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Sergeant Frantisek Kracmer

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Sergeant Frantisek Kracmer

Birth
Pardubický (Pardubice), Czech Republic
Death 17 Apr 1941 (aged 24)
Baexem, Leudal Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Plot Coll. grave 12. A. 7-8.
Memorial ID 13805572 View Source

He was born in Česká Třebová. He started primary school here in 1922 and after graduating from 1930 he studied at the Štefl-Jindra company as a metal turner. After his apprenticeship, he volunteered in 1933 at the pilot aviation school in Prostějov. After graduating, he joined the Sixth Air Regiment, which was deployed at Prague-Kbely Airport. In 1938 he was promoted to sergeant. In 1939 he left for France via Poland. There he joined the Air Force, specifically the Squadron No. 21, flew on the Bloch MB-210. After the defeat of France, he flew to England. He was assigned to the training squadron and from November 1940 appointed operational pilot with the Czechoslovak 311th Squadron. He flies as the co-pilot of Willington during bombing missions over Germany. In January 1941, he became the captain of the aircraft and received his own crew. On April 17, 1941, he flew with Wellington KX-J with the designation R-1599 on another mission, the destination is Cologne. However, they will never get there, because over the Netherlands, the plane is attacked by a night fighter Hptm. Werner Streib (NJG1). The damaged plane crashed 5 miles east of the town of Weer (not far from Kelpen-Oler). The entire crew, including another Českotřebovák F / O František Sixta, who flew with them as a substitute for the co-pilot, perished. He is buried in Nijmegen in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.


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