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.

Many thanks to Gerry Burke and The Wattenden Arms.

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