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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 GilJózefPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.76765Born 30 January 1914 Łęg Jarocin (Age 30 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAFFighter Command43 Sqd

229 Sqd

145 Sqd

315 Sqd Polish

306 Sqd Polish

1944-12-31Supermarine SpitfireIXBS4552 + 2 probablesRAF Andrews FieldRodeo 140Location : . Served in Battle of Britain; 306 Squadron 1 August 1942Killed in Action, on Operational Flight. Lost at seaRunnymede. PAF Memorial, Northolt,

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315 Sqd (Polish) (1941-42) and squadron commander in 306 Sqd Polish. Born on 30th January 1914 in Poland. Commissioned in RAFVR then to No. 1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum for flying assessment. 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 1st September 1940 to convert to Hurricanes. Posted to 43 Squadron on the 21st Septemeber 1940. To 229 Squadron on 19th October and then 145 Squadron on the 30th September. Injured 29th December 1940 in crash at East Dean, Sussex, flying low after dark looking for Tangmere. 12th March 1941 Gil posted to 53 OTU at Heston. To 315 (Polish) Squadron at Speke on 13th April 1941. From Northolt probably destroyed a Me109 on 9th August and another destroyed on the 14th. KW (gazetted 10th September 1941). 24th October 1941 he probably shot down a Me109. Bar to the KW (gazetted 15th February 1942). 13th June 1942 joined 306 (Polish) Squadron at Northolt. He destroyed a Fw190 and damaged a Me109 on 9th October, second Bar to the KW (gazetted 15th November 1942). Flying high cover over Abbeville on 31st December 1942 he was shot down by a Fw190 in Spitfire BS455. Last seen heading towards the Channel and almost certainly he crashed into the sea. His body was not recovered. VM (5th Class) (gazetted 20th February 1943). 315 Sqd (Polish) (1941-42) and squadron commander in 306 Sqd Polish. In Spitfire BS455 he was on a combat sweep in the Abbeville region of France. During the fight with German fighters he was attacked by 6 FW-190. Seen to be damaged he flew off towards the English Channel. Possibly wounded, he crashed in the sea.
Archiwum Database In Spitfire-BS455 he was on a combat sweep in the Abbeville region of France. During the fight with German fighters he was attacked by 6 FW-190. Seen to be damaged he flew off towards the English Channel. Possibly wounded, he crashed in the sea.
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2 GlewNorman Vipan 'Sticky'Sgt (later Sqd Ldr)107955November 1916 DerbyBritishPilotRAFVRFighter Command72 Sqd

145 Sqd

1944-05-17HurricaneKX9296TrainingKilled in mock dogfightKilled Age 27 17th May 1944Bari War Cemetery

Battle of Britain KIA 17 May 1944

Born November 1916 Derby. RAFVR in November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Full-time service 1st September 1939, posted to 1 ITW Cambridge then to 3 FTS South Cerney. Joined 72 Sqd Acklington on 19th June 1940. Moved to Biggin Hill in August. On 23rd September Glew claimed a share in Me109. 27th destroyed a Do17. To 41 Sqd at Hornchurch on 7th November 1940, remaining with the squadron until May 1941. Posted overseas. On 17th May Glew on the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious at Scapa Flow. Flew off near Majorca on 14th June for Malta, refuelled and then went on to Egypt, reaching Mersa Matruh on the 16th. 260 Squadron at Haifa until October. Commissioned in August 1941. Moved to the Western Desert in October 1941. Damaged a Me109 on 2nd January 1942. Damaged by Me109s on 26th March when on his way back from Martuba to Tobruk. In 1943 Glew was with 229 Sqd in Malta, moving with it to Catania, Sicily in January 1944. Commanded 435 Squadron at Brindisi in March as an Acting Squadron Leader. Killed there on 17th May aged 27 when his Hurricane KX929 struck the ground near Brindisi when engaged in a mock dogfight with a Spitfire.

While serving with 1435 Squadron, Brindisi, Commissioned Aug 1941. buried in Grave XI. C. 24 of Bari War Cemetery,Italy, aged 27; Born Derby, November 1916. son of Capt. Norman H. & Mildred A. Glew of Derby.

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