February 16, 2023

Happy heavenly birthday to Arthur Otto

Happy heavenly birthday to Arthur Otto

Happy heavenly 98th birthday to Arthur Otto, WWII veteran, member of the 17e batallion fusiliers belges, who participated in the liberation of Pilsen and southwestern Bohemia. Arthur passed away on May 9th 2018. Lest we forget!

February 19, 2023

The WWII RAF fighter pilot, brigadier general and honorary citizen of the City of Pilsen, Miroslav Štandera, passed away 9 years ago

The WWII RAF fighter pilot, brigadier general and honorary citizen of the City of Pilsen, Miroslav Štandera, passed away 9 years ago

Štandera was born on 5 October 1918. In 1936, he enlisted in the Czechoslovak Air Force and became an air force pilot after completing aviation school.   He fled from Czechoslovakia to France in 1939 following the German invasion and occupation of the country. Standera joined the French Air Force and fought against the Nazi German pilots during the invasion…