Category Archives: Ace

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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Josef Dygryn – 100th anniversary Remembrance

On 10 March 2018, a ceremony was held at the Sv. Jiří church, Lhotice in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Sgt Josef DYGRÝN DFM, 1 Sqn pilot. The day’s event concluded at the Josef DYGRÝN memorial plaque at the … Continue reading

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Night Hawk

Night Hawk Flight Lieutenant Karel Kuttelwascher DFC and BAR, the RAF’s Greatest Night Intruder Ace by Roger Darlington Draws not just on official RAF records, but the personal log book and combat reports of the ace plus family records, letters … Continue reading

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Painting Auction

V pondělí 31. 10. 2016 proběhla na MěÚ v Havlíčkově Brodě tisková konference ke 100. výročí narození nejlepšího čs. stíhače Karla M. Kuttelwaschera. Tuto připomínku organizovala společnost PROMEDICA PRAHA GROUP, a.s. spolu s Czech Spitfire Clubem. Vzácným hostem byla paní … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Karel Kuttelwascher

On 28 October 2016, to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the foundation of the state of Czechoslovakia, Karel Kuttelwascher was awarded the Military Order of the White Lion, 1st Class – Vojenský řád Bílého lva „Za vítězství“, I. třída, it … Continue reading

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President Benes awards medals

London 30 July 1942, President Beneš awards the Czechoslovak Válečný kříž 1939 medal to W/Cmdr Max Aitkin, S/Ldr James MacLachlan DSO, DFC and Karel Kuttelwascher DFC and bar.

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Karel Kuttelwascher interview

A wartime interview with Karel Kuttelwascher, the most successful Czechoslovak RAF fighter pilot of WW2.

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Karel Kuttelwascher – The Night Reaper

Flying with the Royal Air Force’s famed No 1 Squadron, in just three months of 1942, the Czech pilot Flight Lieutenant Karel Kuttelwascher destroyed 15 bombers and damaged a further five. On one memorable occasion, he knocked out three Heinkel … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – Otaslavice 2013

5.10.2013 v 09 hodin 30 minut ráno, jsme se sešli na Obecním úřadě v Otaslavicích, kde nás přivítal starosta obce Otaslavice ing. Rostislav Drnovský. On 5th Oct 2013 at 9:30 am, we met at the Community Hall in Otaslavice, where … Continue reading

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