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  1. MikeGazdik

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    Hello. Im not a pilot, just a wanna-be. I have been into WWII aviation for 25 to 30 years. A now deceased grandfather of mine was a waist gunner on a B-17. (351st Bomb group, 8th AF ) When I was about 12 years old, I found an old book of his, "Flying Forts", by Martin Caidin. Have not stopped reading or learning since that time. Im now 41.

    I have spent a stupid amount of time and money reading, buying books, watching films, airshows, anything I can find. I have never been able to afford getting a private pilots license, but I ain't dead yet... someday maybe.

    My true love is the fighters. I love them all. I have some "favorites", but I try to be objective when discussing thier merits. Look forward to some engaging convo on the subjects and looking forward to learning more.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Mike!
    Greeting from Czech Republic8)
    Looking at your surname I´d bet your great grandfather came from Czech or Slovak Republic to USA. I had a teacher with the same surname...
     
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    You are very correct. Fackov, Slovakia is where I have traced the name. My name is not spelled exactly like that right now, it was changed over time. Someday I do wish to have it corrected. Someday, likely once I retire, I will be coming your way. I really want to see the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I was in Germany while in the Military years ago. I love Europe.

    Are there many museums showing the histories of the countries, and also thier involvement in WWII ?
     
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    Greetings. Welcome to the site.
     
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    Welcome from England to another Mike. That's two new ones in one day!
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    G'day mate welcome aboard!:D
     
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    2 of the museums you should see. One of them in my born town (Slavicin), amother one 3 miles away (Sanov). Both of them and also the town where I live today (Zlin) are on Czech/Slovak boarder...
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/august-29-1944-museum-slavicin-czech-republic-9884.html
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/august-29-1944-museum-sanov-czech-republic-9882.html
    Later I´ll post few more links on another museums...
     
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    Welcome Mike to the forum.Greetings from Poland.:D
     
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    Greetings and welcome to the forum Mike!
     
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    Hello Mike!

    One link more- an Aviation museum in Prague. The main menu is in English but the text n in Czech-sorry. Anyway, should you follow the single links on this site you can see which A/C´s do they have there....
    VHÚ Praha - Letecké muzeum Kbely - Expozice
     
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