Louis John Krulicki
18 SEP 2015 From Don´s album
mellem den 20. og 21. april 1943 angreb 339 RAF bombefly Stettin. Vejret var
klart, og markeringen fra Pathfinders var perfekt. Ca. 40 ha af den centrale
bydel blev ramt, og 13 fabrikker og 380 huse blev totalt ødelagt. 580 personer
blev dræbt ved angrebet. Samtidig angreb 86 Stirlings Rostock. - Samtlige fly
fløj ind over Danmark ved Esbjerg.- 13 Lancasters, 8 Halifax og 9 Stirlings gik
tabt." (FT 88-32) Af dem gik 19 fly tabt over dansk område.
På hjemturen fra
STI R9261 angrebet af en
Me110 og brød i brand.
Warrant Officer Class II (Wireless Operator, Air Gunner) Louis John Krulicki, 22 år, var søn af Mr. og Mrs. John Krulicki, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. (Kilde: CWGC)
"339 RAF bombers attacked
the night before 21 April 1943. The sky was clear, and the marking from
Pathfinders was perfect. About 100
acres of the central part of the city were hit,
and 13 factories and 380 houses were totally destroyed. 580 persons were killed
in the attack. At the same time Rostock was attacked by 86 Stirlings. - All
planes entered Danish airspace at Esbjerg. - 13 Lancasters, 8 Halifaxes and 9
Stirlings were lost."
STI R9261 was attacked by a
Me110 on the return flight
See Korsør Avis about air crashes. Only Sgt (Flight Engineer)
Donald V. Smith
managed to bail out with
After the landing he walked across Zealand and reached Helsingør
(Elsinore), where he was helped to evade to Sweden as the first allied airmen in
Google Map Don's route.
First Airman to Sweden
A Letter and 3 telegrams. See also Don´s Diary.
Warrant Officer Class II (Wireless Operator, Air
Gunner) Louis John Krulicki, 22, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Krulicki,
of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
The crew of
STI R9261 is commemorated on this
here near the crash site. See also the memorial
stone in 2010.