RAF Tangmere SSQ. Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester (17/04/43)
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy Action. Hit by shell in a Lancaster on ops.
|Transferred to QVH:
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
Wireless Op/Air Gunner
|Age at Death:
Flying an op against the Skoda Works in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Ordered to fly at 3000ft, under the radar, before climbing to 20,000ft as they approached the target. Caught in anti-aircraft fire during climb - two engines caught fire and plane badly damaged. Flew low back to Britain, escaping the notice of the Germans.Glossary:
SSQ - Station Sick Quarters