British awards to Czechoslovak RAF personnel


Gallantry Medals:
Award and Medal Ribbon :

DSO
Distinguished Service Order



DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross



AFC
Air Force Cross



MC
Military Cross







DFM
Distinguished Flying Medal



AFM
Air Force Medal



MM
Military Medal
Chivalry Awards:
KCB Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
CBE Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
OBE Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
MBE Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Detailed description on the above medals are here


Czechoslovak Airmen:
Name: Rank: Award

Date of
Award:
Notes:
FRANTIŠEK Josef Sgt DFM
+ bar
11/09/40
04/10/40
HESS Alexander S/Ldr DFC 26/10/40
FECHTNER Emil F/O DFC 26/10/40 † 29/10/40
JANOUŠEK Karel AVM KCB. 24/12/40
NEDVĚD Vladimír W/Cmdr MBE
DFC
26/03/41
02/09/43
BLATNÝ Benedikt F/Lt DFM 07/07/41 † 08/07/43
OCELKA Josef W/Cmdr DFC 03/07/41 † 21/07/42
FANTL Arnošt S/Ldr MBE 03/09/41
MAREŠ [Toman] Karel G/Cpt DFC 03/09/41 † 10/07/42
BERNÁT Josef S/Ldr DFM 15/09/41
HAERING Rudolf F/O DFM 15/09/41
GELLNER Jan F/Lt DFC 15/11/41
ŠNAJDR Josef W/Cmdr DFC 31/12/41
ČAPKA Josef F/Lt DFM 31/12/41
BEČVÁŘ Karel F/O DFC 12/03/42 † 18/08/42
BEROUNSKÝ Josef G/Cpt CBE 12/03/42 † 30/04/42
DYGRÝN Josef W/O DFM 12/03/42 † 04/06/42
HRNČÍŘ Jan F/Lt AFM
DFC
01/05/42
13/04/45
KUTTELWASCHER Karel F/Lt DFC
+ bar
16/05/42
27/06/42
MANSFELD Miloslav S/Ldr DFC
DSO
23/06/42
04/05/45
MRÁZEK Karel W/Cmdr DFC
DSO
23/06/42
18/12/42
JANÁČEK Slavomil F/Lt DFM
DFC
23/06/42
04/05/45
VESELÝ Vlastimil S/Ldr DFC 28/07/42
BOBEK Ladislav F/Lt DFC 13/08/42
STRÁNSKÝ Josef S/Ldr DFC 18/08/42 † 21/06/44
VAŠÁTKO Alois W/Cmdr DFC 23/06/42 † 23/06/42
HÁJEK Karel Sgt MM 06/08/42 † 09/03/45
JEŘÁBEK Jan Sgt AFM 20/08/42 † 15/07/42
PROVAZNÍK Miloš S/Ldr OBE 20/08/42
HIMR Jaroslav S/Ldr DFC 08/10/43 † 15/07/43
DOLEŽAL František W/Cmdr DFC
DSO
01/09/42
28/03/44
MAREŠ František F/O DFM 01/09/42
ANDERLE Leo F/Lt DFC 05/09/42 † 10/12/42
KOVAŘÍK Bohuslav F/Lt DFM 13/08/42
KORDA Václav S/Ldr DFC 24/09/42
ŠEDIVÝ Alois S/Ldr DFM
DFC
24/09/42
13/04/45
BREITCETL Jindřich W/Cmdr DFC 24/09/42 † 21/08/43
MAZŮREK Karel F/Sgt DFM 26/09/42
KUČERA Otmar S/Ldr DFC 29/09/42
JÍCHA Václav F/Lt DFC
AFC
29/09/42
26/07/44
† 01/02/45
PŘÍHODA Josef F/O DFC 29/09/42 † 06/03/43
ŠEJBL Josef W/Cmdr DFC 10/10/42
FAJTL František S/Ldr DFC 10/11/42
VANCL František S/Ldr DFC 22/11/42
KUBITA Alois G/Cpt CBE 20/08/42
SCHEJBAL Josef G/Cpt CBE 20/08/42
RUCKL Karel S/Ldr CBE 20/08/42
KAUDERS Vilém F/O MC 06/08/42
BLÁHA Josef F/Sgt AFM 20/08/42 † 15/01/43
RUCKL Karel S/Ldr OBE 12/05/43
HANUŠ Josef Jan W/Cmdr DFC 25/05/43
TOBYŠKA Bohuslav S/Ldr AFC 04/10/43
ŠEBELA Metoděj F/Lt DFC 13/10/43 † 18/11/43
ALEXANDER Jan Robert F/Lt DFM
DFC
19/10/43
17/09/44
SMIK Otto S/Ldr DFC 20/10/43 † 28/11/43
STACH Josef F/O DFC 16/11/43
DOLEŽAL Oldřich F/Lt DFC 07/01/44
HANUŠ Zdeněk F/Lt DFC 07/01/44
MAŇÁK Jiří S/Ldr DFC 01/01/44
KUHN Josef F/O DFM 15/02/44
KOPECKÝ Václav S/Ldr DFC 19/05/44
TAUDY Jaroslav F/Ltr AFC 30/09/43
VEVERKA František F/Sgt DFM 19/05/44
VYBÍRAL Tomáš W/Cmdr DFC
DSO
03/07/44
28/12/44
BERGMAN Václav S/Ldr DFC 18/07/44
HLAĎO Jaroslav W/Cmdr DFC
OBE
DSO
28/10/44
01/03/45
20/11/45
ALTMAN František F/Lt AFC 18/11/44
HUBÁČEK Josef F/Lt AFC 11/11/44
FOIT Emil S/Ldr DFC 28/12/44
HRBÁČEK Hugo S/Ldr DFC 28/12/44
HRUBÝ Otakar F/Lt DFC 28/12/44
VINDIŠ František F/O DFC 28/12/44
AMBRUŠ Ján W/Cmdr OBE 24/01/45
VELLA Jan F/O DFC 26/01/45 † 10/01/45
VILD Miroslav F/Lt DFC 26/01/45
SMOLÍK Vojtěch F/Lt DFC
14/02/45
POŠTA Karel F/Lt DFC 14/02/45
KEPRT Josef F/Lt DFC 14/02/45
LIŠKUTÍN Miroslav F/O DFC 14/02/45
POPELKA Viktor F/O DFC 14/02/45
DUDA Josef G/Cpt CBE 01/03/45
MASAŘÍK František F/Lt MBE 01/03/45
KOSTOHRYZ Jan W/Cmdr DSO 13/04/45
BALÍK Karel F/O AFC 21/04/45
HARTMAN Jiří S/Ldr DFC 11/06/45
ŠLOUF Václav S/Ldr DFC 11/06/45
BENEŠ [Bekr] Jindřich P/O DFC 20/06/45
SÁDLO Josef W/O MBE 25/06/45
VEVERKA František F/Lt MBE 13/07/45
ŘÍHA Jan P/O DFC 26/04/46
BERGMANN Jan W/Cmdr MBE 12/06/46
SECKÝ Ferdinand W/Cmdr OBE 14/06/46
BRYKS Josef F/Lt MBE 09/08/46
KOZELKA Jaroslav F/O MBE 11/11/47
ŘECHKA Josef F/Lt AFC 15/01/47
KRAUS Josef F/O MBE 11/12/47

Article last updated 27 January 2015.




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2 Responses to British awards to Czechoslovak RAF personnel

  1. Sharon Jackson says:

    I cannot see my Dad’s name on the list, Vladimir Šponar, who served with 311 Squadron. All his medals were stolen from his home in Ruskington, many years prior to his death, but he had: Croix de Guerre; Czech War Cross + 3 bars; Polish War Cross; DFM (named); DFC + 1 bar: Atlantic Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Czechoslovak Medal of Gallantry; Czechoslovak Medal of Rememberance & 1939 – 1945 Star. I have a photo of them on display in a cabinet, prior to their being stolen, over 20 years ago.

    • David Campbell says:

      My Mother-in-Law, Sheila Bryan died recently and in her ancient correspondence my wife has just found two letters from your father from the War years. Assuming the website will put us in e-mail contact I can send copies to you, if you would like.

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