Category Archives: Poland

Escapes of Karel Stastny

Karel Šťastný was a 311 (Czechoslovak) Sqn pilot who was born at Hošťálková, Czechoslovakia on 3 August 1918. Pre-WW2 he was a pilot, at the rank of Kapitan, in the Czechoslovak Air Force. When the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia, on 15 … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – † 08.10.40.

_______________________________________________________________ An biography for him here Jeho českou a anglickou biografii najdete zde _______________________________________________________________

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The Czech Cloverleaf Memorial Plaque unveiled.

Odhalení pamětní desky “českému čtyřlístku” Today at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge, Kent, a memorial plaque was unveiled to commemorate the ‘Český čtyřlístek’ – the Czech four leaf clover. Dnes byla v Kent Battle of Britain Museum v … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek UK Memorial unveiled 4.09.2022

A memorial plaque was unveiled today for Sgt Josef František near to the place where he was killed when his Hurricane, RF-R, crashed near Ewell on 8 October 1940, he was 26 years old. He flew with 303 (Polish) Sqn … Continue reading

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UK Memorial to Sgt Josef Frantisek

Memorial to Sgt Josef František Pomník četaři Josefu Františkovi The Polish Air Force Memorial Committee, (PAFMC), together with the Embassies of the Republic of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic are delighted to announce that a Memorial to the … Continue reading

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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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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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Miloslav Mansfeld – One of the Few

Miloslav MANSFELD One of the Few jeden z hrstky …………….* 14.12.1912, Dalovice. …………….† 21.10.1991, London, UK. The Early Years : Ranná léta : Miloslav Jan Mansfeld was born on 14 December 1912 in Dalovice, a village near Mladá Boleslav, about … Continue reading

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Karel Seda – My Journey to War

Karel Šeda – Moje cesta do války. The German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March 1939, meant that the Bohemia and Moravia regions of the country were now the Reich Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren), while … Continue reading

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Josef Frantisek – 08.10.1940.

An English/Czech biography for him is here. Jeho českou a anglickou biografii najdete zde.

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