30.08.1940 No. 151 Squadron Hurricane I R4213 DZ-I Sgt. Gmur
Date: 30th August 1940 (Friday)
Time: 16.00 hrs.
Unit: No.151 Squadron
Type: Hawker Hurricane I
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. Pilot killed and aircraft a write-off.
(1) Aircraft code amended thanks to a reader - Leslie Miller.
Above as described - visited by the webmaster in 2015 and again in 2016. Robert Pliszka - placed the Polish flag and poppy on all the PAF graves on remembrance day.
Sgt. Feliks Gmur. Epping Cemetery, Essex. Section Z. Grave 2. Born on the 6th November 1914 at Biniew, Poland. Next of kin details not yet available - are you able to assist?
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. Also to Robert Pliszka who is currently researching the crash site and is in contact with relatives - we hope to be able to update this page. Robert also contributed the photo of Feliks - January 2018.