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Paul Warren

Admitted to:

Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells.

Date of Injury:

05/10/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

23

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Halifax returning from ops.

Transferred to QVH:

05/10/1943

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

4



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:

Paul

Surname:

Warren

Service No:

J8346

Nationality:

American


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

35 Sqn

Profession:

Wireless Op/Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Flt Lt

Death:

2004

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Known as 'Sid'.

On return from an operation over Frankfurt, Warren's plane encountered German fighters over the French coast, and the ensuing fight damaged the elevator and rudder controls, and two engines. Unable to make turns to return to an airfield, the pilot decided to crash land in a field. All seven crewmembers escaped the crash alive, including fellow Guinea Pig Vic Hobbs.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

'The Night Vic Hobbs and Paul Warren Bit the Dust', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1979, pp. 31-2.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.60 - Black and white headshot of Warren