John Flynn

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Birthday
25, 1880
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
May 5, 1951 (70)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1880
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
May 5, 1951 (70)

About

Presbyterian minister who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world's first air ambulance.

Before Fame

He began his ministerial studies in 1909, and he served in missions in the Australian outback where he established several bush hospitals.

Trivia

He was introduced to the possibility of using airplanes for medical service by a pilot, and he helped establish what became in 1934 the Australian Aerial Medical Service.

Family Life

In 1951, he married Jean Baird. His mother died in childbirth, and he was raised by his relatives.

Associated With

His mission was similar to Gabi Hollows who worked in the rural parts of Australia to help provide medical services for the natives.