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CICHOCIEMNI (THE UNSEEN AND SILENT)

 

Achtung... Achtung... THE CICHOCIEMNI MISSION HAS LANDED!
First page of the German Secret State Police (Gestapo) report to the Headquarters of Security Police and Security Service in Radom, informing about the drop of the "Fallschirmabspringer" mission in its Zichenau/Schröttersburg Detachment's service area.
The 6-page report provides information about the time and location of the 'cichociemni' landing, details of the skirmishes between German border services (Grenzschutz) and members of the dropped Polish mission, losses on both sides, and findings of the investigation at the mission's landing site.
The ill-fated drop (operation's code name 'Jacket') occurred in the early hours of December 28, 1941 - far from the area planned and co-ordinated with the Home Army. That error resulted in two skirmishes with the German Grenzschutz and cost the lives of two 'cichociemni' officers - Capt. Marian A. Jurecki 'Orawa' and Capt. Andrzej Świątkowski 'Amurat'.
One of the members of this mission, wounded in the skirmish with the Grenzschutz following the drop, was Capt. Maciej Kalenkiewicz "Kotwicz", co-author of the 'cichociemni' project.
Source: Tochman, Krzysztof A. - Słownik Biograficzny Cichociemnych (2nd edition, Zwierzyniec-Rzeszów 2000)

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