Otto Smik fled abroad after his eighteenth birthday to join the Czech Republic. foreign resistance. He began his military career with the RAF as an officer's servant with the rank of private. Smik won his first victory on March 13, 1943. During his service, he recorded 8 more kills and 2 in cooperation. He died on November 28, 1944 after being hit by flak over the Dutch city of Zwolle.