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No 311 (Czechoslovakian) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J Griffiths (B) xx Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British Commanding Officer
Wg Cdr J Griffiths (B) 29 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of British Commanding Officer
Wg Cdr K Toman-Mareš 29 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Czech Commanding Officer
Sqn Ldr Samuels (B) 29 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Navigation Instructor
Sqn Ldr H R Graham (B) 29 Jul 1940 Attached from HQ No 3 Group for duties of Navigation Instructor
Flt Lt P C Pickard (B) 29 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Training Officer
Flt Lt Brown (B) 29 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Bombing Instructor
Plt Off Roman (B) 29 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Gunnery Instructor

Details for August 1940 and the period 1 - 5 September 1940 are not shown in the ORB

Plt Off Podstranecky 23 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off Skoropa 23 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off H Nŏmec 23 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off Formdnek 23 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Huňdock 23 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Cosford for bad conduct
Sgt Korda 23 Sep 1940 Admitted to hospital for appendicitis
Plt Off K Trojacek 24 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off Z Prochanka 24 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off V Kilian 24 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt A Zabrs 24 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt F Knotek 24 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt K Kunka 24 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to have died in captivity
AC Felinek 27 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cosford
AC Stanislav 27 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cosford
AC Kulin Josef 27 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cosford
Sgt Jedounek 28 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off L Nemec  1 Oct 1940 Injured in a flying accident
Plt Off J Kula  1 Oct 1940 Injured in a flying accident
Plt Off J Skutil  1 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J Slovak  1 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt O Valosek  1 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F Koukel  1 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt W O Powis (B)  1 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Korotviŏka  5 Oct 1940 Wireless Mechanic, posted to RAF Cosford
Sqn Ldr H R Graham (B) 13 Oct 1940 OC, Operations Flight, ceased to be attached from HQ No 3 Group
Plt Off Busina 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bassingbourn
Sqn Ldr J Veseley 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off M Vejrazka 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J Slaby 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J Matousek 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off B Landa 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H Jarosek 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F Zapletal 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J Albrecht 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt E Novotny 16 Oct 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt K Klimt 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt O Jirsek 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A Sestak 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt J Snajdr 17 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt K Lang 17 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC Hartmann 25 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Cosford for being consistently drunk
Plt Off Rouŝai 27 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Cosford at CO's request
Wg Cdr J Griffiths (B) 15 Nov 1940 British Commanding Officer, posted to HQ Bomber Command
Sqn Ldr W S P Simonds (B) 15 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of British Commanding Officer
Plt Off L Kozák 15 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Cosford at CO's request (unending protests and bad behaviour)
Plt Off P Kozák 15 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Cosford at CO's request (unending protests and bad behaviour)
Plt Off Gellner  3 Dec 1940 Attached for duty as Astro-Navigation Instructor (Czech in the RCAF)
Plt Off J Toul 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Doubrava 16 Dec 1940 Admitted to hospital following a flying accident
Sgt J Janousek 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J Krivda 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt K Novotny 21 Dec1940 Reduced to the ranks for refusing to fly
Plt Off Doubrava 21 Dec 1940 Discharged from hospital

All personnel Czech unless indicated as (B)

Source - No 311 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1686)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Date Notes
xx Jul 1940 Czech Officers and airmen at RAF Innsworth were assembled into No 311 Sqn
17 Jul 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Cosford
29 Jul 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Cosford to RAF Honington
Details for August 1940 and the period 1 - 5 September 1940 are not shown in the ORB
xx Aug 1940 Squadron received Vickers Wellington IAs
Wellington IC of No 311 Squadron
16 Sep 1940 Squadron HQ and part of 'A' Flight moved from RAF Honington to RAF East Wretham (Honington remained a training base)
21 Sep 1940 Squadron carried out its first operation, which was carried out from RAF Honington

Source - No 311 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1686)

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