Category Archives: Biography

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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Stanislav Hlucka book launch

On 2 October 2016, the book ‘Stanislav Hlučka Stíhací pilot z Blažovic’ by Kristýna Vodičková, a biography of Stanislav Hlučka was launched at an event at Blažovic. Stanislav Hlučka was a Czechoslovak RAF fighter pilot who flew with 313 Sqn … Continue reading

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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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Spitfiry nad Bojistem

Spitfiry nad Bojištěm Příběh Československého pilota RAF F/Lt Kurta Taussiga by Milan Herčut With „Spitfiry nad bojištěm – Spitfires over battlefield“ you can become familiar with the previously publicly unknown biography of F/Lt Kurt Taussig, a Czechoslovak pilot in the … Continue reading

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John Boulton – 310 Sqn

John Eric Boulton was a English career RAF flying instructor who was seconded to the newly formed 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron in July 1940. His task was to re-train the Czechoslovak pilots to fly British Hurricane fighter aircraft as quickly as … Continue reading

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Moonlight Flyer – Jan Gellner

Moonlight Flyer – The Diary of a WW2 Navigator by Pavel Vancata The unique diary of a Czechoslovakian navigator who served with No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron during the Second World War. This previously unpublished diary gives a unique insight … Continue reading

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Oldrich Kestler – one of the few

Oldřich Kestler – jeden z “mála …………………….* 18. 03. 1915. …………………….† 07. 04. 1941. Druhá světová válka byla ve znamení do té doby nezvyklé intenzity leteckých bojů. Prakticky od začátku vzplanutí válečného požáru hrálo letectvo významnou roli. Mnoho let před … Continue reading

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