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Mosquito aircraft of 68 Sqn

Listing of Mosquito aircraft operated by 68 Squadron RAF and flown by Czech aircrew during WW2. Squadron code letters ‘WM’ Abbreviations in use: ATA Air Transport Auxiliary Del. Delivered FP. Ferry Pool Flt. Flight MTO Motor Transport Officer OTU Operational … Continue reading

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Beaufighter aircraft of 68 Sqn

Listing of Beaufighter aircraft operated by 68 Squadron RAF and flown by Czech aircrew during WW2. Squadron code letters ‘WM’ Abbreviations in use: ATA Air Transport Auxiliary Del. Delivered FP. Ferry Pool Flt. Flight MTO Motor Transport Officer OTU Operational … Continue reading

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Otakar Kresta and the Parker Pen Spitfire

17.9.1918 – 10.10.1992 Klokočov, Nový Jičín, Czechoslovakia On 12th April 1942 Otakar Kresta, a pilot with 313 (Czechoslovak) Fighter Squadron, took off from Hornchurch, Essex in Spitfire AD384 on a mission to escort a flight of Bostons charged with bombing … Continue reading

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From Coltishall to Karelia!

. The story of Hawker Hurricane Z2768 Hurricane Z2768 was part of the fifth production batch of (1,000) Hurricanes produced by Hawkers during 1940-41 under contract 62305/39. Following completion in February 1941, it was initially delivered to No.5 Maintenance Unit … Continue reading

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Spitfire aircraft of 310 Sqn, 312 Sqn and 313 Sqn

Listing of Spitfire aircraft and Serial Numbers that served with 310, 312 and 313 (Czech) Squadron RAF. Squadron code letters: 310 Sqn ‘NN’ 312 Sqn ‘DU’ 313 Sqn ‘RY’ In the main units are operational and are given where they … Continue reading

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Hurricane aircraft of 310 Sqn and 312 Sqn

Listing of Hurricane aircraft and Serial Numbers that served with 310 and 312 (Czech) Squadron RAF. Squadron code letters: 310 Sqn ‘NN’ 312 Sqn ‘DU’ Abbreviations in use for personnel (k) = Killed; (m) = Missing, (i) = Injured; (dli) … Continue reading

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Liberator aircraft of 311 Sqn

. Listing of Liberator aircraft and Serial Numbers that served with 311 (Czech) Squadron RAF between 1943 and 1945. Squadron code letters ‘PP’ Abbreviations in use: ATA Air Transport Auxiliary Del. Delivered FP. Ferry Pool Flt. Flight MTO Motor Transport … Continue reading

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Wellington aircraft of 311 Sqn

. Listing of Wellington aircraft and Serial Numbers that served with 311 (Czech) Squadron RAF and 1429 Czech Operational Training Unit RAF between 1940 and 1943. Squadron code letters ‘KX’ Abbreviations in use: ATA Air Transport Auxiliary Del. Delivered FP. … Continue reading

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Aviation Art by Vladimir Urbanek

Vladimír Urbánek, owner of Aviation Art, is a skilled, self-taught, artist based in Prague, whose passion is painting and drawing aircraft. An interview with Vladimír, and examples from his portfolio, follows: You are a self taught artist, can you say … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak Wing at Exeter

. More rare colour footage of 310 Sqn and 313 Sqn – the Czechoslovak Spitfire Wing – at Exeter, around mid to late 1942. .. . Other film clips are here and here .

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