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Commemoration of WWII pilot Karel Kuňka in The Hague

(This article expired 26.09.2014.)

Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Horák, laid flowers at the cemetery of West Duin, The Hague, on 25 September 2013 to commemorate the anniversary of tragic death of sergeant Karel Kuňka of the 311th Czechoslovak RAF squadron.

Sergeant Karel Kuňka committed suicide while being captured by the Nazis after the emergency landing of his Wellington bomber near The Hague. The RAF bomber, seriously damaged during an operation against Berlin, was on its flight back to the squadron base in Britain. The rest five crew members were taken prisoners by the Nazis but survived the war.