Commemorative plaque unveiled for RAF airman Václav Leitensdorfer

A commemorative plaque for British Royal Airforce airman Václav Leitensdorfer, a member of the 311th Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron, was unveiled in his hometown of Rovensko pod Troskami in north Bohemia on Sunday. During World War II he served as a deck gunner of the RAF and took part in 53 operational flights.

He was born in Rovensko in November 1913 and died in May 1984 in Leicester, England. The memorial plaque is placed near the local church of St. Wenceslas, since Leitensdorfer’s birth house no longer stands in Rovensko.

Author: Ruth Fraňková