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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 Bak Franciszek (Bonk František)Plutonowy R/OpWarrant Officer P.794777Born 14 October 1923 Vitazovce – Slovakia (Age 21 when killed)CzechoslovakiaRadio Operator Air GunnerKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1945-07-27Vickers WarwicklllHG226GR-DRAF North Weald / Chedburgh1900 Transit flight, Vienne, near Lyon, France See Archive Report. Killed on Transport Flight, from Pomiglianco, Greece to London. The Pilot lost control of aircraft on the approach to land, when flying in bad weather. Aircraft went into a spin and crashed at Vienne, 20-30 miles South of Lyons before recovery could be made. Location : France.Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles - Bouches-Du-Rhone, France. Plot X Row A Grave 6

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2 BoudaFrantišekFlying Officer138862Age 30CzechNavigatorRAFVRCoastal Command21 Sqd1944-06-21MosquitoFB VINT182YH-?RAF Thorney Island, HampshirePatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery. Joint grave B. 31-32Next of kin details not available. Born 1916 - from Czechoslovakia
3 BusinaEmilPilot Officer82588ObserverRAFVRBomber Command311 Sqn Czech
1941-02-06WellingtonIcL7842KX:TEast Wretham18:06BoulogneSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 401, Oflag IVc, Colditz Castle
4 CigosFrantišekPilot Officer82541PilotRAFVRBomber Command311 Sqn Czech
1941-02-06WellingtonIcL7842KX:TEast Wretham18:06BoulogneSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 402, Oflag IVc, Colditz Castle
5 DittrichFrantsek KporučíkPilot Officer87616CzechPilotCAFBomber Command311 Sqd Czech
1941-10-23WellingtonIcT2624KX- East Wretham (Satellite of Honington) Training Ditched in the Irish Sea off Cardigan whilst on a cross country flight KilledPontypridd Crematorium The body of Plt Off Frantisek Dittrich was washed ashore on 31st October 1941.
6 DunderaFrantisekKapralLeading AircraftmanP.787822CzechoslovakiaPilotPAFTraining CommandNo.4 Air Observer School1941-07-13Fairey BattleN2924RAF West FreughLuce, Scotland Lost off Luce, Scotland, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightStranraer (Glebe) Cemetery, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Section H, Class 1, Collective Grave 162
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7 DušekFrantišekČetařSergeant7878251921CzechoslovakianAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command311 Sqd Czech
1941-05-25WellingtonIaN3010KX-LLangham (Auxiliary Airfield)1130 Air Gunnery training over the Weybourne Ranges. Reconstruction of the accident: The a/c made a standard take off into the wind for some 200 yards. It is probable that the throttle lock was loose, which made the starboard throttle slide back, causing the the a/c to make a 90 degree turn to starboard the pilot pushed the throttle forward again. The a/c continued with a cross-wind take off and after a further 700 yards the a/c became airborne. The pilot applied full opposite rudder to counter the cross wind, after which the a/c turned abruptly to port and ran into a row of trees. The a/c broke in two and burst into flames. Both A/Gs died in the crash and the pilot died the next day in hospital.KilledEast Wretham (St Ethelbert) Churchyard Grave 586/21
8 FajtlFrantišekSquadron Leader82544Age 20CzechPilotRAFVRFighter Command122 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM210MT-FRAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157Survived
Courtesy Oleg Marin
František Fajtl ended the war and worked his way up to Lieutenant General. Born on the 20th August 1912. Imprisoned by the communists when he returned to Czechoslovakia. Served 17 months in a labour camp at Mirov. He died on the 04th September 2006 in Prague, survived by his wife Hana and two daughters.
9 FrantišekJosefPodporucznik PilotPilot Officer793451Born 7 October 1914 Dolni Otaslavice Czechoslovakia (Age 26 when killed)CzechoslovakiaPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych

DFM (x2)

DFM and Bar
PAFFighter Command303 Sqd (Polish)
1940-10-08Hawker HurricanelR4175RF-R17RAF Northolt900Patrol - Battle of BritainSee archive report for further details. One of the Highest scoring pilots in the Battle of BritainKilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Northwood Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Service Section H Grave 246


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10 GlauderFrantisekFlying Officer120078Age 32CzechPilotRAFVRFighter Command68 Sqd1942-09-13BeaufighterIFX7703WM-?3RAF Coltishall, NorfolkTraining flightSee Archive report for further detailsKilledScottow Cemetery, Norfolk. Grave 279

Born on 23rd October 1910 in Czechoslovakia. Fought with the Free French Air Force, having 3 confirmed kills. Survived an earlier accident in 1941 flying a Tiger Moth T7227 as an instructor.
11 HallEdward SmithSergeantAus/403013Age 20AustralianPilotRAFVRFighter Command129 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVb??RAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157Survived
Courtesy Oleg Marin
12 HemptinneBaudouin deFlight Lieutenant82516AgeBelgiumPilotRAFVRFighter Command122 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM321MT-TRAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157See archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field Of Honour
Courtesy Oleg Marin


No further details
13 JichaVaclavPilot OfficerAgeCzechPilotRAFVRFighter Command313 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM306RAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157Survived
Courtesy Oleg Marin
He lost his life on the 01st February 1945 as a passenger on Anson NK945 which crashed in a snow storm. A holder of the DFC and AFC.
14 JonesStacey DouglasSergeant1163585AgeUKPilotRAFVRFighter Command122 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM404MT-ARAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157See archive report for further brief detailsKilledYpres Town Cemetery Extension. 4. A. 42
Courtesy Oleg Marin
No further details
15 KnotekFrantišekSergeant787548Age 23CzechAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command311 Sqd Czech
1940-09-23WellingtonIaL7788KX-ERAF East Wretham, Norfolk2135BerlinForced landing at Leidschendam - see archive report for detailsPoW No. 315 Camp: Stalag Muhlberg (Elbe)Born 07th September 1917. Died 05th March 1978
16 KopalGustavSergeant787232Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command311 Sqn Czech
1941-02-06WellingtonIcL7842KX:TEast Wretham18:06BoulogneSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 441, Stalag Luft 1
17 KrizekKarelPilot Officer82903Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command311 Sqn Czech
1941-02-06WellingtonIcL7842KX:TEast Wretham18:06BoulogneSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 407, Stalag 4b
18 KuceeraJiriPilot OfficerAgeCzechPilotRAFVRFighter Command313 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM209RAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157Survived

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Survived the war and died on the 24th January 1980 in Czechoslovakia
19 PavlíkKarelSergeant787431AgeCzechPilotRAFVRFighter Command313 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM261RY-ERAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157See archive report for further brief detailsKilledYpres Town Cemetery Extension. 4. A. 41


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No further details
20 PetrFrantisekČetařSergeantCzechPilotCAFBomber Command311 Sqd Czech
1941-10-20WellingtonIcR1046KX-EEast Wrentham1855BremenHit by Luftwaffe Flak of 1 & 2/Res Flak Abt 262. 1 & 3/Res Flak Abt 606 and 2/Res Flak Abt 611 and by Marine Flak of 5/M Flak Abt 236. Crash landed on sandbank South of Schiermonnikoog at 23:45. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 24448. Stalag 4B Muhlberg0
21 RiboutRolland Albert JoffreSergeantR/82043AgeCanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command122 Sqd
1942-05-05SpitfireVbBM269MT-NRAF Hornchurch, Essex1430Circus 157See archive report for further brief detailsKilledYpres Town Cemetery Extension. 4. A. 42
Courtesy Oleg Marin
Son of F. A. and Dora Ribout, of Mattawa, Ontario, Canada
22 ValentaArnost 'Wally'Pilot Officer82532Wireless Operator/Air GunnerMiD

RAFVRBomber Command311 Sqn Czech
1941-02-06WellingtonIcL7842KX:TEast Wretham18:06BoulogneSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 415, Stalag Luft 3, Murdered by the GesaptoPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Collective Grave 9.A
23 VanicekFrantisekPilot Officer136560CzechoslovakiaBomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command138 Sqn (Special)
1942-12-10HalifaxIIW1002NF-YLG.224Ferry FlightTook off for Malta, but never arrived. The a/c presumably came down in the Mediterranean, possibly as a result of a night fighter attack. This was all Czech crew and passengers, including 5 tour-expired bomber crewKilledAlamein Memorial Column 249
24 VasataFrantisekSergeant787053Age 31CzechNavigatorRAFVRFighter Command68 Sqd1942-09-13BeaufighterIFX7703WM-?RAF Coltishall, NorfolkTraining flightSee Archive report for further detailsKilledScottow Cemetery, Norfolk. Grave 288

Born on 11th June 1911 in Czechoslovakia.
25 VrabaPetrSergeant7871982nd PilotRAFVRBomber Command311 Sqn Czech
1941-02-06WellingtonIcL7842KX:TEast Wretham18:06BoulogneSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 450, Oflag IVc, Colditz Castle

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