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Roy Lane

Admitted to:

Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester.

Date of Injury:

26/08/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

12/9/1919 (21)

Cause of Incident:

Enemy action - shot down, baled out after combat with He111s, descended inverted with only ankles in parachute harness, & landed on shoulder at Bognor Regis

Transferred to QVH:

02/10/1940

Injuries:

Burns to face, arms and legs.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

2



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:

Roy

Surname:

Lane

Service No:

41028

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

43 Sqn (Jun-Aug 1940).

Profession:

Hurricane Pilot

Patient Rank:

Plt Off

Death:

26/04/1944

Age at Death:

24

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Born in Southsea, Hampshire.

Joined RAF & to 13 EFTS, June 38
Granted Short Service Commission, Aug 38;
11 Flying Training School, 1939;
Plt Off, June 39; Fg Off, December 40; Flt Lt (WS), December 41

Returned to service after treatment at East Grinstead: Merchant Ship Fighter Unit (Jun 1941-Mar 1943), 41 Sqn (6 Apr-27 Sep 1943).
Attached to 602 Sqn, February 42
Transferred to RAFO as Flt Lt, June 42

Transferred to Burma as Temporary Squadron Leader & Air Liaison Officer, October 1943
Based at Aberdeen (remote jungle airstrip) for local defence from April 44
Engine failed, crash-landed approximately 12 miles SE of Homalin, Burma, & captured by Japanese, 26 April 44; executed same day.

Buried in Grave 17.A.24, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma).

Known as 'Lulu'

Glossary:

EFTS - Elementary Flying Training School.

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