Wellington IV R1585 - Near Hoptrup                                                   Updated: 27 JUN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a113038.htm Blachowski M Sgt PAF 301 p119.htm WEL R1585 Minelaying Near Hoptrup d111042 b111111 c113.htm Aabenraa
o888475.htm Kowalski T Sgt PAF 301 p119.htm WEL R1585 Minelaying Near Hoptrup d111042 o888 o888.htm POW
o888474.htm Molewicz K Sgt PAF 301 p119.htm WEL R1585 Minelaying Near Hoptrup d111042 o888 o888.htm POW
o888473.htm Stachuski J F/O PAF 301 p119.htm WEL R1585 Minelaying Near Hoptrup d111042 o888 o888.htm POW
o888476.htm Turuta S Sgt PAF 301 p119.htm WEL R1585 Minelaying Near Hoptrup d111042 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 11. oktober 1942 styrtede WEL R1585 ned ved Hytterkobbel Skov (som er her) under en minelægningsoperation.
De 5 besætningsmedlemmer blev alle kvæstet ved styrtet og indlagt på Haderslev sygehus.
Her døde Sgt Blachowski den 13. oktober 1942 kl. 00.45.
De 4 andre flyvere
blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre. (Kilde: FAF)

"Sgt T.M.Kowalski blev interneret i lejrene L1 Barth / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel.
Sgt K.Molewicz i lejrene 9C Mühlhausen / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel. F/O J.Stachurski i L3 Sagan.
Sgt Z.Turuta i lejrene 4B Mühlberg / L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow." (Lost Bombers)  5 flyvere. 

Se 21 polske flyvere begravet i Danmark ud af 36 polske flyvere skudt ned over Danmark.

On 11 October 1942 WEL R1585 crashed near Hytterkobbel Skov (which is here) on a minelaying operation.
All of the 5 crew members were injured in the crash and admitted to Haderslev Hospital.
On 13 October 1942 at 00.45 hrs. Sgt Blachowski died here from his wounds.
The 4 other airmen were were
taken to German POW-Camps. (Source: FAF)

"Sgt T.M.Kowalski was interned in Camps L1 Barth / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel.
Sgt K.Molewicz in Camps 9C Mühlhausen / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel. F/O J.Stachurski in Camp L3 Sagan.
Sgt Z.Turuta in Camps 4B Mühlberg /
L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow." (Lost Bombers)

See Bomber Command No. 301 (Polish) Squadron and No. 301 Polish Bomber Squadron.
Also
The Poles on the Front Lines. This Wellington took off from RAF Hemswell. See RAF Hemswell Association.
5 airmen. Lost Bombers has this. See 36 Polish Airmen shot down over Denmark.