Category Archives: Poland

Honour to the Czech Cloverleaf

Tribute to the Czech cloverleaf. Pocta Českému čtyřlístku. On 4 September 1939, the Czechoslovak Aviation unit, was formed at Puławy Gora airfield, Poland and commanded by Captain Bohumil Liška. The unit had 60 Czechoslovaks consisting of pilots, maintenance, and technical … 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: 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 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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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 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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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 hrstky …………………….* 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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