Wellington II W5423 - At Jejsing                                                             Updated: 27 JUN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a113001.htm Ceglowski F D Sgt PAF 305 p060.htm WEL W5423 Bomb G At Jejsing d260242 b050342 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113002.htm Gidaszewski W F Sgt PAF 305 p060.htm WEL W5423 Bomb G At Jejsing d260242 b050342 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113003.htm Golczewski A R F/O PAF 305 p060.htm WEL W5423 Bomb G At Jejsing d260242 b050342 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113004.htm Gorzenski M P/O PAF 305 p060.htm WEL W5423 Bomb G At Jejsing d260242 b050342 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113005.htm Orzechowski J F/O PAF 305 p060.htm WEL W5423 Bomb G At Jejsing d260242 b050342 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113006.htm Zeromski S P/O PAF 305 p060.htm WEL W5423 Bomb G At Jejsing d260242 b050342 c113.htm Aabenraa


Den 26. februar 1942 styrtede WEL W5423 fra Polish Air Force på hjemtur fra et bombetogt til Kiel (her) ned ved Jej
sing, øst for Tønder.
(Omkring her, tæt på her). Flyet eksploderede i nedslaget. Hele besætningen omkom. Se fotos fra Greg, Niebieska eskadra.

"De polske flyvere begravedes den 5. marts 1942 under udfoldelse af det ceremoniel, der indgik i en tysk militærbegravelse, herunder afskydning
af æressalut og kransenedlæggelse.
Fra dansk side overværedes højtideligheden af politimester Aa. Agersted, fuldmægtig Heidenreich, som bystyrets repræsentant, og oberstløjtnant Hintz
fra den danske hær. Ved senere flyverbegravelser sås også borgmester H. Fink, Åbenrå, samt politimesteren fra den politikreds, hvori flyverne var nedstyrtet.
Der var fra tysk side nedlagt forbud mod, at man i Åbenrå flagede på halv stang i anledning af begravelsen." (FAF)
Se tysk holdning til begravelser i Tønder, Fårevejle, Dejbjerg og Mårum! Se 3 begravelser i Vadum 6 flyvere. 21 polske flyvere blev begravet i Danmark.

On 26 February 1942 WEL W5423 from the Polish Air Force crashed at Jejsing east of Tønder. (About here, at close range here).
It was on the return flight from a bombing raid on Kiel
(here). The plane exploded on impact. All of the crew perished. See photos from Greg, Greg, Niebieska eskadra.

"On 5 March 1942 the Polish airmen were buried with the ceremonial of a German military burial including firing of a salute of honour and laying of wreaths.

Chief Constable Aa. Agersted, Head Clerk Heidenreich to represent the town government and Lieutenant Colonel Hintz from the Danish Army attended the
ceremony from the Danish side. Mayor H. Fink, Aabenraa and the Chief Constable from the police district where the airmen had crashed attended later
burials of airmen.
Flying flags on half mast in Aabenraa on the occasion of the burial had been banned by the Germans." (FAF)
See the German attitude to burials in Tønder, Fårevejle, Dejbjerg and Mårum! See 3 burials in Vadum.

See Bomber Command No. 305 (Polish) Squadron * No. 305 Polish Bomber Squadron * The Poles on the Front Lines * Polish Air Forces in France and Great Britain.
See also 305 SQUADRON and WHY 305 SQUADRON?  This Wellington took off from RAF Lindholme. 6 airmen. 21 Polish airmen were buried in Denmark.