21.06.1944 No. 21 Squadron Mosquito VI NT182 Sq/Ldr. Stransky
Date: 21st June 1944 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 21 Squadron (Coastal Command)
Type: Mosquito FB VI
Base: R.A.F. Thorney Island, Hampshire.
Location: Mezidon area, Normany, France.
Pilot: Sq/Ldr. Josef Stransky D.F.C. 86622 R.A.F.V.R. Age 29. Killed
Nav: F/O. František Bouda 138862 R.A.F.V.R. Age 30. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Sq/Ldr. Stransky earned his D.F.C. serving with the Czech squadron 311 flying Wellingtons. After his tour he moved to 6 O.T.U as an instructor before joining 21 squadron.
No details what happened on this patrol but the aircraft came down near Mezidon, killing both Czech crew members.
Left and above: St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery as photographed by our Kate Tame during 2012. Any relative who would like a high resolution copy of the graves free of charge please email us.
Sq/Ldr. Josef Stransky D.F.C. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery. Joint grave B. 31-32. N.o.K. details not available Born 10th December 1914 – from Czechoslovakia.
F/O. Frantisek Bouda. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery. Joint grave B. 31-32. N.o.K. details not available Born 1916 – from Czechoslovakia.
Researched for relatives of these crews with thanks for additional information to Eva Csölleová, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.