IBCC – Lincoln


The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) at Lincoln, UK, with the Walls of Names, was unveiled on 12th April 2018. It serves as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for those who died whilst serving with RAF Bomber Command during WW2.

12. dubna 2018 bylo v Lincolnu, ve Velké Británii, otevřeno The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC). Jeho součástí jsou i Walls of Names, zdi, na nichž jsou uvedena jména všech padlých letců sloužících za druhé světové války pod Bomber Command RAF. Centrum bylo založeno jako místo, kde můžete poznávat historii Bomber Command, připomínat jeho statečné muže a tiše na ně vzpomenout.

The Memorial Spire, central to IBCC, commemorates the airmen who served in RAF Bomber Command during WW2. Of the some 125, 000 airmen who served, 55,573 died. It is now recognised as the UK’s tallest war memorial.

Memorial Spire, štíhlá věž v centru IBBC, připomíná letce, kteří sloužili pod Bomber Command Britského královského letectva v letech druhé světové války. Z celkového počtu přibližně 125 000 mužů jich padlo 55 573 (ztráty dosáhly 44,4 procent). Je nejvyšším válečným pomníkem v Británii.

The Walls of Names surround the Memorial Spire in a series of panel circles framing the view of the City with a focus on the City’s ancient Cathedral, which served as a sighting point for RAF bomber crews flying from Lincolnshire during WW2. For many of the men named on the accompanying walls, the Cathedral provided their last sight of Britain. Each panel is formed from engraved sheets of Corten Weathering Steel.

Walls of Names, které ji obklopují, rámují výhled na město s ústředním bodem tvořeným středověkou katedrálou. Zdejší katedrála byla místem, které nejvíce přitahovalo oči posádek bombardérů odlétajících za druhé světové války z Lincolnshire, a pro mnohé z nich, jejichž jména najdeme na zdech pomníku, to byl poslední výhled v Británii. Každý panel se skládá z plátů vyrobenych z corten oceli

The Wall consists of 271 panels with the names of the 55,573 – a loss rate of 44.4% – RAF airmen, from 45 nations, who lost their lives serving in Bomber Command during WWII. The IBCC is the only place in the world where all these losses are commemorated.

Zeď je tvořena 271 panely se jmény těchto 55.573 letců RAF pocházejících ze 45 zemí, kteří položili své životy za druhé světové války ve službách Bomber Command RAF. Každý panel je složen z kovových desek vyrobených ze speciální COR-TEN oceli. IBCC je jediným místem na světě, kde jsou všechna tato jména připomínána.

Whilst 311 Sqn was deployed in Bomber Command when based at Honnington and East Wreatham, between 29 July 1940 to 18 April 1942, 114 of its airmen were lost and are remembered on the Walls of Names.

Od nasazení 311. československé bombardovací perutě pod velením Bomber Command, která působila mezi 29. červencem 1940 a 18. dubnem 1942 na základnách v Honningtonu a East Wreathamu, došlo ke ztrátě 114 jejích mužů.

Those 114 Czechoslovak airmen are:

I jejich jména zde nalezneme, jsou to:

Panel 10:

BLÁHA Oldřich Dennis, F/O,

Bomb Aimer, 44 Sqn. – † 02/01/44, aged 21, Lancaster, KM-C, W4831, shot down and crashed 30 miles south of Berlin at Luckenwalde whilst on a bombing raid on Berlin. Grave at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.


Panel 121:

ALBRECHT Josef, Sgt.

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 25, his Wellington N2771, hit barrage balloon at 21:45 and crashed near Bentley Priory, Middx with no survivors. Grave at Harrow [Pinner] New cemetery, London.

Panel 125:

BABÁČEK Pavel Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 20/07/41, aged 26, his Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over the North Sea following a bombing raid on Hanover, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 30 on the Runnymede Memorial.

BABÍČEK Zdeněk Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 15/09/41, aged 21, his Wellington R1015 shot down by flak over Holland whilst on a bombing raid to Hamburg, aircraft crashed near Andervenne, Germany. Grave at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Panel 126:

BAMBUŠEK Jaroslav LAC,

Fitter II E, 311 Sqn – † 04/04/42, aged 28, killed in a motorcycle crash resulting from a bomb explosion in the immediate vicinity. Grave at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

Panel 128:

BAUMRUK Bohuslav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/01/41, aged 24, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following raid on Wilhelmshaven. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 39 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 131:

BINDER František Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 04/03/42, aged 27, His Wellington, Z1147, was on a bombing raid on Emden, Germany, killed during an attack by a Luftwaffe night fighter. During the attack, he was seriously wounded in the head and stomach and died on the return flight from Emden. The Wellington landed safely back at East Wretham and his grave is at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

Panel 132:

BOLFÍK Rudolf Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 15/01/41, aged 27, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in North Sea following a bombing raid on Wilhelmshaven. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 39 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 137:

BROŽ Jaromír P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 17/01/42, aged 25, his Wellington, T2971, was on a bombing raid on Bremen, flak above the target damaged the aircraft causing it to crash near Tilburg, Holland. His grave is at Gilzerbaan General cemetery, Tilburg, Holland.


Panel 144:

CIBULKA Josef P/O,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 28, his Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in the North Sea due to icing up whilst on a bombing raid to Keil. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 68 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 151:

ČTVRTLÍK Jan Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 27/07/41, aged 23, Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over the North Sea following a bombing raid on Hanover. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 42 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 152:

DANIHELKA Karel Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 26, his Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 81 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 155:

DITTRICH František K. P/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 23/10/41, aged 24, his Wellington T2624 crashed into the Irish Sea, off Cardigan Bay, during a training flight. His body was recovered and cremated. After WW2 the urn was repatriated back to Czechoslovakia.

Panel 156:

DOLEJŠ Adolf Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 02/07/41, aged 26, his Wellington R1515 was accidentally shot down by an RAF night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cherbourg. Aircraft crashed at Lower Park Farm at Mere, Wiltshire. He is buried at Devizes Road cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Panel 158:

DUŠEK František Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 25/05/41, aged 20, his Wellington N3010 crashed at the start of a training flight at Langham, Norfolk. His grave is at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

Panel 163:

FÍNA Jiří Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 2/03/42, aged 28, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in the North Sea due to iceing up whilst on a bombing raid to Keil. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 83 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 176:

HANZL Vladimír Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 22, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on a bombing raid on Paris. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 85 on the Runnymede Memorial.

HAPALA Richard P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 02/07/41, aged 22, his Wellington R1515 was accidentally shot down by an RAF night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cherbourg. Aircraft crashed at Lower Park Farm at Mere, Wiltshire. He is buried at Devizes Road cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Panel 179:

HAVLÍK Oldřich Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 14/05/42, aged 25, his Wellington Z1098 was damaged by flak over the target on a bombing raid on Dortmund, on the return flight was shot down by a Luftwaffe Me110 over Holland and crashed near Boshoven, northwest of Weert. He is buried at Woensel General Cemetery, near Eindhoven, Holland.

Panel 180:

HEJNA Jan Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn –  † 23/06/41, aged 26, his Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from a bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over the North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 36 on the Runnymede Memorial.

HELMA Oldřich Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 02/07/41, aged 25, his Wellington R1515 was accidentally shot down by an RAF night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cherbourg. Aircraft crashed at Lower Park Farm at Mere, Wiltshire. He is buried at Devizes Road cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Panel 185:

HRADIL Bohuslav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 26, his Wellington Ic, KX-Y Z1070, was shot down near Creil, France, whilst on a bombing raid to Paris. He is buried at Creil Communal Cemetery.

HRDINA Josef F/Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 11/04/42, aged 30, his Wellington KX-Z, Z8838, was shot down by a Luftwaffe night fighter while returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed 4.5 km east of Kolhorn, Holland. All the crew were killed and initially buried at Middenmeer, Holland, five in a communal grave and one in a separate grave. In 2004 the remains were re-interred at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.

HUDEC Josef F/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 15/01/41, aged 28, lost in Wellington KX-Y, T2519, missing in the North Sea following a raid on Wilhelmshaven. He is remembered on panel 30 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 187:

HURT Karel Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 23/10/41, aged 24, Wellington T2624 crashed on a training flight into the Irish Sea, off Cardigan, Wales. His body was never recovered and is He is remembered on panel 45 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 188:

JANČA František Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 19, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on a bombing raid on Paris. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 86 on the Runnymede Memorial.

JANOUŠEK Jiří Sgt,

Air Gunner 311 Sqn – † 16/12/40, aged 23, his Wellington KX-Q, T2577, crashed at East Wretham on take-off for a bombing raid on Mannheim, Germany. He is buried at All Saints churchyard, Honington, Suffolk.

JANŮJ Otakar Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 23/10/41, aged 28, Wellington T2624 crashed on a training flight into the Irish Sea, off Cardigan, Wales. His body was never recovered and he is remembered on panel 46 on the Runnymede Memorial.

JARNOT Alois Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 15/09/41, aged 23, Wellington R1015 shot down by flak over Holland whilst on a bombing raid to Hamburg, aircraft crashed near Andervenne, Germany. He is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

JAROŠEK Hubert P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 30, Wellington bomber KX-T, L7844, whilst on a bombing raid to Keil, shot down at 21:25 by a Luftwaffe night fighter. Aircraft crashed at Doornspijk, southwest of Oosterwelde, Holland. He is buried at Oosterwolde General cemetery, Oldebroek, Holland.

Panel 189:

JINDRA Miroslav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 20/07/41, aged 25, Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over the North Sea following a bombing raid on Hanover, Germany. The aircraft crashed into the Waddenzee, Holland. He is buried at Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery, Holland.

JIRSÁK Otto Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 33, Wellington bomber KX-T, L7844, whilst on a bombing raid to Keil, shot down at 21:25 by a Luftwaffe night fighter. Aircraft crashed at Doornspijk, southwest of Oosterwelde, Holland. He is buried at Oosterwolde General cemetery, Oldebroek, Holland.

Panel 192:

KALENSKÝ Josef F/Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 11/04/42, aged 25, his Wellington KX-Z, Z8838, was shot down by a Luftwaffe night fighter while returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed 4.5 km east of Kolhorn, Holland. All the crew were killed and initially buried at Middenmeer, Holland, five in a communal grave and Josef KALENSKÝ in a separate grave. In 2004 the remains were re-interred at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.

Panel 195:

KLIMT Karel Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 28, Wellington bomber KX-T, L7844, whilst on a bombing raid to Keil, shot down at 21:25 by a Luftwaffe night fighter. Aircraft crashed at Doornspijk, southwest of Oosterwelde, Holland. He is buried at Oosterwolde General cemetery, Oldebroek, Holland.

KODEŠ Karel Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 11/04/42, aged 21, his Wellington KX-Z, Z8838, was shot down by a Luftwaffe night fighter while returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed 4.5 km east of Kolhorn, Holland. All the crew were killed and initially buried at Middenmeer, Holland, Karel KODEŠ and four others in a communal grave and one in a separate grave. In 2004 the remains were re-interred at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.

KONŠTACKÝ Vilém P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 03/06/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from a bombing raid on Bremen, Germany, shot down by night fighter over the North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland. His body was never recovered and he is remembered on panel 33 on the Runnymede Memorial.

KORMANOVIČ Imrich Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 03/03/42, aged 40, his Wellington Ic, KX-Y Z1070, was shot down near Creil, France, whilst on a bombing raid to Paris. He is buried at Creil Communal Cemetery.

KOŠULIČ Václav P/O,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 17/04/41, aged 25, his Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km South East of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.

KOTRCH Jan Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 24, his Wellington Ic, KX-Y Z1070, was shot down near Creil, France, whilst on a bombing raid to Paris. He is buried at Creil Communal Cemetery.

KOUKOL František Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 01/10/40, aged 25, his Wellington R9649 crashed at Elton, Peterborough during a training flight. He is buried at Eastfield cemetery, Peterborough.

KRÁČMER František Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 17/04/41, aged 24, his Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km South East of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.

KRÁL Čeněk Vincenc Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 21, his Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in the North Sea on following a bombing raid to Bremen, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 87 on the Runnymede Memorial.

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 Wilhelmshaven. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 33 on the Runnymede Memorial.

KŘIVDA Jan Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 16/12/40, aged 27, his Wellington KX-Q, T2577, crashed at East Wretham on take-off for a bombing raid on Mannheim, Germany. He is buried at All Saints churchyard, Honington, Suffolk.

KUBÍČEK Vladimír F/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn. –  † 17/04/41, aged 27, his Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km South East of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.

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 Wilhelmshaven. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 30 on the Runnymede Memorial.

KULA Jaroslav F/Lt,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 12/03/42, aged 27, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in the North Sea due to icing up whilst on a bombing raid to Keil. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 66 on the Runnymede Memorial.

KUŇKA Karel Sgt,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 25/09/40, aged 27, Wellington L7788 damaged by flak above target, whilst on a bombing raid on Berlin, Germany. Aircraft crashed South of Gravenhage, Holland. He survived the crash but shot himself with a flare pistol rather than be captured. His grave is at The Hague [Westduin] General cemetery, The Hague, Holland.

Panel 196:

LANČÍK [Lanczik] Jaroslav Sgt,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 02/07/4, aged 20, his Wellington R1515 was accidentally shot down by an RAF night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cherbourg. Aircraft crashed at Lower Park Farm at Mere, Wiltshire. After WW2 his remains were repatriated back to Czechoslovakia.

LANDA Bohumil P/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 43, Wellington bomber KX-T, L7844, whilst on a bombing raid to Keil, shot down at 21:25 by a Luftwaffe night fighter. Aircraft crashed at Doornspijk, southwest of Oosterwelde, Holland. He is buried at Oosterwolde General cemetery, Oldebroek, Holland.

LANG Karel Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 17/10/40, aged 24, his Wellington L7786, crashed near Coddenham, Suffolk, during a training flight. He is buried at All Saints churchyard, Honington, Suffolk.

Panel 198:

LESKAUER Jindřich P/O

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 15/01/41, aged 23, lost in Wellington KX-Y T2519 missing in the North Sea following a bombing raid on Wilhelmshaven. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 33 on the Runnymede Memorial.


Panel 199:

LIEBOLD Jindřich AC2,

Interpreter, 311 Sqn – † 05/01/41, aged 19, killed in an air raid on East Wretham. He is burie at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

LIFČIC [LIFCZIZ] Rudolf Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 17/04/41, aged 30, his Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km South East of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.

LINKA Stanislav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 16/11/41, aged 26, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak during a bombing raid on Keil, Germany. On return flight crashed in Irish Sea, 20 km South West off St Bees Head, Cumberland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 47 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 204:

MAREŠ Jiří Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 17/07/41, aged 25, his Wellington KX-N, R1718, was shot down at 00:50 by by a Luftwaffe Me110 on a bombing raid to Hamburg, Germany. The Wellington crashed in the Zuiderzee off the island of Ijsselmeer 5km west of Lemmer, Holland. He was killed in the crash and is buried at Lemmer General Cemetery, Lemsterland, Holland.

Panel 205:

MAŠEK Rudolf Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 17/01/42, aged 23, his Wellington, T2971, was on a bombing raid on Bremen, flak above the target damaged the aircraft causing it to crash near Tilburg, Holland. His grave is at Gilzerbaan General cemetery, Tilburg, Holland.

Panel 206:

MATOUŠEK Jaroslav P/O,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 25, Wellington N2771, hit barrage balloon at 21:45 and crashed near Bentley Priory, Middx with no survivors. Grave at Harrow [Pinner] New cemetery, London.

Panel 212:

MEZNÍK Alois Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 30, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in the North Sea due to icing up whilst on a bombing raid to Keil. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 89 on the Runnymede Memorial.

MIKLOŠEK Ján Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 15/09/41, aged 25, Wellington R1015 shot down by flak over Holland whilst on a bombing raid to Hamburg, aircraft crashed near Andervenne, Germany. Grave at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Panel 213:

MOHR Josef F/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn. – † 02/01/42, aged 29, his Wellington KX-B T2553 lost in the North Sea, off the Dutch coast, following a raid on Wilhelmshaven. He survived the crash but died from exposure in a dinghy during the six days at sea. He is buried at Bergen General Cemetery, Bergen, Holland.

Panel 218:

NĚMEČEK Ladislav Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 24, his Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in the North Sea on following a bombing raid to Bremen, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 90 on the Runnymede Memorial.

NETÍK Václav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 20/07/41, aged 30, Wellington KX-F, R1371, shot down by night fighter over the North Sea following a bombing raid on Hanover, Germany. He is buried at Oldebroek General cemetery, Oldebroek, Holland.

Panel 223:

PAROLEK Jan František F/O,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 16/11/41, aged 24, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak on a bombing raid on Keil, on return flight crashed in the Irish Sea, 20 km SW off St Bees Head, Cumberland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 30 on the Runnymede Memorial

PARTYK Jaroslav P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 20/07/41, aged 30, Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over the North Sea following a bombing raid on Hanover. He is buried at Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany.

Panel 225:

PEPRNÍČEK Jan Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 11/04/42, aged 22, his Wellington KX-Z, Z8838, was shot down by a Luftwaffe night fighter while returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed 4.5 km east of Kolhorn, Holland. All the crew were killed and initially buried at Middenmeer, Holland, five in a communal grave and one in a separate grave. In 2004 the remains were re-interred at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.

PETRUCHA Jaroslav Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 02/07/41, aged 20, his Wellington R1515 was accidentally shot down by an RAF night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cherbourg. Aircraft crashed at Lower Park Farm at Mere, Wiltshire. He is buried at Devizes Road cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Panel 227:

PLECITÝ Miroslav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 21/01/42, aged 29, his Wellington KX-D, DV515, lost without trace in the North Sea on following a bombing raid to Bremen, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 75 on the Runnymede Memorial.

PLOCEK Antonín Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 02/07/41, aged 29, his Wellington R1515 was accidentally shot down by an RAF night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cherbourg. Aircraft crashed at Lower Park Farm at Mere, Wiltshire. He is buried at Devizes Road cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

PODIVÍNSKÝ Adolf Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 26, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on a bombing raid on Paris. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 91 on the Runnymede Memorial.

POLEDNÍK Jaroslav Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 03/10/41, aged 21, his Wellington T2624 crashed into the Irish Sea, off Cardigan Bay, during a training flight. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 50 on the Runnymede Memorial.

POLITZER Maxmilián Sgt,

Pilot, 138 Sqn – † 10/03/42, aged 22, his Whitley NF-A, Z9125, crashed shortly after take-off from Stradishall airfield on an SOE flight, Operation Frensham I, to occupied France. The aircraft caught fire on crashing, killing five of the crew members. His remains were cremated and the urn returned to Czechoslovakia after WW2.

Panel 229:

RAISKUP František F/Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 12/03/42, aged 28, Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in the North Sea due to icing up whilst on a bombing raid to Keil. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 92 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 232:

ŘÍHA Ladislav F/Lt,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 25, Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on bombing raid on Paris. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 66 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 235:

ROLENC Jaroslav Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 23/10/41, aged 26, his Wellington T2624 crashed on a training flight into the Irish Sea, off Cardigan, Wales. His body was never recovered and is He is remembered on panel 51 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 236:

ROUŠ Stanislav Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 21/01/42, aged 23, his Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in the North Sea on following a bombing raid to Bremen, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 92 on the Runnymede Memorial.

ROZUM Alois Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 23/06/41, aged 28, his Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from a bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over the North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 37 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 237:

RYCHNOVSKÝ Karel F/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 11/04/42, aged 23, his Wellington KX-Z, Z8838, was shot down by a Luftwaffe night fighter while returning from a bombing raid on Essen. Aircraft crashed 4.5 km east of Kolhorn, Holland. All the crew were killed and initially buried at Middenmeer, Holland, five in a communal grave and one in a separate grave. In 2004 the remains were re-interred at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland.

Panel 239:

SEDLÁČEK Mojmír F/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 15/09/41, aged 27, his Wellington R1015 shot down by flak over Holland whilst on a bombing raid to Hamburg, aircraft crashed near Andervenne, Germany. Grave at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Panel 242:

SIXTA František F/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 17/04/41, aged 27, his Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km South East of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.

SKALICKÝ Rudolf Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 08/12/41, aged 23, his Wellington KX-B T2553 lost in the North Sea, off the Dutch coast, following a raid on Wilhelmshaven. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 52 on the Runnymede Memorial.

SKOŘEPA Zdeněk F/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 24, his Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in the North Sea on following a bombing raid to Bremen, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 66 on the Runnymede Memorial.

SKUTEK Pavel Sgt,

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

SKUTIL Jaroslav P/O,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn –  † 01/10/40, aged 30, his Wellington R9649 crashed at Elton, Peterborough during a training flight. He is buried at Eastfield cemetery, Peterborough.

SLABÝ Jaroslav P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn –  † 16/10/40, aged 25, his Wellington N2771, hit barrage balloon at 21:45 and crashed near Bentley Priory, Middx with no survivors. Grave at Harrow [Pinner] New cemetery, London.

SLOVÁK Josef P/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn –  † 01/10/40, aged 28, his Wellington R9649 crashed at Elton, Peterborough during a training flight. He is buried at Eastfield cemetery, Peterborough.

Panel 244:

SMRČEK Leonard P/O,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn. – † 23/06/41, aged 25, his Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from a bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over the North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 34 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 245:

SOUKUP Oldřich Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 12/03/42, aged 21, his Wellington KX-P R1802 crashed in the North Sea due to icing up whilst on a bombing raid to Keil. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 94 on the Runnymede Memorial.

SOUKUP Vilém Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 15/09/41, aged 27, his Wellington R1015 shot down by flak over Holland whilst on a bombing raid to Hamburg, aircraft crashed near Andervenne, Germany. Grave at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Panel 246:

ŠPINKA Dobromil Sgt,

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 22, his Wellington KX-A Z1167 lost without trace on a bombing raid on Paris. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 81 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 247:

ŠTĚTKA Václav Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 17/04/41, aged 26, his Wellington R1599 shot down by Me110 night fighter whilst returning from a bombing raid on Cologne, Germany. Aircraft crashed at 23:39 at Kelpen (Limburg) 9 km South East of Weert, Holland. No survivors from the crash. He is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Holland.

Panel 248:

STOČEK Milan Maxmilián Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 25/05/41, aged 22, Wellington N3010 crashed at the start of a training flight at Langham, Norfolk. His grave is at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

Panel 249:

STRACHOŇ Přibyslav Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 22, his Wellington Ic, KX-Y Z1070, was shot down near Creil, France, whilst on a bombing raid to Paris. He is buried at Creil Communal Cemetery.

Panel 250:

ŠVIC Miloslav P/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 04/06/41, aged 24, his Wellington N3010 crashed at the start of a training flight at Langham, Norfolk. His grave is at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

SVOBODA Jindřich Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 17/01/42, aged 24, his Wellington, T2971, was on a bombing raid on Bremen, flak above the target damaged the aircraft causing it to crash near Tilburg, Holland. His grave is at Gilzerbaan General cemetery, Tilburg, Holland.

SVOBODA Josef Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 30, his Wellington Ic, KX-Y Z1070, was shot down near Creil, France, whilst on a bombing raid to Paris. He is buried at Creil Communal Cemetery.

TALÁB Josef Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 14/04/42, aged 33, his Wellington Z1098 was damaged by flak over the target on a bombing raid on Dortmund, on the return flight was shot down by a Luftwaffe Me110 over Holland and crashed near Boshoven, northwest of Weert. He is buried at Woensel General Cemetery, near Eindhoven, Holland.

Panel 254:

TOLAR Alois P/O,

Navigator, 311 Sqn – † 03/03/42, aged 27, his Wellington Ic, KX-Y Z1070, was shot down near Creil, France, whilst on a bombing raid to Paris. He is buried at Creil Communal Cemetery.

TOMÁNEK Josef Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 02/01/42, aged 23, his Wellington KX-B T2553 lost in the North Sea, off the Dutch coast, following a raid on Wilhelmshaven. He survived the crash but died from exposure in a dinghy during the six days at sea. He is remembered on panel 53 at the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 255:

TOŠOVSKÝ Oldřich Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 17/10/40, aged 23, his Wellington L7786, crashed near Coddenham, Suffolk, during a training flight. He is buried at All Saints churchyard, Honington, Suffolk.

TOUL Jaromír P/O,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 16/12/40, aged 23, his Wellington KX-Q, T2577, crashed at East Wretham on take-off for a bombing raid on Mannheim, Germany. He is buried at All Saints churchyard, Honington, Suffolk.

Panel 257:

VÁCLAVEK Arnošt Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 16/11/41, aged 24, Wellington KX-E Z8966 damaged by flak during a bombing raid on Keil, Germany. On return flight crashed in Irish Sea, 20 km South West off St Bees Head, Cumberland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 53 on the Runnymede Memorial.

VALACH Karel Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 23/06/41, aged 23, his Wellington KX-T T2990 returning from a bombing raid on Bremen shot down by night fighter over the North Sea 20 km West of Petten, Holland. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 37 on the Runnymede Memorial.

VALENTA Arnošt F/Lt,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 31/03/44, aged 31, Captured when the navigator of his Wellington, L7842, became disorientated and landed in error on a Luftwaffe airfield, near Bolougne, France. All the crew were captured and became prisoners of war. He was one of the 76 Allied airmen who participated in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III PoW camp in Poland. Shortly after he was captured and was one of the 50 Allied airmen who were executed by the Gestapo in reprisal for that escape. His ashes are interred at the Old Garrison Cemetery, Poznan, Poland.

VALEŠ Václav Sgt,

Air Gunner, 311 Sqn. – † 20/07/41, aged 26, his Wellington KX-F R1371 shot down by night fighter over the North Sea following a bombing raid on Hanover, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 54 on the Runnymede Memorial.

VALOŠEK Oskar Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn. – † 01/10/40, aged 24, his Wellington R9649 crashed at Elton, Peterborough during a training flight. He is buried at Eastfield cemetery, Peterborough.

VARJAN Pavel Sgt,

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, 311 Sqn – † 14/04/42, aged 30, his Wellington Z1098 was damaged by flak over the target on a bombing raid on Dortmund, on the return flight was shot down by a Luftwaffe Me110 over Holland and crashed near Boshoven, northwest of Weert. He is buried at Woensel General Cemetery, near Eindhoven, Holland.

VEJRAŽKA Miloslav P/O,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 17/10/40, aged 29, his Wellington N2773, KX-X, became iced up whilst returning from a bombing mission to Bremen, Germany. Having managed to reach the UK coast, the Captain, Flt/Lt Josef Šnajdr, ordered the crew to bail-out. He landed safely near East Farm, West Willoughby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, but was accidentally shot dead by a member of the Home Guard. He is buried at All Saints churchyard, Honington, Suffolk.

VESELÝ Jan S/Ldr,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 34, his Wellington N2771, hit barrage balloon at 21:45 and crashed near Bentley Priory, Middx with no survivors. Grave at Harrow [Pinner] New cemetery, London.

Panel 262:

WEISS Karel W/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 21/01/42, aged 32, his Wellington KX-D DV515 lost without trace in the North Sea on following a bombing raid to Bremen, Germany. His body was never found and he is commemorated on panel 73 on the Runnymede Memorial.

Panel 270:

ZAPLETAL František Sgt,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 16/10/40, aged 30, his Wellington N2771, hit barrage balloon at 21:45 and crashed near Bentley Priory, Middx with no survivors. Grave at Harrow [Pinner] New cemetery, London.

ZEINERT Stanislav P/O,

Pilot, 311 Sqn – † 26/05/41, aged 25, his Wellington N3010 crashed at the start of a training flight at Langham, Norfolk. His grave is at St. Ethelbert churchyard, East Wretham, Norfolk.

ZIMMER Antonín P/O,

Wireless Operator, 311 Sqn – † 15/09/41, aged 27, his Wellington R1015 shot down by flak over Holland whilst on a bombing raid to Hamburg, aircraft crashed near Andervenne, Germany. Grave at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

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Visiting Information: Here

Location Information:
Informace pro návštěvníky:

The IBCC is located 2.6 miles to the south of the centre of Lincoln and is close to the villages of Canwick and Bracebridge Heath. Access to the site is from Canwick Avenue B1131. It is recommended from Bracebridge Heath (A15) and turning left into the site.

IBCC se nachází 2,6 míle na jih od centra Lincolnu, nedaleko vesnic Canwick a Bracebridge Heath. Vstup do areálu je z Canwick Avenue na silnici B1131. Doporučujeme vám cestu přes Bracebridge Heath (A15), do areálu odbočíte vlevo.

Address:
Adresa:
International Bomber Command Centre, Cannock Hill, Cannock, Lincoln, LN4 2HQ.
GPS Location:
GPS Lokace:
53°12’49.8″N, 0°31’45.0″W
Map Location:
Umístění na mapě:
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The assistance of Rachel and Peter Sponar-Harrison with this article is very much appreciated.

Velmi si ceníme spolupráce Rachel a Petera Sponar-Harrison při vzniku tohoto článku.




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