Lou Prucha WWII Service   


Calvary Replacement Training Center (C.R.T.C.), Fort Riley, KS
Possibly during Lou's Basic Training
Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Front caption: Ft. Riley, Kansas
Charles Wildeman
Arthur Bartzocas *
James Sailor
"

Description: Charles Wildeman, Arthur Bartzocas and James Sailor at Calvary Replacement Training Center (C.R.T.C.), FortRiley, KS - Possibly during Lou's Basic Training. Photo date Mar 22, 1942

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Rear caption: C.R.T.C.
Fort Riley, Kansas
Charles Wildeman
Arthur Bartzocas
James Sailor
3-22-42
"

Description: Charles Wildeman, Arthur Bartzocas and James Sailor at Calvary Replacement Training Center (C.R.T.C.), FortRiley, KS - Possibly during Lou's Basic Training. Photo date Mar 22, 1942

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Rear caption: C.R.T.C.
Fort Riley, Kansas
Charles Wildeman
Arthur Bartzocas
James Sailor
3-22-42
"

Description: (Back of Photo) Charles Wildeman, Arthur Bartzocas and James Sailor at Calvary Replacement Training Center (C.R.T.C.), FortRiley, KS - Possibly during Lou's Basic Training. Photo date Mar 22, 1942

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Scene at Ft. Logan, Colorado


Description: Scene at Ft. Logan, Colorado

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Darr-Aero-Tech Flying School, Albany, GA
Probable photo date range Oct 17-21, 1942
Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "DARR -Aero Tech
Albany, Ga.
"

Description: Trainers on the flight line, Darr-Aero-Tech Flying School, Albany, Ga.

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "DARR -Aero Tech
Albany, Ga.
"

Description: Trainers on the flight line, Darr-Aero-Tech Flying School, Albany, Ga.

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Primary Training, Souther Field, GA
Probable photo date range Oct 21 - Dec 27, 1942


Description: Lou in his flight suit, Primary Training, Souther Field, GA

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Me (Damn if I know)
Souther Fld, Ga
"

Description: Lou in his flight suit, Primary Training, Souther Field, GA

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Me (Damn if I know)
Souther Fld, Ga
"

Description: Lou in his flight suit, Primary Training, Souther Field, GA

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Miller (Primary Instructor) Souther Fld, Ga"

Description: Primary Instructor Miller

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Miller (Primary Instructor) Souther Fld, Ga"

Description: Primary Instructor Miller

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Miller (Primary Instructor) Souther Fld, Ga"

Description: (Zoom) Primary Instructor Miller

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Description: Lou (left) and two buddies

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Madden (Fighter Pilot)
Souther Fld, Ga
"

Description: Fighter Pilot Madden

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Madden (Fighter Pilot)
Souther Fld, Ga
"

Description: Fighter Pilot Madden

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "McCluskey (B17s)
Souther Fld, Ga
"

Description: B-17 Pilot McCluskey

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "McCluskey (B17s)
Souther Fld, Ga
"

Description: B-17 Pilot McCluskey

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Description: Unknown

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Possible Advanced Twin-Engine Training Graduation Photo - April 29, 1943


Description: Possible Advanced Twin-Engine Training Graduation Photo

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Description: Possible Advanced Twin-Engine Training Graduation Photo

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Lou and Mary (Brennan) Prucha Marriage - June 2, 1943


Description: Wedding photo of Lou and Mary, in front of Mary's parents house

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Description: (Zoom) Wedding photo of Lou and Mary, in front of Mary's parents house

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Description: Wedding photo of Lou and Mary, in front of Mary's parents house

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Description: Wedding photo of Lou and Mary, along with Mary's sister Catherine and her husband "Fritz" Osterman

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Description: Wedding photo of Lou and Mary, along with Mary's parents John and Nora (Meehan) Brennan

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Description: Omaha World-Herald Newspaper - Front page story of Lou and Mary's Marriage

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Description: (Zoom) Omaha World-Herald Newspaper - Front page story of Lou and Mary's Marriage

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Description: Mrs T. [sic] J. Prucha stamp

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A-20 Training
Probabable photo date range Jun 9, 1943 to Aug 21, 1944


Description: Ground photo during flight

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Description: Ground photo during flight

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Description: Ground photo during flight

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Description: Barracks

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Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Description: (Zoom) A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Formation in the states. (Ah-me!)"

Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Formation in the states. (Ah-me!)"

Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Formation in the states. (Ah-me!)"

Description: (Zoom) A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Formation in the states. (Ah-me!)"

Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Formation in the states. (Ah-me!)"

Description: (Zoom) A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Double Exposure"

Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Double Exposure"

Description: (Zoom) A-20 Formation Flying training

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Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Description: (Zoom) A-20 Formation Flying training

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Peel off to buzz or land."

Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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Description: A-20 Formation Flying training

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None


Description: (Zoom) Lou and Mary Portrait - Mary Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla. November, 1943"

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Description: (Back of Photo) Lou and Mary Portrait - Mary Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla. November, 1943"

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Description: Lou and Mary Portrait

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Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving, while stationed at Muskogee, OK
Probable photo date Nov 25, 1943
Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "(1st Thanksgiving)
Muskogee, Okla
"

Description: (Back of Photo) Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "(1st Thanksgiving)
Muskogee, Okla
"

Description: Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving

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Description: Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving - Mary Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla. 1943"

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Description: (Back of Photo) Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving - Mary Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla. 1943"

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Description: Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving

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Description: Lou and Mary's First Thanksgiving

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Mary Prucha photos, while stationed at Muskogee, OK
Probable photo date range January 1 - 30, 1944


Description: Mary Prucha

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Description: (Back of Photo) Mary Prucha - Mary Prucha Caption: "January 1944 Muskogee, Okla"

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Description: Mary Prucha

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla"

Description: Mary Prucha

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla"

Description: Mary Prucha

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Muskogee, Okla"

Description: Mary Prucha

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First Sons
Probable photo date range Mar 20, 1943 to Dec 12, 1944


Description: Catherine (Brennan) Osterman (Mary (Brennan) Prucha's sister) and her first son Jack

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Description: Jack Osterman, first son of Fritz and Catherine (Brennan) Osterman

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Description: Edward J. Prucha, first son of Lou and Mary (Brennan) Prucha

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Description: Lou, 1st son Ed and Mary (Brennan) Prucha. Photo probably taken during Lou's leave (July 17-27, 1944) just prior to his transfer overseas.

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Photos of A-20 crew, Lee Ferguson, Lou Prucha and Glenn Wilson
in Savannah, GA, just prior to overseas transfer
Probable photo date range Jul 31 to Aug 21, 1944
Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Ferguson, Me, Wilson
Savannah, Ga.
"

Description: Sgt. Leland C. Ferguson, 2nd Lt. Lumir J. Prucha and T. Sgt. Glenn C. Wilson

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Ferguson, Me, Wilson
Savannah, Ga.
"

Description: Sgt. Leland C. Ferguson, 2nd Lt. Lumir J. Prucha and T. Sgt. Glenn C. Wilson

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Description: Sgt. Leland C. Ferguson, 2nd Lt. Lumir J. Prucha and T. Sgt. Glenn C. Wilson

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Savannah"

Description: 2nd Lt. Lumir J. Prucha

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Lumir J. Prucha Caption: "Savannah"

Description: 2nd Lt. Lumir J. Prucha

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Description: 2nd Lt. Lumir J. Prucha

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Relatives and friends
Probable photo date range 1942 to 1946


Description: Mary (Brennan) Prucha (left) and friend

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Description: Mary (Brennan) Prucha (left) and friend

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Description: Edward V. Prucha, Lou's brother

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Description: Edward V. Prucha, Lou's brother

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Description: Edward V. Prucha, Lou's brother - Navy portrait

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Description: George J. Prucha, Lou's brother

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Description: George J. Prucha, Lou's brother - Navy portrait

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Description: Charles O'Frieman

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Description: (Back of Photo) Charles O'Frieman

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Description: Unknown couple wedding photo

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Description: Unknown person

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Description: Lucile Ball Pin-up photo

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