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Antonin Velebnovsky – One of the Few

Antonín VELEBNOVSKÝ – One of the Few …………….* 15.04.1915, Jablunkov. …………….† 21.07.41, Petworth, near Chichester Pre WW2: Antonín Velebnovský was born on 15 April 1915 in Jablunkov, near the Polish border, in the Moravian-Silesian region of Czechoslovakia. His father, also … Continue reading

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311 Squadron – 81st Anniversary

81st Anniversary 311. peruť – 81. výročí 29th July 2021 the 81st Anniversary of the formation of 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron in the Royal Air Force. _______________________________________________________________ 29. července 2021 81. výročí vzniku 311. (československé) perutě v RAF. _______________________________________________________________ More information … Continue reading

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Adolf Jurman – 21.08.21.

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Vaclav Cukr – one of the Few

 Václav CUKR – One of the Few …………….* 16.10.1913. Prague. …………….† 24.10.89. Christchurch, New Zealand. Pre WW2: Václav Cukr was born on 16 October 1913 in Prague, the son of Václav, a hotelier, and Marie, neé Otiskové, Cukr, but … Continue reading

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Nieuwe Niedorp – Wellington T2990 Excavation

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81st Anniversary – Remembering the 88 Czechoslovaks

81. výročí – Vzpomínka na 88 československých pilotů The Battle of Britain took place between 10 July and 31 October 1940 with some 2,938 Allied airmen flying in that conflict. Bitva se odehrála v období mezi 10.červencem a 31. říjnem … Continue reading

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Czeching out Tangmere – part II

Češi v Tangmere – část II After the visit to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Brigadier General Vratislav Beran, Colonel Jiří Niedoba from the Defence Office, at the Czech Embassy London, and volunteers from the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates ltd … Continue reading

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The men of Wellington T2990

KX-T Operation too far Vickers Wellington bomber KX-T 2990 from 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron took off for her last operation at 2316hrs on 22 June 1941. The target was the German port of Bremen with the following crew: Captain/1st pilot … Continue reading

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Czeching out Tangmere – part I

Češi v Tangmere – 1. část The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is located on the former WW2 Tangmere airfield used by 310,312 and 313 Czechoslovak squadrons as well as 1 Sqn in which several Czechoslovak pilots, including F/Lt Karel Kuttelwascher … Continue reading

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Tomas LÖWENSTEIN [Lom]

* 01.08.1924., Vienna, Austria. † 23.06.2021., Prague, Czech Republic. _______________________________________________________________ With sadness we must advise that F/Sgt Tomáš LÖWENSTEIN [Lom] 788630 311 Sqn Wireless Operator died 23 June 2021. _______________________________________________________________ 311.perutě radista 23.06.2021. v Praze. zemřel F/Sgt Tomáš LÖWENSTEIN [Lom] … Continue reading

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