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,
Lt-Col Maciej KALENKIEWICZ and Maj. Jan GÓRSKI
Lt-Col Maciej Kalenkiewicz
Maj. Jan Górski
Maj. Jan Górski - Photo Album
Lt-Col Adolf PILCH
Powstanie i dzieje Polskiego Oddziału Partyzanckiego w
Obwodzie STOŁPCE ZWZ-AK
Lt Bernard Augustyn WIECHUŁA
Oświadczenie por. Wiechuły Bernarda
dotyczące pobytu w
Polsce w czasie od 16 września 1943 r. do 14 maja 1945 r.
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