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Michael Wilton

Admitted to:

York County Hospital.

Date of Injury:

26/04/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

24

Cause of Incident:

Car Accident.

Transferred to QVH:

23/06/1941

Injuries:

Fractures and lacerations to face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

1



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Michael S. J.

Surname:

Wilton

Service No:

40780

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

4 Sqn

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Flt Lt

Death:

25/04/1988

Age at Death:

71yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

*Obituary says Lysander crash.

Wilton joined the RAF pre-war and trained as a pilot, receiving a commission on completion of his training. He saw action in a number of theatres of war including France, India, and South East Asia. His first crash occurred in 1941, flying a Lysander, and he received severe facial injuries, which led to him being sent to QVH. He returned to flying and later crashed again, in Burma, seriously damaging his legs when they got trapped in the main spar of the Hurricane.

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Further Reading:

References:

'Michael Wilton', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1989, p. 6.