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01.11.1940 No. 213 Squadron Hurricane I N2608 AK-V P/O. Wlasnowolski V.M. K.W.

Operation: Patrol

Date: 1st November 1940 (Friday)

Unit: No. 213 Squadron

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: N2608

Code: AK-V 

Base: RAF Tangmere

Location: Liphook Game Farm, Stoughton, West Sussex.

Pilot: P/O. Boleslaw Andrzej Własnowolski VM. KW. 76736 PAF Age 23. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

On patrol to intercept incoming Luftwaffe bombers when he was shot down by Me.109 over Stoughton, crashing at Liphook Game Farm at about 16:00 hrs.

Previously served with 607 and 32 Squadron's before joining 213 on September 17th 1940 

P/O. Własnowolski had a total of 5 confirmed kills at the time of his death: 

1 x Ju. 87 2nd September 1939 (Shared with Wladyslaw Majchrzyk)
1 x Bf.109 15th August 1940
1 x Bf.109 18th August 1940
1 x Do. 215 18th August 1940
1 x Bf.109 15th October 1940

P/O. Boleslaw Andrzej Własnowolski VM. KW. (courtesy Peter Sikora)

Burial Details:

P/O. Boleslaw Andrzej Własnowolski. VM. KW. Chichester Cemetery Grave No: 45. Born 29th November 1916, Krakow, Poland.

Researched by Peter Sikora for relatives of the pilot.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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