Jan Leszek Cieszynski-Nalecz Updated: 01 APR 2022
Airman: e777208.htm Surname: Cieszynski-Nalecz Init: J Rank: Sgt Service: PAF Sqdn: 300
P_link: p123.htm Plane: WEL Z1343 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Vejle Fjord
Crash_d: d081142 Buried_d: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN
"Allerede om aftenen den 8.
november begyndte rygterne at løbe, og de tog til i årene efter krigen. Resten
af besætningen var flygtet til England via Sverige.
1 flyver fra WEL
Z1343 blev begravet i Esbjerg. 2 har ingen kendt grav og 2 blev
"As early as the evening of 8 November there were rumours, and they grew in the years after the war. The rest of the crew had fled to England by way of
Sweden. The truth, however, is quite different and sad. During the rescue operation landwaiter Grau found a deceased airman who was taken to the sanatorium.
The dead body of the navigator, F/O Ludomir Borowicz, was fetched by the Germans and later interred at Fourfeldt churchyard near Esbjerg.
Wireless operator Sgt Zygmunt Ludwik Rausinski, and tail gunner Sgt Jan Leszek Cieszynski-Nalecz were never found and are still reported missing.
The other two Wellingtons later flew in over the Vejle inlet. At 10,35 pm Sgt B. Wojno in Z1415 dropped his mines, and in several places Danes flashed the
V-sign to the plane. Nine minutes later the pilot of Z1288 threw his mines." (FT 90-46-7)
Aircrew Remembered has his name on the Polish Air Force Honour Roll. See also the Polish War Memorial and Polish War Graves with names.
1 airman from
WEL Z1343 was buried in Esbjerg. 2 have no known grave and 2 were taken to
See also Thanks to
Niels Nielsen Rasmussen.