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Dolezal, Frantisek

Date of birth:
September 14th, 1909 (Trebova, Czechoslovakia)
Date of death:
October 4th, 1945 (Bucovice/Moravia, Czechoslovakia)
Service number:
82 593/83223
Nationality:
Czechoslovakian (1918 - 1948, Republic)

Biography

Frantisek Dolezal was killed as a passenger on a Seibel Si 204, that crashed near Bucovice

Promotions:
August 1940: Pilot Officer;
1940: Flying Officer;
December 12th, 1940: Flight Lieutenant;
April 7th, 1942: Squadron Leader;
April 1st, 1943: Wing Commander.

Career:
?: Tsjechoslowaakse Luchtmacht;
October 10th, 1939: Pilote CIC Chartres;
May 17th, 1940 - June 21st, 1940; Pilote Groupe de Chasse II/2;
?: Czechoslovak Depot, Cosford;
August 6th, 1940: Pilot No. 310 Squadron;
August 27th, 1940: Pilot No. 19 Squadron;
October 29th, 1940: Flight Leader Flight "A" No. 310 Squadron;
April 7th, 1942 - January 15th, 1943: Commanding Officer No. 310 Squadron;
April 1st, 1943: Commanding Officer Czechoslovak Wing;
February 1st, 1944: Liaison Officer Czechoslovak Inspectorate General (CIG);
November 1944: Staff Officer/U.S. Army College, U.S.A.;
January 1945 - May 1945: Liaison Officer Czechoslovak Inspectorate General (CIG);
May 17th, 1945: Czechoslovakia.

Victories:
May 21st, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110 (probably);
June 1st, 1940: Heinkel He 111;
June 8th, 1940: Henschel Hs 126 (shared);
June 15th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88 (shared);
September 5th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109E (probably);
September 7th, 1940: Messerschmit Bf 110C;
September 7th, 1940: Heinkel He 111H (damaged);
September 11th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109E (probably);
September 18th, 1940: Junker Ju 88A;
June 5th, 1942: Focke-Wulff Fw 190A (damaged);
August 19th, 1942: Dornier Do 217E (probably);
August 19th, 1942: Focke-Wulff Fw 190A (damaged);
August 28th, 1942: Messerschmitt Me 109F (shared);
May 3rd, 1943: Focke Wulf FW 190A (damaged).

Own aircraft:
Morane Saulnier M.S.406C.1,
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I: L1018, K9851, N3046, X4173;
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I: V7659 "NN-A";
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb: AR338, EP452 "NN-D", EP461;
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc: AR495 "NN-J".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1944
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Second decoration awarded in the form of an oak leaf to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Third decoration awarded in the form of a second oak leaf to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Fourth decoration awarded in the form of a third oak leaf to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Second decoration awarded in the form of an oak leaf to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
Ceskoslovenská medaile
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Third decoration awarded in the form of a second oak leaf to be worn on the ribbon of the first.
Ceskoslovenská medaile
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded with clasps for France and Great Britain.
Ceskoslovenská vojenská pametni medaile 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded with bronze palme.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded with "BATTLE OF BRiTAIN" clasp.
1939-1945 Star

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