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No. 43 Squadron
01.06.1940. No. 43 Squadron. Hurricane I L1758 FT-? Sgt. T.A.H. Gough

Operation: Dunkirk Beaches

Date: 1st June 1940 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 43 Squadron

Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

Serial: L1758

Code: FT-?

Base: RAF Tangmere

Location: Off Dunkirk in the English Channel

Pilot: Sgt. Terence Arthur Harold Gough 740435 RAFVR Age 21. Killed (1)


Took off from RAF Tangmere to defend the British Army evacuation on the Dunkirk beaches. Hurricane L1758 was shot down at 11:45 Hrs in combat with a Messerschmitt Bf109 of II/JG26. (JG 26 - Jagdgeschwader 26 was a Luftwaffe fighter wing of WW2 operating in Western Europe) The aircraft crashed off Dunkirk into the English Channel.

(1) Sgt. Gough while serving with 43 Sqn. had been credited with He 111 destroyed on the 20th March 1940.

Two Hawker Hurricane Mk 11's of 43 Squadron, Tangmere, Sussex

Burial details:

Sgt. Terence Arthur Harold Gough. Runnymede Memorial, Panel 14. Son of Harold William and Beatrice Lavender Gough of Bitterne, Southampton. Terence was born in Portsmouth in 1918 and at one time attended Northern Grammar School, now Mayfield School in Portsmouth. He is remembered on the school war memorial and on the Southampton Cenotaph. At the time of his death his address was 15 Brownlow Avenue, Bitterne, Southampton, England.

Sgt. Gough is remembered on the memorial plaque of the old Northern Grammar School (now Mayfield School) Portsmouth and on the Southampton Cenotaph

Researched by: Kate Tame for Aircrew Remembered and for the relatives and friends of Sgt. Gough.

Acknowledgements: Imperial War Museum, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Victory Claims of WW2 - John Foreman, Southampton City Council.

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