SSQ. RAF Hospital Ely (10/10/43).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed on take off in a Hampden.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face and hands.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
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PHU, RAF Morecambe
Wireless Op/Air Gunner
|Age at Death:
Known as "Jack".
Allaway joined the RAF in January 1941 and trained as a Wireless Operator/Gunner. He flew 27 operations as part of 521 Sqn before his plane crashed at Docking, Norfolk, on 10 October 1943. He spent six months at RAF Hospital Ely before being transferred to QVH, where he underwent 31 operations on his face and hands.
PHU - Personnel Holding Unit
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