Category Archives: France

D-Day 78th Anniversary

On the 78th Anniversary of D-Day, remembering the Czechoslovak RAF airmen who were lost participating in the build up to that day and the subsequent Battle of Normandy. Twenty-three Czechoslovak airmen serving in the RAF who were killed during the … Continue reading

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Sidi bel Abbes to RAF Cosford 1940

The recollections of an unknown Czechoslovak airman. The Czechoslovak airmen signed on with the French Foreign Legion at Marseilles. At their training camp things were very hard for them. Each legionaire signed on for five years. Learning the French language … Continue reading

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Josef Jaske – One of the Few

Josef JAŠKE One of the Few Jeden z hrstky …………….* 30.01.1913, Nymburk. …………….† 20.06.2001, Oxford, UK. Pre WW2 / Před 2. svět. válkou: Josef Antonín Jaške was born on 30 January 1913 in Nymburk, a town about 30 km from … Continue reading

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British D-Day Memorial – Czechoslovak RAF Remembered

Britský památník dne D – vzpomínka na Čechoslováky RAF The British Normandy Memorial was unveiled on 6 June 2021, the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command … Continue reading

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Otto Hanzlicek – One of the Few

Otto HANZLÍČEK – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 18.06.1911. Ústí nad Labem ………………..† 10.10.1940. Ellesmere Point, UK Pre WW2: Před druhou světovou válkou: Otto Hanzlíček was born on 18 June 1911 at Ústí nad Labem, in the north-eastern region of Czechoslovakia, … Continue reading

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Jaroslav Hlavac – One of the Few

Jaroslav HLAVÁČ – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 11.10.1914. Petřvald. ………………..† 10.10.1940. Wareham, UK Pre WW2: Před 2. světovou válkou Jaroslav Hlaváč was born 11 October 1914 at Petřvald, a village, about 10 km east of Ostrava, in the Moravia region … Continue reading

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Vladimir Horsky – One of the Few

Vladimír HORSKÝ – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 11.02.1914. Břuchotín, Olomouc ………………..† 26.09.1940. Isle of Wight, UK Pre WW2 Před 2. svět. válkou Vladimír Horský was born 11 February 1914 at Břuchotín, a village north of Olomouc, in the Moravia region … Continue reading

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Frantisek Marek – One of The Few

František MAREK – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 30.01.1913. Nové Hodějovice ………………..† 14.09.1940. Horndon-on-the-Hill, UK Pre WW2 Před druhou světovou válkou František Marek was born 30 January 1913 at Nové Hodějovice, near České Budějovice on the south-western region of Czechoslovakia. On … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – Top-scoring Battle of Britain Pilot

Peter Sharpe and Chris John examine the brief but fiery career of the top-scoring Battle of Britain pilot. AMONG HIS CZECH countrymen, known for their sober and mannerly temperament, Josef František was the exception who proved the rule. He should … Continue reading

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Josef Stehlik – 100th Anniversary

On Saturday, March 28 2015 at 10:00 am the Municipal of Slavičín, the Slavičín Library and the Historical Club of Slavičín invite you to the unveiling of a memorial plaque to Col. Josef Stehlik to commemorate the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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