Saturday, 17 March 2018

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

Radio Prague |
14 February 2018

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.