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Holice Olomouc Memorial


The Memorial had been masterminded by the Holice Borough Commision. It was made by Mr Milan Polian. This work of art is situated in front of a local Elementary School in the Freedom Village Green. It can been spotted by you just next to the pavement going across the park from one road to another. These roads go along both the sides of the narrrow Freedom Village Green.

Apart from Mrs Horska also a brother of a pilot Ladislav Valousek aged ninety three was among the attendees. A son of an armourer Cyril Sklenar came too. Having retired his father worked in a local brewery. Also members of a local Voluntary Firefighters Brigade, the Olomouc Sokol Sports Organization a well as members of both the Plumlov and Olomouc Airmen Association Branches attended this ceremony.

Having heard three speeches and eyewitnessed unveiling as well as paying tributes the attendees listened to the Last Post and the Czech anthem played by a Brass Quintet.


1/ A local Hana Flying Club was mentioned in none of the three above mentioned speeches. More three pilots – both Albin Nasswetter who had served with the British No 1 Sqn and two ones of the T2553 a R1167 Wellington bombers of the Czechoslovak No 311 Joseph Tomanek and Karel Danihelka had been its members prior to WWII. Their names are ordered here in compliance with their deaths dates. A Text on Joseph Tomanek can be seen in the ´Text and Essays´ Section.

2/ Vladimir Horsky is mentioned in a ´Nobody will be forgotten´ book. The work is dedicated to another member of the French No 1/6 Group de Chasse aerobat Vaclav Jicha [Yeekha] DFC AFC. Vladimir had been killed in action vectored at the bunch of fifty nine Heinkel 111 bombers escorted by Me 109s on Sep 26, 1940. Their bombs wrecked two main Spitfire factories on the Southern coast – Woolston and Itchen nr Southampton.

3/ More about Vitezslav LeparikNo II part of the ´Stinovi vojaci´ ie ´Shadowed Men in Arms´ Documentary of the Czech TV.

R&R :

Nikdo nebude zapomenut ie Nobody will be forgotten by Petr Satra and Karel Smola

Handbook of Great Aircraft of WWII