Category Archives: Russia

Returning Home August 1945 – Part I

Návrat domů srpen 1945 – část I Whilst the war in Europe finished on 8 May 1945, it was only in August that the Czechoslovak RAF airmen were permitted to return to their homeland. Zatímco válka v Evropě skončila 8. … Continue reading

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Leopold Srom

    Leopold ŠROM …………… …………….* 08.09.1917., Chrlice, Brno. …………….† 11.10.1968., Kladno.       The Early Years Raná léta Leopold Šrom was born on 8 September 1917 in Chrlice near Brno where, from 1923, he attended the local school; … 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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Stanislav Hlucka book launch

On 2 October 2016, the book ‘Stanislav Hlučka Stíhací pilot z Blažovic’ by Kristýna Vodičková, a biography of Stanislav Hlučka was launched at an event at Blažovic. Stanislav Hlučka was a Czechoslovak RAF fighter pilot who flew with 313 Sqn … Continue reading

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Josef Stehlik – 100th Anniversary

On Saturday, March 28 2015 at 10:00 am the Municipal of Slavičín, the Slavičín Library and the Historical Club of Slavičín invite you to the unveiling of a memorial plaque to Col. Josef Stehlik to commemorate the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Tomas Motycka remembered

Memorial plaque unveiling for Tomáš Motyčka at Diviaky. A memorial plaque to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of P/O Tomáš Motyčka was held on 25 October 2014 at Diviaky railway station, Slovakia, near to the location where he … Continue reading

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Stanislav Rejthar – Memorial Plaque

Odhalena pamětní deska stíhacímu pilotovi plk. Stanislavu Rejtharovi Commemorative plaque unveiled for fighter pilot Col. Stanislav Rejthar Díky iniciativě patnáctiletého Štěpána Bazaly z Klub historických vozidel Kralice nad Oslavou a Ivana Bazaly z Veteran Vehicle Clubu Březník Jana Sokola z … Continue reading

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Josef Koukal – one of ‘The Few’

Josef Koukal Jeden z hrstky …………………….* 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 … Continue reading

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Frantisek Fajtl – One of the Few

František Fajtl – Jeden z hrstky ………………..* 20.08.1912, Donín, Louny. ………………..† 04.10.2006, Donín, Louny. Patřil a bude patřit k legendárním postavám československého letectva. V jeho osobě jakoby se promítaly celé jeho dramatické válečné dějiny, ale i trpké poúnorové osudy. Je … Continue reading

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Czechoslovak Airmen in World War 2

Čs. zahraniční letci v boji za svobodu ČSR ve 2. světové válce. Skromný příspěvek k obnově paměti českého národa A modest contribution to restoring the memory of the Czech nation. V roce 1938, dvacet let po vzniku Československé republiky představoval hitlerovský fašismus, … Continue reading

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