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Kenneth Caldwell Smyth

Admitted to:

POW. Various Italian Hospitals. Camp Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany

Date of Injury:

11/06/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

28

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Hit by flak in Spitfire on ops over Italy. Bailed out.

Transferred to QVH:

22/07/1945

Injuries:

Burns to face, hands and legs.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

2



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:

Kenneth Caldwell

Surname:

Smyth

Service No:

J15749

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

R Depot, RCAF Warrington

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Flt Lt

Death:

24/10/1999

Age at Death:

83yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Smyth was a fighter pilot in the RCAF and sent to Britain in November 1941. He was shot down in Italy on 11th June 1944; his 88th operational flight. He was held as a prisoner of war in solitary confinement before being repatriated to England.

Glossary:

R Depot - Repatriation Depot

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

'Kenneth Smyth', The Guinea Pig, July 2000, pp. 2-3.