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This is a specially produced glossy bookplate bearing the original signature of Battle of Britain Polish Ace Tadeusz Nowierski.

From 1st June 1940 he was at the Polish Wing at 3 School of Technical Training Blackpool, to await a posting. He was at 5 OTU Aston Down in July. After converting to Spitfires he joined 609 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 5th August.

On the 13th Nowierski destroyed a Me109 and damaged another, on 7th September he destroyed a Do17 and a Me109 and probably destroyed a Me110, on the 25th he destroyed a He111 and on the 30th he destroyed a Me109 and damaged another.

Nowierski baled out of Spitfire N3223 over Salisbury Plain on 5th October when his undercarriage failed following a routine patrol. On the 15th he destroyed a Me109 and on 2nd December he attacked and damaged a Me110.

He was awarded the KW and two Bars (gazetted 1st February 1941), damaged a Ju88 on 13th February 1941 and was posted to 316 Squadron at Pembrey on 21st March. He was awarded the VM (5th Class)(gazetted 15th July 1941) and appointed 'B' Flight Commander on 10th August.

He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 30th October 1941).

From 9th January to 30th April 1942 he commanded 308 Squadron at Woodvale. He then became Squadron Leader Flying of the Northolt Wing. Leading the Wing on the Dieppe operation on 19th August, Nowierski damaged two Do17's. He was awarded a third Bar to the KW (gazetted 20th August 1942).

On 1st December 1942 Nowierski was posted to HQ 11 Group as Polish Liaison Officer, on 15th February 1943 he went to an OTU as an instructor and on 20th June he was appointed Wing Commander Flying at 2 Polish Wing.. He died in 1983.

Polish Battle Of Britain Ace Pilot Tadeusz Nowierski Signed Bookplate

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