Hess, Alexander

Date of birth:
May 4th, 1898 (Karlova Hut)
Date of death:
August 10th, 1981 (Florida, United States)
Nationality:
Czechoslovakian (1918 - 1948, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1940
Action:
On 15 September 1940, Alexander Hess was downed over London by a Messerschmitt fighter. He managed to crash his burning Hurricane on a field, so he wouldn't hit any houses.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Battle of Britain Claps
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
"France, Great Brittain"
Ceskoslovenská vojenská pametni medaile 1939-1945

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