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František’s death is curious as it happened a day after last squadron’s combat in the Battle of Britain fought on the 7th October 1940. On the 8th October the unit was scrambled to intercept enemy’s fighter-bomber raid. Before they reached the enemy, Spitfires from British squadrons had done it. Polish unit was ordered to return to base. Suddenly František broke and disappeared. It is possible that it did not get Polish pilots attention, although they probably noticed it. Frantisek’s legend says that he was a lone wolf who had problems with subordination. It is said that his favourite tactics was hunting alone, which was tolerated by OC as it was effective. But what was the truth?

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