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    Default Re: Billy Fiske SGW in Boxgrove Priory And Headstone.





    Headstone to Billy Fiske at Boxgrove Priory, and Priory.

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    He has a bronze memorial plaque in St Paul's Cathedral - states, 'An American citizen who died that England might live.'

    History - Cambridge University (early 1930s), Record for Cresta Run, St Moritz. Captained US Olympic team which won 1932 bobsled event. Drove first Stutz car in Le Mans 24 hrs at age 19.

    601 Sqn Tangmere 1940. Crash landed Aug 16 after engagement with Ju 87 over Bognor. Grievously burned - died of shock and injuries next day.

    Impressive guy!

    Source: Men of Battle of Britain, Wynn KG

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    A/M, thank you for the excellent group of photographs.

    Robin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    A/M, thank you for the excellent group of photographs.

    Robin.
    Thankyou for your kind comments, more [different] one's to follow later this year.

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    Default Re: Billy Fiske SGW in Boxgrove Priory And Headstone.

    Hi Mr Airfields Man)

    I was at Tangmere 5yrs ago taking photo's of Tangmere Church etc, also Tangmere Aviation centre also called in at Boxgrove Priory took a photo of the Billy Fiske Headstone but was totally unaware there was a Church Window dedicated to him, must call in next time I'm down that way.

    Regards: Prezzie

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    Hi Prezzie, how're doing? The window at Boxgrove Priory was only dedicated in September 2008, which means you never missed this on your visit of 5 years ago, so something new-ish to look forward to next time you call there .

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    Thanks for info. Keep up the good work.

    Whilst down at Goodwood I had a photo taken along side my hero "Douglas Bader" a larger than life figure.

    Prezzie

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