Bergman, Vaclav

Date of birth:
August 27th, 1915 (Domousice/Czechia, Czechoslovakia)
Date of death:
December 3rd, 2002 (Dumbarton/Scotland, Great Britain.)
Service number:
81884
Nationality:
Czechoslovakian (1918 - 1948, Republic)

Biography

Promotions:
1940: Pilot Officer;
1941: Flying Officer;
April 1942: Flight Liutenant;
January 31st, 1944: Squadron Leader;
May 22nd, 1944: Wing Commander.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Unit:
No. 19 Wing command, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Received with "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp.
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Received with the clasp "FRANCE" and "BRITAIN".
Ceskoslovenská vojenská pametni medaile 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Received with palme.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 209 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1953
Action:
Citation:
"Flight Lieutenant Bergman has carried out 60 operational sorties in Korean waters during the last two years, often in most adverse conditions. He has set an outstanding example as a captain of aircraft and the skill and determination with which he has carried out his operational duties have followed naturally upon the exact attention to detail which he has employed on every occasion. He has commanded the Flying Boat Wing Detachment at Iwakuni for two periods during thr past year and his work has been of the highest standard throughout."
Details:
Second DFC awarded as a Bar.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Awarded on:
March 21st, 1952
Mentioned in Despatches

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