This year marks the 100th birth anniversary of seventy-one Czechoslovak pilots who served during World War II in Royal Air Force. These include flying aces, experienced bomber pilots, but also ordinary pilots or new recruits who were undergoing training. The list comprises men whose fame through adversity reached the stars as goes the RAF motto, but also men whose fate prevented them from this. We would like to mention Alois Šiška, a pilot of the 311 Czechoslovak bomber squadron RAF. He received numerous decorations for his wartime activities: 3x Czechoslovak War Cross 1939, 3x Czechoslovak Medal “for Gallantry”, Czechoslovak Medal “of Merit” 1st Degree, Commemorative Medal of the Czechoslovak Army Abroad with France and Great Britain badges, The 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star together with Atlantic Clasp, Defence Medal and War Medal.