No. 313 Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron

 

Badge: Flying hawk
Motto: "JEDEN JESTŘÁB MNOHO VRAN ROZHÁNÍ"
in English
"ONE HAWK DISPEL MANY CROWS"
Code Letters: RY
Date of Establishment: 10th May 1941

Place of Establishment: Catterick
Date of Disbandment: 22nd September 1945
Place of Disbandment: Brno

 

No. 313 Squadron Stations

Station From To
Catterick, Yorkshire 10.05.1941 01.07.1941
Leconfield, Yorkshire 01.07.1941 26.08.1941
Portreath, Cornwall 26.08.1941 23.11.1941
Warrnwell, Dorset 23.11.1941 28.11.1941
Portreath, Comwall 28.11.1941 15.12.1941
Hornchurch, Essex 15.12.1941 06.02.1942
Rochford, Essex 06.02.1942 06.03.1942
Hornchurch, Essex 06.03.1942 30.04.1942
Fairlop, Essex 30.04.1942 08.06.1942
Churchstanton, Somerset 08.06.1942 28.06.1942
Warrnwell, Dorset 28.06.1942 11.07.1942
Churchstanton, Somerset
detachment Bold Head, Devon   
11.07.1942
10.06.1942
28.06.1943
28.06.1943
Peterhead, Aberdeen
detachment Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
28.06.1943
28.06.1943
20.08.1943
22.07.1943
Hawkinge, Kent 20.08.1943 18.09.1943
Ibsley, Hampshire 18.09.1943 06.01.1944
Ayr, Ayrshire 06.01.1944 19.01.1944
Ibsley, Hampshire 19.01.1944 20.02.1944
Mendlesham, Suffolk 20.02.1944 14.03.1944
Southend, Essex 14.03.1944 20.03.1944
Mendlesham, Suffolk 20.03.1944 03.04.1944
Appledram, Sussex 03.04.1944 29.06.1944
Tangmere, Sussex 29.06.1944 03.07.1944
Lympne, Kent 03.07.1944 11.07.1944
Skeabrae, Orkney Islands
detachment Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
11.07.1944
11.07.1944
03.10.1944
03.10.1944
North Weald, Hertfordshire 03.10.1944 29.12.1944
Bradwell Bay, Essex 29.12.1944 27.02.1945
Manston, Kent 27.02.1945 13.08.1945
Praha - Ruzyně (ČSR) 13.08.1945 22.09.1945
Brno (ČSR) 22.09.1945 15.02.1946

 

No. 313 Squadron Commanding Officers

Commanding Officer From To
S/Ldr Josef Jaške 20.07.1941 15.12.1941
S/Ldr Gordon L. Sinclair, DFC (British) 10.5.1941 24.09.1941
S/Ldr Karel Mrázek, DFC 15.12.1941 26.06.1942
S/Ldr Jaroslav Himr 26.06.1942 24.09.1943
S/Ldr František Fajtl, DFC 24.09.1943 31.01.1944
S/Ldr Václav Bergman, DFC 31.01.1944 22.05.1944
S/Ldr Alois Hochmal 22.05.1944 01.09.1944
S/Ldr Karel Kasal 01.09.1944 15.11.1944
S/Ldr Otmar Kučera, DFC 15.11.1944 ČSR

 

A Flight Commanding Officers

A Flight Commanding Officer From To
F/Lt Karel Mrázek 15.05.1941 15.12.1941
F/Lt John L. Kilmartin, DFC (British) 04.06.1941 25.06.1941
F/Lt František Fajtl 15.12.1941 27.04.1942
F/Lt František Vancl 27.04.1942 21.05.1942
F/Lt Václav Hájek 21.05.1942 01.10.1942
F/Lt Jaroslav Muzika 01.10.1942 07.08.1943
F/Lt Alois Hochmal 07.08.1943 21.05.1944
F/Lt Václav Šlouf 21.05.1944 30.09.1944
F/Lt František Masařík 30.09.1944 ČSR

 

B Flight Commanding Officers

B Flight Commanding Officer From To
F/Lt Jan Čermák 19.05.1941 21.07.1941
F/Lt Thomas W. Gillen (British) 03.06.1941 15.09.1941
F/Lt Stanislav Fejfar 21.07.1941 20.03.1942
F/Lt Karel Vykoukal 20.03.1942 13.04.1942
F/Lt Stanislav Fejfar 13.04.1942 17.05.1942
F/Lt Václav Raba 17.05.1942 01.10.1942
F/Lt Bohuslav Kimlička 01.10.1942 01.01.1943
F/Lt Vaclav Bergman 01.01.1943 01.09.1943
F/Lt Otmar Kučera, DFC 01.09.1943 01.05.1944
F/Lt Ronald Wood, DFC (British) 01.05.1944 28.02.1945
F/Lt Karel Zouhar 28.02.1945 ČSR

 

Used Aircraft Types

Aircraft Type From To
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IA May 1941 August 1941
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIA August 1941 November 1941
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB October 1941 February 1944
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VC July 1942 February 1944
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk.VI June 1943 July 1943
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXC January 1944 June 1944
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXE June 1944 July 1944
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk.IX July 1944 July 1944
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB July 1944 October 1944
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk.VII July 1944 August 1944
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.IX August 1944 August 1944
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk.IX October 1944 August 1945
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXE July 1945 ČSR

 

Staff of No. 313 Squadron 

 

Sources & Literature

 

 

 


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