Category Archives: Biography

Vaclav Cukr – one of the Few

 Václav CUKR – One of the Few …………….* 16.10.1913. Prague. …………….† 24.10.89. Christchurch, New Zealand. Pre WW2: Václav Cukr was born on 16 October 1913 in Prague, the son of Václav, a hotelier, and Marie, neé Otiskové, Cukr, but … Continue reading

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The men of Wellington T2990

KX-T Operation too far Vickers Wellington bomber KX-T 2990 from 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron took off for her last operation at 2316hrs on 22 June 1941. The target was the German port of Bremen with the following crew: Captain/1st pilot … Continue reading

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I zeny chtely bojovat!

I ženy chtěly bojovat! od Karolína Stergurová VKniha se zabývá problematikou vojenské služby československých žen v britské armádě v tzv. ženských pomocných sborech, a to zejména ve složkách ATS a WAAF. První Čechoslovačky do nich vstupovaly od poloviny roku 1941 … Continue reading

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Escape from France to England

František Petr recalls his dramatic airbourne escape from France to England in June 1940. František Petr popisuje svůj dramatický útěk z Francie do Anglie v červnu 1940. _______________________________________________________________ František Petr joined Armée de l’Air 65th Escadrille de Bombment 112 Battalion … Continue reading

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Leopold Srom

    Leopold ŠROM …………… …………….* 08.09.1917., Chrlice, Brno. …………….† 11.10.1968., Kladno.       The Early Years Raná léta Leopold Šrom was born on 8 September 1917 in Chrlice near Brno where, from 1923, he attended the local school; … Continue reading

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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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