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William Anderson Douglas

Admitted to:

QVH

Date of Injury:

Late 1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

22yrs. Born Edinburgh 1920

Cause of Incident:

Cannon shell splinters.

Transferred to QVH:

23.06.1941

Injuries:

Both legs & one arm required surgery.

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:

William A.

Surname:

Douglas

Service No:

153843

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

DFC & bar.

Patient Unit:

RAF Ouston

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Fg Off

Death:

---

Age at Death:

---

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

RAFVR April 1939, flight training school September '39.
Posted to 603 Sqn '40.
23.06.1941 injured by cannon shell splinters over Calais.
April 1942 returned to 603 Sqn Malta.
11.05.42. Collided with another Spitfire over Malta during interception of German bomber.
Aug/Sept Returned to UK, become instructor at 58 OTU.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

Gold Fish, Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs by Colin Pateman

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