POW. Hannover Hospital. RAF Hospital Cosford (13/04/45).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed in a Halifax on ops over Germany.
|Transferred to QVH:
Scarring of face and hands.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
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106 PRC, RAF Cosford
|Age at Death:
FitzGerald initially served in the British Army, and was one of the many that escaped through Dunkirk. He decided to transfer to the RAF and was posted to 77 Sqn flying Halifax bombers upon completion of his pilots course.
In January 1945, on his 14th operation, FitzGerald was forced to crash land in Hanover, and was the only survivor. He was taken as a prisoner of war and received minimal treatment for his severe burns. Upon repatriation, he was transferred to QVH.
PRC - Personnel Reception Centre