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Ray Edward Leupp

Admitted to:

Carlisle General Hospital. Baguley Hospital (11/07/43)

Date of Injury:

10/07/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

15/12/1921 (21)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Hurricane on training sortie near Carlisle.

Transferred to QVH:

20/07/1943

Injuries:

Fractures and lacerations to head and face. Loss of eye.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

3



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:

Ray Edward

Surname:

Leupp

Service No:

R123893

Nationality:

American


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

No.52 OTU

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

22/08/1986

Age at Death:

64yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Leupp joined the RCAF in Toronto at 19 years old, having not been accepted into the USAAF. He was posted to RAF OTU in 1942, flying Hurricanes in Scotland.

He preferred to work with animals, rather than wood- or metalwork, during his convalescence at Marchwood Park.

Glossary:

OTU - Operational Training Unit

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan.
'Who's Who in the Guinea Pig Club', The Guinea Pig, August 1954, p. 28.

References:

'Ray Leupp D.V.M.', John Higdon, The Guinea Pig, New Year 1987, p. 10.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.17 - Portrait photograph of Leupp in black tie
EGRTM 2773.325 - Group photograph, including Leupp, from Marchwood Park Reunion, 1978
EGRTM 2773.340 - Photograph of Leupp's veterinary surgery, Marchwood Animal Clinic, c.1950.
EGRTM 2785.145 - Photograph of Leupp and others at a Cocktail Party.