Help translating Czech WWII service record?

+1 vote
64 views
Is there anybody out there who could translate the WWII service record of my great-grandfather, Nikola Firsov, from Czech into English?

The record is a PDF here -

http://www.vuapraha.cz/sites/default/files/Letecké%20karty/F/firsov_nikola_05.08.1920.pdf
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (160 points)

1 Answer

0 votes
From what I see without needing the dictionary too much, he was born in Zlatar, (nowadays) Croatia, during the time of his birth it was the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. His mother tongue is said as Serbian, and his religion as orthodox. The name of the pdf-document states his birthdate (5 Aug 1920). For everything else I am out of the game.
by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (802k points)
What a cool record. Everything that Jelena wrote is correct. I would add that he was a student when he enlisted, unmarried, completed 4 years of elementary school and 8 years of "reálné gymnázium" (comparable to grammar school). Could speak and write Czech and Russian, besides Serbian. His mother is Katarina Firsov, address Loznička 3, Belgrade. He served as a pilot in the R.A.F. in the Czechoslovak units, so he has both Czech and British ranks. He reached an OR-3 equivalent (četař aspirant, T/Sgt). The bottom left corner contains info about trainings, mostly English acronyms.

These are the medals your great-grandfather received:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Star

https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Ceskoslovensk%C3%A1_medaile_Za_chrabrost_p%C5%99ed_nep%C5%99%C3%ADtelem

https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Ceskoslovensk%C3%A1_medaile_za_z%C3%A1sluhy

Adding to what Tomáš said, I can say that the street Loznička is quite in the center of Belgrade, near one of the central monuments (Vukov spomenik) Here is a link to Google maps.

Related questions

+4 votes
0 answers
+5 votes
1 answer
+6 votes
2 answers
+9 votes
2 answers
+1 vote
1 answer
+4 votes
2 answers
124 views asked May 26, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Phillip Jares G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)
+1 vote
1 answer
71 views asked Nov 12, 2020 in Genealogy Help by Jeffrey Charney G2G Rookie (200 points)
+4 votes
0 answers
+1 vote
2 answers
79 views asked Oct 29, 2020 in Genealogy Help by Phillip Jares G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...