Czechoslovak Nationals.

Both of these pilots came from 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron.


Born: Plumov  23rd May 1916

He came to No. 310 Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron on 15th October 1940 from No. 6 O.T.U. at Sutton Bridge where he passed retraining on Hurricanes.

In May 1941 he was transferred for some months to No. 257 and then he returned to No. 310 Squadron.

He died on 24th September 1941 in a crash during a flight from Dyce to Montrose. [310 Squadron had a detachment based at Monrose.] At 08.50 he took off from Dyce in a formation of four planes piloted by F/Lt Kredba (leader), P/O Sniechowski (Polish pilot at No. 310 Squadron), Sgt Vindis and Sgt Dvorak. Shortly after took off planes flew through fog. F/Lt Kredba and Sgt Vindis landed together at Montrose and P/O Sniechowski landed there later but alone. Sgt Dvorak was missing.

Next day his Hurricane II (Z2766) was found on Leachie Hill, Kincardineshire. The pilot was lying a few metres away. During the flight, in fog, his plane had struck the hill.

He was buried on 29th September 1941 in Dyce.

Sgt. Alois Dvořăk  787672

Aged 25
flying a  Hurricane.

Born: 5th November 1915

(No other information yet).

Flying Officer Vladimir Zaoral  81903
Aged 26
flying a  Hurricane.