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Thread: Occurrences of Tuberculosis on RAF bases in WWII

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    Default Occurrences of Tuberculosis on RAF bases in WWII

    A grand daughter of a 419 Squadron pilot who served with my father on the squadron in 1945, mentioned to me that the rear gunner on this individual's crew was sent back to Canada for medical reasons. This individual was diagnosed with Tuberculosis, ultimately succumbing to the disease. There is a telling entry in the Middleton St. George ORB for February 4, 1945: "The X-Ray mobile unit arrived on this station for the purpose of X-raying all personnel.

    Subsequent entries record the various trades etc., who were x-rayed.

    Interesting, I thought.


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    Default Re: Occurrences of Tuberculosis on RAF bases in WWII

    Living in close quarters in those damp Nissen huts, it is not surprising, I suppose, that TB was a concern. I know my Dad reported to the M.O. at Gransden Lodge in 1944 with "night sweats and loss of weight", and was immediately sent for an Xray to rule out TB.
    All the best, Clint

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