Category Archives: Ace

Muzi v uniformach RAF z okresu Kromeriz

Muži v uniformach RAF z okresu Kroměříž za svobodu Československo 1939 – 1945 od Zdena Trávníčková Už název této malé publikace čtenáři jasně napovídá, o čem je – souhrn informací o 40 československých příslušnících RAF z kroměřížského okresu (jmenný seznam … Continue reading

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My Brother Josef

An interview, in September 1986, by Jindřich Prokop, with Agnes Františková, the elder sister of Josef František, about her brother, the Battle of Britain Ace. Rozhovor vedl v září roku 1986 Jindřich Prokop s Anežkou Františkovou, starší sestrou Josefa Františka, … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – 80th Anniversary

On 10 October 2020, a ceremony was held at Otaslavice to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its most famous son – Sgt Josef František – who lost his life during a flying incident when returning from a combat patrol on … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – 08.10.1940.

An English/Czech biography for him is here. Jeho českou a anglickou biografii najdete zde.

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Honour to the Czech Cloverleaf

Tribute to the Czech cloverleaf. Pocta Českému čtyřlístku. On 4 September 1939, the Czechoslovak Aviation unit, was formed at Puławy Gora airfield, Poland and commanded by Captain Bohumil Liška. The unit had 60 Czechoslovaks consisting of pilots, maintenance, and technical … Continue reading

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Otto Smik – De Tsjechoslowaakse oorlogsvlieger die twee keer in Nederland neerstortte

Otto Smik – De Tsjechoslowaakse oorlogsvlieger die twee keer in Nederland neerstortte od Dr Jiri Rajlich “Otto Smik. De Tsjechoslowaakse piloot die twee keer in Nederland neerstortte” vertelt het boeiende en ook tragische verhaal van een tiener die in het … Continue reading

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Emil Fechtner – One of the Few

Emil FECHTNER – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 16.09.1916. Prague. ………………..† 29.10.1940. Whittlesford, UK Pre WW2: Před druhou světovou válkou: Emil Fechtner was born on 16 September 1916, in the Žižkov District of Prague, Czechoslovakia. The family later moved to Hradec … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – 79th Anniversary – 08.10.1940.

The 8 October 2019 is the 79th anniversary of the death of Josef František who, at the time of his death, was the most successful Allied pilot of the Battle of Britain. His untimely death, in a flying accident, came … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – Remembered Today

The 7 October 2018 is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Josef František in Dolní Otaslavice, Czechoslovakia. He was the most successful Allied fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain with 17 Luftwaffe aircraft shot down in 28 days … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – Top-scoring Battle of Britain Pilot

Peter Sharpe and Chris John examine the brief but fiery career of the top-scoring Battle of Britain pilot. AMONG HIS CZECH countrymen, known for their sober and mannerly temperament, Josef František was the exception who proved the rule. He should … Continue reading

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