M.906 *

 Pilot Officer

[Seconded from RCAF]

 Edward Vincent
   b. 1923, Ontario 25 May 1943 to 25 Mar 1944 

 

     

 

 m. Iris Madeline [Moyes]


One accident, not his fault:

- 23 Jan 1944, the accident in which John Hawkey was fatally injured and First Officer Eric Brunskill suffered severe burns; the Beaufighter in which he was travelling was hit by a Mustang landing on the wrong runway at Hawarden.

Edward was admitted to the Military Hospital, Chester and then RAF Hospital Cosford with burns to his legs and hands, transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead on 8 Mar 1944 and became a  member of 'The Guinea Pig Club' - one of 649 Allied Aircrew treated there for burns injuries.

https://www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk/

 

d. 1976, Ottawa, Canada

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