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Orvel Dove

Admitted to:

Royal Victoria Hospital, Blackpool. RAF Hospital Weeton. No.2 ACD, RAF Hoylake.

Date of Injury:

10/02/1942

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

26/12/1921 (20)

Cause of Incident:

Car accident.

Transferred to QVH:

13/09/1942

Injuries:

Broken Femur. Lacerations to head. 3 Severed fingers.

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:

Orvel L.

Surname:

Dove

Service No:

R61159

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

256 Sqn

Profession:

Night fighter pilot

Patient Rank:

FS

Death:

November 2012

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Dove joined the RCAF after his high school graduation and trained at bases in Saskatchewan. He became a night-fighter pilot with RAF 256 Sqn.

He was injured in February 1942 - Dove had finished training for the day when a plane taxiing in collided with his car. One passenger was killed, and Dove and another person were injured.

Glossary:

ACD - Airman's Convalescent Depot

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/video-gallery - Eight videos: Pilot Training Process;, Results of Flight Crash; Arriving at East Grinstead Hospital; Dr Tilley - A Phenomenal Surgeon; Pride for the Guinea Pig Club; Adjusting to Society; Being Accepted at the Pub!; Significant Memories of Service.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.85 - black and white photograph of Dove, seated.