Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Wellington II W5423 crashed near Jejsing 26/2-1942.

The aircraft belonged to PAF (RAF) 305 Sqn. and was coded SM-R.
T/o 19:00 Lindholme. OP: Kiel

At 22:15 W5423 crashed 500 metres north west of Jejsing train station after having been attacked by a German night fighter piloted by Leutnant Scameitat of II./NJG 3. The tail of W5423 was found 500 metres from the rest of the wreck, and a dinghy was found near Tønder barracks. One last bomb exploded after the arrival of police and spectators without anyone getting hurt.

                                                        (Tønder Lokalarkiv)


                                                (Tønder Lokalarkiv)

The pilot F/O Jan Orzechowski, Co Pilot P/O Stanislav Zeromski, Observer F/O A. Golezewski, W/Op-Air Gnr P/O W. Gidaszewski and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Edward D. Ceglowski were all found with the wreck while Air Gnr. F/O Mieczyslaw Gorzenski was found beside the tail. They were all laid to rest in Åbenrå cemetery on 5/3 1942. Participating in the graveside ceremony were Danish and German officials as well as a Wehrmacht guard of honour.




Sources : FAF, T-501, LBUK, UA,.BCL , JJ.


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