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Plastic Surgery on Airmen's Faces

by nottinghamcsv

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nottinghamcsv
People in story: 
Elsie Phillips, Sir Archibald McIndoe
Location of story: 
Norfolk, Norwich
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A5322845
Contributed on: 
25 August 2005

Plastic Surgery on Airmen's Faces
By Sue Whibley
People in story: Elsie Phillips, Sir Archibald McIndoe
Location of story: Norfolk, Norwich
Unit name: Military Police
Background to story: Army

This story was submitted by a volunteer from CSV / BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Elsie Phillips and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

Last week I saw a TV programme about the war time work of Sir Archibald McIndoe. This reminded me of the Airmen I saw during my service who were being treated by Sir Archibald McIndoe in East Grinstead.
Each time I saw them they had got slowly better as their faces were repaired by plastic surgery. We didn't pass comment to them about their faces, but we could see the gradual improvements. It was amazing what he could do. He could even repair missing fingers.

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