Category Archives: Ace

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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Josef Frantisek remembered 2012

. Josef František * 7 October 1914 † 8 October 1940 6. října 2012, návštěvníci se před obecním úřadem v Otaslavicích začali scházet v 10 hodin 30 minut. Přítomné přivítali starosta a tajemník obce Otaslavavic. V 11 hodin se přítomní … Continue reading

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Forgotten Heroes – Dark Blue World

. When Otto Smik’s body was finally sent home to be buried in Slovakia in 1994, he was accorded a hero’s return – unlike so many other Czechoslovakian airmen who flew for the RAF. SARAH HANNA of the Old Flying … Continue reading

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Brothers in Arms Exhibition – RAF Museum, London

. . Airmen of Poland and Czechoslovakia in the Battle of Britain & Beyond. An exhibition at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London. 16 September 2011 – 4 March 2012 More details here . .

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