Category Archives: Biography

Gejza Holoda

Gejza Holoda narodil se 12. října 1918 ve Velkém Peseku na jihu Slovenska, v listopadu 1938 po Vídeňské arbitráži připadlo toto území Maďarsku. 8. března 1940 odešel do československé zahraniční armády, jeho cesta vedla přes Bělehrad, Řecko, Turecko a Bejrút. … 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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Vilem Goth – 25.10.1940.

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

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Raimund Puda – One of the Few

Raimund PŮDA …………….* 18.08.1912., Brník, Kolín, Czechoslovakia. …………….† 17.03.2002., Henly-on-Thames, UK. Pre WW2 Před 2. svět. válkou Raimund Půda was born on 18 August 1912 at Brník, near Kolín. He was the only son of Jan, a forester, and Františka. … Continue reading

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Otto Hanzlicek – 10.10.1940.

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

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Jaroslav Hlavac – 10.10.1940.

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

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The Loss of Hurricane P3960

The loss of Hurricane P3960 by P/O Václav Bergman. Background After the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany in March 1939, a large number of Czech airmen escaped, mainly through Poland, to France. Many took part in the early air … Continue reading

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Jan Kaucky – One of the Few

Jan KAUCKÝ – Jeden z hrstky …………….* 23.01.1907., Satalice, Prague. …………….† 23.08.1970., Putney, UK. Pre WW2 Před 2. svět. válkou Jan Kaucky was born on 23 January 1907 in Satalice, a town in the north-east outskirts of Prague, Czechoslovakia. After … Continue reading

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Frantisek Behal

František BĚHAL …………….* 18.03.1912., Želátovice, Přerov. …………….† 11.04.1941., Selsdon Park, Surrey, UK. Pre WW2 Před druhou světovou válkou František was born 18 March 1912 in Želátovice, in the Olomouc region of what was to become Czechoslovakia in 1918. He completed … Continue reading

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Albin Nassvetter

Albín NASSWETER …………….* 21.01.1919. Prague. …………….† 17.06.1941. Dover, UK. Pre WW2 Před druhou světovou válkou Albín Nasswetter, was born on 21 January 1919, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His father was a Doctor and shortly after Albín was born, the family moved … Continue reading

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