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78 Responses to Guest Book

  1. Nigel Spitzer-Brummel says:

    Thank you for this site.

    I have very little other info. about my father Sgt. Rolf Spitzer (initially enrolled in the Czechoslovak Army in Exile after failing to find his family in Brno (transported to the death-camps) and then fleeing Vienna where he was studying Law and Political Science, he reached England. He then joined the Czechoslovak Army in Exile and subsequently one of the C-S squadrons of the R.A.F.

    Anyone with any pictures or info., especially on ground-crew, please let me know.
    I cannot get anything out of the RAF, unfortunately. Thanks so much.

    Nigel Spitzer-Brummel

  2. Andrea Fecko says:

    Thank you for this wonderful website. My father was F/O Josef Baus. He escaped in 1949 and thereafter lived and died in South Africa always and first a great Czech at heart. He would be so moved by the monument Na Klarove for the reason of Pravda Vitezi alone and that the wrong has been made right. Dekuju!

    • felixaustria03 says:

      Die Wahrheit /wird siegen) siegt, der Ausspruch Masaryks, wird von seinem
      Schlußsatz seiner Ansprache beim Ausrufen der Tschechoslowakei im Oktober 1918 lautete: Ruhe bewahren, geht nach Hause und stehlt nicht!
      Ein Deutschösterreicher südmährischer Herkunft!
      Viele Tschechen bzw. Mährer hatten deutsche Namen, umgekehrt genauso,
      Baus ist ein Beispiel, Prochaska bei Sudetendeutschen das andere, ned wohr?

  3. Chris Carpenter says:

    Remembering Jan Masat, air traffic controller RAF West Raynham. A gentleman & great bloke.

    • Mike Tasker says:

      I’ve often looked online for Jan Masat but this is the first time I’ve uncovered his name. I was a spotty 18 year old airman in 1965 on my first tour in ATC at RAF West Raynham and Jan was my Sergeant. I well remember his beret was always askew and he smoked roll up cigarettes, he had a wonderful gentle smile and at the time drove a Beetle car.

      In later years I went on to become a commissioned controller and served at RAF West Drayton; I was delighted to meet Jan again. He’d retired from the Airforce and was working for NATS as an assistant, still with his dead roll-up in his mouth.
      It was a privilege to have known him. Wish I knew about his history.

  4. Hank Kravec says:

    My father, John Alois Kravec, was a pilot with the 310 Squadron. I have a copy of his flight logbook and many pictures if anyone is interested.

    • Paula says:

      Dear Mr. Kravec, I am History student from Slovakia, I am doing school projekt about your father John Alois Kravec, would you be so kind to contact me. Thank you very much in advance.


  5. Peter Mayer says:

    My late father Miklos Mayer (Mikuláš Majer) was a mechanic in 311 squadron. He told us little about his life during the war. I am trying to find out a bit more – any contact or information would be great.
    Peter Mayer

  6. Hanina Prechtlová says:

    Děkuji za tyto stránky. Skvělá práce!

  7. Graham Sutcliffe says:

    Wonderful website and was great to find my uncle William Lesile Frost mentioned in the British points from East Tilbury Bata factory

  8. Fred Norman says:

    I feel so proud and privileged to have just witnessed “The Loch Doon” Aircraft being unveiled at the Dumfries Aviation Museum, and what a brilliant job they have made of bringing this Aircraft back to it’s former self, I have to say, the people involved in restoring it have done not only the Aircraft proud, but Lt. Frantisek Hekl proud as well, his Spitfire now stands on it’s wheels again

  9. Michal Luksicek says:

    Skvele zpracovane stranky! Diky!

  10. Squadron Leader Michael Barnes (Stodoly) says:

    This is a wonderful website. My great uncle was Czech. I served in the RAF with Alois Hochmal and Vaclav Raba. Two wonderful men. I also knew Joe Bernat. Alois was like a father to me. Everyone praises the Poles for their contribution but few Czechoslovaks are mentioned.

  11. Helen Partington says:

    I am the daughter of my late father, Frantisek J Hradil a crew member of 311 sq he was a mechanic also gunner and radar operator – I have been searching for his war record for many years. Or indeed for any photograph’s that may be available as he had but a few in his possession.

  12. Rick Foort says:

    I am a docent at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Washington State, USA. Here we have a Spitfire Mk. VC (5c) (AR614) that was flown by Flying Officer Tomas Vybiral of the 312 Squadron, RAF. It is flown every summer and kept in pristine condition. It can also be seen on the FHC website at

  13. Ellen G. K. Rubin says:

    I am an American born just at the end of WWII. I collect and exhibit material by Vojtěch Kubašta and have acquired an ex libris card designed by Kubašta for Ilja Hruśák who I’ve just learned was in the 311 RAF Squadron. This article has been most helpful in my understanding the sacrifice of these brave Czech fliers. In my exhibits of Kubašta’s work, I stress the times in which this artist worked, first under the Nazis followed by the Soviets. He died in 1992 never to live in a free CR.
    I would love to know more about this brave airman.

    • John Brewster says:

      I think you are looking at the artist but read Red Sky at Night by Jo Capka to give you a “feel” for those men. I knew him an what a pleasure to know gentle kind and generous.

  14. Ron Javin says:

    Looking for relative/decendants of.
    Federman Hanus (Jhon George), Flight Lt.,(later colonel in the R. A. F.
    married to Margaret-Lillian.
    Brother to Eva Federman married to the Zdaneck familly ( moved to the U.S.A in late 1947).
    Brother of Herbert (Shmuel) Federman -killed in action in 1943 in the Greek Islands.
    Son of Ziegfried and Ellinor Federman.
    My late father, recently deceised was a friend of Herbert(Shmuel) Federman and was with him up until he fell in battle.
    Any contact or information will be welcome/
    Ron Javin

    • Miroslav Eisenhammer says:

      I can give you informations about the life of Federman´s family in Pilsen before WWII – I am an archivist and I am looking for the stories of Pilsen pre-war boy scouts who joined the Czechoslovak foreign army after 1939 and fought for the freedom of their country. And I would be very happy to know a bit more about the war story of Herbert Federmann – you wrote that he served with your late father in the Mediterranean (Greek Islands) – it means Herbert served in British army, not in Czechoslovak exile troops….?

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