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John Stanley Barker

Admitted to:

RAF Manston SSQ.

Date of Injury:

29/06/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

15/02/1920 (24)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Mosquito on a forced landing on return from ops.

Transferred to QVH:

29/06/1944

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:



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 Stanley

Surname:

Barker

Service No:

129591

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

109 Sqn

Profession:

Navigator

Patient Rank:

Fg Off

Death:

January 1999

Age at Death:

78yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Barker joined the RAF in July 1940 and trained as an Air Observer. On 28 June 1944, his plane was forced to make a forced landing at RAF Manston, having been hit by enemy fire, and he received some burns.
After a month at QVH, Barker returned to operational flying with his Mosquito squadron. In October, he was shot down over Belgium, which was then in the American Zone, but managed to safely bale out and hitch a lift back to England. He then moved to Transport Command, and ended the war as a Flight Lieutenant. He left the RAF in June 1946.

Glossary:

SSQ – Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

References:

'John Stanley Barker', The Guinea Pig, January 2000, p. 2.