The Crash of Gloster Gauntlet Mk.II, K5359, coded UV-B

The crash of Gauntlet K5359, 8/5/1939.
The Wattenden Arms
Gauntlet K5359, coded UV-B, 8/5/1939.
Gerry Burke
Gauntlet K5359 of 17 Squadron, 8/5/1939.
Gerry Burke
The wreckage of Gloster Gauntlet K5359, 8/5/1939.

On 8th May, 1939, Gloster Gauntlet Mk. II, K5359, of 17 squadron, stalled and hit the ground as it side-slipped attempting to land at RAF Kenley. It had been delivered to the squadron on 28th August 1936. Luckily, the pilot survived, but unsurprisingly the aircraft was written off.

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Many thanks to Gerry Burke and The Wattenden Arms.

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