Frantisek Perina was born in 1911 in Czechoslovak village Morkuvky u Breclavi.
After the war he returned to Czechoslovakia, where his wife Anna had been imprisoned in his absence. But in 1949 he was expelled from the army by communists and forced to flee again. He, his wife Anna and a friend of them flew to Germany in a small plane. In 1950 he was readmitted into the RAF and continued to serve here for about 10 years. In 1960 he moved to USA, where he worked in Webber Aircraft. In 1993 Peřina returned to Czech Rebublic.
He died Saturday, May 6, 2006, in Prague’s military hospital of an unspecified chronic disease and exhaustion. He was 95.
He had been awarded many Czech and Allied orders and medals and was made a General of the Czech army. One school in Prague has been given his name.
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