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    I guess the list might be amended with the details of each airman and circumstances of achieving wounds, but is there anybody interested?

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    I believe this subject has a lot of interest. I don't think anyone (perhaps including the current guardian of the Club records) has brought together the service numbers and circumstances of the majority of members. That would likely produce some good material for cross-referencing with other known events considering the depth of knowledge here on the board.
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    J. ADAMCZYK who is he (obviously Polish) but can't find him or how he on list

    Probably not http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.u...rashes1942.htm incident

    11/07/1942 Wellington Z1072 of 304 Squadron
    " F/Sgt J Adamczyk (Polish), Cpl F Jaruszewski (Polish) and Cpl J Szpek (Polish) were all injured "

    Maybe Jan ??

    http://listakrzystka.pl/en/?s=RAF&paged=2


    Adamczyk Jan

    780218, W/O, Pilot, 25.01.1913

    Adamczyk Jan

    792617, LAC, Mechanic, 01.08.1917

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    Gents.
    I did a lot of research for my book 'Goldfish Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs' there are quite a few men who were selected from hospitals across the country to be treated at East Grinstead. Not all were injuries sustained in war activity, a presumption exists that they were.

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    Good point, Colin, let's not forget it was a drinking club! Membership had some special requirements for qualifying, but still a drinking club. It was only later that it evolved into something special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
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    Paul, in the same spirit, a Pop Quiz:
    Which Guinea Pig co-authoured a volume of the Official History of the War?
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    Bruce

    re: Official History of the War

    Sorry "Blind Bambi"

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    Here is a list of Polish Guinea Pigs, as appearing on the web. http://www.polishairforce.pl/gpc.html I amended it with service nos and birth and death dates. One of the airmen, Mr Stangryciuk / Black is still with us.
    I hope it is of some use.

    st. sierż. rtg. (F/Sgt) Adamczyk Jan 780218 25.01.1913-06.01.1987 11.07.1942 Wellington IC, NZ-G (Z1072) 18 OTU
    sierż. pil. (W/O) Bielawski Franciszek 780313 12.07.1916-15.06.1984 21.09.1944 Mosquito XII, EW-[?] (HK180) 307 Sqn
    por. pil. (F/O) Głębocki Jerzy P-0604 04.01.1913-26.04.1998 ? ? ?
    kpr. pil. (Sgt) Gwardiak Edward 781278 25.05.1921-06.12.1985 26.03.1943 Lysander TT.III, G-5 (T1444) 5 AOS
    st. sierż. pil. (F/Sgt) Korwel Wacław 783144 02.07.1914-24.03.1952 18.08.1943 Spitfite VB, ZF-[?] (BM137) 308 Sqn burns of fingers
    mjr pil. (S/Ldr) Krasnodębski Zdzisław P-1505 10.07.1904-03.08.1980 06.09.1940 Hurricane I, RF-J (P3974) 303 Sqn burns of face and limbs
    st. sierż. pil. (F/Sgt) Krupa Witold 22.09.1944 784331 26.10.1913-05.03.1999 Mustang III, UZ-E (HB871) 306 Sqn burns of temple
    por. naw. (F/O) Paszkowski Aleksander P-1436 27.03.1909-08.06.1942 18/19.08.1941 Wellington IC, BH-Z (R1641) 300 Sqn
    kpr. pil. (Sgt) Podbereski Tadeusz P-2211 / 792276 10.05.1919-14.05.2006 19.09.1942 Master III, ? (W8530) 16 (P)SFTS
    ppor. naw. (P/O) Ratajczak Alojzy P-1655 / 780249 18.06.1912-27.07.1945 02.01.1943 Wellington IC, [??]-[?] (L4379) 18 OTU
    sierż. pil. (W/O) Skoczylas Ludwik 792341 12.05.1914-15.12.1959 19.01.1945 Liberator VI, GR-S (KH151) 301 Sqn
    kpr. strz. Stangryciuk Jan 794829 19.04.1922 02.10.1942 Wellington IC, [??]-C (DV802) 18 OTU burns of face and limbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Bruce

    re: Official History of the War

    Sorry "Blind Bambi"
    OK, I've kept you waiting long enough. Tom Gleave was one of the historians who wrote the history of Air Power in the Middle East (he was also the man who put Esmonde forward for the VC).

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    Dear all, an interesting subject. My thoughts on a few points:

    I have "McIndoe's Army", but don't think it goes into anywhere near the detail it should have. A handful of biographies are dealt with but the vast majority of men are identified by initials only, which certainly makes out work more difficult. It also does not go into any detail for most pilots on the circumstances of the injuries / wounds treated.

    Yes, there were certainly non-combat, indeed non-military, patients treated during the war, and one good example is provided in Hilary's "The Last Enemy" of a man in East Grinstead with a graze from a motorcycle accident. He was treated with some disdain by a number of pilots who considered they, at least, had 'real war wounds' to moan about.

    The East Grinstead Museum is the keeper of the records. Write to the curator (see their website) as they have running sheets on each man with various detail. They provided me some unknown info, and likewise I was able to assist them, too, by helping them update their info.

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