Category Archives: Evasion

Jiri Hartman – My First Escape

The recollections of S/Ldr Jiří Hartman DFC of his escape from German occupied Czechoslovakia to Poland on 15 June 1939. ______________________________________________________________ As the Nazis became more and more oppressive; arresting and torturing any suspected of anti-German views, the initial reluctant … Continue reading

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Rudolf Ptacek – One of the Few

Rudolf PTÁČEK – One of the Few Jeden z hrstky …………….* 19.04.1918. Kostelec nad Orlicí. …………….† 28.03.1942. English Channel, Cap Gris Nez. Pre WW2: Před válkou: Rudolf Ptáček was born on 19 April 1918 in Kostelec nad Orlici, then part … Continue reading

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Adolf Zeleny – Rozna, 7 October 2017

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The Ladislav Sitensky Photograph Exhibition 2015

From the exhibition at České centrum Praha, Rytířká 31, Prague 1. Open: 19 March to 25 April 2015 Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 18:00 Saturday 11:00 am to 17:00

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Arnost Zabrs remembers

Recollections of W/O Arnošt Zábrš, pilot with 311 Czechoslovak Sqn: I was born on the 19.4.1912 in Brno (Brunn), Czechoslovakia, son of a man, who died at the end of the World War 1, as a consequence of that war … Continue reading

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Shot down – Frantisek Fajtl

. On 5 May 1942, S/Ldr František Fajtl DFC participated in the ill-fated Circus 157 over Northern France. During this mission he was shot down and his account of his successful evasion and return to England is: The weather was … Continue reading

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Karel Valasek – Evasion and PoW

P/O Karel Valášek was serving as a pilot with 313 Sqn. when he was shot down in his Spitfire over France. His story of his evasion, capture and being a PoW is: On the 21st of May 1944, I was … Continue reading

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