Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB, BL581, "RY-T", No. 313 Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron RAF
, pilot F/Lt Karel Vykoukal
oil on canvas, 60x40 cm
original painting in personal collection
This painting is the tribute to Flight Lieutenant Karel Vykoukal and his service in RAF during the WWII.
Karel Vykoukal was born in 1916. After the occupation he went as many of Czechoslovak prewar pilots through Poland and France to the Great Britain. There he involved to the legendary Battle of Britain in No.310, 25, 111 and 73 Fighter Squadrons. Through No.17 and 313 Sqn. he went to the No.41 Squadron as a Flight commander. From May 1942 he is „mising in action“ – he probably became the victim to the germany flak.
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