591 Squadron Wounded in Action :

[Note: this list is far from a complete account]

DATE/
Campaign

Name

Incident details

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OFFICERS

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17th Jan 45
Ardennes

Lt   P.A. Cox

Injured when an American MI mine dump at Waha exploded due to ice inside the mines expanding and putting excess pressure on the detonator pins.

10th June 44
Normandy

Lt   J.R. Fish

wounded by splinters from shelling -evacuated to UK

7th July 44
Normandy

Capt  F.G. Harbord

slightly wounded in chest by mortar fire shell splinter at Le Mesnil, evacuated to UK

17th June 44
Normandy

Lt   A.C. Little

severely injured by a Schu mine-evacuated to UK

19th Jan 45
Ardennes

Lt   R.M. Merrell

Jeep in which he was travelling hit a German Tellermine.

Jan 45
Ardennes

Lt  P.G.L. Mitchley

wounded by tellermine explosion near Jemelle

6th June 44
Normandy

Lt  D.H. Thomas

bullet wounds to shoulder - evac to UK - returned to duty 01 Aug 44

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DATE /
Campaign

NCOs

Incident details

11th June 44

SSM  H.K. Peden

Shellshock

Feb 45

Sjt  F.W.B. Lemmon

injured when L/Sjt Mills stepped on a Schu mine, he returned to duties when the squadron was in Germany.

24th Mar 1945

L/Sjt  H. Adams

Only survivor of Glider No.1, in the Rhine Crossing. The glider landed but was then under direct fire from 88mm anti-tank gun.

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L/Sjt  P.C. Condie

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

6th June 44 +
13th July 44

L/Sjt  G.O Foster

dislocated a shoulder in D-day drop
then shot in leg by a sniper -evacuated to UK from Normandy

24th Mar 45

L/Sjt  A Fraser

wounded by 88mm shells when he landed by Glider No.6 on the Rhine crossing

Feb 45

L/Sjt  W. Mills

Stepped on a Schu mine near Venlo in Holland, injuring a foot and leg in the explosion and he later lost his leg below the knee.

Normandy

Cpl  W. Haynes

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

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Cpl  J.E. Jackson

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Cpl  F.H. Saniers

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Normandy

Cpl  C. Stoner

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

24th Mar 45.

L/Cpl  J.H. Bowden

wounded in the hand by enemy gun fire on Rhine crossing.

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L/Cpl  F.J. Sheridan

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DATE /
Campaign

OTHER RANKS

Incident details

Normandy

Spr I.F. Anderson

wounded at Bréville-les-Monts, near Ranville. Shrapnel wounds and Shell Shock. Evacuated to UK from Normandy and later given medical discharge from the Army.

Normandy

Spr  Arnold

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

Normandy

Spr  W.T. Austin

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

Normandy

Spr  J.T. Barlow

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

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Spr  W.M. Delamere

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Spr  A. Drummond

shot in face, while attacking a machine gun post with his Bren gun and continued the attack. He was awarded the Military Medal.

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Spr  H. Dunn

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Normandy

Spr R.G. Farley

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

Jan 45

Spr  Glover

severely wounded by a tellermine explosion near Jemelle

19th Jan 45

Spr  R. Goddard

Jeep in which he was travelling hit a German Tellermine.

16th June 44

Spr  A.E. Grant

wounded while laying anti-personel mines in a German mine field in Salanelles. - evacuated to UK from Normandy

Normandy

Spr  T. Green

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

Normandy

Spr  J.L. Hill

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

16th June 44

Spr  W. Hobson

wounded while laying anti-personel mine in a German mine field in Salanelles -evacuated to UK from Normandy. Returned to unit for Rhine Crossing. 

Normandy

Spr  A. Holt

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

Jan 45

Spr  D. Jewell

badly wounded by tellermine explosion near Jemelle

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Spr  J.B. Kendall

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?24th Mar 45

Spr  McGettrick

possibly injured while supporting Sapper Drummond in his Bren Gun assault on a German Machine Gun position.

21st June 44

Spr  S. Norris

No.3 Troop cook, his makeshift kitchen took a direct hit from a shell. He carried on preparing food for the squadron.

24th Mar 45

Driver  A. Oldfield

wounded after landing in Glider No.2 on the Rhine crossing.

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Spr  J. Owens

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Normandy

Spr  F. Osgood

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

6th June 44

Spr  D. Read

wounded and lost an arm

24th Mar 45

Spr J. Reed

wounded by 88mm artillery fire on the rendezvous point for the Rhine landings. The guns were lowered to fire on soldiers as they headed for the rendezvous.

Normandy

Spr  A.W. Withey

-evacuated to UK from Normandy

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