Czechoslovak RAF Remembered 2022 – Normandy



The British Normandy Memorial was unveiled on 6 June 2021, the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command who fell on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944. Their names are inscribed in stone, in date order, on the memorial pillars of the Memorial. They include people from more than 30 different countries.

The site also includes a French Memorial, dedicated to the memory of French civilians who died during that time.

23 Czechoslovak airmen serving in the RAF who were killed during the Battle of Normandy, are named at the Memorial.

On behalf of FCAFA, our volunteers David, Steven and Michael Hertz visited this memorial and placed our bouquets in remembrance of them.

Panel:

Name:

Rank:

Age:

Sqn:

†:

22

MORAVEC

Miroslav

F/Sgt

25

313

07.06.44

45

NOSEK

Vilém

F/Sgt

28

312

11.06.44

82

BOUDA

František

F/O

28

21

21.06.44

82

STRÁNSKÝ

Josef

S/Ldr

29

21

11.06.44

112

BAUER

Jiří

Sgt

20

310

28.06.44

117

JIROUTEK

Josef

F/Sgt

29

311

29.06.44

117

KUBÁT

Josef

Sgt

20

311

29.06.44

117

KUKLÍNEK

Emil

Sgt

40

311

29.06.44

117

NAXERA

František

F/O

28

311

29.06.44

117

STANO

Walter

Sgt

19

311

29.06.44

117

ŠTĚPÁNEK

Miloslav

F/Sgt

24

311

29.06.44

117

ŽDÍMAL

Václav

F/O

29

311

29.06.44

117

ŽILÁK

Ladislav

F/Sgt

22

311

29.06.44

170

ČAPEK

Václav

Sgt

28

311

13.07.44

170

DŘEVĚNÝ

Pavel

Sgt

28

311

13.07.44

170

FILIP

Ján

Sgt

25

311

13.07.44

170

HORNUNG

Jan

F/Sgt

24

311

13.07.44

170

KOŠEK

Ludvík

W/O

27

311

13.07.44

170

MAŇÁSEK

Miloslav

Sgt

21

311

13.07.44

170

NĚMEČEK

Rudolf

W/O

23

311

13.07.44

170

NOVOTNÝ

Karel

F/O

24

311

13.07.44

171

TARANTÍK

Václav

W/O

33

311

13.07.44

334

ŘEHOŘ

František

F/Sgt

24

310

31.08.44

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The British Normandy Memorial is located just off the D514 in the commune of Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados. It is about 25 minutes from the outskirts of Caen or Bayeux, France. For Sat Nav users, please use the address: 13 Avenue Paul Poret, Ver-sur-Mer, 14114. Vehicular access to the Memorial is from either Courseulles (to the East) or Arromanches (to the West) and along the D514 coast road in order to avoid approaching Ver-sur-Mer from the South.

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