Alois Vašátko - Czechoslovak fighter ace
Wing Commander Vašátko was a very famous pilot and the commander of the Czechoslovak squadrons and later the Czechoslovak Fighter Wing in the RAF. He made 15 kills in the battle of France (shared kills were credited to all the participating pilots as a kill in the French Air Force), flying Curtiss 75's in the Groupe de Chasse I/75, sharing the 2nd and 3rd place in the top aces list with Captain Accart. (at the end of Battle of France, one quarter of the French Air Force consisted of Czechoslovak pilots). In England he had a 1/3 share of a JU 88 and a probable 109, a probable 190, and a confirmed 190. He was awarded three Czechoslovak War Crosses, the Czechoslovak Medal For Bravery, he was a Knight of the French Legion d'Honneur, he also had a Croix de Guerre with seven palms, 2 Gold and one Silver Star, a DFC and DSO. Vasatko was also awarded the 1939-1945 Star with Battle of Britain Clasp and the Air Crew Europe Star.