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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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01.11.1940 213 Squadron Hurricane I V7221 AK-V Plt Off. Wlasnowolski V.M. K.W.

Operation: Patrol

Date: 1st November 1940 (Friday)

Unit No: 213 Squadron

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: V7221

Code: AK:V

Base: RAF Tangmere

Location: Liphook Game Farm, Stoughton, West Sussex.

Pilot: Plt Off. Boleslaw Andrzej Własnowolski VM. KW. 76736 PAF Age 23. Killed


On patrol to intercept incoming Luftwaffe bombers when he was shot down by a Bf 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

Plt Off. 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

Plt Off. Boleslaw Andrzej Własnowolski VM. KW. (courtesy Peter Sikora)

Burial Details:

Plt Off. Boleslaw Andrzej Własnowolski. VM. KW. Chichester Cemetery Grave No: 45. Born 29th November 1916 in Krakow, Poland.

Researched by Peter Sikora for relatives of the pilot. Thanks to John Vaughan for the correction to the aircraft serial number (Jun 2022).

Other sources list below:

10.06.2022 - Correction to aircraft serial number

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