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Hurricane I V6951 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hurricane I V6951

Block 3/G, Gloster Aircraft Co, RR Merlin III or XX, July 1940 - Aug 1941 More information in: Dr. Colin James Pratt-Hooson's Hurricane Site

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/4230Pilot Officer C Gauze (Polish): killed; shot down, aerial combat, Hurricane V6951, 605 Squadron, 15 November 1940.C16688328

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hurricane I V6951

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
PorucznikCzeslaw GAUZE (P/76809) Hurricane I V6951  Forum Post 1940-11-15605 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomWhyteleafe (St. Luke) Churchya

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation[B]Szeregowiec Jozef JURKOWSKI ()[/B] 1940-11-15 [url][/url] According a Polish source he was killed by a direct hit on the RIALTO cinema during the bombardment of Coventry. Krzemiński Franciszek and Cebula Edward were killed in the same cinema as well. But the Central and East Region Air Training Corps is stating: Three of the polish airman buried in Baginton Cemetery; Aircraftman 2nd Class Edward Cebula 24, Aircraftman 2nd Class Josef Jurkowski 20 and Aircraftman 1st Class Franciszek Krzeminski 31, all died as a result of enemy action on the 14th November 1940, the night of the air raid that destroyed much of Coventry city centre. [B]Porucznik Czeslaw GAUZE () [/B] 1940-11-15 [url][/url] On November 15, 1940, Gauze took part in the 605th Squadron of the RAF for patrolling. It was his 13th start, counting combat and operational tasks. Canterbury's pilots clashed with about 50 enemy planes heading north. When the Hurricanes were noticed, the Germans turned south. At the same time, another group of Messerschmitts 109 reached the area. The 605 RAF Squadron was trapped between the II./JG 53 and Stab / JG 26 fighters. Gauze and Sgt Kenneth H. Jones were shot down. The Pole died at the controls of Hurricane I (V6951), who crashed in the sea. ....Read More.Jagan on 27th December 2018 10:37:19

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