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Major General (ret.) Ivan Otto Schwarz (1923 - 2018) - Records

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  • Born on December 11, 1923, in Bratislava
  • Jewish origin
  • Childhood in Bytča
  • Grammar school in Spišská Nová Ves, grammar school in Žilina
  • February 1939 - departure to England
  • High School in Winchester
  • Work at a farm for Lord Newborough
  • 1939 - entry into the British Army
  • July 13, 1940 - joined the Czechoslovak Army
  • Revelation of his real age
  • Took courses for the positions of radio operator, driver of armored vehicles, shooting, etc.
  • 1940 - assigned to the 311th Squadron, 168th Squadron and 147th Squadron
  • Radio operator, gunner
  • Took part in army swimming contests
  • 6. 6.1944 - participation in Operation Overlord
  • Parents interned in a labor camp
  • 1946 - demobilization, departure to England
  • 23. 1. 1947 - wedding
  • Did business in railway transportation
  • died in 2018

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