|P/O E.Derek (Dave) Glaser flew with No 65 Squadron in Spitfire I's during the Battle of Britain. At around 13:30hrs on the 18th of August he helped to shoot down a He 111 flown by R.Ahrens from I Gruppe of Kg 1. <<<More INFO>>|
served with No 253 Squadron flying
Hurricane's and on the 30th
of August 1940 shot down four Bf 109's
in a few seconds, one of whom was E.Arnold of III Gruppe JG 27.
He shared command with Squadron Leader H.M.Starr until the 31st of August 1940.
|Sgt G.Gledhill of No 238 Squadron was shot down East of Weymouth in his Hurricane I (P2978) and killed by a Bf 109 on the 11th of August 1940, at10:40hrs. He is buried at Criquebeuf en Caux, France.|
Ian Richard (Widge) Gleed
was born in Finchley, London in 1916, the son of a Doctor. The R.A.F. was
his career, and he was commissioned in March 1936 and then posted to No
46 Squadron at Kenly. No 46 Squadron was then flying Gloster Gauntlet bi-planes.
Gleed was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and on the 17th of May joined
87 Squadron in France. In the next few days he scored 5 kills plus
a share in another and 1 probable. No
87 Squadron returned to England on the 20th of May 1940 to re-form
On the 15th of August Gleed was flying as Red 1 and when they found the German formations T. Mitchel said over the R/T "Green 1 to Red 1- there they are straight ahead, there's hundreds of them"
Gleed replied " Red leader here, O/K I've got them let's surround the Bastards."
In the ensuing fight Gleed destroyed 2 Messerschmitt fighters an possibly a third.
He scored 4 more before the end of the battle. In September Gleed was awarded the D.F.C.
On the 16th of April 1943 Gleed was killed in a fighter sweep in the Cap Bon area. He was shot down in his Spitfire by Bf 109's from JG 77.
His nickname came from his short stature. 'Widge' is an R.A.F. abbreviation of Wizard-Midget
|P/O A.J.Glegg of No 600 Squadron, teamed up with F/O A.D.M.Boyd to shoot down ten enemy aircraft at night with the Beaufighter.|
|Sgt Antoni Glowacki from Poland flew with No 501 Squadron in Hurricane's. He was injured on the 31st of August 1940 at 13:15hrs. His Hurricane's No P3208 'SDT' was shot down by a Bf 109 over Gravesend and he baled out. His last rank whilst in the R.A.F. was Squadron Leader and his score amounted to 8 kills 1 shared 3 probable and 3 damaged.|
|P/O W.J.Glowacki from Poland flew with No 605 Squadron. He was shot down by Bf 109's on the 24th of September 1940 at 16:30hrs whilst chasing a Dornier Do 17 towards France, and he force landed his Hurricane I (P3832) in France. He was treated for his injuries and given an anti-tetanus injection. He died after an allergic reaction to the injection. Pilots of LG 2 buried him in Guines, Community Cemetery.|
|F/O R.L.Glyde an Australian of No 87 Squadron was shot down and killed on the 13th of August 1940 in his Hurricane I (P3387) by a Ju 88 off Selsey Bill, at 08:00hrs.|
|Sgt F.Gmur from Poland flew with No 151 Squadron. He was shot down and killed over the Thames Estuary on the 30th of August 1940 at 16:00hrs. His Hurricane I (R4213) crashed at Epping Green, Essex.|
|P/O C.W.Golsdsmith a South African flew with No 54 Squadron and No 603 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. He died of his wounds on the 28th of October 1940. His Spitfire II (P7439) had been shot down by a Bf 109 of JG 51 on the 27th of October 1940 South of Maidstone, Kent at 14:05hrs.|
|P/O H.L.Goodall of No 264 Squadron and his gunner (R.M.Young) were both killed when their Defiant (N1627) crashed near Marlow, on the 8th of October 1940 Bucks while they were on patrol.|
|Sgt A.T.Gooderham of No 46 Squadron was wounded on the 15th of October 1940 when his Hurricane I (V6789) was shot down by a Bf 109 over the Thames Estuary at 14:40hrs.|
|Sgt. Geoff Goodman flew with No 85 Squadron flying Hurricane's during the Battle of Britain. On the morning of the 1st of September 1940 he shot down a Bf 109 with only 4 of his 8 guns working. The air lines to the other 4 guns was blocked with matchsticks (possible sabotage ?).|
|P/O G.E.Goodman from Palestine of No 1 Squadron damaged his Hurricane I on the 18th of August 1940 in combat with a Bf 109 at 13:50hrs. He baled out of his Hurricane I (P2686) on the 6th of September 1940 at 09:30hrs. He had been in combat with a Bf 110 south of Penshurst, Kent. He was not hurt.|
|S/L J.A.C.Gordon the Commanding Officer of No 151 Squadron was a Canadian. He took command of the Squadron on the 5th of August 1940. Gordon shot down a Bf 109 on the 14th of August 1940. While he was on patrol on the 15th of August he was wounded in combat with a Bf 109 over Dover but he landed his Hurricane I (P3941) safely at North Weald. He was shot down on the 18th of August 1940, baling out of his Hurricane I (P3940) after being shot down by a Bf 110 over Rochford at 17:30hrs. He was badly burned. Gordon was posted M.I.A. on the 1st of June 1942.|
|P/O W.H.G.Gordon of No 234 Squadron was killed on the 6th of September 1940 at 09:10hrs. He was shot down in his Spitfire I by a Bf 109 over Hadlow Down in Kent.|
|F/L W.E.Gore was in France with No 607 Squadron, flying Hurricane's. W.E.Gore lead a section which intercepted and shot down three He 111's over France during May and was awarded a D.F.C. on the 31st of May 1940. F/L W.E.Gore joined No 54 Squadron on the 6th of August but stayed with them for only a month he then returned to No 607 Squadron. He was shot down by an Bf 109 over Selsey and crashed his Hurricane I (P3108) into the Channel and was recorded as M.I.A. on the 28th of September 1940 at 15:00hrs, aged 25.|
|P/O D.G.Gorrie joined No 43 Squadron early July. He shot down a Heinkel 111 on July the 12th, and a Bf 109 on the 6th of September. He was KIA on the 4th of April 1941, aged 23.|
from Poland flew Hurricane's
with No 607 Squadron during the Battle
of Britain. Mieczylslaw (Michael or Mick) was born in Cracow, Poland, in
1919. He was one of approximately 140 Polish pilots who fought in the Battle
of Britain. About 50% of them had been killed by the time WWII had ended.
Towards the end of the war he shot down an Me 262 for which he was awarded
the Polish Cross of Valor. In 1948 he went to Pakistan with a small group
of Polish pilots who helped train the air force of that newly independent
Afterwards, he emigrated to Australia where he now lives. He has three children (Stefan, Halina and Genufa) and three grandchildren (Stefania, Michael and Josef). The picture taken in Poland before WWII
|P/O V.Goth of No 501 Squadron was killed on the 25th of October 1940 when his Hurricane I (P2903) collided with P/O K.W.Mackenzie'sHurricane (V6806) during combat with Bf 109's over Tenterden, Kent at 15:25hrs.|
|Sgt R.Gouldstone of No 29 Squadron and his pilot (R.A.Rhodes) were shot down and killed on the 25th of August 1940. Their Blenheim I (L1330) was shot down by an enemy aircraft off Wainfleet, Lincs while on night patrol at 22:00hrs.|
|F/O A.V.'Gus' Gowers of No 85 Squadron was wounded on the 1st of September 1940 at 14:15hrs. He baled out of his Hurricane I (V7343) after combat with a Bf 109 over Oxted, Kent. He was badly burnt and was looked after at Caterham Mental Hospital.|