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30.08.1940 No. 151 Squadron Hurricane I R4213 DZ-I Sgt. Gmur

Operation: Patrol

Date: 30th August 1940 (Friday)

Time: 16.00 hrs.

Unit: No.151 Squadron

Type: Hawker Hurricane I

Serial: R4213 

Coded: DZ-I (1)

Base: RAF Stapleford Tawney

Location: Jacks Hatch, Epping Green near Epping, Essex.

Pilot: Sgt. Feliks Gmur 780678 PAF Age 25. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS: 

Hawker Hurricane I R4213 was the latest Hurricane to be supplied to the squadron and just a few weeks out of the factory. 

This aircraft was shot down in combat with enemy aircraft over the Thames Estuary, London at 16.00 Hrs. Crashing at Jacks Hatch, Epping Green. Aircraft a write-off.

(1) Aircraft code amended thanks to a reader -  Leslie Miller.



Burial details:

Sgt. Feliks Gmur. Epping Cemetery, Essex. Section Z. Grave 2. Born on the 6th November 1914 in Biniew, Poland. Next of Kin details not currently available.

With thanks to the following: 'Fighter Command Losses' - Norman Franks. Robert Gretzyngier, Woitek Matusiak, Wadldemar Wojcik and Josef Zielinski for Polish information that we may have used. Air/Rem own archives. 

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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