Episode 4 – Nepomuk district
The fourth episode is dedicated to the shooting down of the Miss Fortune bomber on February 22, 1944. This is an event that occurred during a mission over the Protectorate. The crew of eleven but one gunner perished on the spot, the waist gunner Raymond A. Noury was captured and remained in captivity until the end of the war. Finally, we present the Czechoslovak Independent Armored Brigade. The headquarters of the moto battalion was located at Zelená Hora chateau.
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The town of Nepomuk
Nepomuk is located in the southeastern part of the Pilsen Region, 35 km from Pilsen and 25 km from Klatovy, on the international road E49 to Karlovy Vary.
The municipality of Klášter
The municipality of Klášter belongs to the historically oldest settlements in the Nepomucko microregion. The origin dates back to the 12th century, when a Cistercian monastery was founded here by monks from Erbrach.
Museum and Gallery of the town of Nepomuk
The town museum is located in the premises of the old town hall in Nepomuk and partly also in the premises of the former Piarist dormitory, the main landmark of Nepomuk Square.
Combined detachment (Token force) living history club
Combined detachment represents the legacy of the Czechoslovak Independent Armored Brigade. Since 1990, as a partner, it has been participating in the organization of the Liberation Festival Pilsen, with a period military camp, equipment, armaments commemorating the participation of Czechoslovak troops in the liberation of Western Europe alongside the Allies.
In the footsteps of the Liberation by the US Army
Episode 5 – From the daily life of the 2nd Infantry Division
The famous 2nd Infantry Division "Indianhead", formed in 1917, significantly contributed to the liberation of Pilsen and southwestern Bohemia. In an attractive location in the Bolevecká village square of the U Matoušů farm, the guide gives us a tour through the daily life of this unit, we look at the staff, inspect the equipment and armaments of American soldiers, get acquainted with the work of American nurses in Czechoslovakia.
Episode 6 - Checkpoint Raiders
In the sixth episode, we get acquainted with the activities of the current US Army. One of the partners of the Liberation Festival Pilsen shows us the detention of an intruder and his interrogation. The unit is divided into three squads, which are further divided into teams: offensive, defensive and reconnaissance. These teams have different combat skills and different experiences.
Episode 7 - Rokycany – In the footsteps of the Demarcation line
In the town of Rokycany, we visit the unique military Museum on the demarcation line, the diorama gives us a close glance at the advance of the American and Soviet armies, the highlight would be the encounter with the medium tank T-34. The mayor of the town presents the organization of the Rokycany Veterans Day, the history of the memorial plaque of the 2nd Infantry Division, the six honorary citizens of the Rokycany from the ranks of American veterans. At the same time, we l remember the fate of the local Stehlík family, executed by the Nazis for helping the paratroopers.