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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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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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