAF in 1939 and began flying in March 1940.

Hewitt returned to service after his treatment, serving in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, India and Burma.

Glossary:

GPEU - Glider Pilot Exercise Unit

Further Reading:

References:

'John Hewitt', The Guinea Pig, July 1995, p. 4.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.13 - black and white photograph of Hewitt in front of a curtain.