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Vladimir Kopecek

F/Lt Vladimír Julius Kopeček …………….* 09.08.1917, Kyjov. …………….† 10.11.1955, Rostrup, West Germany. Early years: Born on 9 August, 1917, Vladimír’s birth certificate gives his name as Ladimír though he was always known as Vladimír, Lad’a or Vlád’a. He was born … Continue reading

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Jaroslav Doktor

Jaroslav Doktor se narodil 20. listopadu 1909 v Německém (dnes Havlíčkově) Brodě. Rodina se později přestěhovala do České Třebové, kde dokončil měšťanskou školu. Poté 25. července 1925 nastoupil do učení na strojního zámečníka do továrny V. Ig. Stratílek ve Vysokém … Continue reading

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Miloslav Mansfeld – One of the Few

Miloslav MANSFELD One of the Few …………….* 14.12.1912, Dalovice. …………….† 21.10.1991, London, UK. The Early Years Miloslav Jan Mansfeld was born on 14 December 1912 in Dalovice, a village near Mladá Boleslav, about 30 miles north east of Prague. In … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – Remembered 08.10.2021.

Otaslavice, Czech Republic. Northwood, UK. _______________________________________________________________ An biography for Josef František here and here

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Vladimir Horsky – † 26.09.40.

_______________________________________________________________ An biography for him here Jeho českou a anglickou biografii najdete zde _______________________________________________________________

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Josef Jaske – One of the Few

Josef JAŠKE One of the Few …………….* 30.01.1913, Nymburk. …………….† 20.06.2001, Oxford, UK. Pre WW2 Josef Antonín Jaške was born on 30 January 1913 in Nymburk, a town about 30 km from Prague. There he undertook five years of elementary … Continue reading

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Vaclav Bergman – One of the Few

Václav BERGMAN One of the Few jeden z nemnohých …………….* 27.08.1915, Domoušice. …………….† 31.12.2002, Dumbarton, Scotland Pre WW2: Před 2. světovou válkou: Václav Bergman, the son of Josef and Božena, was born on 27 August 1915, at Domoušice, a village … Continue reading

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Weymouth – The Fallen Czechoslovak Battle of Britain Remembered

Weymouth – vzpomínka na Čechoslováky padlé v Bitvě o Británii The SouthWest Battle of Britain Memorial, at Weymouth, Dorset, commemorates the 2938 Allied airmen, of RAF Fighter Command, who fought in the Battle of Britain, 88 of whom were Czechoslovak. … Continue reading

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Antonin Velebnovsky – One of the Few

Antonín VELEBNOVSKÝ – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 15.04.1915, Jablunkov. …………….† 21.07.41, Petworth, near Chichester Pre WW2: Před 2. světovou válkou: Antonín Velebnovský was born on 15 April 1915 in Jablunkov, near the Polish border, in the … Continue reading

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Vaclav Cukr – one of the Few

 Václav CUKR – One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 16.10.1914. Prague. …………….† 24.10.89. Palmerston, New Zealand. Pre WW2 / Před 2. světovou válkou: Václav Cukr was born on 16 October 1913 in Prague, the son of Václav, … Continue reading

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