Category Archives: Poland

Otto Hanzlicek – One of the Few

Otto HANZLÍČEK – jeden z “mála ………………..* 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 “mála ………………..* 11.10.1914. Petřvald. ………………..† 10.10.1940. Wareham, UK Pre WW2: Jaroslav Hlaváč was born 11 October 1914 at Petřvald, a village, about 10 km east of Ostrava, in the Moravia region of Czechoslovakia. He attended … Continue reading

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Vladimir Horsky – One of the Few

Vladimír HORSKÝ – jeden z “mála ………………..* 11.02.1914. Břuchotín, Olomouc ………………..† 26.09.1940. Isle of Wight, UK Pre WW2 Vladimír Horský was born 11 February 1914 at Břuchotín, a village north of Olomouc, in the Moravia region of Czechoslovakia. His early … Continue reading

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Deblin Czechoslovak Exhibition

On 2 September 2019, the “Kraków, 30 kwietnia 1939” exhibition, about the creation of the Czechoslovak Legion in Poland in 1939, was opened at the Muzeum Sił Powietrznych w Dęblinie, [The Polish Air Force Museum], Dęblin Poland. Dne 2.září 2019 … Continue reading

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Frantisek Marek – One of The Few

František MAREK – jeden z “mála ………………..* 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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Deblin – 02.09.2019.

Prezentacja makiety lotniska i Szkoły Orląt oraz upamiętnienie czeskich pilotów poległych podczas bombardowania Dęblina 2 września 1939 roku będą głównymi punktami wydarzenia organizowanego przez Muzeum Sił Powietrznych w ramach obchodów 80. rocznicy wybuchu II wojny światowej. W poniedziałek 2 września … 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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Jiri Mikulecky – Memorial Plaque unveiled

On 9 June 2018, a memorial plaque was unveiled at Sloupnice for F/Lt Jiří Mikulecký 312 Sqn pilot who was born in the village. The plaque was unveiled by Mr Josef Škeřík, Mayor of the village and Mrs Jan Stott, … 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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A short history of the Czechoslovak Air Force in WW2 and the Post-War Period

by Marcel Ludikar In 1938 the Czechoslovak Army Air Force was one of the most modern Air Forces of Europe, determined to fight in the threatened conflict for the freedom and integrity of its country. However, the morale of its … Continue reading

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