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Vladimir Razumov

Admitted to:

POW. German Camp. Ukraine POW Camp (03/43). Poland POW Camp (08/43) German POW Camp (11/43).

Date of Injury:

28/02/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

24

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down over Novorossisk.

Transferred to QVH:

12/04/1945

Injuries:

Old burns to face and hands.

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:

Vladimir

Surname:

Razumov

Service No:

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Nationality:

Russian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

4th Fighter Sqn, 8th Russian Air Army

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Lt

Death:

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Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Razumov was a fighter pilot for the Soviet Union and was shot down over Germany. He ended up in a POW camp for Allied air crew with severe burns, where he was under the care of David Charters who was doing similar work to McIndoe and had connections to him through the International Red Cross. At the end of the war, Charters dressed Razumov in a British uniform and got him to Britain aboard a plane repatriating patients and POW's, and he was brought to QVH.

In July 1946, as his treatment was reaching completion, Razumov was visited at QVH by two men from the Soviet Embassy - they went for a walk in the park and Razumov never returned to the hospital.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.
'The Guinea Pigs', Britain at War, March 2009, p. 33.
'Personalities', The Guinea Pig (Issue 2), 1946.

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