Runnymede



During World War 2, 116,000 men and women, serving in the Royal Air Force or Commonwealth Air Forces, lost their lives and in many cases their graves are unknown. They are remembered on memorials at El Alamein, Malta, Ottawa, Singapore and Runnymede.

Počas druhej svetovej vojny prišlo o život 116.000 mužov a žien, slúžiacich v Royal Air Force alebo vo vzdušných silách britského spoločenstva. V mnohých prípadoch ich hroby nie sú známe. Ich mená sú spomenuté na pamätníkoch v El Alameine, Malte, Ottawe, Singapure a Runnymede.

The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name the 20,547 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves.

Letecký pamätník v Runnymede pripomína 20,547 mien letcov, ktorí padli v období druhej svetovej vojny počas operácií zo základní vo Veľkej Británií, v severnej a západnej Európe a ktorí nemájú známy hrob.

On these wall panels, are listed the one hundred and forty nine missing airmen who were Czechoslovaks.

Na paneloch pamätníka v Runnymede sú spomenutí aj 149 československí letci.

The Runnymede Memorial was opened on 17 October 1953 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Pamätník v Eunnymede bol slávnostne otvorený 17.10.1953 jej Výsosťou kráľovnou Alžbetou II.

In 1949 the land on which the Memorial is built was donated by SIr Eugen and Lady Effie Millington-Drake.

The Memorial was designed by Sir Edward Maufe and consists of a central shrine encompassed by a square cloister with wings on the Northern side.

It was built, and is maintained, by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

V roku 1949 daroval pozemok, na ktorom bol pamätník vybudovaný, Sir Eugen a Lady Effie Millington-Drake.

Pamätník navrhol Sir Edward Maufe a pozostáva s centrálnej “svätyne” obklopenej akoby kláštorným nádvorím s krídlami na severnej strane.

Pamätník bol postavený a je udržiavaný Komisiou britského spoločenstva pre vojnové hroby.

The name panels are located within the cloisters and wings and are displayed to resemble the open pages of a book. The ceilings of the cloisters have the coats of arms of the Commonwealth countries.

Panely s menami letcov sú umiestnené v krížových chodbách a krídlach a sú umiestnené taka by pripomínali stránky otvorenej knihy. Na stropoch krížových chodieb sa náchádzajú erby krajín Commonwealthu.

The names are arranged by year and within each year, are grouped by rank in descending order and within each rank group the names are listed alphabetically.

Mená letcov sú zoradené podľa rokov  a v každom roku, sú zoradené podľa poradia v zostupnom poradí a v rámci každej kategórie skupín sú mená uvedené abecedne.

The 149 Czechoslovak airmen are remembered on these panels:

Mená 149 československých letcov sú spomenuté na týchto paneloch:

Panel 10:

ŠTĚRBÁČEK Jaroslav, P/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 31/08/40, aged 27, killed on a operational flight after parachuting from his Hurricane P3156 into Thames Estuary. Was the first Czechoslovak airman killed in the RAF and has a ‘symbolic’ grave in the Czechoslovak ex-Servicemens plot at Brookwood cemetery.

Panel 15:

HORSKÝ Vladimír, Sgt, Pilot, 238 Sqn. – † 26/09/40, aged 26, Missing in Hurricane P3089 when flying near the Isle of Wight, probably shot down.

Panel 30:

BABÁČEK Pavel, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 20/07/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over North Sea following bombing raid on Hanover.

HEKL František, F/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 25/10/41, aged 26, Missing after training flight in Spitfire DU-W. P7540.

HUDEC Josef, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 15/01/41, aged 28, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhemshaven.

KUBIZŇÁK Antonín, P/O, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/01/41, aged 29, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhemshaven.

MACHÁČEK Jiří Jaromír, F/O, Pilot, 145 Sqn. – † 08/07/41, aged 26, shot down on operational flight in Spitfire R7218.

PAROLEK Jan František, F/O, Wireless Operator, 145 Sqn. – † 16/11/41, aged 24, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak on bombing raid on Keil, on return flight crashed in Irish Sea, 20 km SW off St Bees Head, Cumberland.

Panel 32:

GRIČ Jozef, F/O, Pilot, 58 OTU – † 12/09/41, aged 27, killed in flying accident in Spitfire X4928, aircraft crashed in sea off Grangemouth.

Panel 33:

KONŠTACKÝ Vilém, P/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 23/06/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland.

KRÁL Jaromír Oldřich, P/O, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. –  † 15/01/41, aged 27, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhemshaven.

LESKAUER Jindřich, P/O, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 15/01/41, aged 23, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhemshaven.

NOVÁK Mojmír, P/O, Navigator Trainee, 10 AOS – † 27/10/41, aged 28, Missing after training flight over sea.

PLZÁK Stanislav, P/O, Pilot, 19 Sqn. – † 06/08/41, aged 26, Shot down, in Spitfire P7771, during air combat over France.

SMRČEK Leonard, P/O, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 23/06/41, aged 25, Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland.

Panel 36:

HEJNA Jan, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. –  † 23/06/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland.

Panel 37:

ROZUM Alois, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 23/06/41, aged 28, Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from bombing raid on Bremen, shot down by night fighter over North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland.

VALACH Karel, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 23/06/41, aged 23, Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from bombing raid on Bremen, shot down by night fighter over North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland.

Panel 39:

BAUMRUK Bohuslav, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/01/41, aged 24, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhemshaven.

BOLFÍK Rudolf, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 15/01/41, aged 27, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhemshaven.

Panel 42:

ČTVRTLÍK Jan , Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 27/07/41, aged 23, Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over North Sea following bombing raid on Hanover.

Panel 45:

HURT Karel, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 23/10/41, aged 24, Wellington T2624 crashed on into Irish Sea, off Cardigan.

Panel 46:

JANŮJ Otakar, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 23/10/41, aged 28, Wellington T2624 crashed on training flight into Irish Sea, off Cardigan.

Panel 47:

LINKA Stanislav, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 16/11/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak on bombing raid on Keil, on return flight crashed in Irish Sea, 20 km SW off St Bees Head, Cumberland.

Panel 50:

POLEDNÍK Jaroslav, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 23/10/41, aged 21, Wellington T2624 crashed on training flight into Irish Sea, off Cardigan.

Panel 51:

ROLENC Jaroslav, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 23/10/41, aged 26, Wellington T2624 crashed on training flight into Irish Sea, off Cardigan.

Panel 52:

SKALICKÝ Rudolf , Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 28/12/41, aged 23, Wellington KX-B T2553 lost in North Sea, off Dutch coast, following raid on Wilhelmshaven.

SKUTEK Pavel , Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. –  † 16/11/41, aged 20, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak on bombing raid on Keil, on return flight crashed in Irish Sea, 20 km SW off St Bees Head, Cumberland.

Panel 53:

ŠTULÍŘ Svatopluk, Sgt, Pilot, 65 Sqn. – † 08/11/41, aged 24, shot down on operational flight off French coast, near Le Touquet, in Spitfire YT-R, W5360.

TOMÁNEK Josef, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 02/01/42, aged 23, Wellington KX-B T2553 lost in North Sea, off Dutch coast, following raid on Wilhelmshaven.

VÁCLAVEK Arnošt , Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 16/11/41, aged 24, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak on bombing raid on Keil, on return flight crashed in Irish Sea, 20 km SW off St Bees Head, Cumberland.

Panel 54:

VALEŠ Václav, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 20/07/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over North Sea following bombing raid on Hanover.

Panel 55:

ZAVORAL Antonín, Sgt, Pilot, 607 Sqn. – † 31/10/41, aged 24, missing on operational flight over France in Hurricane BE403.

Panel 56:

DRČKA [Dročka] Josef, LAC, Wireless Operator trainee, 4 AOS – † 13/07/41, aged 27, killed during traing flight when his aircraft, Battle N2024 crashed into sea.

Panel 59:

HAVLÍČEK Vladimír, F/O, Navigator, 240 Sqn. – † 23/12/41, aged 31, killed when returning from an operational flight in Catalina BN-U W8418, at Pembroke Docks.

Panel 64:

VAŠÁTKO Alois, W/Cdr, Pilot, 312 Sqn. – † 23/06/42, aged 33, killed when his Spitfire BM592 crashed into sea South of Torquay, Devon, following aerial combat.

Panel 65:

BEČVÁŘ Karel, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 18/08/42, aged 24, Wellington KX-B DV665 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

GABRIEL Alois, F/Lt, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/42, aged 29, Wellington KX-Y HD982 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 66:

KULA Jaroslav, F/Lt, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 27, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in North Sea due to iceing up whilst on bombing raid to Keil.

NÝVLT Josef, F/Lt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/42, aged 26, Wellington KX-Y HD982 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

ŘÍHA Ladislav, F/Lt, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 25, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris.

SKOŘEPA Zdeněk, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 24, Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in North Sea on bombing raid to Bremen.

VYKOUKAL Karel, F/Lt, Pilot, 41 Sqn. – † 21/05/42, aged 25, missing flying Spitfire VB998, probably shot down over France.

Panel 67:

MATĚJÍČEK Rudolf Karel, F/O, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/42, aged 29, Wellington KX-Y HD982 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

CIBULKA Josef, P/O, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 28, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in North Sea due to iceing up whilst on bombing raid to Keil.

Panel 69:

FRIEDLÄNDER Pavel, P/O, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 29/09/42, aged 31, Wellington KX-M HF921 shot down by fighter and crashed in sea whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 70:

MICHÁLEK Vladimír, P/O, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 27/03/42, aged 24, shot down in Spitfire AD197 which crashed in sea near Ostend.

Panel 73:

PTÁČEK Rudolf, W/O, Pilot, 602 Sqn. – † 28/03/42, aged 23, missing, probably shot down whilst on operational flight over France in Spitfire BM148.

WEISS Karel, W/O, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 32, Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in North Sea on bombing raid to Bremen.

Panel 74:

HLOUŽEK Jaroslav, Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 18/11/42, aged 22, aircraft damaged by flak over France and crashed into English Channel near Les Triagoz lighthouse, France.

Panel 75:

LENC Jan, F/Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 18/08/42, aged 26, Wellington KX-B DV665 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

PLECITÝ Miroslav, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 29, Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in North Sea on bombing raid to Bremen.

Panel 78:

BORKOVEC Miroslav, Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 17/05/42, aged 25, shot down in Spitfire BM260 by fighter over France, aircraft crashed into English Channel near Bologne..

Panel 81:

DANIHELKA Karel, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 26, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris.

DOSTÁL Hugo, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/07/42, aged 23, Wellington KX-F Z1155 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 82:

DRMELKA Jaromír, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 18/08/42, aged 25, Wellington KX-B DV665 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 83:

FÍNA Jiří, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 28, on bombing raid to Keil, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in North Sea due to iceing up whilst on bombing raid to Keil.

Panel 84:

HALAMÁŠEK Evžen, Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 02/06/42, aged 27, his Spitfire AR397 shot down by fighter over France and crashed into English Channel.

Panel 85:

HANZL Vladimír, Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 22, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris.

Panel 86:

HOLUB Josef, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 15/07/42, aged 21, Wellington KX-F Z1155 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

JANATA Karel, Sgt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 11/09/42, aged 24, accident during training flight in Spitfire, crashed into English Channel.

JANČA František, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 19, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris.

JEBÁČEK Otto, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/42, aged 24, Wellington KX-Y HD982 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 87:

KRÁL Čeněk Vincenc, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 21, Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in North Sea on bombing raid to Bremen.

Panel 88:

MACHÁČEK Vlastimil, Sgt, Pilot, 1 Sqn. – † 25/04/42, aged 33, missing on operational flight over Northern France in Hurricane BE573.

Panel 89:

MEZNÍK Alois, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 30, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in North Sea due to iceing up whilst on bombing raid to Keil.

Panel 90:

NĚMEČEK Ladislav, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 24, Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in North Sea on bombing raid to Bremen.

NERADIL Jan, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/42, aged 25, Wellington KX-Y HD982 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 91:

PODIVÍNSKÝ Adolf, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 26, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris.

POKORNÝ František, Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 10/04/42, aged 25, missing in Spitfire BL480, probably shot down by fighter over English Channel.

Panel 92:

RAISKUP František, F/Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 28, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in North Sea due to iceing up whilst on bombing raid to Keil.

ROČOVSKÝ Miloslav, Sgt, Pilot, 501 Sqn. – † 25/04/42; aged 23, Shot down on operational flight over Northern France in Spitfire W3840.

ROUŠ Stanislav, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 23, Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in North Sea on bombing raid to Bremen.

Panel 93:

ŠIPULA František, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/08/42, aged 28, Wellington KX-B DV665 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

ŠIMKO Ján, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/42, aged 21, Wellington KX-Y HD982 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 94:

SOBOTKA Vladimír, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/08/42, aged 28, Wellington KX-B DV665 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

SOUKUP Oldřich, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 21, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in North Sea due to iceing up whilst on bombing raid to Keil.

ŠPINKA Dobromil, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 22, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace after crashing into the North Sea, 20 km NW of Terschelling, Holland after a bombing raid on Emden, Germany.

STANEK Arnošt, F/Sgt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 22/09/42, aged 22, aircraft hit by flak over France and crashed into sea.

Panel 95:

TOFEL Pavel, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/08/42, aged 27, Wellington KX-B DV665 missing on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, probably shot down by fighter.

VRTIŠ [Urtis] Karel, Sgt, Pilot, 501 Sqn. – † 25/04/42, aged 23, flying Spitfire AB251, shot down off French coast into English Channel.

Panel 118:

BREITCEIL Jindřich, W/Cdr, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 30, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

HIMR Jaroslav, S/Ldr, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 24/09/43, aged 26, missing in Spitfire BP856, probably shot down by fighter off the French coast near Brest.

Panel 119:

CHOCHOLÍN Vladislav, F/Lt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 24/09/43, aged 27, shot down in Spitfire AR355, off the coast of France near Brest.

FENCL František, F/Lt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 28, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 120:

ŘÍDKOŠIL Václav Jan Petr, F/Lt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 27/02/43, aged 28, aircraft hit by flak over France, crashed into English Channel off Brest.

Panel 121:

ŠEBELA Metoděj, F/Lt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 28, aircraft went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

ŠTUSÁK Miloslav, F/Lt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 27/02/43, aged 31, Spitfire damaged in aerial combat near Brest, killed when trying to parachute from his aircraft.

Panel 125:

KRÁTKORUKÝ Bedřich, F/O, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 15/01/43, aged 29, On operational flight over France, in Spitfire AR546, involved in mid air collision with Josef BLÁHA’s Spitfire, EP546 near Cherbourg, crashed in English Channel.

Panel 127:

NOVÁK Jaroslav, F/O, Pilot, 312 Sqn. – † 14/05/43, aged 27, aircraft damaged by flak, crashed in English Channel near Guernsey.

Panel 128:

PAPOUŠEK Karel, F/O, Pilot, 167 Sqn. – † 05/05/43, aged 28, Missing during operational flight.

PAVELKA Eduard, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 31, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

PAVLŮ Otto, F/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 28/04/43, aged 27, Spitfire damaged by flak over France, crashed in English Channel 20 miles North of Channel Islands.

Panel 129:

PŘÍHODA Josef, F/O, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 06/03/43, aged 28, missing on operational flight near Brest, in Spitfire BP682.

ŠŤASTNÝ Jan, F/O, Pilot, 312 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 30, shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 130:

URBAN Emerich Hanuš, F/O, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 26, aircraft went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

VÁVRA Alois, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 29, aircraft went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 132:

HOLNA Alois Vladimír, P/O, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/01/43, aged 29, Wellington KX-Z DV799 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

JELÍNEK Jaroslav, P/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 12/01/43, aged 22, Wellington KX-Z DV799 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

KŘEPEL Jindřich, P/O, Navigator, 6 OTU – † 24/04/43, aged 28 missing after training flight in Solway Bay, Cumbria.

MRÁZEK Emilián, P/O, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 22, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 134:

CHLUP Jaroslav, W/O, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 04/05/43, aged 23, accident during operational flight over English Channel.

JAKŠ Vilém, W/O, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 33, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

KÖRBER Karel, W/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 03/05/43, aged 28, shot down over English Channel, crashed near Guernsey, Channel Islands.

PETR Miloslav, W/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 29/01/43, aged 31, shot down by fighter over France near Morlaix.

ŠÁLA Jaroslav, W/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 29/01/43, aged 28, shot down by fighter over France near Morlaix.

Panel 135:

BLÁHA Josef, F/Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 15/01/43, aged 28, On operational flight over France, in Spitfire EP546, involved in mid air collision with Bedřich KRÁTKORUKÝ’s Spitfire, AR546 near Cherbourg, crashed in English Channel.

ČERNOHORSKÝ Ladislav, F/Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 24, aircraft went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

ČERVINKA Miroslav, F/Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 12/01/43, aged 28, Wellington KX-Z DV799 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 136:

FUKSA Albert, F/Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 22, Liberator went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

HALADA Jozef, F/Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 35, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 138:

PIZUR Michal, F/Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 28, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

PROCHÁZKA Miroslav, F/Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 24, Liberator went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 140:

ZRNÍK Tomáš, F/Sgt, Pilot, 313 Sqn. – † 27/09/43, aged 24, shot down by fighter off coast of France near Beauvais.

Panel 147:

DOMANSKÝ Jan, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 6 OTU – † 24/04/43, aged 28, Missing from training flight over Solway Bay, Cumbria.

Panel 149:

FELKL Josef, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/08/43, aged 27, Liberator O BZ780 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 153:

HELLER Felix Arnošt, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 19, Liberator went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 154:

JANDA Zdeněk, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/01/43, aged 30, Wellington KX-Z DV799 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 156:

KMEC Ján, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 6 OTU – † 21/05/43, aged 19, Missing from training flight over sea near Castle Ross, Lincolnshire.

KŘÍŽ Ladislav, Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/01/43, aged 30, Wellington KX-Z DV799 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 158:

MARTINOVIČ Leopold, Sgt, Pilot, 6 OTU – † 24/04/43, aged 28, missing from training flight over Solway Bay, Cumbria.

Panel 160:

NOVÁK Josef, Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 18/11/43, aged 21, aircraft went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 161:

PODBORSKÝ Miroslav, Sgt, Pilot, 6 OTU – † 21/05/43, aged 23, accident whilst on a low level bombing exercise on a moving target, crashed in sea 3 miles off Castle Ross, Linconshire.

Panel 166:

STIESS Jan, F/Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 12/01/43, aged 28, Wellington KX-Z DV799 shot down by fighter whilst on patrol over the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 203:

UVÍZL Alois Fantišek, F/Lt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/43, aged 28, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 207:

KORANDA František, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 31, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

KUBÍN [Kohn] Pavel, F/O, Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 30, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 211:

HALA Jaroslav, P/O, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 30, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

Panel 212:

RUPRECHT Václav, P/O, Pilot, 312 Sqn. – † 25/08/44, aged 26, crashed in North Sea after operational flight over Holland.

TIMKO Ján, P/O, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 25, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 213:

ŽANTA Otto, P/O, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 28, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 214:

JAROŠ Štěpán, W/O, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 25, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

KADLEC Ladislav, W/O, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 26, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

KEPÁK Vladimír, W/O, Wireless Operator, 307 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 30, Mosquito EW-E, DZ302, lost on early morning patrol over North Sea, probably shot down by fighter.

Panel 215:

ZÁKRAVSKÝ Jindřich, W/O, Pilot, 667 Sqn. – † 26/09/44, aged 29, killed when his aircraft crashed into English Channel, West of Nab Tower, Spithead, Hampshire.

Panel 218:

HECL František, F/Sgt, Flight Engineer, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 29, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 219:

KATZ Karel, F/Sgt, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 24, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

KUBINA Michal, F/Sgt, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 25, Liberator shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

Panel 220:

MEIER Augustin, F/Sgt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 21/05/44, aged 30, aircraft damaged by flak over France and crashed in English Channel.

Panel 221:

ŘEHOŘ František, F/Sgt, Pilot, 310 Sqn.- † 31/08/44, aged 24, crashed into English Channel on operational flight.

REMENÁR Jozef, F/Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 33, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

Panel 222:

STOČEK Alois, F/Sgt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 26, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

Panel 223:

VEITL František, F/Sgt, Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 40, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

Panel 224:

BECK Herbert, Sgt, Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 21, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 233:

LOJKA Oskar, Sgt, Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 13/03/44, aged 27, Liberator J BZ995 went missing whilst on patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Panel 237:

SKLÁŘ Bedřich, Sgt, Flight Enginer, 311 Sqn. – † 03/10/44, aged 24, Liberator PP-X FL937 shot down by fighter off the Norwegian coast.

Panel 269:

LANDSMANN Jindřich, W/O, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 15/06/45, aged 23, mid air collision in Spitfire MH323 during training flight.

Panel 272:

ŠAMBERGER Ondřej, F/Sgt, Pilot, 312 Sqn. – † 09/02/45, aged 28, crashed over North Sea,  North East of Bradwell Bay, Essex during training flight.

Panel 276:

MACURA Karel, Sgt, Pilot, 310 Sqn. – † 23/02/45, aged 24, missing in Spitfire MA230 over Bradwell Bay, Essex.

 


An audio guide, in English, is available here

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Visiting Information: Here

Location Information:

This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper’s Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.

Address: Runnymede Memorial, Coopers Hill, Egham, Surrey.
GPS Location: N 51 26 13, W 00 33 56
Map Location: View

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More information on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission available here

Article last updated 21 December 2014




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One Response to Runnymede

  1. Václav Červinka says:

    Jaroslav Kula was my relative, but nobody is sure, if his plane crashed because of ice, or it was damaged by Bf 110 :/.

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