The Brabant village Oisterwijk and Operation Market-Garden

Military career of Pierre Gallay

Military career of Pierre Gallay.

 

Ranks;

 

Sgt:    15/04/1940

Sgc:    15/03/1942

Asp:    01/05/1944

Slt:      25/06/1944

Ltt:      25/03/1945

 

 

 

 

03/03/1936 – – on a voluntary basis in Algeria as volunteer BA201

19/09/1938 – – Lyon, air Battalion 105

05/11/1938 – – airfield of Montluçon  

05/12/1939 – – Travelling with Air Battalion 105 to Aulnat

09/12/1939 – – Based on the airfield of Chartres  

                      With cruise ship Arandora star together with Poles from France to Great Britain

01/07/1940 – – Volunteer FAFL n° 30121 Forces Aériennes Françaises Libre (Free French Air force)

02/11/1940 – – ITW 

31/05/1941 – – No. 6 EFTS, (Elementary Flying Training School)

26/07/1941 – – No. 5 SFTS, (Service Flight Training School)

28/10/1941 – – Air brevet No. 130 squadron 

29/10/1941 – – OTU, (Operational Training Unit) 

23/12/1941 – – No. 130 squadron 

17/03/1942 – – CI Camberley 

13/04/1942 – – Leaving England, Freetown, Nigeria, Fort Lamy 

19/06/1942 – – Arrival in the East  

22/06/1942 – – GMI Damascus 

05/08/1942 – – Destination – GC1 Alsace

October 1942 – By ship from the Middle East to Britain   

02/02/1943 – – 61 OTU, (Operational Training Unit)

01/03/1943 – – Camberley 

06/03/1943 – – No. 341 squadron 

20/10/1944 – – Disappeared (near the village of Oisterwijk) 

29/10/1944 – – return to his unit  

17/01/1945 – – leaving FAF (Forces Aériennes Françaises)

 

 

Kills by Gallay;

 

“28/09/44  A German Me 109 with a Spitfire XIV of No. 341 Sqn.”

Pierre Gallay (on bike) and fellow airmen.
(curtousie of Bertrand Hugot, François Guinamard, France)
Pierre Gallay (middle), Leguie and Berdot.
(curtousie of Bertrand Hugot, François Guinamard, France)
Militaire loopbaan van Pierre Gallay