My father, the RAF hero who defected from Czechoslovakia in a daring triple-hijack

Fearing prison in Communist Czechoslovakia, in March 1950 Oldřich Doležal
and other ex-RAF aviators simultaneously kidnapped three planes on internal
flights and escaped to West Germany. On board one of those planes was
Doležal’s son, then just an infant. Today Tom Dolezal runs the
Czechoslovak Free Airforce website and is an authority on the Czech and
Slovaks who served in the RAF.

Monday, February 12, 2018