General Perina died 6th May

General Perina, 95 years old fighter ace of World War II died two days before 61st anniversary of the WWII end. Ace nicknamed A General of a Sky during war was one of many Czechs, who helped on France and English side.

He was like a hunter and a modern knight fighting in aluminium armour. When he escaped from Czechoslovakia to Foreign Legion, he left his wife two days after wedding in their homeland. He has a goal to kill ten enemies for every one of his dear who will be killed by Nazis. Perina shot down eleven enemy air crafts in three weeks in France. He made a suicide action to protect his colleagues. When a battle for France was lost, he joined to British Royal Air Force. There he had a fight against three enemy air crafts end he shot all three down.

He has only three years of freedom after the end of WWII. He escaped to USA because of communists. – Many Czech heroes of WWII was imprisoned in deadly conditions just because they fought at western side of Allies like U.K. or France. In 1992 Frantisek Perina returned to Czech Republic. As he said he come here to die.

General Perina was honoured at the begin of this April, but in the middle of the month his wife Anna died. At her funeral, he take a rose, broke it in the middle and he put it on her coffin. He lost the meaning of life and he died few days after her death. Before that he was still very active.
Elementary school in Prague-Repy, a place where he lived, has it’s name for a few years.

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