Series of WWII Czechoslovak military heroes (1945)

Staff Captain Ridky, British Army

30/03/11 – Stamp series dedicated to the  Czechoslovak military heroes of World War 2. Series dates from 1945 and consists of 16 unique denominations.

Eight individual engravings feature: Staff Captain Ridky (British Army), Dr. Miroslav Novak (French Army), Capt. Otakar Jaroš (Russian Army), Staff Capt. Stanislav Zimprich (Foreign Legion), 2nd Lt. Jiří Král (French Air Force), Jozef Gabčík (Czechoslovak paratrooper), Staff Captain Alois Vašátko (Royal Air Force), and Private František Adámek (British Colonial Service).

Stamp designs and engraving are unattributed.

Dimensions (image): 20 × 23mm.

Dr. Miroslav Novak, French Army

Capt. Otakar Jaroš, Russian Army

Staff Capt. Stanislav Zimprich, Foreign Legion

2nd Lt. Jiří Král, French Air Force

Jozef Gabčík, parachutist

Staff Captain Alois Vašátko, Royal Air Force

Private František Adámek, British Colonial Service

Staff Captain Ridky, British Army

Dr. Miroslav Novak, French Army

Capt. Otakar Jaroš, Russian Army

Staff Capt. Stanislav Zimprich, Foreign Legion

2nd Lt. Jiří Král, French Air Force

Jozef Gabčík, parachutist

Staff Captain Alois Vašátko, Royal Air Force

Private František Adámek, British Colonial Service

Sources and more information
Czechoslovak stamp collection on Flickr

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