Category Archives: Biography

Vladimir Zaoral – One of the Few

Vladimír Zaoral – jeden z “mála …………………….* 05. 02. 1915. …………………….† 19. 11. 1941. Pre WW2 Období před druhou světovou válkou Vladimír Zaoral was born on 5 February 1915 at Tvorovice, near Prostějov, he later moved with his mother, Marie … Continue reading

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Jiri Mikulecky – Memorial Plaque unveiled

On 9 June 2018, a memorial plaque was unveiled at Sloupnice for F/Lt Jiří Mikulecký 312 Sqn pilot who was born in the village. The plaque was unveiled by Mr Josef Škeřík, Mayor of the village and Mrs Jan Stott, … Continue reading

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Ivan Otto Schwarz – last of the ‘Alsterufer’ aircrew

The Early Years Ivan Otto Schwarz was born on 11 December 1923 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia – now the capital of the Slovak Republic – but grew up in Veľká Bytča, a district of Bytča, a rural town between Bratislava and … Continue reading

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Emil Bocek – Strach jsem si nepripoustel

Emil Boček. Strach jsem si nepřipouštěl od Jiří Plachý Životní příběh Emila Bočka je vpravdě fascinující. Narodil se roku 1923 v Brně, odkud odešel tajně na konci roku 1939, balkánskou cestou se dostal do Bejrútu. Jako vojín pěšího pluku se … Continue reading

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My Exile 1939-1945 – Tomas Lowenstein

Tomáš Löwenstein was born into a Jewish family in Prague, Czechoslovakia on 01/08/24, during WW2 he served in 311 Sqn as a Wireless Operator and later with 111 OTU in the Bahamas. Some of his recollections of those times are … Continue reading

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Anton Vanko

Letec, pplk. Anton Vanko Airman, Lt. Colonel Anton Vanko Hrdina druhej svetovej vojny – pilot Anton Vanko (na fotografiách) sa narodil v Lednických Rovniach 10. januára 1918 v rodine sedliaka. Jeho rodný dom stál na začiatku Súhradky vľavo. Mal ďalších … Continue reading

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S/Ldr Adolf Pravoslav „Zeke“ Zeleny MBE

Adolf Pravoslav Zelený se narodil v 11. října 1914 v Rožné nad Pernštejnem čp. 15. Obecnou školu navštěvoval ve Znojmě a v roce 1934 tamtéž odmaturoval na Státním reformním reálném gymnáziu. Základní vojenskou službu nastoupil 16. července 1934 u Pěšího … Continue reading

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RIkali mu Zeke

Říkali mu Zeke Vzpomínky plk. let. v. v. Adolfa Zeleného, MBE na službu v letectvu RAF v letech 1941-1945 a 1949-1971 od Pavel Vančata Kniha podrobně mapuje život Adolfa Pravoslava Zeleného, MBE (1914-2010) a obsahuje jeho osobní vzpomínky zasazené do … 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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Frantisek Truhlar

Video biography of F/Lt František Truhlář who was to suffer sever burns in two separate aircraft crashes during WW2. The first when he was an air-gunner with 311 Sqn when Wellington N2771 crashed at Bentley Priory 16 October 1940. His … Continue reading

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