Czechoslovak soldier and fighter pilot Flight Lieutenant Josef Bryks born on 18 March 1916 fought against the Nazi Germany during the Second World War with the Royal Air Force. He was captured after his aircraft was shot down. He was known for escaping from captivity several times however he was recaptured each time. After the War in 1948 he was imprisoned and forced to work in uranium mines for suspicion of emigration to England where he had a wife and a child. He died of a heart attack in the prison hospital. He was rehabilitated after the fall of communism in 1989 and posthumously promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.