30.08.1940 No.151 Squadron R.A.F. Hurricane I R4213 Sgt Gmur Location: Jacks Hatch, Epping Green, Essex.
Mission: Patrol.

Date: 30
th August 1940

Time: 4.00 p.m.

Unit: No.151 Squadron R.A.F.

Type: Hawker Hurricane I

Serial: R4213

Code: DZ - I

Base: Stapleford, Essex, England.

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

Pilot: Sgt Feliks Gmur. 780678 (Polish Air Force) Age.25 – Killed.


This aircraft was shot down in combat with enemy aircraft over the Thames Estuary, London at 4.00 p.m. Aircraft a write-off.

(1) GMUR
Sergeant Feliks Gmur killed in action (net)

Location of the crash site was sought, and after writing to Blakes Farm we were contacted by Mr. Alan J. Peacock, who aged 12 witnessed the crash of Sgt Gmur. Below the letter from Alan to Melvin Brownless;


(3) Crash Site Hurricane R4213
The crash site of Sgt Gmur has been pinpointed at this location by Alan Peacock (Google)

(4) Epping Cemetery
The entrance to Epping Cemetery (King/Brownless)

(5) Grave Feliks Gmur x1
Last resting place of Feliks Gmur,
he shares the cemetery with other fallen Polish pilots. (King/Brownless)

Burial detail: Epping Cemetery, Essex, England.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless & David King in 2007. Updated February 2014.

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