Photo: Karel Beinhauer (Radim Vojta collection)
F/Lt Otmar Kučera in front of his personal mount, Spitfire LF Mk. Vb EP110 “RY-R” during the final stage of the operation Starkey on September
9, 1943. This photo, as the only one out of the afore-mentioned pictures, was previously published, but surprisingly is dated to the period of the
invasion in Normandy. Note the different stripes’ location and also the fact, that it is Spitfire Mk. Vb while in June 1944 Czechoslovak pilots were
flying Spitfires Mk. IX.
The period sketch of the operation Starkey “
invasion” stripes application for the
INFO Eduard - November 2021