Date: 1942 Mar 26/27 A/C Type: Wellington IV SN: Z1269 Code: BH-L A/C Nickname:
 File: 482 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  300 Sqn (PAF) Mission/Raid: Essen
1 Pilot Por. pil. (F/O) Bogumil Zelazinski              KIA 9    
2 CP/Obs Ppor. pil. (P/O) Boleslaw Uszpolewicz      KIA 10    
3 Fl Eng/AG St. strz. (F/Sgt) Wladyslaw Stachurski      KIA 11    
4 WO/AG Kpr. strz. (Sgt) Teofil Niemeczek               KIA 12    
5 WO/AG Kpr. strz. (Sgt) Jerzy A. Kwiecinski      MIA 13    
6 Rear gunner Kpr. (LAC) Jan F. Jakubowski                      KIA 14    
7     15    
8     16                    

was attacked by nightfighter. Dropped his bombs in the Wieringermeerpolder (crossroad Alkmaarderweg - Medemblikkerweg).
Two parachutes were seen. Aircraft crashed in the Wadden Sea on sandbank the Balgzand.

Dead crew (five) were recovered by the Germans and buried with military honour on the Allied plot in Huisduinen Cemetery (Den Helder) , grave 119, 120, 133, 135 and 136.

After the war they were reburied in centralisation cemetery Bergen-op-Zoom UK-section in plot 31, row A.
There was uncertainty on Niemeczek. He is buried next to the other 4 crew members, but received a Commonwealth RAF headstone with no name ('Airman known unto God') with his recovery date 4 April 1942 on the stone. He was found in a white pullover (his body mutilated) , next to the wreck of the Wellington.


- Polish War
- Book 'Opgegraven Verleden' by Jan Carsjens & Piet Riteco.

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)