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Prchal, Eduard Maximilian

Date of birth:
January 1st, 1911 (Dolní Břežany, Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Date of death:
December 4th, 1984 (St. Helena/California, United States)
Buried on:
Veteran Graves Brookwood Military Cemetery
Czechoslovakian (1918 - 1948, Republic)


Prchal was a flying ace with six personal "kills" and 3 shared. During the campaign of May-Juni 1940, he fought for the French Air Force. Later he joined the British RAF. He was the sole survivor of the 1943 "Sikorski crash".

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Second World War (1939-1945)
GC I/8, l’Armee d’Air
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb

With 2 palms and 1 gold star
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Second World War (1939-1945)

With "F" and "VB" clasp
Ceskoslovenská vojenská pametni medaile 1939-1945
Second World War (1939-1945)

With "Battle of Brittain" clasp
1939-1945 Star