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Benjamin Abeles (1925) video clip available

born June 23, 1925 in Vienna in a Czech-Austrian family 1933 the family moved to Prague July 1939 – left with the so-called Winston transport to Prague May 11, 1943 – joined the Czechoslovak army in England August 1943–1945 – serving as a ground engineer in ... arrows 


Petr Arton (1922)

Born on 1.1. 1922 in Warsaw into a German speaking Jewish family 1925 Moves to Czechoslovakia with his parents 1933 enrols in Czech Grammar School Father wants to flee to Bolivia in face of Nazi threat 28.4.1939 illegally crosses Polish borders with his ... arrows 


Colonel Josef Balejka (1917 - 2004)

born in Valašské Klobouky on March 4, 1917 learned to fly in Masaryk Air League in Uzhhorod joined up 3 Air Regiment in Piešťany after that went through training in Prague-Kbely in 1938 returned to Piešťany, after the declaration of the Slovak State he had to ... arrows 


Jiří Benda (1924)

born September 29, 1924 in Odolena Voda left for Sweden with his parents when he was four, his father was a diplomat attended a Swedish school 1936 to learn Czech, living with his aunt in Znojmo 1938 returned to Sweden received alien passport, learned a ... arrows 


Colonel (ret.) Emil Boček (1923)

born in Brno in 1923 at the age of seventeen he left for a Foreign Army through Balkan as a private soldier of the infantry regiment he took part in the retreating fights in France in the summer of 1940 he was admitted into the RAF from September 1940, served ... arrows 


Mečislav Černý (1919 - 2012)

born in 1919 to a Czech family living in Warsaw, Poland 1928 the family returned to Czechoslovakia – Dubňany near Hodonín graduated from grammar school in Hodonín began working in the Baťa factory in Otrokovice in 1941, then transferred to Zlín January 1943 ... arrows 


Otakar Černý (1919 - 2009)

grew up in Moravia hobbies – shooting and flying joined the Czech air forces in Prague, mobilization in 1938 escaped to Poland got to France and joined the foreign legion later escaped to England, served in the 311th bomber squadron on the RAF June 1941 – ... arrows 


Lucy Doležalová (1922 - 2010)

born April 15th, 1922 in Worcestershire County in Great Britain during the war met Czechoslovak soldier Jan Doležal who was serving in England then; they married Jan Doležal was sent with a group of officers to the eastern front, in 1944 participated in the ... arrows 


František Elston (Epstein) (1922 - 2005)

born on May 27th 1922 in Prague-Podskalí to an assimilated Jewish family his father obtained a false birth certificate and František got into the Winton transport to England after the graduation exam he entered the 313th Fighter Squadron of the RAF ¬ injured in ... arrows 


František Fajtl (1912 - 2006)

born August 20, 1912 in Donín near Louny studied at a commercial academy, then military academy, from which he graduated in 1935 as lieutenant pilot 1939 left for Poland, after the outbreak of WWII for France in France served in defense of the air space over ... arrows 


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