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Gaunt, Geoffrey N

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rank: Plt Off
status: kia
airforce: RAF
born: United Kingdom

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Geoffrey Norman Gaunt may have served with 609 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force before the war and received some flying training. He was commissioned into the Auxiliary Air Force in April 1940, completed his training at FTS Cranwell in June/July and then went to 7 OTU Hawarden. After converting to Spitfires there, Gaunt rejoined 609 Squadron at Warmwell on 16th August 1940.

He shared in the destruction of a Me110 on the 25th with P/O N Agazarian.

Gaunt was killed on 15th September 1940 when he was shot down during an attack on German bombers over London. His Spitfire, R6690, crashed and burned out near Kenley.

Gaunt was 24 years old.

He is buried in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel, Huddersfield, Yorkshire - Sec. D. Grave 337.

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Squadrons:

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RAF FTS Cranwell
RAF 7 OTU Hawarden
RAF 609 Sqaudron Warmwell 1940-08-16

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R6690 PR-A 1940-09-15
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by: Red Dragon Sgt Gaunt 2017-05-20 14:51:29

Squadron Serial Number should be PR-Q
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