20 years of the Museum of Air Battle over the Ore Mountains

For twenty years, we have been sharing the results of our work and the fates of the September 11, 1944 Air Battle. On Sept. 9th will take place a celebration program for the Museum anniversary. Became to be part of the event and earn exclusive benefits.

  • The perished airmen Memorial

  • Ceremony

  • Kovarska main street

  • Included in some rewards

  • Included in some rewards

  • Included in some rewards

  • Included in some rewards

  • Included in some rewards

  • Included in some rewards

  • Museum exhibition example

  • Museum exhibition example

  • Museum exhibition example

  • Ceremony

  • Church concert

  • Bell 47

  • Paratroopers

  • France, Summer 1944? Not - it is Kovarska, 2016ars

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The 20th anniversary of the Air Battle Museum over the Ore Mountains

On Saturday 9 September 2017, we will celebrate a commemorative event marking the 73rd anniversary of the largest air battle of the Second World War over the Czech territory and 20th anniversary of the Museum dedicated to that historical event..

Kovářská in the Ore Mountains in Czech Republic will host a full-day program.

Historical Military Vehicles and Military History Clubs, Ceremony at the Monument of Fallen Airmen, Exhibition to the 20th Anniversary of the Air Battle Museum over the Ore Mountains, aircraft fly-bys, lectures, a tour of history - visit to the crash site of one of the planes shot down on September 11, 1944, competition exhibition of plastic Models, live country music, field kitchen, new exhibitions in the Museum exposition, Aviation cafe, concert in the church of St. Michael and much more.

You can also influence how this day will be a great experience for everyone. Help and above all - be there.

The great air battle which started on Midday of September 11th, 1944 over the Czech-German border resulted loss of some 60 planes on both sides - bomber formations of the 8th USAAF (100th and 95th Bomb Groups) and their fighter escort flying towards Ruhland oil refineries and the German fighters from Jagdgeschwader 4.

Author of this project, Jan Zdiarsky is one of the founding fathers of the Museum. For more than 30 years he is researching the event which took place over his hometown. Last 20 years he is also director/volunter of the Museum of Air Battle over the Ore Mountains.

The museum is focused especially to the event ehich wore in its name. The exhibition consist from wreckage of crashed aircraft (B-17G, P-51D, Bf 109G, Fw 190), historical documents, photos, personal items of lost airmen, aviation equipment, models and dioramas, etc.

In case we will be able to raise more money than is the project limit, all extra funds will be used exclusively for the Museum exhibition upgrade.

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Aug 30, 2017 We make it!

So, we make it! before yesterday we have crossed the limit of 100% and managed to push this project into reality. And it was possible thanks to several of you, who joined the project and contributed. You have our thub up and we believe, that you will be pleased and satisfied by those rewards you…

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Aug 25, 2017 Museum postcards as part of some rewards

Only 8 days left before expiration of our project and we are actually on magic level of 77%. I think it is good time to introduce another one bonus which is included in some rewards: Take off(A) Return Flight (B1) Benefit (B2) Easy choice for your family (C) For the family and more extras (D) …

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  • 3 Take Off (A)

    Do you want to attend or just help? Then this is the easiest choice for you

    - Free Museum ticket for two people for 9 September 2017 - 31 May 2018
    - Five Museum postcards of your choice (see the project gallery).
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 3.84
    (CZK 100)
  • 9 Simply ... TO SUPPORT (A1)

    Really do you wanted to help without a reward?
    We are sure there still will be a feedback – you know well...!
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 3.84
    (CZK 100)
  • 4 Return flight (B)

    Do you want to enjoy the event and then go back to the Museum with your friends?

    - Permanent tickets to the Museum for two people, valid from September 9 to May 31, 2018
    - Five Museum postcards of your choice (see the project gallery).
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 7.68
    (CZK 200)
  • 31 Benefit (B2)

    Do you want to help, but you can´t attend? Perhaps this option is exactly for you:
    - Booklet “Black Monday over the Ore Mountains” / “Schwarzer Montag über dem Erzgebirge” about the air battle on 11th September 1944 in English or German language (upon your choice) with written inscription by the author (see the project gallery)
    - 5 Museum postcards (gallery).
    - 2 unique pendants with the emblem of the event
    - postage
    (this reward can be sent with dedication to address to your friend)
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 9.60
    (CZK 250)
  • 3 Easy choice for your family (C)

    The easiest possibility how to help and earn something extra for yourself and your family.

    - Family Museum ticket (four persons) valid from 9 September to 31 May 2018
    - A reproduction print with the scene from the battle of 11th September 1944 in size A3 (see the project gallery)
    - 5 pcs of postcards of your choice during your first visit (gallery)
    (in case you can´t come, your reward will be sent by post)
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 11.52
    (CZK 300)
  • 5 For the family and more extras (D)

    - Family ticket to the Museum (for 4 people) valid from September 9 to May 31, 2018
    - A limited-edition print of the image with a scene from the Battle of September 9, 1944 in size A3 (see the project gallery)
    - Cake for 4 persons in Museum Coffee Alteno
    - 5 pcs of postcards of your choice at the first visit.
    - 4x unique pendant with event emblem
    (in case you can´t come, your reward can be sent by post).

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 19.20
    (CZK 500)
  • 12 Direct hit (E2)


    Another oportunity for those who wanted to help, but can´t attend.

     - One T-shirt from an exclusive Museum edition of your choice (see the project gallery)
    - Booklet “Black Monday over the Ore Mountains” (EN version) / “Schwarzer Montag über dem Erzgebirge” (DE version) about the air battle on 11th September 1944 in English or German language (upon your choice) with written inscription by the author (see the project gallery)
    - postage
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 23.04
    (CZK 600)
  • 10 The Fan Club basic (E)

    - Permanent tickets to the Museum for two persons valid from September 9 to May 31, 2018
    - two limited edition print of the image with the scene from the battle of September 11, 1944 in size A3 (see the project gallery)
    - two T-shirts from an exclusive Museum edition of your choice (see the project gallery)
    - two unique pendants with the emblem of the event
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 28.80
    (CZK 750)
  • 33 from 40 The Fan Club Advanced (F)

    - Permanent tickets to the Museum for two persons valid from September 9 to May 31, 2018
    - two limited edition print of the image with the scene from the battle of September 11, 1944 in size A3 (see the project gallery)
    - two T-shirts from an exclusive Museum edition of your choice (see the project gallery)
    - 10-minute ride for 2 people in the WWII Jeep US Army during the event 9 Sept 2017
    - 2 unique pendants with the emblem of the event
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 42.66
    (CZK 1,111)
  • 19 from 20 Have a beer with the director (G)

    - Permanent tickets to the Museum for two persons valid from Sept. 9 to May 31, 2018
    - 10-minute ride in the US Army's WWII Jeep during the event on Sept. 9, 2017
    - two unique pendants with the emblem of the event
    - two limited edition print of the image with the scene from the battle of September 11, 1944 in size A3 (see the project gallery)
    - Evening entertainment for two persons inside the party tent with the event organizers and participation and an unique evening tour of the exhibition with commentary by the Director of the Museum (Sept. 9, 2017)
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 57.59
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 47 from 50 Fighter Ace (H)

    - Family ticket to the Museum (Sept. 9 to May 31, 2018)
    - Print of "Dawn Intrusion" (Me 262) by Robert Bailey  with original signatures of four Luftwaffe pilots, two of whom flew the Me 262 with the JG 7 (see the project gallery)
    - Refreshments for 4 pers. from the field kitchen at the Museum
    - 10-minute drive in the US Army's WWII Jeep during the event September 9, 2017 for 4 people.
    - 4 unique pendants with the emblem of the event
    (in case you can´t come, the “Dawn Intrusion” print and pendants can be sent by post).
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 95.99
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 2 Wing Commander (I)

    Support the Museum

    - Any of above mentioned rewards. Difference between selected revard value and your actual fee will be used for the Museum exhibition upgrade.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 191.98
    (CZK 5,000)