Adolf Opálka, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Adolf Opálka

Czech warrior

Date of Birth: 04-Jan-1915

Place of Birth: Dukovany, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic

Date of Death: 18-Jun-1942

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: Czech Republic

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Adolf Opálka

  • First Lieutenant Adolf Opálka (4 January 1915 – 18 June 1942) was a Czechoslovak soldier.
  • He was a member of the Czech sabotage group Out Distance, a World War II anti-Nazi resistance group, and a participant in Operation Anthropoid, the successful mission to kill Reinhard Heydrich. Opálka was born into a middle-class family in Rešice and joined the Czechoslovak Army in 1936 where he served in the 43rd Infantry Regiment in Brno.
  • The Munich Agreement and subsequent German occupation of Czechoslovakia led to the disbanding of the Czechoslovak Army, and Opálka's career ended.
  • He escaped to North Africa where he served in the French Foreign Legion, and he later returned to France.
  • He then joined the Out Distance group and participated in Operation Anthropoid.
  • He was found days later by the Nazis, and he committed suicide in the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague after a gunfight in which he was injured.

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