POW. Various Italian Hospitals. Camp Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy Action. Hit by flak in Spitfire on ops over Italy. Bailed out.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face, hands and legs.
|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.
R Depot, RCAF Warrington
|Age at Death:
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