The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. F Gmur
Feliks Gmur was born on 6th November 1914. At the time of the German invasion he was serving with the 161st Fighter Flight which, together with 162nd Fighter Flight, formed III/6 Fighter Squadron in support of the "Lodz Army".
In air combats over Poland in September 1939 he damaged a Heinkel He111 bomber. As Polish resistance collapsed Gmur escaped through Romania to France, and from there to Britain in early 1940, joining the RAF in February.
After training at 15 EFTS and 6 OTU Sutton Bridge he was posted on 21st August 1940 to 151 Squadron at Stapleford.
On 30th August 1940 he was shot down and killed in combat over the Thames Estuary, his Hurricane R4213 falling near Jacks Hatch, Epping.
He is buried in Epping Cemetery and also commemorated on the Polish War Memorial at Northolt.