Spitfire Mk Vb, F/L Karel ‘Šůdl’ Vykoukal, No 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force, May 1942

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Supermarine Spitfire

Spitfire Mk Vb BL998
flown by F/L Karel ‘Šůdl’ Vykoukal
No 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force
May 1942

Spitfire Vb, BL988, EB-C, was the personal aircraft of the Officer Commanding A Flight, Czech Flt Lt Karel ‘Šůdl’ Vykoukal. Whilst flying this aircraft, he claimed a damaged Fw 190 on the ground at Abbeville airfield on 3 May 1942 and a shared destroyed Fw 190 over Le Havre the following day. He was shot down by Flak and killed in this aircraft during an attack on E-Boats in the Seine Estuary on 21 May 1942. Vykoukal was the only Czech pilot to serve on 41 Squadron during World War II.

Artist: Gaëtan Marie

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This profile was created for the book "Blood, Sweat and Courage - 41 Squadron RAF 1939-1942" by Steve Brew (Fonthill Media, December 2014).

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