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The Airmen's Stories - P/O G A Langley


Gerald Archibald Langley was born on 29th July 1916 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, the son of Archibald Frank Martin Langley and Mary Elizabeth Langley.

He was educated at Wolverton Grammar School.

In 1936 the family moved to Northampton and he went to work for the Prudential Assurance Company.



He joined the RAFVR in March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September he completed his training, was commissioned and then joined 41 Squadron direct from his FTS in late June 1940.

On September 11th Langley was shot down by return fire from a Ju88 over Sevenoaks, in Spitfire X4325. He baled out, unhurt.

On September 15th Langley was shot down and killed in combat with Me109s. His Spitfire P9324 is believed to have come down at Wick House, Bulphan.

Langley was 24 and is buried at St Peter & Paul churchyard, Abington, Northampton.




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