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Re: Need help to identify Czech pilot
Mon May 6, 2013 16:11

Hi Phil,

I can only confirm what Boris already wrote - no loss of Czechoslovak pilot on 18.4.1944. Also if you will check CWGC database online for this date and cemetery you mentioned there are only 14 casualties - all RAF and no more for Czechoslovak airman (our airmen are listed there too).
As far as I know our killed airmen were not repatriated to Czechoslovakia after the war, sometimes there were reburied when for example buried on a small local cemetery and there was created a central cemetery for allied soldiers for the country or county.
Can you tell us from which source you suppose it was Czech pilot? For example it could be a Polish pilot?
If you will provide more information maybe will be able to move a little bit further.
If you would like you can also contact me directly on my email.

Pavel Vancata

  • Need help to identify Czech pilotDynamite Gang, Sat May 4 20:40
    Hi, I am a french historian, living in northern France (Aisne). I need to find information (name, rank, squadron and more... if possible)about a Czech pilot fallen at Ly-Fontaine on April 18th, 1944. ... more
    • Re: Need help to identify Czech pilot — Pavel, Mon May 6 16:11
      • Re: Need help to identify Czech pilotAnonymous, Mon May 6 22:07
        Thank you very much for your very fast reply Pavel and Boris. I have sent a request to the CWGC but it can take a while for an answer. The french national archives said that 3 planes crashed on the... more
        • french national archives Roger Llywelyn Henderson, Tue May 7 12:43
          Hi, I read your post with interest. I am concerned with similar research, mostly to do with 19 Squadron RAF. I would be interested to use the French national archives which I had never heard of... more
        • Re: Need help to identify Czech pilotAnonymous, Mon May 6 22:20
          Well it is quite strange but if you are sure it was in the night of 18.4.44 I am sure there was no Czechoslovak casualty. Our airmen were not providing night escort to RAF bombers, only day escorts... more
    • Re: Need help to identify Czech pilotBoris, Mon May 6 10:31
      Hi Phil, on that day, which you mentioned, was no czechoslovak airmen killed. Until the next day (April 19th, 1944) was W/O Arnošt Mrtvý (313 Squadron) shot down by Oblt. Wolfgang Neu (4./JG 26) and... more
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