Forcible crossing directly war zone Vukovar

  in the years 1991-92 below outright attilery fire. Mans of then time even Czechoslovakian freight ships he executed direct cross fighte sone, with self risk settle his life. His knock-downs pays not was argument in his endeavour. Longtimes employees of firm ČSPD him-self apprehendet, that economic situatiom his mothere firm conectet to takings from ships, which underlied transport. On not leasted rowed were wonted without compromises and emptys words represented flage from state under which voyage.

Pusher T.R. Inovec with empty boats in downstream navigation on the free flow of the river Danube. Push boat T. R. Inovec also served as engineer Sir Ján Ormis of town Revúca, born in one of the most respected of the Evangelical families in Slovakia.  

Danube in former Yugoslavia between port  Vukovar and Bezdan. Rapid engines load ship of firm ČSPD DNL Kysuca  from loads 2000 t  over voyages at full speed in free flow of the river.

Heavy Duty Tugboat of the Czechoslovak Navigation Company ČSPD ŤTR 2000 while sailing on the free Danube.   

Meet load engine ship ČSPD DNL Kysuca with passanger ship SOREA Družba by his shiping after flow to Budapest. Passanger ship Družba amount usualy after flow speed 28km/oclock. Was in the year 1992-93 successfuly to  work in dividet for Danube. After sale to thirs person she meet by accident sad fate, as his sister ship Javorina (former ČSPD OL Bratislava), absolutely burn to ashes.

In the night hours of November 8, 1991 after receiving intelligence information that the Czechoslovak ship ČSPD TR Šariš unloaded smuggled weapons (commander TR Šariš Captain Eduard Melce and the crew claimed others) in Kopački Rit at the port of Apatín, commander of the warship RML 308     

class Botica "minolovac 308" from the 3rd RRF section of the base in New Sade decided to prevent it and the power of weapons to separate it from the shore. After opening his fire, the RML 308 mine was trapped and, as the ship was a light target, he was hit by the handheld shooters of "Ambrust" and "Zolja". At the moment Lampret Kristijan, Marković Stevan, was killed. Commander Zoran Marković hurt the sniper. Seriously wounded, with the help of the crew drove the ship ashore, rescued her and the ship RML 308 before the sinking. The crew of the CSPD took the Ukrainian tugboat safely to safety and returned for a paralyzed tug. According to the crew of the tugboat Saris (and the author\'s opinion, he was on the inspection of the damaged vessel in Bratislava), the firing of fast-firing cannons RML 308 damaged among other things the wheelhouse and operating fuel tanks TR Saris. The team triggered a fire on the tugs. After extinguishing his cruise, he was unplugged for repairs to the shipyard in Bratislava. The event happened on November 8, 1991, at a time when the international Danube river cruise route in the state territory of Yugoslavia was from the border of Velka Gradiste to Bezdan. 

Danube between port Vukovar and Bezdan. Rapid engine ship ČSPD DNL Kysuca in navigation. 

Glowing breath of frosted dead of the town. Look of tribun rovings regat Sport club from former firm Baťa to port  Vukovar.  Crew of ship without word do his fuctions.  From darkness looked fatalitys eyes  of corpes. Push boat T.R. Inovec floating with his convoy in winter the year 2001 to flow on brown out visibility in the round 19 hour from war zone. shiping line is in this place maybe 40 meter of fthe right river-side. Convoy is necessarily in the this place turn with angles to shiping line and back  of ship is after maybe 20 m of river-side. abruptly to before fornes boats of convoy in the right haeve in sight  benighted  war ship of Yugoslav River Fleet  of base in Novi Sad in the cross-current voyage. Only brave leader of  push boat TR Inovec with convoy prevented catastrophe. To war ship  as evadet maybe 1m. If as go into below high stem emptys boats of convoy  to by war ship absolutely wrecked  and nor one member his crew do not outlasted. With evadet maneuvre yet T.R. Inovec endangered his safety, righte side rears constelations his convoy find oneself only 5m of rocky river-side in war sone. At a glance steered full power in the right, imminet colision rears part of ship with war ship, which is in the right of next river-side. With meneuvre in configuration S as he evaset maybe 1 m, but stem toward his convoy to rocky river-side and theartbash to river-side in martial perimeter. Colision  T.R. Inovec with war ship by direct imperiled too lifes boatmans of ship ČSPD, because as shiping in war sone, what is of port Bezdan to Ilok.  Analogous as becomed in Austria to leading colision push convoy tug-push boat SPD  Frunze with ship zoll guard. In thoose case, but nowbody of boatmans Auatrian customs boat no live.         

War ship RRF of Yugoslav River Fleet Neštin class river minesweeper RML-333 "Belegiš" (RRF Rečna ratna flotila Jugoslavie) from base in Novi Sad in the flow voyage.  War ship of aliked type, as boat in colise situation with T.R.Inovec

Notes: On diminished visibility 29.juni 1991 next Hainburg colidet boat of Austrian zoll guard March with push convoy from tug-push boat SPD Frunze. Cresh requested lives lives three members boatsmans of zoll boat  March.

Meet sailing downstream tug convoy  with load ship ČSPD DNL Kysuca between port Vukovar and Bezdan.  In the picture is too mr. machine shef Jiří Liška of Břeclav. Was in function machine caretakers in push boad SPaP TR Liptov the same time in the year 1996 of water station Freudanau under the Wien, than when they crashed push boat SPaP TR Ďumier. In an accident of TR Ďumbier dead all his manns  apart from mr. bocman Emil Šimko.

Firm Bata\'s Airport in Borovo began to be landscaped in the spring of 1932. Originally it was a few meadows beside the Danube River, although it was possible to land with smaller planes, but their condition did not provide a safe takeoff and landing all year round. The areas had to be leveled and drained, including the necessary safeguards against the spring floods of the Danube.

The airport was inaugurated May 12, 1934 in the presence of the senior management of firm Baťa. That day there was a big air holiday on which a number of different airplanes took off, some from the UK. Pilots\' production attracted tens of thousands of viewers to the new airport. At that time, there were similar events to the exception. As a result, the opening and normal operation of Borovo Airport has been preserved. 

Of the firma Baťa Borovo Airport, a joint stock company in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the interwar period. Since 1934, Aerodrom Borovo has had a grassy runway runway, a permanent meteorological service and a radio station. A warehouse of aviation fuel, lubricants and spare parts was built, a house for the airport manager, a waiting room for passengers and a smaller business office equipped with direct telephone lines and accessories on the other side of the hangar. Before World War II, it flew from Otrokovice at least twice a week. In addition to the board of directors, various goods and special tools were flown, which had to be shipped quickly from the factory for production reasons.

Zlín Z-XII cn 213 YU - PFD ex OK - ZLZ at the airport of Baťa Borovo in Slavonia in 1934. The Zlín Z-XII was a Czechoslovak two-seat sports aircraft, and the first major design success by the Zlínská Letecká Akciová Společnost (Zlín) aircraft manufacturing company, after its founding in Otrokovice after the takeover by the Baťa Group.  

In addition to the regular specials from Otrokovice, when the Aero A-35s alternated here, they also landed: Lockheed Electra OK-CTA and OK-CTB, Stinson SR-10C Reliant OK-ATP, also flew Cierva (Avro) C.30A and many other interesting aircraft. Firma Baťa also had several aircraft under Yugoslavian matriculation. From Light Zlin Z-XII to several De Havilland DH.60A Puss Moth (eg YU-PAX). They were mostly piloted by Yugoslav pilots.

Aeroclub hangars destroyed in 1991 by artillery fire at the former Baťa airport, joint-stock company Borovo. Above typical Bať residential building. Between 1991 and 1997, heavy damage was caused not only to the city and port of Vukovar, but also to the Borovo plant and Borovo airport. There were literally shot-in hangars. Some also received a series of direct hits from mortars, resulting in the collapse of most of their roofs and   

damage to a number of sports aircraft. Some never flew again. Borovo, a joint-stock company of Baťa joint stock company, took pictures of the air-club hangar destroyed by artillery fire in 1991. Damaged aircraft in the foreground PZL-104 Wilga, behind it UTVA - 75.

In the middle of 1932, production was also inaugurated in a new plant in Borovo, where Baťa firma started producing shoes for several Balkan countries. By doing so, Baťa firma avoided customs and other trade restrictions.                        

In the year 1991 with artillery fires severely damaged objekts factorys ruined machines and equipment of former firm Baťa Borovo.

Sport area of the former firm Baťa in Borovo. Swimming-pool before the year 1989.  Author Articles he ho visited  in this situation in time his servs stays in Vukovar in the year 1975-80.

Sport areal former firm Baťa in Borovo. Swimming-pool ruined wih artilery fire in the year 1991. Situation after the year 1992.

The author in front of the building of the social house of the former company Baťa Borovo in 1977 in a silent reminder of the most tragic fate of all Slovak top politicians, the President of the Supreme Court JUDr. Martin Mičura. He was also the chairman of the board of directors of the company Baťa Šimonovany, whose construction he contributed to after the speech of the Ondrejkovič family. That he thwarted the connection of the Tukhachevsky army with the Hungarian Red Army with General Šnejdárek was reduced by the USSR after 1945 in Lubyanka with interest.

Social house building from former firm of us in today. Former personnels and inhabitles of Borovo not hope that could come as investor mr. Tomáš Baťa. They know that today those businesses in the world is not. However, they remain monuments in the form of his buildings, cultural, sports and traffic. In this building on the ground in the right to competitived amusements personnele in elegant and fine environment. Author article was more to witness tempestuouse amusemets slawonian belles of firm in the year 1977. Everywhere was full of drink cullet glass of wine. Belles unaware their time penalty. Knowing that the world today is completely different than Czechoslowakian businessman Tomáš Baťa and his social class.    

As family before long years in  Šimonovany, but in others echelons positons. Sorrow for damages  family too those personnels of  firm Baťa and theirs descendanted, which tacitly assisted pri defamed stock holders of firm  Baťa. (San sasity satas). Entry to sports area former Baťa Borovo in the year 1977. Single branchs firm Baťa in diverset lands between self closely colaborated too in the years 1939-45. Most bigest stock holder slowakian part of firm Baťa was in years 1939-45  His venerability JUDr. Martin Mičura. His position in incumbente rade was capital.  Author of article was already at the time  convinced, that respectcheers belong to mr. Tomáš Baťa and sociale groups which represented, his purposefuly and tactfuly employeed and in not least row His Excelence Dr. Martin Mičura. 

Building of cinema in Borovo.  In sewenty and eighty years as here reported mostly western films and the partisans. The audience for all time voice transformation scene commented consumered quantity and sunflowers seeds. This custom, however, was too in Bulgaria and Romania.

The same the standart hauses of  firm builted in the area of  fy Baťa Borovo. Contemporary situation.

 Standart firm vila in the area of  fy Baťa Borovo. Condition  in the year 1977.

The same standard firms villas builted in the area from  fy Baťa Borovo. Contemporary situation.

Line of bus Vukovar - Borovo. Behind to bus the standart villa from firm builted in the area  fy Baťa ú.s. Borovo. Situation  in the year 1977.


Hades the Lord of the nether world 

Port Vukovar in the year 1977. Behind tower of water works. When artillery fire of second-side river Danube in the year  1991 ships shiping left idle in the smoke of fire and fell in them sniped ruins of houses.

Tower waterworks and shattered houses after fighting for the city of Vukovar in 1992. The artillery fire was so violent that the debris from the roofs of the house fell down to TR Inovec during its countercurrent voyage in the convoy with the ŤTR Lipno and TR Gemer.

Residential house in the Vukovar in time artilery and dirt  fire in the year 1991.

Vukovar in time figtes in the year  1991.

Vukovar after fightes in the year 1992. On the right in the fighting destroyed the department store Promet.      

Promet department store in Vukovar. The author sometimes bought textile goods for his person. It was a different cut than the Czechoslovak clothing products of that time. Yugoslavian textiles and footwear were on average less durable, but more respectful of the taste of the younger generation. For an elegant leather jacket and a fashion shirt, the author paid three times the price of similar goods sold in the Danube shopping mall in Bratislava. In addition, PZO Tuzex Bratislava was able to buy elegant Yugoslav winter fur coats and winter sports gear.      

Mr. Cadet-bocman after heave anchor at the back of the severance grant maneuvre anchorage port Vukovar. Next shoulder his left hand buoy having shiping line.

After nationalization, Borovo became part of Vukovar. In the course of the fighting between 1991 and 1997, there were serious damage not only in the town of Vukovar and the port on the Danube, but also in the former company Baťa Borovo. 

The Curia from Josephus Sandor de Szlavnicza is not far from Borovo. Contemporary situation.

The former curia from Josephus Sandor de Szlavnicza. Contemporary situation. 

The former curia from Josephus Sandor de Szlavnicza in between wars time

Josephus baron Sandor de Szlavnicza holder of domminion Nustar  in the year 1751 - 1767.

Behind the area of market in the Plzeň.  Author of military service in the year 1966 of the ECS 4404 in Ostrov nad Ohří regular medical examination in the military hospital town of Plzeň.  

The curia from Josephus Sandor de Szlavnicza. Contemporary situation

Militär Schematismus fur das Jahr 1815-24, Husaren Regiment Nro 7, Leichtenstein, Johann Furst, Stab in Wukowar von Slavonien, FM Second Rittmeister Michael Sandor v.Slavnicza.


Compagnie de transport maritime de remorquage-poussoir tchécoslovaque ČSPD ŤTR 2000 Lipno dans un voyage distincte à la libre circulation sur le Danube ; Machine of ŤTR Lipno and ŤTR Nosice ; Towboat Javorina, Danube ; River Explorer, towboat Inovec, Danube ; Towboat Javorina, Danube Beograd, Serbia, feb. 20.2011; Towboat Gemer sept. 09.2010 ;

The pusher tug ČSPD TR Šariš was put back into operation after repair in the ČSPD NOL shipyard in Bratislava.                          

Command Ship Rečne ratne PRB-30 fleet Kozara from the main RRF base in Novi Sad, where was also included 6 river minesweepers class RML "Neštin" and somewhat higher status minesweepers class RML "Botica" from the 3rd RRF section. Ship PRB-30 Kozara was produced in 1939 in Regensburg under the name Krimhilda. 

The Last Mohykan. The pull tire ŤTR Lipno, the former powerful Danube navigation company ČSPD n.e., is still in operation after many years over the port of Bratislava in 2017. In 1993 it was not in good technical condition for its total wear.

Individual Baťa factories in different countries cooperated with each other in the years 1939-1945. The biggest participant of the Slovak part of the Baťa joint-stock company was His Honorary Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic JUDr Martin Mičura in 1939-1945. His position on the board was crucial. The author of the article has been convinced since 1965 that respect and thanks belong to Mr. Tomáš Baťa and the social group he represented, his purposeful and correct employee and, last but not least, His Honor JUDr. Martin Mičura.

In 1947 the Baťa Borovo airport was nationalized and renamed Borovo - Jugoslavenski kombinat gumi i obuče. In the late 1980s, 23,000 employees worked hard. They have produced around 23 million pairs of shoes and over 582,000 tires of different types per year.

Today, Vukovar is back in operation. Even Borovo-Vukovar Airport operates, albeit with a reinforced grass runway with limited hangar options. There is also a warehouse for aviation fuel and lubricants. On the glass panels of one part of the local hangar, the Baťa logo remains to be seen today. The footwear group gave the basis on which to build the next generations of Yugoslavian and now Croatian airmen.                                   



Updated: 11.03.2024