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 Karel Kuttelwascher

Karel Kuttelwascher

Birth
Svaty Kriz, okres Liptovský Mikuláš, Zilinsky, Slovakia
Death 17 Aug 1959 (aged 42)
Cornwall, England
Burial Hillingdon, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 81728648 · View Source
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Karel Miloslav Kuttelwascher,was a Czech Fighter Pilot,who served with the RAF during the Second World War.A brave and courageous pilot who served with distinction.Kuttelwascher flew numerous combat missions,including the Battle of Britain.He is credited with 18 confirmed air victories,he is also credited to be the RAF's best known..Night Intruder Pilot,(Destroying enemy aircraft at night.)
AWARDS: Czechoslovak War Cross (5 Times),Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar and the Croix de Guerre.
After the war, Kuttelwascher settled in Britain and became an airline pilot for BEA Airways.
Cause of Death: Heart Attack 1959.
BOOKS:
NIGHT HAWK: The Biography of Flight Lieutenant Karel Kuttelwascher, DFC & Bar. The RAF's Greatest Night Intruder Ace. By Roger Darlington.


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  • Created by: Paul Monaghan
  • Added: 9 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81728648
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karel Kuttelwascher (23 Sep 1916–17 Aug 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81728648, citing Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery, Hillingdon, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Paul Monaghan (contributor 47155457) .