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Ralph Gordon Frederick

Admitted to:

Truro Royal Hospital. RAF Hospital Halton (09/11/42).

Date of Injury:

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D.O.B/Age when admitted:

28

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Hampden.

Transferred to QVH:

19/11/1942

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:



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:

Ralph Gordon

Surname:

Frederick

Service No:

J8125

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

405 Sqn

Profession:

Observer

Patient Rank:

Fg Off

Death:

22/07/1994

Age at Death:

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Frederick's plane was badly damaged over their target. They crashed into the sea seven miles off Dieppe, and bounced up. The pilot managed to get a distress call out before the second impact forced them through the bottom of the plane. Frederick managed to get free of the wreckage and got himself and the pilot into dinghies. They drifted towards the French coast over the course of the night. At seven o'clock the next evening, they managed to signal two Spitfires doing an Air/Sea Rescue search, and they were picked up a mile and a half from the coast of Dieppe.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

The Guinea Pig Club' By Edward Bishop.
'As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

'Freddie, Dunked of Dieppe, is Air/Sea Rescued', G. Frederick, The Guinea Pig, 1945, Issue 1, pp. 6-7.
'Gordon R. Frederick', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1995, p. 6.