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The Airmen's Stories - P/O M Kredba


Miroslav Kredba was born on 29th January 1914 at Libichov, Czechoslovakia. He escaped from that country after the Nazi takeover and went to France.

From the outbreak of war until the French collapse in June 1940, Kredba served in the Armee de l'Air.


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He escaped to England and joined 310 Squadron at Duxford at its formation on 10th July 1940.

Kredba was shot down on 31st August, in Hurricane P8814, over the Thames Estuary by Me109s, which were escorting Do17s. Kredba baled out, unhurt.

In early 1942 he was serving as a Flight Lieutenant with 310 Squadron at Perranporth. He was killed in an accident on 14th February, when he hit a ground obstruction when taking off on a night training flight.

Kredba is buried in St Illogan's churchyard, Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall.






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