Mission Accomplished: The Engaging Memoir of a Czech Fighter Pilot Flying for Britain in World War Two by Frank Mares

Mission Accomplished: The Engaging Memoir of a Czech Fighter Pilot Flying for Britain in World War…

byFrank Mares

Kobo ebook | July 3, 2007

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Appalled at the German occupation of his homeland in 1939, Frank Mares determined to assist his country in their battle for freedom in the only way he could – as a fighter pilot. Unable to do so from Czechoslovakia he began his mission, navigating his way through Poland to France, through manned borders, guarded stations and hostile territory, in order to assist the offensive against their common enemy.

Armed with fake identities, evading arrest and faced with uncertainties and frustrations at every turn, his journey was one of courage and fortitude. Narrowly avoiding a five-year enlistment in the foreign legion, Frank eventually made it into the French Air Force and finally, following the withdrawal of France from the war, joined 601 Squadron with the British RAF.

Patriotic and determined, he was involved in numerous dogfights and had many engagements with the enemy, flying Hurricanes, of which he was particularly fond. In all of the battles that he fought in the skies with German Luftwaffe pilots, he was never shot down. In 1942 he was decorated with the DFM and Czech War Cross.

Title:Mission Accomplished: The Engaging Memoir of a Czech Fighter Pilot Flying for Britain in World War…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 3, 2007Publisher:Grub Street PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909166898

ISBN - 13:9781909166899

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Inspiring story of Frank Mares DFM" Mares amazing story starts when he started 'Navagating'' a broom in airport hangers for free for a ride in a ww1 vintage biplane ,from there the story takes off and we are with him when he escapes from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia to Poland on his journey of Freedom and then to France whare we experience the frustration of not being posted to the french air force but the french foreign legion and eventualy starting pilot training,escaping to England whare he is impressed by the british stiff uper lip,finaly starting his operational training, being posted to the famous 601 squadron, being frustrated when your squadron is equiped with the P-39 , and rejoycing after His first kill and after becoming an ace,during the war Frank Mares was never shot down but came very close! eventualy being awarded the DFM,Czech War Cross,Czech Medal of Valor , Mares trek of freedom ending when the war ends when his mission was truly Accomplished. the story of Frank Mares is a must have for anyone interested in ww2 fighter pilots,If you like this book I also recomend "Freedom in the Air", "Flying for Freedom" and "Escape, Evaision and Revenge", I can not say enough about this book!
Date published: 2010-04-07