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.

We make it!

Aug 30, 2017

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 selected!

There left some three days left till the end of the project and new contributors are couned for.
Also those who still waited can join this project and help to the Musem with the 20th Anniversary of its opening. We still have some 93 hours!

Thank you once again!

JanZ

Museum postcards as part of some rewards

Aug 25, 2017

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)

Already for several years we are producing our own postcards with themes related to our Museum. These postcards are available only in the Museum.... or by your invovement in the project ;-)

Historical helicopter Bell 47

Aug 24, 2017

Confirmed! Also this year on our event on 9th September will be present the historical helicopter Bell 47 in USAF marking.

Potvrzeno! Také tento rok bude součástí naší akce historický vrtulník Bell 47 v markingu USAF.



More photos here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2020701964882832/permalink/2045202995766062/

Publication Black Monday over the Ore Mountains as part of some rewards

Aug 23, 2017

Today I would like to focus on a bonus which is included in some rewards - Benefit (B2), Direct hit (E2) and in fact also Wing Commander (I).

It is our publication Black Monday over the Ore Mountains (or German version Schwarzer Montag über dem Erzgebirge), which I originally wrote in 1994 in occasion of unveiling the Memorial for fallen airmen in Kovarska. During those years it has been translated to German and English, the Czech version had already 6th edition. Completely this publication has been produced in more than 20.000 pieces, which is in current years a good number. For a while we are not upgrading this publication and rather the time I am spending on work on a larger book which should be in ca 600 pages A4 size. But it will be a while before it will be finished. meantime there is this publication which can give you the most important part of view of this event. Your contribution on HitHit is one of those ways how to get this publication.

JanZ

Me 262 print by Robert Bailey - included in reward H

Aug 21, 2017

Today we wanted to add some details for main part of the reward H - “Fighter Ace”.

It is an unique Aviation Art print on size  51 x 78 cm from Canadian author Robert Bailey. Original description of the artwork: “Dawn on a crisp February morning in 1945 at Brandenburg-Briest, Germany. Walter Schuck returns from a brief test flight in his Me 262 jet to discover that the airstrip is under attack by American fighters. Whilst Me 109's dive in to defend the base, P-51 Mustangs harass Schuck, as P-47 Thunderbolts bomb the hangars.


Limited edition of these prints was donated to the Museum by the author as a way of his help and also as our reward for assistance with some another Bailey´s prints.

Every print is numbered and signed by the author. Signatures of Luftwaffe veterans were added in 2004 during our reunion in Kovarska for the air battle anniversary. Two of German veterans flew the Me 262 with III./Jagdgeschwader 7 during WWII.

If you would like to know more about this artwork, or especailly compare our price to prices of various Aviation Art galleries, we can suggest to google search term „Bailey Dawn Intrusion“.


Robert Bailey (left) in our Mueum in 2003. On right is Petr Frank from our team.


Lt. Alfred Ambs archieved 7 aerial victories, al lof them flying the Me 262 jet.

His great friend from wartime, Uffz. Hellmut Detjens, also pilot of Me 262 got one confirmed victory. It was on 11th September 1944 as pilot of Bf 109G from JG 4 (so in the air battle dedicated by our Museum).


Alfred Ambs, Hellmut Detjens, Kovarska 2005


Basic School of Sgt. John C. Kluttz in Kovarska, 2004.
Uffz. Heribert Koller, Fw 190A pilot from 5./JG 54, achieved 49 confirmed victories during more than 350 operational flights.


Manfred Kudell, Fw 190 pilot from JG 1 and JG 4 was seriously burned during crash in last days of the war, during the Berlin operations.

 

We are over the 50%

Aug 21, 2017

This update is especially for those who already contributed in our project. Many thanks!!

We are now slightly over 50% of the project deal and only some 12 days left.

Your help is greatly appreciated.  And as you know, it will be „barren“ in case we will not hit the 100% limit and you would get your money back, with no reward... :-(

 Those 50 of you made over 50 percent. And so, I believe, if every one of you would be able to find one friend who will join this project as well, we will make it!

Please, try to help also by this way.... This is already not just our project, it is also yours. So, it is common thing. ;-)

Thank you, Jan Zdiarsky

Tato aktualita je určena především pro ty z vás, kteří jste se již připojili a na projekt přispěli. Bylo vás 50, aktuálně jsme trochu přes 50% celkové částky a zbývá 12 dnů.

Vaší pomoci si opravdu vážíme a bude pro nás potěšením připravit a předat vám vaše odměny.

Jak však víte, vlastně nic – ani prostředky pro projekt, ani odměny pro vás, se podle pravidel nebudou realizovat, pokud nedosáhneme celkové částky. To by bylo škoda...

Když vás 50 dokázalo získat přes 50 procent, trošku zjednodušená matematika potom napoví, že pokud každý z vás dokáže sehnat jednoho přítele, který se připojí, na celkovou částku bychom mohli dosáhnout!

Tak vás chceme požádat i o tuhle pomoc. Už to není jen náš projekt, je i váš. Tak jde o společnou věc. ;-)

Díky,

Honza Zdiarský

Unique metal pendants as part of some rewards in production

Aug 16, 2017

Some our HitHit rewards contains also „unique pendants with the emblem of the event“. On the photo below you may see how they will look. We are producing these pendants in a limited amount and those will be available only for contributors on the HitHit project in selected rewards, then as part of the prize in plastic kits modelers competition (which is a part of the whole event) and especially for members of the military history clubs, reenacting the whole day all around with their historical WWII vehicles.

These metal pendants have the exact size and shape of US Army WWII dog-tags and as you may see, this year there will be already third variation. The design is finished and actually is in production.

If you like those from 2015 and 2016, I can say, that few left... :-) We are able to share them with those HitHit contributors who will ask about.

Exhibition about first 20 years of the Museum

Aug 12, 2017

Part of the Museums event on September 9th will be also an exhibition mapping our first 20 years. The opening by veterans of the battle in 1997, development of the exhibition, WWII airmen reunions, archive and terrain search, museum backgrounds, etc...
Actually we are working on particular panels describing each of Museum years.

New t-shirt design is ready!

Jul 23, 2017

Some of our Rewards contains also two t-shirts from our museum production. They are our own designs, available exclusively from our Museum.

Usually we produce one t-shirt design every year. The new design for this year is ready for the printing company and will be produced in amount of 100 pcs only. This new limited edition will be preferably available to contributors of this project (of course, you can select any of actual 5 designs).
So, if you like this t-shirt, come to join our effort!

EUR 2,322
pledged of EUR 1,964

118%

118% completed

89 contributors pledged

Community, Education

Kovářská, Česko

Choose reward for your contribution

  • 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 3.93
    (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 3.93
    (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 7.86
    (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 9.82
    (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 11.78
    (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 19.64
    (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 23.57
    (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 29.46
    (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 43.64
    (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 58.92
    (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 98.19
    (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 196.39
    (CZK 5,000)