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Owen Jones

Admitted to:

St. Hughes Hospital, Oxford

Date of Injury:

20/05/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

30/06/1924 (19)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in Lancaster.

Transferred to QVH:

26/06/1944

Injuries:

Lacerations to face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

1



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Owen

Surname:

Jones

Service No:

R163211

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

50 Sqn

Profession:

Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

11.05.2011

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

On his sixteenth operation, fog diverted them to Benson on return. On landing, their plane crashed into a small building and burst into flames. Fellow Guinea Pig Jacob Redekopp was able to free himself from his turret, and dragged Jones from the wreckage, unconscious.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan
Obituary 5.14.2011

References:

'Return to the Sty', The Guinea Pig, January 2001, p. 32.