East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. RAF Hospital Ely (02/11/44).
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Crashed in a Lancaster.
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Burns to face and hands.
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Ralston joined the RAF at 19 and was sent to Canada for aircrew training. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
On 4 November 1941, his aircraft was attacked and badly damaged on a bombing raid on Dusseldorf. Raldston managed to return to RAF Scampton but crashed landed, hitting a tree and the plane broke in two and caught fire. He was the sole survivor.