This memorial is dedicated to the Polish pilot, Bolesiaw Wiasnowolski, who crashed here on 1 November 1940 with his Hawker Hurricae fighter (serial number: V7221). He was shot down by a Me109 fighter. The inscription on the memorial reads:
In this field, on 1st November 1940
Pilot Officer Bolesiaw Wiasnowolski V.M., K.W.
Royal Air Force
213 Squadron R.A.F. Tangmere
(formerly of the Polish Air Force)
Died aged 23 when his "Hurricane" V7221
crashed following aerial combat
with a German Me109.
HE DIED DEFENDING BRITAIN, POLAND AND FREEDOM
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