Category Archives: Poland

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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Polish Air Force Memorial Ceremony 2014

The Annual Commemoration of Fallen Polish Airmen will take place on Saturday, 13th September, 2014, at 12.00, at the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt. To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising, for the first time wreaths will be … Continue reading

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Josef Balejka – My Early Days

An extract from ‘A Flier of Broomsticks no Longer – the autobiography of Josef Balejka’ where he recalls his training to be a pilot, becoming a pilot in the Czechoslovak Air Force and fighting with the Polish Air Force, in … Continue reading

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2013 Polish Air Force Memorial Ceremony

The annual commemoration of fallen Polish Airmen will take place Každoroční připomínka padlých polských letců se bude konat on Saturday, 7th September, 2013, at 12.00, v sobotu 07.9.2013 ve 12:00, at the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt. u památníku polského … Continue reading

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Josef Koukal – one of ‘The Few’

Josef Koukal …………………….* 06. 05. 1912. …………………….† 23. 02. 1980. Josef Koukal se narodil 6. května 1912 v Jenišovicích u Vysokého Mýta asi 125 km východně od Prahy. Jeho rodiče Jan Koukal a Emílie Koukalová, za svobodna Dobrkovská, byli zemědělci … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak Legion in Poland 1939

Legion Czechosłowacki. Po rozpadzie Czechosłowacji 15 marca 1939 roku, wielu czechosłowackich polityków i żołnierzy opuściło swój kraj, udając się na emigrację. Większa część z nich udała się do Francji, gdzie trafiło ich około czterech tysięcy, z czego przez terytorium polskie … Continue reading

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Lotnicy Czechoslowaccy Walczacy z Niemcami w Polsce w 1939 Roku

. . LOTNICY CZECHOSŁOWACCY WALCZĄCY Z NIEMCAMI W POLSCE W 1939 ROKU. by Henryk Józef Łusiewicz   . . . . An account of the Czechoslovak airmen who escaped from their homeland in 1939, to Poland, after the German occupation … Continue reading

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Karel Stastny – to the RAF

The story of W/O Karel Šťastný’s escape from his homeland in 1939 and his road to England, via Poland and France to England where joined the RAF and served as a pilot with 311 Sqn, by M. Vincent: Příběh W/A … Continue reading

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To Poland

. Czechoslovakia 15 March 1939 Československo 15. března 1939 Dr Emil Hácha, The Czechoslovak President, under pressure and threats from Hitler and Mussolini, at 03:55 that morning, had ceded his country to Hitlers demands; he felt it was now the … Continue reading

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