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  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)ForewordsThis tentative of history of civilians and military agents (BCRA, Commandos, JEDBURGHS, OSS, SAS, SIS, SOE,SUSSEX/OSSEX, SUSSEX/BRISSEX & PROUST) infiltrated or exfiltrated during the WWII into France, by parachute, byplane landings and/or by sea landings.This document, which needs to be completed and corrected, has been prepared using the information available, not alwaysreliable, on the following internet websites:1. The Order of the Liberation website: http://www.ordredelaliberation.fr/english/contenido1.php The Order of the Liberation is Frances second national Order after the Legion of Honor, and was instituted by General De Gaulle, Leader of the "Français Libres" - the Free French movement - with Edict No. 7, signed in Brazzaville on November 16th, 1940.2. The table updated from the file “History of military operational parachute” available on this website address: http://home.comcast.net/~harryfp/combat_jump_record.pdf3. History of Carpetbaggers (USAAF) available on Thomas Ensminger’s website addresses: ftp://www.801492.org/ (Need a user logging and password). It is not possible to have access to this site since Thomas’ death on 03/05/2012. http://www.801492.org/MainMenu.htm http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/NuLog.html I was informed that Thomas Ensminger passed away on the 03/05/2012. I like to underline the huge work performed as historian by Thomas to keep alive the memory the Carpetbaggers’ history and their famous B24 painted in black. RIP Thomas. The USAAF Carpetbaggers mission was that of delivering supplies and agents to resistance groups in the enemy occupied Western European nations. Created in late 1943, their operations first flew from Tempsford, then Alconbury and finally out of Station 179, Harrington. Flying at first as two squadrons, they were given Provisional status as a Bombardment Group (801st) in late March 1944 just before they moved to Harrington. In May of 1944 two more squadrons were added to the group. In August of 1944, the group was redesignated as a formal group (492nd). Squadron designations were changed as well, becoming as follows for the duration of the war: - 36th BS changed to 856th BS - 406th BS changed to 858th BS - 788th BS changed to 859th BS - 850th BS changed to 857th BS Over five hundred members of the BCRA, Jedburghs, OSS, Proust, SAS, SIS, SOE and Sussex agents were inserted by the Carpetbaggers during the period of March 1944 through April of 1945. Mission reports of Carpetbaggers’ crews, most of Jedburghs’ mission reports, of SOE F and SOE RF can be downloaded from the Thomas Ensminger’s huge data bank. NB: The whole Carpetagaggers’crew mission reports were kindly provided by Thomas Ensminger. There is a Carpetbaggers museum located near Harrington (Northamptonshire – Great Britain): http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/CarpetbaggerMuseumHomePage.htm4. History of the RAF squadrons: The two Bob Body’s websites related to RAF squadrons 138 and 161 on website addresses: Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 1 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) http://www.tempsford-squadrons.info/ http://www.161squadron.org/ There were two RAF squadrons based at Tempsford airfield; No 138 and 161 squadrons. Both were involved in these highly secret operations, that ranged over all of enemy occupied Europe, dropping agents or supplies. Losses were very high, with up to one aircraft per week being lost at some points during the war. Missions were concentrated on the "moon nights" of each month, where a full moon allowed for better night vision for the pilots. NB : Some mission reports of RAF Sqn 138, 161 and 1419 were kindly provided by Bob Body. NB2 : Steven Kippax kindly provided some archives (Air 40/2659 – Air resources made available to SIS) concerning the 106 SIS pick-up operations carried out by RAF Squadron 161. The Ron McKeon’s website concerning the history of the RAF squadron 624 operating from Blida (Algérie): http://624squadron.org/wiki/index.php?title=1944_Missions_Calendar This site has now an online database (A small and worthy participation fee of 10£ is asked to support the logistics to run this website) periodically updated.5. The David Portier’s site FFL-SAS dedicated to the Free French SAS http://fflsas.org/ NB: David Portier helped me to up-date some SAS infiltrations.6. History of Jedburghs available on following website addresses: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedburgh http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/resources/csi/lewis/lewis.asp http://web.archive.org/web/20060421211454/freespace.virgin.net/arthur.brown2/index.htm The name JEDBURGH comes from a small town of Scotland. JEDBURGH was a special forces operation carried out by the Allied during WWII, which aimed to coordinate the action of the Resistance with the general plans of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) and to provide weapons and training to the Resistance, in France, in Belgium and in the Netherlands, in order to prevent the German to reinforce the Normandy coasts at the time of D-Day. Men of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), of the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and of Free French Bureau Central de Renseignements and d’Action (BCRA) as well as soldiers of the various armies of the countries concerned (France, Belgium, Netherlands) were parachuted in uniform (Some teams were dropped in civilian clothes such as Arnold Team), by teams of three, behind the German lines, to lead actions of sabotage and guerrilla against the Germans, and to coordinate actions of the Resistance. About 100 Jedburgh teams were dropped into France, Belgium and Holland between June and December 1944. Jed Nationalies dispatched into France : British : 91 Jed French : 108 Jed USA : 77 Jed Canadian : 2 Jed The Jedburgh Teams had in Europe: - 14 members killed in action. - 5 members dead from injuries, shot when prisoners or by accident. - 3 members killed due to bad dropping or parachute failure. - 11 members severely injured during fighting. - 4 members injured due to bad dropping. - 4 prisoners who escaped.7. The Sussex Plan provided by the « Amicale du Plan Sussex » and his secretary Dominique Soulier. http://www.plan-sussex-1944.net/ Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 2 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) Sussex Teams (January - September 1944): SUSSEX Plan was an operation in World War II in which men from the French Intelligence Bureau Central de Renseignements and dAction (BCRA) were dropped into France from January to September 1944. Commander Kenneth Cohen for SIS (England), Colonel Francis Pickens Miller for OSS (USA) and Gilbert Renault (Rémy) for BCRA (France) were in charge of the SUSSEX Plan. Each of the 51 SUSSEX teams (29 OSSEX, 22 BRISSEX teams) comprised two military persons: an officer and a WT operator. (118 men and 2 women) After the war the surviving agents used to meet for a monthly reunion dinner at Madame Goubillons café, located 8 rue Tournefort in the 5th arrondissement, which they painted and renamed “Café du Réseau Sussex”. Sadly the cafe is no more, Madame Goubillon died in the 1980s and the premises were transformed into a piano bar. In 1990, however, the mayor of the fifth arrondissement unveiled a plaque commemorating the role the cafe and its owner played during the war. The volume 3 “Secret Intelligence Branch: SUSSEX” of roll n°4 of « History of the London Office of the OSS » ref : M-1623 of NARA gave some information concerning the Plan SUSSEX, but unfortunately the agents’ reports are missing (pages 241 to 479). 2 Pathfinders teams and 52 Sussex teams were dropped from February to September 1944. The "Carpetbaggers" infiltrated about 46 SUSSEX agents and the RAF 62. Most of Carpetbaggers’ operations had names of car manufacturers: Ansaldo, Bentley, Benz, Cord, Desoto, Ellis, Lincoln, Plymouth, etc. The Sussex Teams had 10 members killed including a woman Evelyne Clopet. Jacques Voyer received the Cross of the Liberation. In Hochfelden, near Strasbourg, there is a museum dedicated to the Sussex Plan managed by Dominique SOULIER, son of an ex-Sussex agent Georges SOULIER. NB: Proust Project (February – September 1944): An auxiliary joint operation conducted by BCRA and SI/ OSS to the Sussex plan to build up a reserve pool of agents for any unforeseen exigencies of the post D-Day period and eventually became operational. Each Proust agent was trained as W/T operator and intelligence observer agent. The volume 4 “Secret Intelligence Branch - PROUST” of roll n°4 of « History of the London Office of the OSS » ref: M-1623 of NARA gave some information concerning the Plan PROUST, but unfortunately the agents’ reports are missing (pages 51 to 188). The PROUST missions were: Driver/Ascain, Monkey, Girafe, Midiron (sub-missions: Norman, Noël, Potage, Noir, Congé, Poil, Jument and Maréchal), Jambon, Mirnaloy, Voyageur, Bebe, Chat, Image, Marquise and Marcel. The "Carpetbaggers" dropped forty-six PROUST Project intelligence agents into France for SI/London.8. F-Section of SOE available on website address: http://soe_french.tripod.com/ Special Operations Executive (SOE): The Special Operations Executive (SOE), sometimes referred to as "the Baker Street Irregulars" after Sherlock Holmess fictional group of spies, was a World War II organization. It was initiated by Winston Churchill and Hugh Dalton in July 1940, to conduct warfare by means other than direct military engagement. The organisation was formed out of three existing secret departments: o Section D, a sub-section of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, aka MI6) commanded by Major Lawrence Grand; o A department of the War Office known as MI R headed by Major J. C. Holland; o Department EH, the propaganda organisation called (from Electra House, its headquarters), run by Sir Campbell Stuart. SOE directly employed or controlled just over 13,000 people. It is estimated that, worldwide, SOE supported or supplied about a million operatives. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 3 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) SOEs operations in France were directed by six London-based country sections: o AMF Section was established in Algiers during the latter part of 1942 to operate into Southern France. o DF Section was responsible for establishing escape routes. o EU/P which dealt with the Polish community in France o F Section was under British control (Colonel Maurice Buckmaster). In France, there were 95 circuits “Buck”. o RF Section was linked to General De Gaulles Free French government in exile. Most native French agents served in RF. o Jedburgh teams. SOE was formed to “co-ordinate, to inspire, to control and to assist the nationals of the oppressed countries who must themselves be the direct participants”. From 1941 to 1945, SOE organized about 3733 parachutage landings and 81 pick-up operations (Lysander, Hudson or Dakota) into France: - About 470 SOE agents, including 39 women, were sent out into France. Among Section F, 104 of whom were killed in action or executed (13 women), 30 escaped and 12 were released. They were “closely harnessed to the military effort” and “played a very considerable part in our complete and final victory.” - 5 007 000 kg of equipment including 104 536 Sten submachine guns, 409 224 grenades and 307 023 kg of explosives were dropped. SOE F section disbanded on January 15, 1946, with many of its agents moving to MI6. SOE was known publicly by a cover name: the Inter-Services Research Bureau (ISRB) The SOE F Section Memorial of Valençay (Indre - France) was inaugurated on 6th May 1991, the fiftieth anniversary of the despatch of F Sections first agent to France, by Monsieur André Méric, Secretary of State for Veteran Affairs, in the presence of Her MaJesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The Valençay monument commemorates by name 91 men and 13 women, all agents of F Section of S.O.E., who lost their lives - most of them in concentration camps - as a result of their work with the French Resistance. NB1: When possible, information given in this document was compared with the data given in the M.R.D FOOT’s book “SOE in France – An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940 – 1944” (2004 Edition). NB2: When possible, information given in this document was compared with data given in the Hugh VERITY’s book “We landed by Moonlight" (1988 Edition). This edition did not mentione all the landing operations and there are some differences between the English version and the French one. NB3: Most of DZ (Dropping Zone) and LZ (Landing Zone) coordinates and SOE operation names were kindly provided by Steven KIPPAX. Some were checked by Trevor Butterworth.9. WWII - William J. Donovan and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) http://intellit.org/wwii_folder/wwiioss_folder/osstoc.html10. History of the French Operational Groups (OG) of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) available on website address: http://www.ossog.org/france.html11. Infiltrations by aircraft operations in the Haute-Saône Department Additional infiltration informations by aircraft operations in the Haute-Saône Department were found in Jean- Claude Grandhay’s book « La Haute-Saône dans la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale » (ERTI Edition). Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 4 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)12. Website dedicated to Conscript Heroes This site was created to promote the book Conscript Heroes but it is also intended to stimulate interest in, and produce an exchange of information about, the Pat OLeary escape line and other related subjects. It details the operations carried out by the HMS Felucca Seawolf & Seadog and the HMS Tarana. http://www.conscript-heroes.com13. Websites related to commemorative plates and monuments Aérosteles: The French website related to aviation commemorative plates and monuments: http://aerosteles.hydroretro.net/plan.php Plaques Commémoratives: The French website related to commemorative plates and monuments: http://www.plaques-commemoratives.org/14. Website of former intelligence, counterintelligence, special forces, and security officers http://www.aassdn.org/15. Summary of Joes inserted/exfiltrated into France (Estimation): Sorties Agents Crews Att. Succ. Dropped Down Up RAF (from GB) 6096 3725 584 232 383 1941-1945 USAAF (from GB) 2555 1909 284 61 176 1944 From Mediterranee 1713 1129 578 31 34 including OSS OG Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 5 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)16. Map of SOE networks in France Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 6 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)17. Map of different military regions (HS 7/251 – SOE RF) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 7 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)18. RAF Map of DZ and LZ (HS 8/132 – Francis Suttill) : Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 8 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)19. AcknowledgementsI would like to express my best thanks to the following persons who spent a lot of time reviewing, commenting and looking foradditional information to help me to complete this tentative of history of In/Exfiltrations that is not finished yet. Name TopicBASSET Clive JedburghsBASSET John Paul BCRABODY Robert RAF Sqn 138, 161 & 1419BUTTERWORTH Trevor with a special mention SOE OperationsCOHEN Colin SUSSEX PlanENSMINGER Thomas CarpetbaggersHARRISON David SOE OperationsKIPPAX Steven SOE & SIS Operations with RAF squadrons 161, 138 & 148PORTIER David FFL SASSOULIER Dominique SUSSEX PlanSUTTILL Francis DZ & LZ maps (Physician and related networks)TROUPLIN Vladimir Compagnons de la Libération Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 9 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)Abbreviations and explanations: ABBREVIATION NATIONALITY IDENTIFICATIONBCRAA French Bureau Central de Renseignements and dAction Alger French Intelligence AlgiersBCRAL French Bureau Central de Renseignements and dAction Londres French Intelligence LondonBn all BattalionBOA France Bloc dOpérations Aériennes en zone occupée - Group of Air Operations in France occupiedB Choc France Commando Battalion = Bataillon de ChocBRISSEX UK, France 25 SUSSEX teams operating in the British zone of operationsCIA France Airborne Infantry Company- Compagnie d’Infanterie de l’Air (will become 3rd and 4th French SAS)COPA France Centre dOpérations de Parachutages and dAtterrissages en zone libre - Centre of Parachuting and Landing Operations in France not occupiedDZ All Dropping ZoneFA USA Field ArtilleryIAM Allied Inter Allied MissionJed Allied JedburghLZ All Landing ZoneMI5 UK Security Service is Britains domestic intelligence agency Officially known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is the chief BritishMI6 UK foreign intelligence organizationMTB UK & US Motor Torpedo BoatOSS USA Office of Strategic ServicesOSSEX USA, France 29 SUSSEX teams operating in the American zone of operationsOG USA Operational Group (OSS)POW All Prisoner of WarPOWN Polish Polska Organizacja Walki o Niepodleglosc – Polish Fighting Organization for FreedomPWE UK Political Warfare ExecutiveRECON USA ReconnaissanceRMC UK Royal Marine CommandoSAP France Service d’Atterrissages and Parachutages – Service of Parachuting and Landing (Former COPA)SAS (1st & 2nd) UK British Special Air ServiceSAS (3rd & 4th) France Free French Special Air ServiceSAS (5th) or Belgium Belgium Special Air Service called Independent Parachute CompanyInd. Para CoySBS UK Special Boat ServiceSI USA Secret Intelligence Branch (OSS)SIS or IS UK Secret Intelligence ServiceSOE DF France, UK, USA SOE Escape Section Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 10 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)SOE F France, UK, USA Special Operations Executive, F Section known as BuckmasterSOE RF France Special Operations Executive, RF SectionSSRF UK Small Scale Raiding ForceUSSF USA United States Special Forces30 May Agent dropped by parachute during the night on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via plane landing (Dakota, Lysander, etc ) on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via sea landing on the 30th of MayJedburgh or OSS The grey box indicates that the Jedburgh team was airshipped from North Africa (Blida, Algiers, OG teams etc) Also called Massingham. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 11 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) Table of History of Agents In/Exfiltrated during WWII into/from France from 1941 to 1945 DATE DROP ZONE NATION UNIT UNIT OPERATION TYPE OF OPERATION 194113 February 1941 Saint-Cirq, 6 km W Bugue France BCRA Maurice Duclos aka Saint-Jacques & WT Maurice Duclos broke his right leg (Dordogne), France John Mulleman Charles Deguy, Marcel Halbout, Lucien Feltesse arrested following John Mullemen’s treason14 March Elven, 15 S W Vannes (Morbihan), France 1st CIA 5 para (Cpt G.Bergé, Lt J.Petit-Laurent, Savannah Detroy bus transporting pilots of France Sgt J.Forman, Sgt J.LeTac & Cpl J.Renault) Luftwaffe KG 100 unit20/03/1941 Near Lampaul-Ploudalmézeau, 25 France Sailing boat LÉmigrant landed : Robert Alaterre Allah Set-up first BCRA network (Johnny) and km N Brest, Finistère & Jean Le Roux (Johnny) & Jean Milon et Daniel give information concerning cruisers Lomenech Scharnhorst et Gneisenau.4 April 1941 Beach of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France Submarine Tigris embarked Cpt G.Bergé Vendée, France (CL) & Sgt J.Forman. Sgt Joel Le Tac (CL) stayed on the beach due to lack of room in the canoe.11 April 1941 6.5 km NW Saint-Valentin, LZ Aux UK Cart RAF Sqn 1419 Lysander (F/O Gordon Lagnys, 47° 00’ 00 N – 01° 48’ 00’’ SIS n° 2 Scotter). Lt Cartwright embarked. E, Indre, France26 April Etang du Canet, Cerbere, France Pol, Bel, Fr HMS Fidelity landed Albert-Marie Guérisse aka to bring a group of Polish officers out Pat O’Leary, Bitner aka Kijakowski, EV Rizzo aka (Operation failed) Aromatic, Patrick Albert, NCO Ford, Fergusson and Rogers5 May Blind between Reboursin and France SOE F George Bégué aka George aka Bombproof RAF Sqn 1419 whitley (S/Ldr Knowles) Meunet-sur-Vatan, 26 km S E Bombproof To get in touch with Max Hymans. Valençay, N Chateauroux (Indre) France7 May 1941 1.8 km S E Saint-Leonard de 3 passengers ??? with WT setso Cartwright RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (S/Ldr Knowles) Noblat, Haute Vienne9 May 1941 3.3 km S Athée-sur-Cher, 3.5 km SIS n° 3 RAF Sqn 138 Lysander (F/O Scotter). NO Cigogné, 47° 17’ 30’’ N – 00° SIS Lt Philip Schneidau aka Felix 55’ 40’’ E, Indre & Loire embarked.10 May 1941 Blind near Chatillon-sur-Indre, 60 France SOE F Pierre de VOMECOURT aka Lucas & Autogiro D & E RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (S/Ldr Knowles) km NW Chateauroux, Indre, France Louis LEFROU de la COLONGE aka Bernard – Messerschmidtt 110 shot down during aka Autogiro flight - Reception by George Bégué (Bombproof)10 May 41 – Feb 42 2 km S La Châtre, Indre, France France SOE RF/BCRA Pierre Julitte aka Robin aka Erg Jooly RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (S/Ldr Knowles) To setup and organize WT communication with resistance networks in North region (Confrérie Notre Dame)11 May Blind Mimizan, France France 1st CIA 3 para (Sgt J.Forman, André Varnier aka Josephine B RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (F/Lt Jackson) Jacques Leblanc & WT Raymond Cabard aka Destroy electric power plant of Pessac Bat A) (plus J.Le Tac arrived from Paris)13 May Blind near Chateauroux, Indre, Can SOE F Roger Cotton-Burnett aka Roger Cottin Autogiro A RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (F/L Jackson) France aka Albert aka Autogyro A Gaston-Lucas12 June 1941 Blind near Chateauroux, Indre, Belge Cpt Pierre Vandermies Dewinde Network Ali - Organise of Belgium France escape courrier to Spain4 July 1941 Near Le Blanc, Indre France SIS Claude Lamirault aka Fitzroy Fitzroy RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (F/Lt Jackson) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 12 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)5 July Blind, near forest of Cinglais, 10 km France SOE RF (Henri Labit aka Tab & WT Jean-Louis Torture RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (W/Cdr Knowles) S Caen-Carpiquet, Normandy, Cartigny aka Tab W) Airfield Sabotage France Jean-Louis Cartigny arrested, tortured and shot9 July Mortain 30 km E Avranches UK SOE F 2 men (WT Ernest P.BERNARD aka Autogyro C RAF Sqn 1419 Whitley (Sgt Austin) (Manche), France Xavier & Norman F. BURLEY aka Noel BURDEYRON aka Gaston aka Autogyro C)5 August Saint-Désiré, 25 km NW de UK SOE F 2 men (Jacques Vaillant de GUELIS & Theorim / Vaillant RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (Sgt Austin) Montluçon, (Allier) WT Gilbert CG.TURCK) Façade Mission Gilbert Turck had a blackout after parachute landing12 August 1941 10 km N Chateauroux, Indre, 1 passenger Chicken RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (Sgt Reimer) France29/08/1941 ??? SOE RF/BCRA Lancement aka Cip Trombone2 September 1941 Blind near Toulouse SW France Pol SOE Lt Dzierzgowski aka Nurmi Adjudicate RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (F/Lt Jakson)4 September 1941 2,5 km SW La Champenoise, 8 km France SOE F Gerard Henri MOREL pseudo Gerry Levee / Façade RAF Sqn 138 lysander (Cpt John NW Neuvy-Pailloux, LZ Petites Nesbitt-Dufort) - SOE F J Vaillant de Fontaines farm, Indre GUELIS pseudo Jacques embarked6 September 1941 4 km N Tendu, 3 km S Lothiers, DZ UK, France SOE F, 6 men (Ben H.Cowburn aka Benoit aka Autogiro /Ukelele/ RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (Sgt Reimer) Tendu, Argenton-sur-Creuse Blackthorn, WT Andre G.Bloch, JP.du Puy, Victor Draftsman Reception by Auguste Chantraine (Indre), France Gerson aka Vic, George Langelaan aka Ukelele & Michel Trotobas aka Sylvestre)7 September 1941 Near Fontainebleau, Seine & France SOE RF/BCRA Sgt Raymond Laverdet aka Red Dastard RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/Lt Murphy) Marne, France & WT André Allainmat aka Red W10 September 1941 North Bordeaux area, France France SOE RF/BCRA Henri Labit aka Bass & WT Barter RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/O Austin) Jacques Furet aka Fabulous10 September 1941 Near Saint-Amand-Montrond, 60 ?? 2 passengers??? Gipsy / Vermillon RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (F/Lt Murphy) km E Chateauroux, Indre19 September 1941 Barcares, NE Perpignan (Pyrénées France SOE F 4 men landed by HMS Fidelity (Francis Autogiro Orientales), France BASIN aka Olive, Robert LEROY aka Louis, Raymond ROCHE aka François & Georges DUBOUDIN aka Alain)02 October 1941 LZ aérodrome désaffecté proche Brick RAF Sqn 138 Lysander (Cpt S/L J. Estrees Saint-Denis, 15 km O SIS n°4 Nesbitt-Dufort) – To embark W/Cdr Compiègne, 49° 26’ 00’’ N – 02° 40’ Roman Garby- Czerniawski (Polish 11’’ E, Oise flying officer)3 October 1941 15 km S E Chatillon sur Indre, Belgium Belgium Secret Service : Pierre Bouriez aka Sabot / Speed RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (W/Cdr Knowles) Indre, France Sabot et Albert Deweer aka Speed Remplace Perre Vadermies network Ali10 October 1941 Beleymas 15 km N Bergerac, DZ UK, France SOE F, 4 men (Jack B Hayes aka Corsican, Corsican RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (F/Lt Jackson) Lagudal (Dordogne), France Claude Marc Jumeau aka Robert aka Reporter, Commemorative plaque WT Jean Ph. Le Harivel & Daniel Turberville)10/10/1941 Near Neuvy-Pailloux, Indre, France 1 passenger???? Pear RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (F/O Hockey)10/10/1941 Nord de Bordeaux, France SOE RF/BCRA Lt Donnadieu aka Dim aka Barter Barter 1 + WT Laurent aka Dim W13 October 1941 Fonsorbes, 10 km S W Toulouse, SOE RF/BCRA Jean Forman & WT René Mainmast RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/Lt Murphy) (Haute Garonne), France Perioux aka Cadoux15 October 1941 Between Aber Vrac’h & Aber Benoit France SOE RF Joel Le Tac aka Joe & WT Alain de Overcloud near Lannilis, Finistere Kergorlay aka Joew Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 13 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)4 November 1941 Le Moulin à eau near Tourtenay DZ SOE RF/BCRA WT Robert Delattre aka Bob CND To replace WT Anquetil executed on Nick Pernot (Deux Sèvres), France 24/10/194106/11/1941 SOE RF/BCRA WT Koeningswerther aka Cip W6 November 1941 Fonsorbes, 10 km S W Toulouse, France SOE RF/BCRA Léon Morandat aka Leo (CL) aka Outclass RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (Sgt Reimer) - (Haute Garonne), France Outclass aka Arnolphe Received by Bertaux Group. To meet Christian Youth, Trade-Unions CGT & CFTC to prepare J.Moulin’s arrival6 November France Fengler RAF Sqn 138 Lysander ( F/O Ron Hockey)7 November 1941 Entre Pernant & Saconin-et-Breuil, UK, France SIS operation: W/Cdr Roman Garby- Brick RAF Sqn 138 Lysander (Cdt J. Nesbitt- 5 km O Soissons, 49° 22’ 00’’ N – Czerniawski (Polish flying officer and double SIS n°5 Dufort) – Lt Mitchell aka Brick & Claude 03° 14’ 00’’ E, Aisne) agent) aka Armand aka Brutus Lamirault (CL) aka Fitzroy26 November 1941 Near Moulins, Allier, France 1 passenger ??? Plaice RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (Sgt Reimer)8 December 1941 Chateauroux, France France SOE RF/BCRA (Edgard Tupët-Thomé aka Tom Cool RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/O Gibson) & WT Joseph Piet aka Tom-W) Edgard Tupët-Thomé injured8 décembre 1941 Neufchâteau airfield, Vosges, Stoat RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/Lt Murphy) France landed and then took off due to threadt atterrit, was supposed to pick-up agent Stoat.31 December 1941 Aber Benoit, near Saint-Pabu France BCRA WT Pierre Moureaux aka Joe Y Overcloud MGB – 8 passengers embarked : SOE (Finistère), France RF Godefroy (Fred) Scamaroni aka Pot (CL)30 May Agent dropped by parachute during the night on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via plane landing (Dakota, Lysander, etc ) on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via sea landing on the 30th of May Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 14 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) DATE DROP ZONE NATION UNIT UNIT OPERATION TYPE OF OPERATION 19421 January 1942 Blind between Fontvieille and France SOE RF/BCRA (Jean Moulin aka Rex, Mainmast RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (Sgt Jones) Mouriès from 15 km DZ Eygalières, Raymond Fassin aka Sif, WT Hervé Monjaret Unify and coordinate activities of resistance 10 km S E Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, aka Sif-WT) groups. RAF whitley (Bouches du Rhône), France04 January 1942 Aber Benoit, near Saint-Pabu GB, Fr Overcloud MGB embarked 7 passengers : Forman, Labit, (Finistère) Lt Chenal, Peulevay (IS), Paul Simon (Réseau Valmy), Joel & Yves Le Tac09 January 1942 Théoule sur Mer, 2 km N Miramar de UK submarine P36 (Lt. Harry Noel Edmonds) Delay 1 Supply money to Resistance and networks. l’Estérel, Alpes Maritimes, France landed 1 man SOE F Peter Morland Churchill Peter Morland Churchill went back to GB via aka Michel Spain and Gibraltar in February 1942.10 January 1942 Lannion Bay, Côtes du Nord, Bretany Russian Ouspenskaya Anna aka Jeanete Dupont Pickaxe 1 RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/O Anderle) SOE F Donald Dunton aka Denis aka Cypress Dace / Cyprus /24 January 1942 Vaas, 41 km S Le Mans (Sarthe), Fr British & Jack Fincken aka Jean aka Hornbeam + X Hornbeam28 January 1942 1,5 km SO Segry, LZ 46° 53’ 00’’ – GB, 1 passenger X?? Beryl I RAF Sqn 138 Lysander Mk III T1508 (S/L J. 02° 04’ 00’’, 10 km SE Issoudun France SIS n° 6 Nesbitt-Dufort) forced landing due to low fuel Indre, France on returning in poor weather near Coudray farm 2 km S W Saint-Florent-sur-Cher (Cher). S/L J. Nesbitt-Dufort), BCRA Maurice Duclos (St Jacques) & Roger Mitchell escaped01 February 1942 Aber Benoit, near Saint-Pabu GB, Fr MGB landed : Overcloud (Finistère) IS Peulevay SOE RF/BCRA Joel & Yves Le Tac10/02/1942 Carantec, Finistère Fr & Belge Sibiril 1 Fishing boat ANDRE embarqua Jacques GUÉGUEN, François GUÉGUEN, Monique BRULEY DES VARANNES & Eugène VAN ACKERE12 February 1942 Beach of Moulin de la Rive, 2.5 km UK SOE F MTB 314 (Lt Dunstan Curtis) landed Pierre de Vomécourt aka Lucas & Mathilde WSW Locquirec, Finistere GW Abbott & WT GCB Redding Carré aka La Chatte could not embarked due to rough sea (Craft capesized). Operation watched by Germans who captured GW Abbott & WT GCB Redding.26 February 1942 Cape of Bihit, 2 km SW Trebeurden, French Famille-Interallié MTB 314 (Lt Dunstan Curtis) took Pierre de Finistere Vomécourt aka Lucas & Mathilde Carré aka La Chatte (Treble agent)27 February 1942 Bruneval, Seine Maritime, France U.K., Can Maj John Frost, Lt John Ross, Lt Euen Charteris Biting Capture Radar equipment & Lt John Timothy with 120 men Co, 2 Para Bn including Frank Embury & George Cornell27 February 1,5 km E St-Saëns, 35 km N E 1 passenger X aka Anatole Baccarat RAF Sqn 161 P/O Murphy – 2 passengers: Rouen, LZ 49° 40‘ 20‘‘ – 01° 18‘ 10‘‘, SIS n° 7 G.Renault aka Remy & Pierre Julitte (Seine Maritime) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 15 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 March 1942 2.5 km W Les Lagnys, 6 km SW France Beryl II & III RAF twin engines Anson R3316 (S/L Alan Ménétréols-sous-Vatan, LZ Faucon, SIS n° 9 Murphy) – 4 passengers: RAF F/L John 46° 58’ 30’’ N – 01° 47’ 15’’ E, Indre Nesbitt-Dufort, Lt Roger Mitchell & Maurice Duclos aka Saint-Jacques and Gal Julius Kleeberg aka Zaremski1 March Ménétréols-sous-Vatan, 7 km S France Crème (SOE operation) Stanislas Mangin aka Mojon & Louis Andlauer Vatan (Indre) TIR left for England. RAF FL W G Lockhart Sqn SIS n°8 lysander V94283 March 1942 Near Montpellier, Herault, Fr Russian 3 NKVD agents Anna Frolova aka Francine Rum RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (P/O Anderle) Fromont aka Annette Fauberge, Grigory To setup a wireless network between Lyon Rodionov aka Georges Robigot & Ivan Danilov and Moscow aka Pierre Daudin26 March 20 km SE Saumur, 2 km NO France BCRA Gilbert Renaud aka Remy Bacarat II BCRA Francois Faure aka Paco & Christian Bournand, LZ Roi de Coeur, 47° 06’ Confrérie Notre Dame Pineau aka Françis aka Garnier left for GB. 10’’ N – 00° 03’ 45’’ E, Deux Sèvres, SIS n°10 RAF 161 FL Lockhart lysander V9367 FR28 March St Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France U.K. 611 Highlander n°2 Commandos Chariot Destroy the dr y dock, pumping stations and U- boat pens1 April 1942 ??, France ??? Mackerel RAF Sqn 161 Whitley ( Ft/Sgt Peterson)1 April 1942 Near Lyon, France French SOE RF/BCRAL Jacques Soulas aka Salmon ??? Several intelligence tasks for Dewavrin1 April 1942 Near Brignac, 4 km NW Saint- French SOE F Pierre de Vomécourt aka Sylvain aka Sycomore RAF Sqn 138 (F/L Davies) Léonard de Noblat, Haute Vienne Sycamore1 April 1942 2 km E Etrepagny, 49° 18’ 19’’ N – Fr SOE RF/BCRA X aka Claudius Easter Sqn 161 Lysander (Cdt Murphy) – Claude 01° 384 12’’ E, Eure SIS n° 11 Lamirault aka Fitzroy (CL) & woman aka Fitzroy II18 April 1942 Port Miou, 1 km SW Cassis Pol SOE/PWE Captain Jankety Roehr landed by Jasmine to go to Marseille to collect Polish servicemen (Bouches du Rhône), France HMS Felucca Seawolf18 April 1942 Port Vendres (Pyrénées Orientales), Bel, UK SIS/MI9, HMS Tarana landed Albert Guérisse Abloom Escape line France aka Pat O’Leary & WT Drouet On her way HMS Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Peter Morland Churchill aka Michel was on Krajewski) encountered submarine HMS P42 board to help landing of WT agents and Unbroken (Lt/Cdr- Alastair Mars) to debark: equipment19 April 1942 Antibes (Alpes Maritimes), France GB SOE F W/T Isidore Newman aka Julien aka Delay 2 Cannes George 49 & W/T Edward Zeff aka Mathieu aka Georges 5320 April 1942 Miramar (Alpes Maritimes), France GB SOE F W/T Marcel Rémy Clech aka George 60 Emmanuel dAstier de la Vigerie aka Bernard & Haim Victor Gerson aka Rene aka Vic. went back to Gibraltar22 April 1942 Antibes, France UK, Fr 3 SOE F landed by by Felucca Seawolf (Lt Birch / Prunus / Plane Marian Krajewski), Jean Menesson aka George Menzies, Maurice Pertschuk aka Eugene & Henri P Le Chêne aka Victor.23 Arril 1942 Pointe dEn-Vau, 3 km SW Cassis Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski) Cpt Jankety Roehr with 43 Polish embarked (Bouches du Rhône), France26 April 1942 2.5 km W Les Lagnys, 6 km SW SOE RF/BCRA WT Pierre Brech aka Gazelle Gazelle (SOE Operation) RAF Sqn 161 lysander V9428 (FL/O G Ménétréols-sous-Vatan, LZ Faucon, SIS n° 12 Lockhart) – Network Ali-Tir - Gaston Tavian 46° 58’ 30’’ N – 01° 47’ 15’’ E, Indre aka Tir & Lt de vaisseau Mariotti aka Rousseau embarked27 April 1942 1.5 km E St-Saëns, 35 km N E France BCRA François Faure (CL) aka Paco & Bridge RAF Sqn 161 FL Alan Murphy lysander – Rouen, LZ 49° 40‘ 20‘‘ – 01° 18‘ 10‘‘, Christian Pineau (CL) aka Francis Cohors & Phalanx BCRA Pierre Brossolette (CL) & Jacques Seine Maritime SIS n° 13 Robert (CL) left to GB30 April 1942 ??, France France BCRA Lucien Montet aka Christian Martell aka Brandy RAF Sqn 161 Whitley (F/L Murphy) Brandy (CL) Escape line Brandy – Broke his legApril 1942 ??, France SOE F Andre Simon aka Diastique ??? Failure to exfiltrate Daladier Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 16 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 May 1942 Sores (Landes), France France SOE RF Henri Labit aka Bass (CL) BASS RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (F/L Rymills) Arrested near Langon and swallowed his cyanure pill.2 May 1942 Near Lyon, France UK, SOE F VH Hazan aka Gervais & WT Pierre L Camelia RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (S/L Davies) French Le Chêne aka Grégoire5 May Blind near Bourges, Cher, France France 3 Free French Para Co De Graven, Gauden & Pilchard RAF Sqn 161 Whitley (F/Sgt Peterson) Bhodaine. Destroy WT Paris Station transmitter located at Allouis near Melun12 May Near Mantes/Vertheuil Russian 1 NKVD agent Igor Feldman aka Ignace Ararat RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Rutledge) Fallieres13 May Antibes, Alpes Maritimes, France US, UK 3 SOE F – Felucca Seawolf landed Denis Rake Mimosa aka Justin, Charles Hayes aka Yves & Jean van Freelance / Hubert Haellebroucq aka Yves Scientist / Denis28 May 1942 8 km SE Issoudun, LZ Le Fay airfield Belgium MI9 agent WT Alex Nitelet (Network Pat) Tentative RAF Sqn 161 Lysander Mk IIIa V9595 MA-D (Indre), France Pat escape line (P/O A.J. Mott) Lysander bogged down when landing and abandoned.28 May Near Paris, Aisne, France France SOE RF/BCRA René-Georges Weill (CL) aka Goldfish To supply FN with wireless communications René Georges aka Mec aka Goldfish & WT Cpt René-Georges Weill (CL) arrested and André Montaut aka Mec-W aka Chrysler commit suicide 29/05/194229 May 6.5 km NW Saint-Valentin, LZ Aux France SOE RF/BCRA, Gaston Tavian aka Tir aka Shrimp (SOE operation) RAF 161 lysander (F/L Alan Murphy) - To sep- Lagnys, 47° 00’ 00 N – 01° 48’ 00’’ Schrimp, WT Jacques Pain aka Skate Minor Tir up a network in Corsica. E, Indre, France SIS n° 14 BCRA Philippe Roques aka Pierre Raoult & Edgard Tupët –Thomé left for England.29 May 1942 Blind near Le Mans, Sarthe, France UK SOE F, 2 men (Charles Grover-Williams aka Yew / Chestnut RAF Sqn 138 F/L Gibson Sébastien aka Chesnut & Christopher Burney Autogiro/Lucas aka Charles aka Yew)30 May Thoissey (Ain), France France SOE RF Maurice de Cheveigné aka Salm W Eel RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (RAF FL Frank Ernest Bunny Rymills)30 May 1942 Le Grand Bourg, (Creuse), France SOE F Ernest M Wilkinson aka Alexandre aka Privet / Blackthorn RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Wodziski) Privet & Benjamin Cowburn aka Valérien aka Alexandre Blackthorn Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 17 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 June 1942 Ance (Rhone), France UK SOE F Robert Boiteux aka Nicholas aka Spruce Spruce / Palm RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Walczak) - Robert & Robert Sheppard aka Patrice aka Palm Sheppard landed on roof of gendarmerie and was caught3 June Chalons/Saone, Saone & Loire, France SOE RF BCRA (P.Brossolette) & Cpt Jacques ???? Reception François Chatelain France Robert aka Arthur Rewez (Set-up Phratrie network)3 June Montlucon, Allier, France France SOE RF/BCRA Paul Schmidt aka Kim aka Crab / Perch / Minnow RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (W/Cdr Hockey) Crab, George Brault aka Kim-WT & WT Jean Holley aka Léo-W aka Minnow9 June 1942 Cape of En-Vau, 3 km SW Cassis Goblin I Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski) (Bouches du Rhône), France embarked 3 Polish10 June 1942 Cape of En-Vau, 3 km SW Cassis Pol Polish courier Lt Biczysko landed by Felucca (Bouches du Rhône), France Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski)11 June Antibes, Fr UK 2 SOE F, Alan Jickell aka Gustave & Gilles Goblin II landed by Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski)11 June 1942 Cape d’Ail, 2 km S Monte-Carlo Pol 1 SOE F Lt Ted Coppin aka Olivier landed by Sardine Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski)14 June 1942 Port Miou, 1 km SW Cassis SIS/MI9 Lucalite I Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski) (Bouches du Rhône), France embarked to transfer on board destroyer HMS Middleton: 9 agents (Denise & Claude Lamirault (CL) aka Fitzroy, Emile Champion with his wife & sons, Henri Frager aka Louba, Pierre Fourcaud (CL) ? aka Sphere & WT Drouet) with 62 polish17 June Pont-Aven, Finistère, France France Marie-Louise BCRA Gilbert Renault aka Rémi & his family Memorial plate and Alain Grout de Beaufort left for England with Deux Anges fishing boat (Louis Yéquel) St Paterne Racan, 35 km N Tours SOE F Raymond Flower aka Gaspard aka RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (F/Sgt Davies)27 June 1942 GB Monkeypuzzle (Indre) Monkeypuzzle To find dropping zones30 June 1942 Near Tours (Indre & Loire), France SOE F Newton brothers Alfred Newton aka Ilex / Almond / Greenhart RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Rymills) Greeheart & Henry Newton aka Almond, WT Brian Stonehouse aka Celestin30 June 1942 Cape d’Ail, 2 km S Monte-Carlo Fr Felucca Seadog (Jan Buchowski) embarked Auguste Floiras aka Albert. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 18 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 July 1942 Blind near Saint-Léonard de Noblat UK SOE F Tony Brooks aka Alphonse Pimento RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Walczak) 15 km East Limoges (Haute Vienne) Injured by trees during drop13 July 1942 Beach of St Pierre-sur-Mer, 8 km E Bluebottle I HMS Tarana embarked 8 passengers : W/Cdr Narbonne (Aude) Pat O’Leary’s escape Whitney Straight, Sgt Stefan Miniakowski, Pte line Charles Knight, Sgt John Beecroft, Sgt Henry Hanwell, Lt Anthony Deane-Drummond Sgt T G Johnson and SOE F/Lt André Simon.13 july 1942 Cap of En-Vau, 3 km SW Cassis Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski) SIS/BCRA Lucile Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Krajewski) (Bouches du Rhône), France debarked Mr Alvast embarked to transfer on board HMS Tarana Leoni Savinos & his German-born wife Emy19 July 1942 Antibes (Alpes Maritimes), France GB Felucca Seawolf débarqua 2 SOE F Richard Peppertree Heslop aka Xavier & Robert Leroy aka Louis with Lt Krumhorn & Capt Barnard20/07/1942 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 2 Fishing boat MONIQUE embarked Alain BEAUGÉ, Jean-François GUÉGUEN, Jean POUMEAU DE LAFFOREST, Jean-Pierre FLOCH & Alfred LAGALL24 July Boisset-les-Montrond, S Montrond- France SOE RF/BCRA WT Jean Orabona aka Grimaldi Crayfish RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Rymills) les-Bains, (Loire), France + Andre Bertrand + WT Xavier Rouxin aka Bar Jean Orabona badly injuried during the drop W died - Reception Gaston Tavian25 July 1942 Coursages, DZ Monge (Allier), France SOE RF/BCRA WT Jean Ayral aka Pal & WT Roach / Mackerel RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Wodzicki) - France François Briant aka Pal-W" Intelligence in Clermont Ferrand area SOE RF/BCRA WT Daniel Bouyjou-Cordier aka To be George Bidault aka Bip (CL) then Jean Bip W aka Alain aka Mackerel Minor Moulin’s secretary and WT29 July South Nimes, France France SOE F 2 men Claude de Baissac aka David aka Scientist / Author RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Anderle) Scientist & WT Henri Peulevé aka Jean aka Author30 July 1942 Cap Antibes, (Alpes Maritimes), UK 3 SOE F, Felucca Seawolf (Buchowski) landed Sassafras France Nicholas Bodington, Henri Frager aka Paul, Prosper / Physician Harry MR Despaigne aka Richard and Yvonne Rudellat aka Jacqueline. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 19 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)15 August 1942 Canet Plage, 9 km E Perpignan, Bluebottle II HMS Tarana embarked 8 passengers : P/O Pyrénées Orientales, France Réseau Pat O’Leary Derrick Perdue, Sgt Jack Missledene, Henri Escape Line Dericourt, Leon Doulet, Leoni Savinos & his wife, Francis Blanchain & 1 Serbian officer.16 August 1942 Between Agde & Narbonne, 95 km N Belgium, HMS Tarana landed 6 agents including BCRA Bull Perpignan, Aude, France Fr mission Mercure (Emmanuel d’Harcourt (CL), general d’Harcourt (Emmanuel’s father), Cmdt André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Paul Claudel) & Cpt Charles Claser (Belgium Secret Army) Near Chedign10 km N Loches, DZ SOE F Henri Sevenet aka Rodolphe aka Henri RAF Sqn 138 Whitley (S/L Boxer)25 August 1942 France Detective Toubib, Indre & Loire Thomas aka Detective Set-up new network 3,7 km NW Thalamy, 9 km SE Ussel,23/08/1942 LZ Thalamy, 45° 32’ 25’’ N – 02° 25’ ?? SIS n° 15 RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (FL O G Lockhart) 35’’ E, Corrèze, France27 August Montpellier, France UK, SOE F, Peter Morland Churchill aka Michel aka Spindle RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Walczak) - Organize Spindle new circuit28 August Valence, France UK SOE F, 1 man John R.Starr aka Emile aka Walnut RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Anderle) Acrobat28 August 30 km N Grenoble, France Russian SOE F, WT Adolphe Rabinovitch aka Arnaud Catalpha RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Wodzicki) aka Catalpha28/08/1944 Etoile-sur-Rhône, 10 km S Valence, 2 Joes ? Drôme31 August 1942 1.6 km NW Arbigny, LZ Marabout, UK, BCRA Pierre Delaye pseudo Joseph Boreas II RAF 161 Lysander Mk IIIA V9597 went into 46° 29’ 00’’ N – 04° 57’ 00’’ E, Ain France Mercure ditch on landing at DZ and set on fire by pilot SIS n° 16 F/L W.G. Lockhart. Christian Pineau and Jean Cavaillès intended to be picked up by Lockhart were captured after fleeing landing ground. They succeeded to escape Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 20 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 September 1942 Agay harbour, France France SOE F, Valentine Charlet aka Christiane landed Watchman Felucca Seadog (Buchowski) - collection of by Felucca Seadog. Detective / Mathieu Nicholas Bodington, Andre Gillois and his wife and daughter, and two Belgian agents2 septembre 1942 Agay Harbour, France Vagran Felucca Seadog (Buchowski) embarked 5 persons including Polish General Juliusz Kleeberg5 September 1942 Saint-Pierre-sur-Mer, 10 km UK, BCRA, Jean-Marie Regnier aka Porthos Leda Felucca Seadog (Buchowski) - Collection of Narbonne, France France Pierre Brossolette, Charles Vallin, Denis Cochin, Dutrex, "Ronsard" and evading Lysander pilot Guy Lockhart. Christian Pineau (CL) & Jean Cavaillés (CL) could not embarked due to Gendarmes’ arrival who fired at them.12 September 1942 Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France UK 10 men SOE 62ÈME Commando (Maj G Aquatint Commando SSFR transported by MTB 344 to March-Phillips, Cpt G Appleyard, Cpt G Hayes, take some german prisoners Cpt J Burton, Cpt Lord F Howard, Lt T Hall, Sgt A Williams, R Lehniger aka Leonard, CSM T Winter & J Hellings), 1 FNFL (Maitre A Desgranges) and 1 Pole (A Opoczynzki aka A Orr)18-20 September 1942 En-Vau, near Perpignan, France UK, Fr Mullet, Nectarine 1 & 2 Seawolf (Kradewski) took on board BCRA Escape Line O’Leary André Postel-Vinay aka André Duval, Pierre Fourcaud aka Lucas, Emmanuel dAstier de la Vigerie, Henri Frenay & 3 RAF pilots & (25+28) escapers left for England.21 September 1942 Canet Plage, near Perpignan, France GB, Fr Titania Seawolf (Kradewski) embarked for Gibraltar 24 Escape Line O’Leary airmen & 4members of Pat O’Leary escape line23 September 1942 Puy de Dome, France UK SOE F - Brian Rafferty aka Dominique aka Aubretia RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Krol) Aubretia, Charles Sydney Hudson aka Simon Albin aka Marc & WT George D Jones aka Isidore24 September St Laurent Nouan, between Crouy- France SOE F 2 women Lise de Baissac aka Odile aka Monkeypuzzle 1 / RAF Sqn 138 Whitley Z9428 (F/O Wilkin) sur-Cosson & Nouan sur Loire, 8km Artist & Andrée Borrel aka Denise aka Whitebeam / Artist Reception by Pierre Culioli aka Adolphe & NE Chambord, DZ Bois-Renard (Loir Whitebeam Yvonne Rudellat aka Suzanne (Monkeypuzzle) & Cher), France25 September 1942 2.5 km NE Loyettes, LZ La Grange BCRA Cdt Léon Faye aka Aigle (Réseau Vesta RAF Sqn 161 (F/L John Bridger) Terrasse, 45° 47’ 30’’ N – 05° 14’ 00’’ Alliance) SIS n° 17 - Jean Boutron aka Aso 43 did not show up E, Ain Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 21 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 October 1942 Blind near La Ferté Sous Jouarre, UK SOE F, 2 men Francis Suttill aka Prosper aka Prosper / Physician RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Anderle) - Organize (Seine & Marne), France Physician & JF Amps aka Tomas a new circuit Physician / Prosper2 October Cap-de-lEsquillon & La Napoule, 3 French, Felucca Seadog from Gibraltar landed BCRA Chub 1 & Watchman 2 km Cannes (Alpes Maritimes), UK Pierre Julitte and SOE F John Goldsmith aka France Valentin & Sidney Jones aka Elie and Chalmers Wright aka Chalk.11 October 1942 Sainte-Marie-Plage, 6 km N Canet Rosalind Felucca Seawolf (Lt Marian Michalkiewicz) Plage, near Perpignan, France embarked Abbé Josef Myrda & 32 allied servicemen20 to 25 October1942 Cherchell, 132 km W Algiers, US, GB HMS Seraph P 219 (Lt Norman "Bill" Jewell) Flagpole Secret negotiations with Vichy French officers landed party of Lieutenant General Mark Clarke (General Charles Mast, Colonel Jousse, Jean with Brigadier General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Barjot) concerning Operation Torch. Colonel Archelaus L. Hamblen, Captain Jerauld Party of Lieutenant General Mark Clarke was Wright , Holmes & 3 commandos picked-up by HMS Seraph P 219 on 25/10/194226 October 1942 3,7 km NW Thalamy, 9 km SE Ussel, 2 passengers: WT Ferdinand Rodriguez- Achilles RAF Sqn 161 (P/O Bridger) – Lysander – LZ Thalamy, 45° 32’ 25’’ N – 02° 25’ Redington aka Pie & Mary Ghita Lindell aka SIS n°18 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade’s brother Jacques 35’’ E, Corrèze, France Marie-Claire missed the plane being late.26 October 1942 4 km ENE La Chapelle de Guinchay GB, Can 2 men SOE F, WT Auguste Floiras aka Albert Saddler / Electrician RAF Sqn 161 (P/O Vaughan-Fowler) lysander – 7 km S Macon, (Saone & Loire), aka Saddler & J Paimblanc aka Fric W V9367. Emile Duboudin aka Jean & Benjamin France. H Cowburn aka Benoit back to England. There is a memorial31 October St Laurent Nouan, between Crouy- France SOE F: 2 men WT Gilbert Norman aka Monkeypuzzle / Actor / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Rymills) – 3 Joes sur-Cosson & Nouan sur Loire, 8km Archambaud aka Butcher & WT Roger Landes Butcher Reception by Pierre Culioli aka Adolphe NE Chambord, DZ Bois-Renard (Loir aka Aristide aka Actor (Monkeypuzzle) & Cher), France31 October 1942 Fontevraud Military Camp, 15 km SE France SOE RF: Lt Marcel Damiens aka Garterfish Garterfish RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Rymills) Saumur, (Maine & Loire), France To blow up 2 main transformers near Saumur. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 22 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)3 November 1942 Port Miou, France UK, Felluca Seadog (Lt Jan Buchowski) landed 6 Watchman III Agents collected included John Starr (brother France SOE F (George Starr aka Hilaire, Marcus Bloom Scientist / Denis of George, aka Emile & Bob), Isadore aka Urbain aka Bishop, Mary Herbert aka Newman (aka Julien) "a WT operator with Claudine, Marie-Therese Le Chêne aka Adèle, Peter Morland Churchill", a person with the Odette Hallowes-Sansom aka Lise and field name "Richard" (aircraft engineer Charles Gracomino Galea) and 1 SIS MI9 Tom Groome Roubier according to Odette Sanson) and his son, Jean Nohain-Jaboune & "Quintet" (PWE WT Patrie) sent left for England.05 au 07/11/1942 Near Le Lavandou, 35 km E Toulon, Kingpin HMS Seraph P 219 (Lt Norman "Bill" Jewell) Var renamed for this operation USS Seraph (Captain Jerauld Wright ) embarked General Henri Giraud aka Kingpin, his son & 3 French officers for Gibraltar in plane Catalina.10 November 1942 Germans invaded demarcation line11 November 1942 Plouézec (Armor), France UK N°12 c ommando, 11 men (G Appleyard, Fahrenheit Commandos SSFR transported by MTB 344 to P.Kemp, Rooney, Reynolds, Nicholson, destroy communication station P.Cotter, Barry , Brodison, Howells, x) RAF Sqn 138 – Wheatley - F/Sgt16 November 1942 Near Giverny, W Vernon (Eure) Australian SOE F Norman Hinton aka Noel aka Journalist Journalist Weatherstone17 November 1942 1 km NE Courlaoux, 8 km W Lons le France BCRA, Henri Frenay aka Henri Francen aka Catfish RAF Sqn 161 Lysander V9353 G (Cpt John Saulnier, 6 km S Bletterans, LZ Charvet and General Emmanuel d’Astier de la Bridger). To unify Franc-Tireur, Libération & Courgette (Jura), France Vigerie Combat movements, Yvon Morandat aka Outclass & General François d’Astier de la Vigerie aka Star left for GB.18 November 1942 Blind, near Beaune la Rolande CAN, GB SOE F, 3 men: Gustave Biéler aka Guy aka Musician / Farmer / RAF Sqn 161 Whitley (F/L Prior) (Loiret), France Musician, Michael Trotobas aka Sylvestre aka Baker Farmer & WT Arthur Staggs aka Guy aka Baker18 November 1942 St Laurent Nouan, between Crouy- RAF Sqn 138 – Wheatley - F/Sgt sur-Cosson & Nouan sur Loire, 8km SOE F France Antelme aka Renaud aka Weatherstone - Anteleme was to get in touch NE Chambord, DZ Bois-Renard (Loir Mauritian Bricklayer aka Athos & Cpt Victor Charles Monkeypuzzle 4 / with Herriot and Hayes was to act as a & Cher), France UK Hayes sabotage instructor aka Yves aka Bricklayer/ Printer sabotage instructor for Scientist Printer. Reception by Pierre Culioli aka Adolphe & Yvonne Rudellat aka Suzanne (Monkeypuzzle)22 November 1942 Ménétréols-sous-Vatan, LZ Les 3 passengers: SOE RF/BCRA Roger Lardy aka Skate / Squid RAF Sqn 161 – 2 lysanders V9367 B & V9353 Lagnys (Indre) Skate Major, Jacques Pain aka Skate Minor & G (W/C Charles Pickard & Cpt John Bridger) WT Denviollet aka Frit W Gaston Tavian aka Collin aka Tir aka Shrimp, Georges Descroizette & Philippe Serra aka Morisot aka Lor embarked.23 November 1942 Chateauroux, France France SOE RF/BCRA Pierre Sonneville aka Llama RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Anderle) Equilateral Marco-Polo25 November 4 km E Chateauneuf du Cher, 1 km N France 2 passengers : SOE RF/BCRA Jean Loncle aka Pike / Carp / Ruff RAF Lysander V9822 E (F/L James Chavannes, LZ Univers (Cher), Nestor aka Pike & WT J Paimblanc aka Carp McCairns). Colonel François de Linarès aka France aka Eric W with 12 WT sets Fraco & Lt Vellaud aka Duteil embarked.25 November 3,7 km NW Thalamy, 9 km SE Ussel, France Apollo RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (P/O Vaughan- LZ Thalamy, 45° 32’ 25’’ N – 02° 25’ SIS n° 19 Fowler). 3 passengers: Corsican Policemen 35’’ E, Corrèze, France Xavier Piani, Mathiu Rutali & Reverbel who helped escape of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade aka Hérisson (Network Alliance).28 November 1942 2 km NW Morgny, 8 km E Lyons-la- France Perry RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders planned only one Foret, LZ Pamplemousse, 49° 24’ 00’’ SIS n° 20 arrived (F/L James McCairns) – Max Petit’s N – 01° 35’ 00’’ E, Eure, Fr family with 2 children embarked. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 23 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)7 December 1942 Montalivet (Gironde), Fr UK Submarine HMS Tuna debarked 10 FRANKTON 4 German ships: Tannenfel, Dresden, commandos of Royal Marines Boom Patrol Alabama & Portland damaged in Bordeaux Detachment (RMBPD s) with 5 Cockle Mark harbour. II canoes: canoe Catfish (Maj HG Hasler & Canoe Cachalot being amaged during Marin Bill Sparks), canoe Crayfish (Cpl AF unloading, Marines W A Ellery & E Fisher Laver & Marine W. H. Mills), canoe Conger (Cpl stayed on board submariune HMS Tuna. C. J. Sheard & Marin D. Moffatt), canoe Only Maj Hasler and his canoe partner, Marine Cuttlefish (Lt JW Mackinnon & Marin J Conway) Billy Sparks escaped to Spain (canoe Catfish) & canoe Coalfish (Sgt S Wallace & Marin R Ewart)13 December 1942 Topiti Gulf, N Chiuni Gulf, 20 km SW Belgium, Submarine Casabianca (Cdt L’Herminier) Pearl Harbour WT Adj Pierre Griffi executed on 18/08/1943 Piana (Corsica) Fr, US, unloaded 4 agents : Cdt Robert De Schrevel There is a memorial aka Roger De Saule, WT Adj Pierre Griffi aka Denis, Lt Laurent Preziosi, & Lt Toussaint Griffi with 1 WT set, weapons & amunitions – Cpt Frederic Brown aka Tommy (OSS) participed and had to swim to get back – Enseigne de Vaisseau Lasserre & 2 crew members Asso & Cardo left on the shore17 December 4 km E Chateauneuf du Cher, 1 km N France SOE RF/BCRA Louis Kerjean aka Erg W aka Starfish RAF Lysander V9283 (F/L Guy Lockhart). 2 Chavannes, LZ Univers (Cher), Chub Minor & WT Jean Simon aka Sif C aka Frit passengers embarked airman Cdt Marchal aka France Menhaden Hussard &Blum Picard engineer20 December 1942 Near Lake du Duc, 2 km NW French BCRA/SOE RF Guy LENFANT aka Lebreton Cockle RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Kuzmicki) Ploermel, Morbihan, France aka Cockle & WTo André RAPIN aka Cockle Minor22 December 4 km S W Brion, LZ Vautour (Indre), France SOE RF/BCRA Pierre Deshayes (CL) pseudo Cutthlefish / Lobster RAF Sqn 161 Lysander V9671 (W/C Picard) France Rod aka Mussel Major & WT George Ledoux Reception by Jacques Voyer - Pierre Queuille aka Sol A aka Lobster for Jean Moulin (Mangazol) & Guy Chaumet (CL) aka Geo aka Mariotte left for England29 December 1942 1) 2 km N Etrepagny, DZ Le UK SOE WT J.Agazarian aka Marcel aka Glazier Glazier RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Gibson) Genétray, (Eure) SOE F John T Hamilton aka Crosse aka Tabacconist 2) Rhone valley, Fr Tabacconist29 December 1942 Blind near La Rochelle Czech, SOE JAP Lodwick & Oscar Heimann Bookmaker RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (P/O Foster) Pol30 May Agent dropped by parachute during the night on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via plane landing (Dakota, Lysander, etc ) on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via sea landing on the 30th of MayCL Compagnon de la Liberation Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 24 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) DATE DROP ZONE NATION UNIT UNIT OPERATION TYPE OF OPERATION 194303 or 06/01/1943 South Bretany, France France SOE RF/BCRA Michel Pichard aka Pic aka Oyster Jargon / CND CND Castille network & WT Louis JOURDREN aka Jacques JORDAN aka Claude ORLANDE7 January 1943 Cupabia Bay, 16 km N Propriano, UK, France SOE RF/BCRA Cpt Godefroy Scamaroni (CL) aka Sea Urchin R2 network Corsica, France Pot aka Edmond Severi, WT JB Hellier aka Henri & UK agent James Anthony Jeckell aka André Meynard landed by UK submarine HMS Tribune14 January 4,5 km NE Loyettes, LZ Lièvre, 45° France 2 packages Corinne RAF FL Hugh Verity Sqn 161 lysander D 47’ 40’’ N – 05° 15’ 30’’ E, Ain, SIS n°21 MA operating from Tangmere – 3 France passengers: BCRA Christian Pineau (CL), Cpt Boris Fourcaud aka Froment & André Boyer aka Brutus (CL) (Brutus Network) embarked.14 January 3,7 km NO Thalamy, 9 km SE Ussel, France 1 Belgian passenger Ajax RAF Sqn 161 (FL John Bridger) LZ Thalamy, 45° 32’ 25’’ N – 02° 25’ SIS n°22 Lysander V9353 operating from 35’’ E, Corrèze, France Tangmere – 3 passengers: BCRA, Claude Hettier de Boislambert (CL), Henri DOR aka Faon & Léon Faye back to GB18 January 1943 Blind near Issoire, Puy de Dôme, France BCRA Michel Thoraval ??? RAF Halifax22 January Near Fréville du Gâtinais, 30 km SE France SOE F 2 men (J.Worms aka Juggler & Henry Juggler / Farrier RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (S/L Boxer) Pithiviers, France Déricourt aka Farrier)25 January Near Brioude, Haute Loire, France UK SOE F, 1 woman Jacqueline Nearne aka Stationer / Designer RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Prior) Jacqueline aka Designer and 1 man Maurice Southgate aka Hector aka Stationer26 January 1.6 km NO Arbigny, LZ Marabout, France BCRA Pierre Brossolette aka Paul Briant aka Atala RAF Sqn 161. Lysander B (W/C Charles 46° 29’ 00’’ N – 04° 57’ 00’’ E, Ain Brumaire & Jacques Robert aka Denis Brumaire-Arquebuse Pickard) – 2 passengers : BCRA René SIS n°23 Massigli & Cdt André Manuel Pallas embarked.26 January 1 km NE Courlaoux, 8 km W Lons le France SOE F: Cpt Henri Borosh aka Marius aka Whitebait/ Prawn/ RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders + 1 spare Saulnier, 6 km S Bletterans, LZ Silversmith Gurnard/ (FF/O Rymills & S/L H Verity, Cairn Courgette (Jura), France SOE RF/BCRA: Richard Heritier aka Eric A aka recalled) - 2 passengers : BCRA Henri Prawn & Gurnard aka Kim A returned to GB Manhès (CL) aka Frédéric aka Monceau & Jean Fleury aka Panier left for GB Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 25 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)4 February 1943 Escudelier Rock, N Taillat Cape, France, Submarine Casabianca (Cdt Jean L’Herminier) Tube between Camarat Cape and Lardier USA, Can unloaded Cpt Caillot &WT Lt Guillaume. Cape, 8 km E Cavalaire sur Mer, Cpt Frederic Brown aka Tommy (OSS) participated (Var) There is a memorial05/02/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr, GB & US Sibiril 3 Fishing boat YVONNE embarked Georges COSTE (Cmdo Kieffer), Jean RIOUAL, René BOLLORÉ (BCRA), Roger ESPERONNIER, Claude de LAGUICHE, WT Jean-Baptiste ALLARD (BCRA Réseau Alliance), Albert BILLARD (BCRA), Christian BILLET (Cadet FFL), aviateur anglais Reginald Geoffrey SMITH (WELLINGTON MK III n° BK536), aviateurs américains Mark L. MC DERMOTT & aviateur américain Sebastian VOGEL (B17 n° 41-24584 SUSFU)6/02/1943 Bay of Arone, N Topiti gulf, 18 km N Submarine Casabianca (Cdt Jean L’Herminier) To join team of Roger De Saule Piana, Corsica debarked 2 agents Sgt Michel Bozzi & WT 2 submaine seamen Asso & Cardo Chopitel aka Tintin et 2 WT sets B7 embarked7 February Loches (Indre & Loire), France France, UK SAS stick (D.Guillon) To blow up bomb store11 February 1943 Near Scogliu Biancu, Cupabia Bay, Guy Verstraete aka Wlaminck aka Vernuge, Frederick Guy Verstraete aka Wlaminck aka 16 km N Propriano, Corsica, France Antoine Colonna d’Istria & Charles Simon Andreï Vernuge & Charles Simon Andreï debarked by UK submarine HMS Saracen arrested on 12/04/1943 and executed on 06/07/194313 February 2 km SW Ruffey-sur-Seille (Jura), LZ France 3 passengers : SOE RF/BCRA Henri Manhès aka Porpoise/ Prawn/ RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Leontine, France. Frédéric (CL), Richard Heritier aka Eric A aka Gurnard Vaughan-Fowler & Mc Cairns) – 4 There is a memorial at Ruffey Prawn & Garland aka Gurnard aka Kim A passengers : Claude Lamirault (Jade- Fitzroy network), Jean Moulin (CL), general Delestraint (CL) aka Chevalier & Kalb aka Guigui left for GB.13 February 1.8 km O Saint-Yan, 20 km O France 5 passengers : BCRA Henri Gorce-Franklin aka Sirene / Berenice RAF Sqn 161 hudson 7263 O.( Cdr Charolles, LZ Chamois, 46° 24’ 45’’ Franklin (Gallia network), Jean Fleury aka Panier SIS n°24 Pickard) N – 04° 01’ 14’’ E, (S&L), France (Electre Transmission network), Fernand Gane aka Jacqu (Phalanx network), Félix Svagrovsky aka César (C.N.D) & André Boyer aka Brutus (Brutus network)19 February 1943 Saint Branchs (Indre and Loire), was France, UK, SIS Georges Broussine Director 24 Damaged Halifax Mk II W1012 NF – Z supposed to be dropped on Le Blanc Can Bourgogne escape (RAF Sqn 138) landed with 8 Crew (P/O (Indre) Burgundy mission line P. Kingsford Smith RAAF, Sgt J. Davison, F/Sgt A.F.A. Dawkins RCAF, F/O R.C. Hogg, Flt Engr, Sgt F.R. Jerome, Sgt H.J. Long, Sgt E.J. Ramm & Sgt D. Robinson) POW19 February 1943 4,6 km SW Feurs, LZ aéroport Fr 1 passenger Tundra RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/O Rymills) – Feurs-Chambéon, 45° 42’ 20’’ N – SIS n°25 BCRA Michel Thoraval & Cpt Bonnefous 04° 11’ 55’’ E, Loire Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 26 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)20 February 1943 11 km SE Arles, LZ les Chanoines, 1 passenger BCRA Claude Lamirault aka Fitzroy Steward RAF 161 Hudson 263 O (W/C Pickard) - Bouches du Rhone (CL) 6 passengers : André GIRARD aka Carte aka Pointer (Head of Carte network), Col MALAGUTTI, BCRA Pierre VAUTRIN, Jean NOHAIN aka Jaboune & André MAROSELLI & MAROSELLI’s sons24 February 1943 1.8 km NW Cuisery, LZ Cuisery 10 passengers? Pampas RAF 161 Hudson 263 O (W/C Pickard) - airfield, 5 km E Tournus, 46° 33’ 45’’ SIS n°26 7 passagers : BCRA : Claude Lamirault, N – 04° 59’ 04’’ E, Saône & Loire M & Mme Rollin, Robert Gautier, Louis Niger, Henri Nart & Pierre Maho-Hentic24 February 1943 Near Bosquentin, 40 km W Rouen, UK, France SOE RF Forest Yeo-Thomas aka Asymptote aka Sea Horse Organization of resistance in France. DZ Orange, France Lapin Blanc aka Sea Horse Brumaire-Arquebuse They were joined by P Brossolette BCRA A.Dewavrin aka Passy06/03/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 4 Fishing boat “S’ILS TE MORDENT” embarked Valentin dit Marcel SOUFFEZ (FNFL), Étienne COULIOU, Gwenn-Aël BOLLORÉ (Cmdo Kieffer), Marc THUBÉ(Cmdo Kieffer), Michel FOURQUET(FAFL), Bertrand du POUGET(FAFL), Marcel GUIADER (BCRA), Jean-Paul MARTIN (Cadet FFL) & Marcel JASSAUD. Fishing boat “S’ILS TE MORDENT” is displayed in the museum Jean Moulin in Bordeaux (FFL)28/02/1943 Near Rambouillet, Yvelines SOE RF/BCRA - Cpl de Clay aka Mors & de Brewer To blow factory in Issy Les Moulineaux Bodhaine aka Longe Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 27 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)10 March 1943 Canelle Cove, 2 km N Favone, S UK, Fr Submarin Casabianca (Cdt Jean L’Herminier) To bring funds to De Saule’s team. Solenzara, Corsica debarked 2 English SIS agents Paul Pardi, Lt Laurent Preziosi, Lt Toussaint Griffi and submariners Asso & Cardot embarked for Algiers.17 March 1943 4,5 km N Marnay, South Poitiers, UK 4 SOE F John Goldsmith aka Valentin, Lejeune Trainer RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders organized by France aka Delphin, WT Robert Dowlen aka Richard & Déricourt (F/L Vaughan-Fowler & Mrs Françoise “Francine” Agazarian aka Rymills) .4 SOE F Claude de Baissac Marguerite aka David aka Scientist, Joseph Antelme aka Antoine, Raymond Flower aka Gaspard & WT X left for England.19 March 2 km NE Melay, 17.8 km N Roanne, France 3 SOE RF/BCRA : Jean Moulin (CL) aka Max, Sirene 2 RAF Sqn 161 lysander (F/L Bridger) – LZ Lilas, 46° 13’ 10’’ N – 04° 02’ 25’’ general Charles Delestraint aka Vidal (CL) & Phalanx BCRA Paul Jacques Kalb aka Jacques E, S&L, France Christian Pineau (CL) aka Francis (Phalanx SIS n°27 d’Alsace Il y a une stèle à Melay. network) Reception Pierre Delaye19 March 2 km E Haute Avesnes – 10 km SE France 3 passengers : Duboys, Simon + X Yolande 1 RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (S/L H Verity) – Arras, LZ Cerise, 50° 19’ 56’’ N – 02° SIS n°28 3 passengers: Gal Beynet, Cpt Bouheret 39’ 40’’ E, (Pas de Calais) & Cpt DGaujour20 March1943 3,5 km NE Villefranche sur Saône, GB 1 passenger : Léon Faye aka Aigle Hector RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (W/C Pickard) LZ Pluto, 46° 01’ 10’’ N – 04° 44’ SIS n°29 organized by Paul Rivière (CL) aka 10’’ E, Rhône Marquis aka Sif bis – Cpt Pierre Dallas aka Cornac, Dr Zimmem et colonel Delamaire20 March 1943 Blind near La Cheraille 4 km South Can, 2 MI9 – Vladimir Bouryschkine aka Val Williams & Oaktree RAF Sqn 138 (F/Lt Grygleswick) Halifax Rambouillet (Yvelines) Russian WT Raymond La Brosse & X aka Armand (BCRA Halifax– To prepare Shelbourn escape Mithridate) line with MGB from Dartmouth23 March 1943 Blind Dissay-sous-Courcillon, SE SOE F Jean Bouguennec aka Max aka Butler, Butler / Publican RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Grygleswick) Chateau-du-Loir (Sarthe), Fr Marcel Rousset aka Léopold & Marcel Fox aka Bad landing: WT set lost & Jean Ernest aka Publican Bouguennec broke his ankle. They were arrested on 07/09/194323 March 5,5 km N Estrées St Denis, 10 km W UK SOE F Francis Cammaerts aka Jockey & George Jockey / Playwright RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (Cdt Verity) Compiegne, France Duboudin aka Playwright Peter Morland Churchill & Henri Frager left for England.23 March 1943 Lentigny, SW Roanne, DZ Pomme France SOE RF/BCRA Bruno Larat aka Luc aka Haddock Venkle / Haddock / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (S/L Austin) (Loire), France S/Lt Pierre Rateau (CL) aka Swordfish aka Pape Swordfish Head of COPA To replace Henri Monjarret aka Sif30/03/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 5 Fishing boat JEAN embarked Jean GESTALIN (FNFL), Joseph BOULIC (FAFL), Yves CADIOU (FAFL), Jean BODOLEC (4 SAS), François HÉLIAS (FFL), Louis KERNANEC (FAFL), Alexandre PRIAC (FFL), François PRIGENT (FNFL), Lucienne CLOAREC (FNFL), Charles HÉMON (FFL), Jean JOURDREN (FAFL), Jean PERSON (FAFL), Roger MARREC (FAFL), Guillaume RIOUAL, Marcel DONVAL (FNFL), Jean DONVAL (BCRA), aviateur américain Ernest MORIARTY (B17 n° 41- 24514) & X Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 28 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)04/04/1943 Near mouth of Travo, 3,5 km N Submarine Trident debarked Commandant Paulin Solenzar , Corsica Colonna dIstria (CL) aka Césari04/04/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 6 Fishing boat JEANNE embarked Jean- Louis JOURDREN (FNFL), Marie Yvonne VARCLEYE (AFAT), Georges LE DOEUFF (FNFL) & X06/04/1943 – Newlyn harbour (Cornouaille) Fr, UK 19 persons embarked from Tréboul09/04/1943 harbour on board fishing boat Dalch- Mad (Tiens-Bon) : Jean Boucher, René Boulic, F/Lt Gordon Carter (RAF Sqn 35 airman shot down), Francis Guezennec (To be commando Kieffer), Marcel Guillou (To be spitfire & concorde pilot), Alain Kervarec, Auguste Kerverec, Jean Kervroedan, Aldo Luraschi, Pierre Montagne, Gérard Morel, Guy Penanneach, Louis Renard, Marcel Renaud, Pierre Salez, Pierrot Sergent, Jacques Talec & Xavier Trellu.11 April 1943 N E Thenay, DZ bois Saint Lomer UK SOE F 2 men (Ben H Cowburn & WT D.Barret) Tinker / Physician 12 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Rottledge) - (Loir & Cher), France Tinker / Gérald Take head of Tinker II11 April 1943 Near Toulouse Can SOE F WT Charles Duchalard aka Denis Prunus To operate Eureka11/04/1943 ??? Counter Intelligence Mission BIR : Ravaud aka Perch 4 / Robalo / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Kuzmicki) Jove aka Nautilus aka Bir 1, Laporte aka Scallop Nautilus / Scallop Robalo ijured his back aka Bir 231 & Pournain aka Robalo aka Bir 232 Nautilus et Scallop arrested11 April 1943 Blind Chamblac, DZ Broglie (Eure), France BCRA Robert Masson Lobelia RAF Halifax France Samson To set-up Samson network12 April 1943 Douvres-la-Delivrande, 12 km N Pol, UK, SOE F Claude Jumeau aka Robert & Lee-Graham Surgeon / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax Mk II BB340 NF – Caen (Calvados). France aka Felix Wheelwright 4 D shot landed. Sgt J. Lesniewicz killed by flak, F/O B. Korpowski evaded, W/O S. Jensen DFM, F/Lt J. Izycki, W/O L. Zaborowski & W/O L. Urbanski PAF POW. SOE F Claude Jumeau & Lee- Graham escaped13 April 1943 2,5 km NW Feillens, NE Macon, DZ France SOE RF/BCRA Alain Grout de Beaufort (CL) aka Halibut Reception by Bruno Larat - RAF Sqn Marguerite (Ain), France Tomcod aka Jac aka Pair & Roland Setruk aka 161 2 lysanders (S/L H Verity & F/L There is a memorial Stickleback aka Luc A Rymilss) – Remplace Paul Schmidt aka Kim (CL) COPA head Region R 6 4 passengers : Henri Queuille, Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie, J- Pierre Lévy & Daniel Mayer sent to England. 2 lysanders14 April 1943 Semnoz near St Jorioz, 7 km S UK SOE F, 1 man Peter Morland Churchill aka Spindle Spindle / Raoul RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/O Leggate). Annecy (Haute Savoie), France Arrested on 16/04/1943 with Odette Sansom aka Lise and deported (Survived)14/04/1943 ???? 2 Joes Marigold / Shrimp / RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Foster) Lime1214/04/1943 Near Sarrouilles Hills, 6 km E Tarbes British SOE F - Harry Rée aka César aka Stockbroker & Stockbroker RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Polkowski) - (Hautes Pyrénées) Mauritius WT Amédée Maingard aka Dédé aka Samuel aka Shipwright To destroy Machelin tyre manufacture Shipwright14/04/21943 Near Angoulême, Charente SOER F 1 joe : Claude de Baissac aka David aka Scientist 17/ 7A/ RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Grygleswick) - Scientist? Weaver Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 29 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)14 April 1,5 km SSE Pocé sur Cisse, 3,5 km UK 4 SOE F Jacques Frager aka aka Jean-Marie aka Salesman RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders organized by NE Amboise, LZ Bronchite, France Donkeyman, WT André Dubois aka Hercule, Donkeyman / Jean- Déricourt (F/L Mc Cairns & F/L Philippe Liewer aka Maj Charles Staunton and Marie Vaughan-Fowler) - Marcel Clech aka Joseph Chartrand Bastien back to England.15 April 1 km EN La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, 40 UK 1 SOE RF & 1 SOE DF Sculptor RAF Sqn 161 (S/L H Verity) Lysander km N Tours (Sarthe), France organized by Déricourt - SOE F Julienne Aisner aka Claire back to England..15 April – 20 May 1943 3 km NW Arbigny, LZ Junot, Ain, France SOE RF/BCRA Lt Francis-Louis Closon (CL) aka Dogfish RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (W/Cdr Pickard) – France Coulanges aka Pilotfish & Jean- 8 passengers : Pierre Laroque, LouisbernardFraval aka Leaffish & 12 suitcases H.Deschamps, G.Buisson, Fassiaux aka Sif 3, Martin aka Sif 2 & Dr Robert Blochet15 April 1943? Loches (I&L), France France BCRA – J-Claude Camors aka Bordeaux Bordeaux-Loupiac To set-up an escape network15 April 1943 4,5 km NE Loyettes, LZ Lièvre, 45° 4 packages Antinea RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Bridger) : 3 47’ 40’’ N – 05° 15’ 30’’ E, Ain, SIS n°30 passengers: R Wacherrn, Henri Morier France. aka Le Grand & Claude Pineau. There is a plate Reception WT Pierre Delaye aka VAR15 April 1943 3,7 km NW Thalamy, 9 km SE Ussel, 3 passengers SOE RF/BCRA Jean Cavaillès aka Liberty / Juliette RAF Sqn 161 - 2 Lysanders (P/O Mc LZ Thalamy, 45° 32’ 25’’ N – 02° 25’ Marty, aka Bernard & aka Parsifal SIS n°31 Cairns & F/L Vaughan-Fowler). SOE F 35’’ E, Corrèze, France (FFE.Yeo-Thomas aka Shelley), BCRA (A.Dewavrin, Louis Jourdren aka Jacques Jordan aka Jargon & Pierre Brossolette aka Pedro) & USAAF (Cpt Ryan) back to GB16 April 3,5 km NE Villefranche sur Saône, France 3 passengers : Cpt Pierre Dallas aka Cornac, Ulysses RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/Lt Rymills) – LZ Pluto, 46° 01’ 10’’ N – 04° 44’ Henri Léopold Dor SIS n°32 3 passengers: Cdt Cros, Pierre 10’’ E, Rhône Berthomier et Robert Rivat16 April 1943 1.2 km NE de Pardines, 6 km NW 2 packages Petunia RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Bridger) – 2 Issoire, 45° 34’ 05’’ N – 03° 11’ 11’’ SIS n°33 passengers: BCRA col Emile Bonotaux, E, Puy de Dôme, Gilbert Guillaume aka Gilbert18 April 6 km NW La Parade, LZ Chanet France No passenger Zinnia RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (W/Cdr Pickard) – airfield, 44° 17’ 00’ ‘ N – 03° 17’ 40’’ SIS n°34 9 passengers: Petitjean, Koenig father & E, Lozère, son, Col Guenin, Cpt Caillot, X aka Parrain, general Brohan, Philippe Michelin & Emile Champion Reception Justin Gruat18 April 1943 Barnay, between Autun & Le SOE F 6 agents : Hugh Dormer aka Paul, William Scullion I RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Gebik) – Creusot, Saône & Loire France Knight aka Bailif, George Larcher aka Albert, Destroy synthetic petrol plan of Thélots Eugène Felangue aka Levene aka Boniface, Jack in Autun Hayes aka Victor & WT George Demand aka Edmonde19 April 1943 2,5 km SW Luzille, E Tours, LZ France 2 passengers Sabine RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Mc Cairns) Planette, 47° 15 ‘ 05’’ N – 01° 02’ SIS n°35 – 4 passengers 00’’ E, Indre & Loire, France Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 30 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)20 April 1943 1.2 km S Ambérac, LZ Serin No passenger Pencil fish RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders (F/L (Charente), France Vaughan-Fowler & Rymills) - BCRA Jacques Voyer (Emeraude), Pierre Vienot (CL - Député Ardennes), Marcel Poimboeuf (President of Christian Syndicates) & Rene Israel sent to England.22 April 1943 2 km E Couture sur Loir, 7 km W No passenger Tony RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders organized by Vendôme, LZ Torticolis, France Farrier / Claude Déricourt (one back empty) (S/L H Verity & F/L Bridger) - SOE F Henri Dericourt aka Gilbert aka Farrier.28/04/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr & Belge Sibiril 7 Fishing boat RED ATAO embarked Jean-Pierre MERCIER (FAFL), Gérard MERCIER (Instructeur Cadets FFL), Henri de BIRÉ (FAFL), Jean BRAOUÉZEC & Yves GOURVIL (FAFL) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 31 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)5 May Blind Gatinais, France Uk SOE F Henri Dericourt aka Gilbert aka Farrier Farrier RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (G/L Hodges)7 May 1943 Escudelier Rock, N Taillat Cape, Submarine Marsouin (Cdt Mine) debarked 5 Tube 5 escaped agents embarked between Camarat Cape and Lardier agents Cape, 8 km E Cavalaire sur Mer, (Var) There is a memorial11/05/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr & Belge Sibiril 8 Fishing boat TOR E BENN embarked Jean PÉRON (FNFL), Jean LEPAGE (FNFL), Robert ROUSSILLAT (FAFL), Charles CHRISTIENNE (FAFL), pilote René LE BOETTE (FAFL), Jean LE MEN (Cmdo Kieffer), Paul KRÉBEL (Santé), Jean-Baptiste TRICAUD (FNFL), Louis JOURDREN (FAFL), Louis HERLÉDAN, Gilles COCHARD & Roger DELHAYE13 May 1943 Landes France SOE F – Marcel Défence aka Dédé aka Weaver Weaver / Scientist RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Ruttledge)13 May 1943 ?? France SOE F – Guillaume Lecointre aka Leveller aka Lime 18 / Lumberjack Attorney Leveller13 May 1943 2,5 km SW Luzillé, LZ Planette, 47° 1 passenger (SIS?) Jeannette RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Mc Cairns) 15 ‘ 05’’ N – 01° 02’ 00’’ E, (Indre & SIS n°36 – 3 passengers left for GB: François Loire) Chatelain14 May 1,5 km ENE Azay sur Cher, 13 km S UK 4 passengers: SOE F, 2 women (Vera Leigh aka Inventor RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders organized by E Tours, LZ Grippe, (Indre & Loire), Simone & Julienne Aisner aka Claire) 2 men Charlot operation Déricourt (S/L H Verity & Rymills) – 1 France (Sidney Jones aka Elie & WT Marcel Clech aka Groom passenger Francis Suttil aka Prosper Bastien)19 May 1943 Near Blye, 15 km SE Lons-le- UK SOE F, 2 men John Renshaw Starr aka Acrobat & Acrobat / Judge RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Gebik) Saunier (Jura), France WT John Young aka Judge19 May 4 km WSW Bletterans, LZ Orion France BCRA Daniel Mayer aka Villiers & 24 packages Blunderbus RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (G/L H Verity) - 8 (Jura), France. passengers : Francis-Louis Closon (CL) There is a memorial aka Coulanges aka Pilotfish, Valentin Abeille (CL) aka Colleone, Couty, Benazet, Roger Donnadieu aka Din aka Barter & sa femme, Roger Lardy aka Skate Major, & Lasalle aka Pas de Loup back to GB19 May 6 km NW La Parade, LZ Chanet France 6 passengers : Lt Léon Lheureux aka Louis Tulip RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (G/C Fielden) - 6 airfield, 44° 17’ 00’’ N – 03° 17’ 40’’ Joseph Lafitte, Charles Bellet aka Claude, SIS n°37 passengers : Gal Georges, Col C Duval, E, Lozère, Raymond Offroy, Abel Bonnard, WT Bonin + X Cpt Marie-Joseph de Peich aka La Prune, Michel Thoraval, Robert Masson, Cpt Hugo. Back to GB via Maison Blache (Algiers)20 May 1943 Near Chaumont-sur-Tharonne, 12 UK SOE F Joseph Antelme aka Renaud aka Briclayer Bricklayer / Physician RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Gebik) To km S La Ferté Saint-Aubin, DZ & Francis Suttill aka Prosper aka Physician bring Herriot to England Miraillon, (Loir & Cher)21 May 1943 1,3 km NW Le Grand Malleray, 4 km 5 packages Gauguin RAF Sqn Lysander (F/L John Bridger). NW Primelles, 46° 56’ 15’‘ N – 02° SIS n°38 Col René de Vitrolle & Police Officer 11’ 44’’ E, Cher, France Fernand Clément embarked26/05/1943 BCRA Pierre Hentic Jade-Fitzroy network Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 32 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)30/05/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 9 Fishing boat KERMOR embarked André LHOUR (FNFL), Jean LÉON (FNFL), Robert MEUDEC (FNFL), Jean DONNARD, Maurice LE GALL (FFL), Robert MOGUÉROU (Cmdo Kieffer), Ambroise MORIZUR (4 SAS), Pol LE DISSÈS (SAS), Adolphe HAMONOU, Jean PLEYBER (FAFL) & Jules- François CHAUVIN (BCRA Réseau Mitridate)30/05/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 10 Fishing boat METEOR embarked Émile LÉON (FNFL), Raymond KERRIEN (FNFL), Émile JÉGOU(FNFL), Jacques CROUAN (FAFL), Michel LE GOAËR (FNFL), Yvan CLECH (FAFL), Pierre SAINDRENAN (Instructeur Cadets FFL), Louis de GUIBERT (2 Zouaves), André dit Yves FAURY (2 Zouaves), Christian de TRUCHIS DE VARENNES (12 RCA), Jacques-Noel GUYADER (Cmdo Kieffer), Yvonne PÉTREMENT (BCRA) & aviateur américain Harold E. TILBURY (B17 n° 42-29663) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 33 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)07/06/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 11 Fishing boat SAINT-YVES embarked Olivier LE BORGNE (Coastal Command), René PERSON (Coastal Command), Pierre LE DUC (FNFL), Alain HERRY (FNFL), Pierre HERRY (Cadet FFL), Jacques JAMET (FNFL), Albert KÉROULLÉ (FNFL), Ernest LÉON (FNFL), Félix PERRIN (1 DFL), Didier PAUGAM (1 DFL), Alain CLÉDIC (1 DFL), Hervé QUÉRÉ (FNFL), François MOGUÉROU (FNFL), Louis GALLIOU (FNFL), Jean KERLEROUX (FNFL), Bertrand de KERMERCHOU de KÉRAUTEM (Médecin 4 DMM), Olivier GUIVARCH (Cmdo Kieffer), Charles MÉRIADEC (4 SAS), Gervais PERSON (FAFL) & Jacques BATAILLE9 June 1943 Near mouth of Travo, 3,5 km N Submarine Casabianca (Cdt Jean L’Herminier) Commandant Paulin Colonna dIstria Solenzar , Corsica (CL) aka Césari left to Algiers12 June 1943 Roncey, near Bazemont, Alluets France SOE F, 1 man Gaston Cohen aka Justin aka Watchman RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Hooper) forest, 25 km NW St Germain en Watchman aka Gaston Collin W/T operator Laye, France13 June Near Tours, France US, UK SOE F Ernst F Floege aka Pascal aka Sacristan Scientist 39 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Zubcki) and WT François Reeve aka Olivier aka Cardinal Sacristan / Cardinal13 June 1943 2,5 km SW Luzillé, E Tours, LZ France 4 passengers Jean-Louis Chancel, Henri Morier Louisiane RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Planette, 47° 15 ‘ 05’’ N – 01° 02’ SIS n°39 Vaughan-Fowler & Mc Cairns) – 6 00’’ E, Indre & Loire, France passengers: BCRA Achille Peretti aka Paul Vatier, Cpt Nomy, Caunave, Jacques Robert & a woman left for England14/06/1943 Near Châteaulin, Finistère BCRA Lt Yves Le Henaff aka Fanfan & WT Lt Jeune Dalhia To set up escape line of VIP Robert Vanier15 June 1943 2,2 km S Bouillancy, 9 km SE France 2 passengers : Pierre Berthomier Degas RAFSqn 161 Lysander (F/O Rymills) - 3 Nanteuil le Houdouin, LZ Reez SIS n°40 passengers left forr GB : George airfield, 49° 05’ 40’’ N – 02° 55’ 10’’ Lamarque (CL) aka Petrel, Jean Vinzant E, Oise, France aka Danois15 June 1943 2.4 km NW Gournay-sur-Aronde, LZ France 4 passengers : Henri Morier Nicolette RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Peche, 49° 30’ 15’’ N – 02° 38’ 50’’ SIS n°41 Vaughan-Fowler & Mc Cairns) – 6 E, Oise, France passagers : Mme Fernand Grenier, Dutertre, Bernard Cordier, Roger Herisse aka Lepic aka Dutertre, Albert Kohan aka Albert Berthaud (CL) & Jean Ayral (CL)15 June 1943 2,5 km NW Feillens, NE Macon, DZ France 2 SOE RF/BCRA, Claude Bouchinet-Serreulles Knuckleduster RAFSqn 161 hudson (G/L Hugh Verity Marguerite (Ain), France aka Sophie Claude Sauvier aka Inkfish & Pierre & Philippe Livry). 8 passengers : Henri There is a memorial Pery aka Gustave aka Pistol Frenay (CL) aka Charvet aka Nef, Paul Rivière aka Sif Bis aka Marquis (CL), Raymond Fassin aka Perch aka Sif, Gilbert Védy (CL) aka Médéric, Cpt Robert, Gal Arnault & radio Maurice de Cheveigné aka Eel sent left for England via Algiers & Gibraltar due to bad weather conditions. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 34 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)15 June 1943 Near Meusnes, 4 km SW Chatillon- Can SOE F, 2 men Cpt F.Pickersgill aka Bertrand aka Physician 55 & 64 / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Downs) sur-Cher, DZ Les Arrachis, (Loir & Arcdeacon & WT Cpt JK.MacAlister aka Valentin Archdeacon / Plumber Reception by Yvonne Rudellat & Pierre Cher) aka Plumber Culioli. Cpt Frank Pickersgill & Cpt John Kenneth MacAlister arrested on 21/06/1943 in Dhuizon (Loir & Cher) and hanged in Buchenval on 10/09/194416 June 1943 Near Vieux Briollay, 3,5 km W UK, France 4 SOE F 3 women (WT Noor Inayat Khan aka Teacher RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders organised by Villeveque, 12 km N E Angers, LZ Madeleine, Diana Rowden aka Paulette, Cecile Déricourt (F/L Vaughan-Fowler & Mc Indigestion (Maine & Loire), France Lefort aka Alice) Cairns). 5 passengers: 3 SOE F Jack and 1 man Charles Skepper aka Bernard Agazarian aka Marcel, Françoise Agazarian aka Marguerite & Lejeune aka Delphin with Gaby Pierre-Bloch + 1 French politician left for England.16 June 1943 1.7 km SE Bretagne, N Chateauroux, Esther RAF Sqn 161 (F/L Peter Vaughan- LZ Bretagne, 46° 59’ 40’’ N – 01° 41’ SIS n°42 Fowler). 2 passengers including Pierre- 50’’ E, Indre Jean Herbinger aka Brissac (Network Mithridate)17 June 1943 Near Rennes, Ile & Vilaine, France France SOE F François Vallée aka Oscar aka Parson Parson / Scientist 61 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Kalkus)17 June 7 km SE N Chaumont-sur-Loire, DZ Can SOE F Pierre Raynaud aka Alain aka Linkman - Physician 49 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (P/O Higgins) Les Motteux, (Loir & Cher) Sabotage instructor Jockey / Roger Reception by Pierre Culioli pseudo Adolphe19 June 1943 Sault (Vaucluse) Canada OSS Frederic Brown aka Tommy aka Jim RAF Sqn 1575 - Halifax V EB141 (F/Lt A J D Ruttledge)20 June 1943 Levigny, 10 km N Bar-sur-Aube, DZ GB SOE F WT Arthur Steele aka Laurent aka Waiter Roach 42 / Dagger RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/LKalkus) Oxygène, Aube (Network Monk) Arthur Steele arrested 26/03/1944 & SOE RF/BCRA René Cailleaud (CL) aka Lime aka hanged at Buchenval 10/09/1944 Arrosoir aka Dagger Sabotage training on how to use plastic exposive East region20 June 1943 2.9 km SW Maves, N Blois, 47° 43’ France Polyanthus RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (P/O Rymills) - 50’’ N – 01° 19’ 45’’ E, Loir & Cher, Phratrie BCRA Philippe Keun aka Amiral left for France SIS n°43 GB21 June 1943 Maule (Yvellines) UK SOE F – George Connerade aka Jacquot Housekeeper Abortive Coup de Main near St Quentin23 June 1943 1,5 km S Pocé sur Cisse, 3,5 km NE UK 1 SOE F Robert Lyon aka Adrian Curator / Acolyte RAF Sqn 161 Lysander organized by Amboise, LZ Bronchite, France 1 BCRA Col Emile Bonotaux Déricourt (S/L H Verity) - 1 SOE F Richard Heslop aka Xavier and Taylor downed airman. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 35 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)2 July 1943 Salecia beach, Curza cape, 10 km France Submarine Casabianca landed Commandant Tube NW Saint-Florent, Agriates, (Corsica) Paulin Colonna dIstria aka Césari + 3 agents4 July 1943 ??, France France BCRA J-Claude Camors aka Raoul Bordeaux-Loupiac To prepare escape line for airmen from Camaret12/07/1943 Roach 10614 July 1943 1 km NE Chavannes, LZ Carpes 46° F/Lt Stephen Hankey pilot under training did two Athalie RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (S/L Hugh 51’ 40’’ N – 02° 22’ 55’’ E, (Cher), way trip Durham Verity) Albert van Wolput embarked France SIS n°4415 July 1943 N E Suxy, 12 km N E Florenville, DZ Belge, Can MI 9 Dominique POTIER aka Martin & WT Conrad Manningtree RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (S/L Len Ratcliff) - Manningtree, Belgium Lafleur Martin To set-up Possum escape line by Lysander15 July 1943 11 km S Auxerre, LZ Grenade, No passenger Howitzer RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Rymills) – 2 Yonne, Fr passengers: Guy Lenfant aka Lebreton aka Cockle with folder 2223 & WT André Rapin aka Cockle Minor left for GB15 July 1943 1.2 km E Baigneaux, 48° 07’ 45’’ N – No passenger Heather RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (Cdt Verity) – 1 01° 49’ 50’’ E, Eure & Loir, Fr SIS n°45 passenger: SOE F Robert Champion aka Parrain left for GB15 July 1943 1,5 km NE Rivarennes, near Tours, 2 passengers SOE RF/BCRA : Cpt Emile Laffon Arrow RAF Sqn 161- 2 Lysanders (F/L Mc LZ Gide, (Indre et Loire) aka Lachaud aka Guizo & Maurice Pascouet Cairns & F/L Vaughan-Fowler) – 4 passengers: BCRA Patrice, Sabathier, Bosman & R.Vivier aka Pal B embarked17 July 1943 2,2 km S Bouillancy, 9 km SE France BCRA George Lamarque aka Pétrel, Pierre Bocher Renoir RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (P/O Vaughan- Nanteuil le Houdouin, LZ Reez & Michel Gaveau aka Tatou SIS n°46 Fowler). BCRA Marie-Madeleine airfield, 49° 05’ 40’’ N – 02° 55’ 10’’ Fourcade aka Hérisson, Lucien Poulard E, Oise, France & Andre Liess.17/07/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 12 Fishing boat ARMORICK embarked 13 passagers. Seuls Jean KERRIEN (FNFL), André MOGUÉROU (FNFL) & Jean PIROU (2 DB) ont atteint la GB. Pierre BERTEVAS, Robert APPÉRÉ, Ernest OLLIVIER, Paul FLEURIOT, Charles GUIZIEN, Jean QUÉGUINER & 4 X ayant débarqué à l’Ile Grande (Météo très difficile)19 July 1943 1,5 km ENE Azay sur Cher, 13 km S UK SOE F, WT Isidore Newman aka Pepe + X Athlete RAF Sqn 161 lysander organized by E Tours, LZ Grippe, (Indre & Loire), Salesman / Hamlet- Déricourt (F/L Mc Cairns). 3 SOE F France Faust Joseph Antelme aka Antoine, William Savy aka Alcide, Henri Déricourt aka Gilbert ?? & Mme Felix Gouin back to England.21 July 1943 Cormatin (S&L), DZ Vincent, France France BC RA Pau l Rivière aka Mar quis & Marce l Ali Reception by Henri Guillermin aka Pe lla y aka Paq ueb ot Pacha - Replacement of Bruno Larat (COPA head) who died - Destroy Grigny dam - Setup new net work Ajax21 July 1943 1.7 km SW Villers-les-Ormes,7 km GB, Fr SOE F Henri Déricourt aka Gilbert Floride 2 Lysanders (Hugh Verity & Peter NW Châteauroux, LZ Etoile, 46° 51’ BCRA Achille Peretti & Jacques Tayar aka SIS n°47 Vaughan-Fowler). Maurice Andlauer, 25’’ N – 01° 37’ 15’’ E (Indre), France Castries Mme Jacques Robert and 2 daughters Marianne & Chantal embarked. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 36 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)22 July 1943 1 km SE Soucelles, N E Angers, LZ France, SO E F - J.Aga zarian aka Ma rcel & Gamekeeper RAF Sqn 161 Hudson organized by Achille, (Maine & Loire), France Belgian N. Bo d ing to n aka Jean & Pro fessor Physician / Prosper Déricourt (W/C Hodges). To enquire Cd t Ad e lin Mar issal (Be lg ian ) about Prosper arrests. Latimer & 2 Belgian (Jean-Pierre Carre & Joseph Pans) left for GB.22 July 1943 Near Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Pol Colonel Antoni Zdrojewski aka Daniel & WT Lt P.O.W.N. / Monika RAF Sqn 138 (F/L Wilkinson) - As (Corrèze), France Antoine Pucilowski aka Synek aka Jean Savin deputy of A.Kawalkowski aka Justyn to be Head of Military Actions23/07/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 13 Fishing boat PIRATE embarked Étienne LE VEN, Louis LE VEN, Joseph dit Job LE VEN, Alexandre LE VEN, Jean LE VEN, Marcel DIGUER & Roger LEPRÊTRE24 July Curebourse, 2,5 km NW Saint- France SOE RF/BCRA Jean-Pierre Lévy aka Lenoir aka Buckler RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (S/L H Verity) - 8 Vulbas, LZ Figue (Ain), France Tir F & Emmanuel dAstier passengers BCRA Claudius Four, François de Menthon aka Tertius (CL), André Déglise-Favre, WT Gerard Brault aka Kim W akaCrab Minor, Maurice Rochbach, George Libert, Victor Beaufol & Charrette left for England via Blida.24 July 1943 2.5 km S Martigné-Ferchaud (Ille & Belgium, SOE F, Henri Hubert Gaillot aka Ignace & WT Parson/ Driver RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Hart) Vilaine), France UK Georges Clément aka Édouard aka Driver Reception François Vallée (CL) aka Oscar aka Parson30 July 1943 Salecia beach, Curza cape, 10 km France Submarine Casabianca landed 1 agent Tube NW Saint-Florent, Agriates, (Corsica) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 37 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)12 August 1943 Between Autun & Le Creusot, 1 SOE WT F George Demand aka Edmonde Sculion A RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt James) – Saône & Loire France Scullion II Prepare arrival of Scullion II team13 August 1943 Besançon area, Doubs, France France 1 Joe Messenger RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Cussens) - To prepare the liberation of France12/08/1943 Goat cape, 7 km S harbour of Fr Joseph Menesguen embarked on board Morgat, 11 km SW Crozon, Finistère his fishing boat «Rose Effeuillée» (CM There is a commemorative plate 2716) 23 passengers: BALCON Michel Lucien, BRASSAUD Georges, COATALEM René, CORNEN Jean, DELALANDE Hervé, DESSERTAUX, DOARE Jacques, GELEBART Auguste, GOURIOU Emmanuel, KEMLIN Guy, KERAUDREN Jean, KERMORGANT Albert, KERMORGANT François, KINGER Alexis, LE GOFF René, LIZY Alain, MENESGUEN Joseph (nephew), MERRIEN Pierre, PAGE François, PALUD Raymond, QUENTEL Jean Yves (to be Sussex agent), RIOU Yves & SEVELLEC François13 August 1943 Near Lons le Saunier, Jura, France France SOE F 1 woman Eliane Plewman born Browne- Dean RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L James) Bartroli aka Gaby aka Dean Monk / Bernard Eliane Plewman injured her ankle. Was executed at Dachau 13/09/1944. There is a commemorative plate 8 Rue Mérentié (Marseille)14 August 1943 4.1 km S Vornay, 5.8 km NE Dun sur 3 passengers down Albert Kohan (CL) aka Albert France RAF Sqn 161 – 2 Lysanders (F/L Peter Auron, LZ Crevette, 46° 56’ 10’’ N – Berthaud SIS n°48 Vaughan-Fowler & James McCairns). 5 02° 35’ 00’’ E, Cher passengers including Félix Svagrovsky embarked15 August 2 km E Laons, W Dreux, 48° 42’ 15’’ France BCRA Robert Champion aka Parrain Aster RAF Sqn 161 (F/L Hooper) To setup a N – 01° 12’ 10’’ E, Eure & Loir, Nestlé-Andromède new network Nestlé - Andromède – France SIS n°49 Athénée – 2 passengers: Cdt Feylant & Paul Fortier (Network Fitzroy)15 August 1 km SE Souge, E Couture sur Loir, France 4 passengers: BCRA Jacques Bingen aka Necker, Popgun RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Mc 20 km N E Chateau-sur-Loir, LZ Francis-Louis Closon aka Coulanges aka Pilotfish, Cairns & S/L H.Verity) - Help Claude Rabelais, (Loir & Cher), France Marcel Degliame aka Fouché + Gilbert Vedy (CL) Bouchinet-Serreules replacing Jean aka Médéric aka Thier Moulin. BCRA François Delimal (CL) aka Jacques Fontaine aka Faraday, Henri Pergaud aka Philinthe aka Pal C, Four aka Kim 3, D’Arnay aka Fouquet & Pochard aka Charlot aka Perrin embarked.15 August 1943 Near Marcigny (Saône & Loire), BCRA Lt René Boffy et WT Lefèvre aka Leclerc To find DZ France15 August 1943 Southwest, France France SOE RF/BCRA Guy Chaumet aka Mariotte To reorganize DZ activities (BOA)16 August 1943 2,2 km S Bouillancy, 9 km SE France BCRA Lucien Poulard & Robert Rivat Durer RAF Sqn 161 (F/L Peter Vaughan- Nanteuil le Houdouin, LZ Reez SIS n°50 Fowler) - 3 passengers : Leon Faye aka airfield, 49° 05’ 40’’ N – 02° 55’ 10’’ Aigle, Johannes Ambre & Cpt Ferdinand E, Oise, France Rodriguez-Redington aka Pie Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 38 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)16 August 2 km E Couture sur Loir, 7 km W UK Diplomat RAF Sqn 161 Lysander organised by Vendôme, LZ Torticolis, France Déricourt (S/L H Verity) - 3 SOE F Claude de Baissac, Lise de Baissac & Nicholas Bodington aka Jean back to England. Lysander organized by Déricourt.16 August DZ Rostand, Marne, France France SOE RF/BCRA, Jean-François Clouet des Bob 3 / Mariotte / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Armstrong) Pesruches aka Gallilée, Jacques Guerin aka Ampere / Remplace Édouard Paysant aka Kim B Ampere & Guy Chaumet aka Mariotte16 August Between Autun & Le Creusot, U.K., USA SOE F Team 6 agents : Hugh Dormer aka Paul, Scullion B RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt James) - Saône & Loire France Phillip John Amphlett aka Taxidermist, Charles Scullion II Destroy synthetic petrol plan of Thélots Birch aka Charles, Harry Graham aka Henri, David in Autun Sibree aka Morand & Victor Soskice aka Solway.16 August Gouttières, 7 km NW Saint Gervais France SOE RF/BCRA 2 men (André Jarrot aka Cotre & Scientist 175 / Lougre RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Milne) d’Auvergne, DZ Napoleon, (Puy de Raymond Basset aka Lougre) / Cotre / Peter 1 Destroy HV stations of Germolles & Dome), Fr. Armada Lacrost (Creusot)17 August Clermont-Ferrand, Fr. USA 2 men, OSS Penny & Farthing RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (S/L Pitt)17 August 1943 North Escoussens, 12 km W UK SOE F – Cpt Paul Tessier aka Comedian aka Dressmaker A & B RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Brown) Mazamet, Tarn Théodore, Mt George Larchet aka Albert, William Falure to destroy tanning facilities in Cunningham aka Paul et Lt Dr Albert Eskenazi aka Graulhet & Mazamet Financier18 August 1943 Col des Moises (Haute Savoie), France BCRAA Emile Prognon aka Emile Poirier aka RAF Sqn 624 France Edouard & WT Jacques Langlois aka Albert19 August 1943 3,5 km NE Villefranche sur Saone, GB 1 SOE RF/BCRA Chapeau RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/Lt Vaughan- LZ Pluto, 46° 01’ 10’’ N – 04° 44’ SIS n°51 Fowler) - 2 SOE F : Jean Renaud- 10’’ E, Rhône France Dandicolle aka Verger + X19 August 1943 1 km SE Soucelles, N E Angers, LZ UK 1 SOE DF Erwin Peter Deman aka Paul Dyer RAF Sqn 161 Hudson organized by Achille, (Maine & Loire), France Déricourt (W/C Hodges) To set up escape Line VAR 10 passengers: 9 SOE F Robert Benoist aka Lionel, Anthony Brooks aka Alphonse, Octave Simon aka Badois, Robert Boiteux aka Nicholas, Joseph Marchand aka Ange, Francis Basin aka Olive, Marie-Thèrèze Le Chêne aka Adèle & JL de Ganay aka Rigobert 1 SOE DF Haim Gerson aka René aka Vic. Raymonde Mennessier20 August 1943 2.5 km S Outarville, N Orléans, LZ France, BCRA X passengers? Caroline RAF Sqn 161 – 2 Lysanders (Sqn Ldr H Paganini, 48° 11’ 20’’ N – 02° 00’ 30’’ Belgium SIS n°52 Verity & F/Lt Vaughan-Fowler) BCRA 4 E, Loiret passengers : Jean Viaud aka Le Foc + X aka Claire (Turma Vengeance Network) & George Bourguignon alias Oscar (SR Air)20/08/1943 1.1 km W Baudreville, LZ 48° 20’ 00’’ ?? 2 passagers down Antirrhinum RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders (F/O Mc N, 01° 53’ 30’’ E, Eure & Loir SIS n°53 Cairns & F/L Hooper) 4 passengers embarked: André Duthilleul, Gattary, Philouze & Georges Bourguignon aka Oscar Reception André Duthilleul20 August 1943 Doubs UK SOE F André Bouchardon aka Narcisse aka Joiner Sacristan/Joiner RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Hart) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 39 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)22 August Ecoussais near ASSAIS LES Belgium? WT Jean Hoyoux aka Rider Zéro-France JUMEAUX (Deux Sèvres)22 August 1943 St Antoine du Queyret (Gironde), UK SOE F 1 woman WT Yvonne Cormeau aka Wheelwright 19 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (S/L Len Ratcliffe) France Annette aka Fairy23 August 1943 2,5 km NW Feillens, NE Macon, DZ SOE RF/BCRA Louis Franzini aka Caravel Trojan Horse RAF Sqn 161- Hudson (W/Cdr Hodges) Marguerite (Ain), France Reception Paul Rivière – 8 passengers There is a memorial Antoine de Graff, François MAURIN, Prof Edmond VERMEIL, Armand Philippe aka Khodja, Roland Setruk aka Stickleback aka Luc A, Guy Fassiaux aka Charrue & Sgt PATTERSON RAF (Halifax II, serial DK-119, MA-U Operation MISTRAL)30 August 1943 Escudelier Rock, N Taillat Cape, Submarine “Arethuse” (Cdt Gouttier) debarked 7 Tube 4 agents embarked : Henri Ziegler aka between Camarat Cape and Lardier agents Col Vermon Cape, 8 km E Cavalaire sur Mer, (Var) There is a memorial Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 40 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)2 September 43 St Valery en Caux, Fr U.K. 8 men, Cmdo "Fortaforce" Reconnaissance5 September Pietra Piombata Island, 2 km 2 NE France Submarine ”Casabianca” (Cdt L’Herminier) Arthur Giovani embarked to Algiers Cap Feno, Corsica, France debarqued 2 agents including 1 WT.10 September 1943 1.7 km NW Méry-Premecy, 10 km Fr, Pol Larkspur RAF Sqn 161 – Lysander (F/Lt SW Reims, LZ Marot, 49° 14’ 10’’ N SIS n°54 Vaughan-Fowler) – 3 passengers: – 03° 50’ 40’’ E, Marne Philippe Keun aka Amiral, André Caffot & Polish WT aka Victor11 September 1943 4.1 km S Vornay, 5.8 km NE Dun sur 6 passengers including Félix Svagrovsky aka Californie RAF Sqn 161 – 2 Lysanders (Cpt R.W.J. Auron, LZ Crevette, 46° 56’ 10’’ N – Cesar SIS n°55 Robin Hooper & F/L James McCairns). 6 02° 35’ 00’’ E, Cher passengers including BCRA André Boyer & Gaston Deferre embarked12 September Ajaccio, Corsica, France France Submarine Casabianca landed 109 commandos Vesuve Cdt Gambiez.12 September 43 1,5 km NE Rivarennes, near Tours, France 8 passengers: SOE RF/BCRA Col André Battering Ram RAF Sqn 161 - 3 Lysanders (S/L H LZ Gide (Indre & Loire), France Rondenay aka Lemniscate, Cdt Noël Palaud aka Belier Verity, /Lt James McCairns & F/Lt Artilleur, Lt/Col. Marchal aka Hussard, Valentin Tortue Vaughan-Fowler). 8 passengers: P & F. Abeille aka Fantassin (Military delegate for Region Schmidt aka Kim, Gilbert Védy aka M (Normandie, Bretagne & Anjou)), André Médéric & his wife, Rene Houze, & Cpt Boulloche aka Armand (Military delegate for Emile Laffon aka Lachaud left for GB. Region P (Paris)), Kammerer aka parallèle, Henri Reception Jean-François Clouet des d’Eyrames and Jean Allard aka Indou Pesruches aka Galilée (CL)13 September Ajaccio, Corsica, France Torpido boat Le Fantasque debarked Arthur Charles Luizet (CL) new prefet of Corse Giovani (CL) & Charles Luizet (CL) aka François aka Storck13/09/1943 Environs Chartres, LZ 48° 46’ 00’’ N SIS n°56 RAF 161 - Lysander (Cpt Hankey) - ? ?3’ 00’’ E13 September 1943 Barbonval, Mont de Dhuizel, 8 km Belgium 2 packages Brasenose RAF 161 Lysander N° J (S/L Verity) - NNW Fismes (Aisne) Possum escape line Pierre Geelen (SOE), Flt/Sgt Fred SIS n°67 Gardiner (RAF) & Flt/Sgt Herbert Pond (RNZAF) left to GB14 September 1943 4 km WSW Bletterans, LZ Orion France 8 passengers: SOE RF/BCRA M.Bourgés- Tank RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (W/Cdr Hodges) - (Jura), France. Maunoury aka Polygone, Lucien Cambas aka Military delegate for Region R1 (Rhone- There is a memorial Trapèze, Louis Mangin aka Losange, Paul Alpes) – 4 passengers: BCRA 2 men Leistenschneider aka Carré, Charles Gaillard aka (André Jarrot aka Cotre & Raymond Triangle & Camille Rayon aka Archiduc, Emile Basset aka Lougre), Marcel Reveilloux & Laffon & SOE F Haim Victor Gerson aka Rene aka Bardoux left for England Vic Hudson (RAF Sqn 161 W/Cdr Hodges)14 September 1943 1.1 km W Baudreville, LZ 48° 20’ 00’’ Gladiola RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (Cpt Hankley N - 01° 53’ 30’’ E, Eure & Loir SIS n°58 & F/L Bathgate) – Bathgate only took 3 passengers : Victor Chatenay, Fernand Kugler aka Tam Tam & Kopp14 September 1943 Near Murs, 16 km NW Apt Russian Mikhail Belov aka Michel Belfort aka Miguel Orange RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Lt Ratcliffe) (Vaucluse) Gonzales, Anton Marsov aka Antoine Martin and Ivan Roussakov aka Jean Roussel15 September Blind, South-West France 945nce SOE F Henri Sevenet aka Rodolphe aka Detective Detective A RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Bartler)15 September Bastia (Corsica) Uk, French SOE F 3 instructors with Bataillon de Choc15 September, Near Luxerois, 6 km Is-sur-Tille, DZ Raymond Fassin Aka Comète, WT Maurice de Iroqois / Bob 62 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Wilkin) Vendée (Côte d’Or), Cheveigné aka Iroquois), Lt Michel Gries aka Brulo & Janin aka Flamand15 September Near Lyons Fr SOE F Lt Jean Henri Coleman aka Chorister aka Chorister RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Hodges) Victor To joint Acolyte network Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 41 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)15 September 2,2 km S Bouillancy, 9 km SE BCRA Leon Faye aka Aigle & Cpt Ferdinand Ingres RAF Sqn 161 1 Lysander (Cpt Hooper) – Nanteuil le Houdouin, LZ Reez Rodriguez-Redington aka Pie SIS n°59 Duke de Magenta & Philippe Koenigs- airfield, 49° 05’ 40’’ N – 02° 55’ 10’’ Werther E, Oise, France16 September 2.4 km NW Gournay-sur-Aronde, LZ 1 passenger?? Claudine RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Peter Peche, 49° 30’ 15’’ N – 02° 38’ 50’’ SIS n°60 Vaughan-Fowler & F/O James E, Oise, France McCairns) – 6 passengers: Jean Guyot, Robert Claudius, Jean Tiller aka Debesse, Cpt Lecointre & General Pierre Lejeune17 September Near Vieux Briollay, 3,5 km W Swiss, UK, 4 passengers: SOE F 1 woman WT Yolande Milliner RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders (W/Cdr Villeveque, 12 km N E Angers, LZ France Beekman aka Mariette (Musician) Hodges & F/O Bathgate) – 6 Indigestion (Maine & Loire), France SOEF F 2 men Harry Peuleve aka Jean aka passengers: F Benjamin Cowburn aka Author & WT Harry Despaigne aka Richard Benoit, John Goldsmith aka Valentin & (Detective) MR Clement aka Marc, Col Zieller, 2 and SOE RF 1 man d’Erainger polish couriers. Operation watched by German SD17/09/1943 1.9 km N Vandrimare, 3.1 km NW SIS n°61 RAF 161 Lysander (Cdt Verity) Charleval, LZ 49° 23’ 40’’ N – 01° 21’ 30’’ E, Eure17 September 1943 Planbois forest 2 km S Sciez, DZ French BCRAA WT André LAFARGE aka Henri + 2 RAF Sqn 624 Paquerette (Haute Savoie)18 September 1943 1.2 km E Baigneaux, 48° 07’ 45’’ N – Fr Philippe Keun aka Amiral Stocks RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Hankley) – 01° 49’ 50’’ E, Eure & Loir, Fr SIS n°62 1 passenger: SIS Felix Jonc & 18 boxes18 September 1,2 km SW Amberac, N Angoulème, France 2 SOE RF/BCRA (André Déglise-Favre aka Mario Bomb Organize dropping and landing areas in France Stephani aka Vicomte & Pierre Brossolette aka 11 department Paul Briant RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Peter and Vaughan-Fowler & F/O James SOE F FFE Yeo-Thomas aka Shellet aka White McCairns)– 4 passengers : Eugene Rabbit aka Magino Bornier, Jacques Pain aka Skate Minor, André Mercier, Andre Le Trocquer & Pierre Malafosse aka Malin embarked20 September 1943 1.7 km SW Villers-les-Ormes, 7 km No passenger Souvenir RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L James NW Châteauroux, LZ Etoile, 46° 51’ SIS n°63 Bathgate) – 4 passengers : Gaston 25’’ N – 01° 37’ 15’’ E, Indre, France Deferre, André Boyer aka Brutus & Lt Col Louis Gentil aka Dutrait (CL)21 September 3 km WNW Arbigny, LZ Junot (Ain), France, UK 4 passengers: SOE F Richard H.Heslop aka Peashooter Evaluation of Haute-Savoie resistance. France Xavier Musc Hudson (RAF Sqn 161 S/L Verity). 8 There is a memorial SOE RF Jean Rosenthal aka Cantinier, François SAP passengers: Marc Rucart, Michel Michel aka Jacques Dumesnil de Grammont, Charles BCRA Longepierre aka Coste Laurent, H. Guillermin aka Pacha, Eugene Boisson, Andre Montaut aka Chrysler , Jacques Brunschwig aka Bordier (CL) & François Morin-Forestier embarked.22 September 4 km N Tendu, 3 km S Lothiers, DZ UK 1 SOE F 1 woman (Pearl Witherrington Cornioley Detective 1 / Wrestler RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Cole) - Tendu, Châteauroux (Indre), France aka Marie aka Wrestler) / Stationer 12 Reception by Auguste Chantraine & Maurice Southgate (Stationer). Commemorative plaque. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 42 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)29 septembre 1943 Escudelier Rock, N Taillat Cape, Submarine « Arethuse » (Cdt Gouttier) debarked 5 Tube 7 officiers français embarked: Gen between Camarat Cape and Lardier agents Chouteau & Granier, Col Henri Zeller, Cape, 8 km E Cavalaire sur Mer, Cpt Vellaud, Cpt Robert De Neucheze (Var) with 2° Dragoons’ standard & Cpt Laffite. There is a memorial16/10/1943 DZ Musset, Marne SOE RF/BCRA François Delimal (CL) aka Jacques Bob 68 / Bark / RAF Sqn 138 – (S/L Passy) Fontaine aka Faraday aka Gouverneur & Cpt Joly Faraday aka Barque16 October 1943 1,5 km S Pocé sur Cisse, 3,5 km NE France, UK 2 SOE F Maurice R Clement aka Marc & WT Pilot RAF Sqn 161 Lysander organized by Amboise, LZ Bronchite, France Adher P Watt aka Geoffroi Farrier / Claude Déricourt (F/L Mc Cairns) - René Dumont-Guillemet aka Armand, Maurice Southgate aka Hector back to England..16 October 43 NWEstrées-St-Denis, LZ Roger, 49 France 2 passengers : Henri Ziegler & André Caffot Marguerite RAF Sqn 161 Lysander organized by 27 50 N - ? E, Oise SIS n°64 Déricourt (F/L Mc Cairns). 3 passengers : René Gervais(CL), abbot Pieter Joseph Vorage & Crouzillat16 October 43 3 km NW Manziat – 9.5 km NNE France SOE RF/BCRA Jacques Maillet (CL) aka Shield RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (S/L Verity) –: Mâcon, LZ Aigle, (Saone & Loire), Mirabeau, Armand Philippe aka Pompadour aka Perform analysis of economical situation France Chaland, Michel Caillaux, Henri Deschamp & Cpt and main issues. Replace Jacques There is a memorial Emile Laffon (CL) aka Lachaud aka Guizo Bingen in May 1944. 8 passengers: Jean de Lattre de Tassigny aka Dequesne, Gérard Hennebert aka Frit B, Eugène Claudius-Petit, Richard F H.Helsop aka Xavier, J.Rosenthal aka Cantinier, deputy Froment & Thierry Mayoux + Mrs Berger with her baby sent to England.17 October 1943 1.9 km N Vandrimare, 3.1 km NW Belgium 1 passenger : Belgian WT Deweer Entracte RAF Sqn 161 1 lysander (Cdt Verity). 2 Charleval, LZ 49° 23’ 40’’ N – 01° 21’ SIS n°65 passengers : Madeleine Fauconnier aka 30’’ E, Eure Claire& Belgian WT Georges Coeckelbergh embarked.17 October 1943 3,5 km NE Le Tranger, 7 km E France 6 passengers BCRA André Boyer, Gaston Deferre, Cadeau RAF 2 lysanders (F/L James McCairns & Chatillon sur Indre, LZ Baleine, 46° Jean Guyot aka Gallois & Lt Col Louis Gentil aka SIS n°66 James Bathgate). 6 passengers 59’ 00’’ N – 01° 16’ 00’’ E, Indre Dutrait embarked.18 October 1943 4 km WSW Bletterans, LZ Orion France, UK, SOE F 1 woman Elisabeth Devereaux-Rochester Helm RAF Sqn 161 2 Hudson (W/Cdr Hodges (Jura), France. US aka Elizabeth aka Typist & 3 men Richard Marksman / Xavier & P/O Affleck) - Vincent Auriol sent to There is a memorial H.Helsop aka Xavier aka Marksman, WT Owen England + 17 people including D.Johnson aka Gael Emmanuel d’Astier, Just Evrard aka & Duprier, Albert Gazier, Roger Farjon, J.Rosenthal aka Cantinier aka Apotheme Cdt Adelin Marrissael, Maurice Rossi, Paul Molinier aka Mathieu, Fraval aka Leaffish, senator Farjon, Bernard Laporte aka Tomcod 1 & X18/10/1943 ??? Belge Georges Bourguignon aka Oscar & WT René ??? Organised by SR Air Sinturel Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 43 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)18 October1943 1.1 km W Baudreville, LZ 48° 20’ 00’ ’ France, 1 passenger X aka Victor Primrose RAF Sqn 161 1 lysander (F/l Jim Mc N, 01° 53’ 30’ E), Eure & Loir Belgique SIS n°67 Bride). 3 passengers : Cpt Louis, WT Col L Brosse, Joseph Cornwall (US airman) embarked.20 October 1943 1,2 km NO Passy sur Seine, LZ GB 4 passengers : SOE RF/BCRA Andre Schock aka Sword RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders (F/L McCairns Bouche, (Seine & Marne), France Voltigeur aka Diagonale (CL), Dr Jose Aboulker & Hankey). 3 passengers Andre Rousse, (CL) aka Trompette Maurice Juillet aka Connetable & M Godet embarked20 October 1943 1 km N Soucelles, 1 km NE Angers, UK SOE F 4 passengers: Albert Browne-Bartroli aka Mate RAF Sqn 161 Hudson organized by LZ Achile (Maine & Loire), France Tiburce, Joseph Marchand aka Ange, Robert Ditcher / Tiburce Déricourt (P/O Affleck). 4 passengers: Benoist aka Lionel & & Col Zeller. Clergyman / Lionel SOE F Jacques Frager aka Louba, SOE F Francis Nearne, Leprince & A.Lévy embarked.20 October 1943 0.7 km NE Le Boulay d’Achères, 3.7 3 passengers: Frederick RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (S/L H Verity) -3 km NW Challet, 15 km N Chartres, SIS n°68 passengers LZ Stalingrad, 48° 34’ 25’’ N – 01° 23’ 25’’ E, Eure & Loir20 October Mesnil-Lettre, Troyes (Aube), France France SOE F, 1 man Maurice Dupont aka Abelard aka Diplomat A RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Harborrow) Diplomat20 October 1943 Pass de la Lance Montjoux, DZ BCRAA Gabriel Mazier, WT Joseph Cabot RAF Sqn 624 Frene, 10 km SW Dieulefit (Drôme), Gabriel Mazier injured & Joseph Cabot France killed during gammon grenade explosion on 03/05/1944 in Puget-Théniers Reception Emile Prognon aka Poirier Emile aka Edouard23 October 1943 Camaret (Finistère), France Bordeaux-Loupiac 19 airmen left on board « Suzanne- Renée » to GB27 October 1943 Escudelier Rock, N Taillat Cape, Fr Submarine « La Perle » (Cdt Paumier) Tube Set-up Marco network between Camarat Cape and Lardier desembarked Guy Jousselin de Saint-Hilaire aka Cape, 8 km E Cavalaire sur Mer, Marco + X (Var) There is a memorial31/10/1943 Carantec, Finistère Fr Sibiril 14 Fishing boat “REQUIN” embarked Ernest SIBIRIL (Head of escape line SIBIRIL - FNFL), Léon SIBIRIL (FNFL), Paul FLEURIOT (FNFL), Charles GUIZIEN (Aspirant Cherchell), Jean QUÉGUINER, Yves LANCIEN, Paul DANIEL & pilote George WOOD (squadron RAF 263 - WHIRLWIND n°P7113) Fishing boat “REQUIN” is displayed in the museum of Carantec) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 44 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)04/11/1943 To drop stores on DZ Temple - UK, US John 13 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax B Mk II NF-M, Plateau de Soulier – 3 km NW Allex, n°DT-726 hit Rocher de Bourboulas 4.5 km NE Livron sur Drôme - Drôme (Height 1170 mètres), near Col de Quatre Vios, Marcols les Eaux. Crew (P/O Henry Hodges pilot, P/O Jacques Barthelemy gunner, F/O Pullings bomber, F/Sgt Mott WT, F/Sgt Smith navigator, Sgt. Penfold mechanics & observer Cpt James Estes) killed - Sgt. Brough gunner injured could escape – There is a commemorative plate.6 November 1943 1 km SE Jouy le Chatel, 20 km NW Jacques Donot aka Ronsard Amoureuse RAF Sqn 161 - lysander (F/Lt Bathgate) Provins, LZ Lulli, 48° 39’ 30’’ N – 03° SIS n°69 – 3 passengers : X aka Marechal, 08’ 05’’ E, (Seine & Marne), France Jacqueline Gauthier Thion de la Chaume + X embarked for GB7 November 1943 Near Lectoure, DZ Lamothe (Gers), France 2 BCRA Bernard Amiot & Jacques Paris aka Eyme Trainer 96 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (S/Lt Len Ratcliff) - France Corps Franc Pommiès7 November 1943 Cormatin (S&L), DZ Vincent, France France SOE RF/BCRA 2 men (André Jarrot aka Cotre & John 26 / LougreA / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Bailey) Raymond Basset aka Lougre) CotreA To stop waterways and electricity Armada II supplies.7 November 1943 2 km SW Selens, LZ champ de Belgium MI9 Lt (ARA) Georges d’Oultremont aka Ormonde Magdalen RAF Sqn 161 Tangmere lysander (F/O Sainte-Marie, 49° 29 15" N - 03° 11 Possum escape line Mc Cairns) – 4 passengers : USAAF 10" E, Aisne, France SIS n°70 (T/Sgt Herbert Browning, T/Sgt John Desrochers, S/Sgt Ellis Klein & S/Sgt Arthur Whalen) back to GB.8 November 1943 2.5 km NW Bussy, 5.1 km N Dun- France 6 passengers BCRA Gaston Defferre aka Denvers Canada RAF Sqn 161 Double Lysander (F/O sur-Auron, LZ Univers, 46° 55’ 30’’ N + 5 persons SIS n°71 H.Verity & F/O McBride) 6 passengers: – 02° 36’ 45’’ E, Cher Mme Guyot + X10 November 1943 Near Pavin lake, 2 km W Besse-et- SOE RF/BCRAA WT Mario Montefusco aka Trainer 67 / Starter RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Brown) Saint-Anastaise, Puy de Dôme, Argentin WT for Zeller France11 november 1943 1.7 km NW Méry-Premecy, 10 km Salvia RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders. Hugh SW Reims, LZ Marot, 49° 14’ 10’’ N SIS n°72 VERITY & Stephen HANKEY. – 03° 50’ 40’’ E, Marne Pierre HENTIC, Henri BERTIN, Paul FORTIER, WT Georges SIMORRE and Raoul POTELETTE with his wife left for GB. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 45 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)11 novembre 1943 3,5 km N Haims, 4 km SE Saint- 2 French officers : Bostangues + 1 Oriel RAF Sqn 161 3 Lysanders (Cpt Hooper, Savin, LZ Coconut, 46° 32’ 00’’ N – SIS n°73 F/Lt Bathgate & F/Lt Mc Cairns). F/Lt 00° 54’ 40’’ E, Vienne, France Bathgate & F/Lt Mc Cairns did not land. RAF Airmen : Cdr Quince, Lt Cdr Saguo & F/Lt Mathews left12 November 1943 NW Estrées-St-Denis, LZ Roger, 49 Cdt René Gervais & Robert Geneix aka Jacques Gloxinia RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (S/L Hugh 27 50 N - ? E, Oise (Réseau SR Air Laon) SIS n°74 VERITY & F/L Bathgate). 3 passengers: Georges Bourguignon aka Oscar (Turma Vengeance network), Henri Roth & Cpt Leveque15 November 1943 1 km N W Canettemont, 28 km W France 2 passengers : René Houze aka Cardinal & Tommy Gun RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/Lt Mc Cairns) Arras, LZ Charente, Pas de Calais, George Broussine aka Bourgogne – 3 passengers : SOE F Forest Yeo- France Thomas aka Asymptote aka Lapin Blanc aka Magino, Mme Guy (Liaison agent) & Cecile Pichard15 November 1943 1,5 km S Vibrac, 0.5 km E Angeac- France (2+2 passengers) SOE RF/BCRA 3 men (Col Water Pistol DMR for Southwest Region B Charente, LZ Albatros, (Charentes), Claude Bonnier aka Hypotenuse, Cpt Jacques RAF Sqn 161 - F/O J.R.G Bathgate France Nancy aka Sape, Andre Desgranges aka Marechal (RNZAF) & F/O J.M McBride (RAF). 2 There is a memorial. & André Charlot Lysanders n° B & F. (4+3 passengers) : Leon Nautin aka Clos aka Sol + UK airmen (Charley died during the flight)15 November 1943 1 km SE Soucelles, N E Angers, LZ France, UK 5 SOE F André Maugenet aka Benoit, Paul Pardi Conjurer RAF Sqn 161 (LT Hodges) Hudson Achille, (Maine & Loire), France aka Philibert, Jean Menesson aka Henri, Eugène organized by Déricourt. SOE F Francis Falangue aka Levene aka Boniface & Victor Cammaerts aka Roger, Joseph Gerson aka Vic aka René Chartrand (04/12/1943) ? Pierre du 1 BCRA H.J. Fille-Lambie Passage, Pierre Mulsant aka Paul, Denis Barrett aka Honoré, Charles Rechenmann aka Julien & Yvonne Fontaine aka Mimi. BCRA F Mitterrand aka Morland + allied airmen left for England. Gestapo Agents (Kieffer’s Section IV) witnessed this operation. André Maugenet aka Benoit, Paul Pardi aka Philibert & Jean Menesson aka Henri were arrested.16 November 1943 2 km SW Selens, 4 km SE Can, MI9 Raymond Labrosse aka Marcel Desjardins & Magdalen II RAF Sqn 161 Tangmere 2 Lysanders Blerancourt, LZ champ de Sainte- Belgium Lucien Dumais pseudo Lucien Desbiens aka Léon Possum escape line (S/LVerity Lysander n° J & F/O Marie, 49° 29 15" N - 03° 11 10" E, Shelburn McCairns Lysander E.V. 9822)) – 6 Aisne, France SIS n°75 passengers: Georges d’Oultremont, Monique de Briey, M. Litez, Henri Burny, Dominique Potier (Belgiian head of Possum network) & Cecile Pichard left for GB16 November 1943 1 km SW Périné, 12 km S W Melle, Belgium Willy Le QUIN and Marcel RAYON aka Dubois SCENERY I Lysander Lysander Mk IIIA V9548 MA-D LZ La Prairie, (Deux Sèvres) (Delbo-Phenix network) DELBO-PHENIX stuck in the mud to be destroyed. RAF Sqn F/O Robin HOOPER.25 November 1943 Near Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, DZ France SOE RF/BCRA 3 men (Marcel Suarès aka Fléau & John 36 / Pelle / RAF Sqn 138 2 Halifax (F/L Bartler & Bugeaud, Ain, France Pierre Briout aka Pelle) Fleau / Mine & Pick) – Patchouli operation To destroy Gendarme ball bearing factories in Parisian Area (SKF, Timken, Malicet & Blin) & SOE RF/BCRA Ernest Gimpel aka Charles Deputy to Military Delegate for Region P Beauchamps aka Cercle aka Gendarme (Paris) André Boulloche26/11/1943 Ile de Resservo, 6 km N MTB 318 landed Henri Hentic aka Maho Envious II A 6 escaped airmen did not embarke onr Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 46 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) Ploudalmezeau, Finistère île de Guenioc1 December 1943 Tariec Island, Aber Benoit, Finistère UK Envious II B Réseau Possum Network – Evacuation par MTB 318 embarked 7 escaped airmen including USAAF Merle E. WOODSIDE – S/Lt Pollard & 5MTB seamen could not embarked01/12/1943 Pointe de Saint Cast, 28 km NE UK, US MGB 502 (Lt. P. Williams) landed 4 agents Jealous 2 Escape network VAR - 5 agents Lamballe, Côte d’Armor including Emile R Minerault (OSS) embarked05/12/1943 between Comps and Dieulefit, DZ France BCRAA Roger LABRID aka Richard & WT André RAF Sqn 624 Framboise (Drome) ANGEL aka Bernard S/Lt Roger LABRID aka Richard responsible SAP Drôme South10 December LZ objective: 7 km NW Dizy le Gros, France BCRA : Cpt Claudius Four aka Florent Berrier (CL) STEN RAF Sqn 161 – 2 Lysanders (F/Lt 5 km W Montcormet, LZ Farman, & Emile Cossonneau aka Moreau J.R.G. Bathgate RNZAF & McBride) – (Aisne), France F/Lt Bathgate, BCRA Claudius Four & Emile Cossonneau aka Moreau killed when Lysander Mk IIIA V9673 MA-J was shot down by flak above Berry-en-Bac (Aisne) - Passengers planned to be back to GB : Pierre Brossolette (CL), Michel Pichard (CL) aka Pic & Christian Longetti14 December 1943 Is-sur-Tille, France France BCRA (Robert AUBINIERE)16 December 1943 Mission cancelled France SOE F 1 man JC.Arnault aka Neron aka Wheelwright 50 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L SN Gray) Hairdresser & 1 woman Anne Marie Walters aka crashed near Woodwridge when Colette aka Milkman returning due to bad weather - F/L SN Gray, F/ Engr PA Fry & F/O LH Thomas killed – 2 SOE F agents OK16 December 1943 1,9 km SE Assais, 20 km NE 1 passenger: François de Kinder Scenery II RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (W/C Hodges) 2 Parthenay, 46° 46’ 40’’ N – 00° 02’ SIS n°76 passengers: Cpt Robin Hooper (See 30’’ W, Deux Sèvres Scenery I operation) & Joseph Dubar aka Jean de Roubaix16 December 1943 1.5 km S Saint-Valentin, 6 km N France 6 passenger including SIS Georges Charaudeau Diable RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders Mk IIIA V9674 Neuvy-Pailloux, LZ Crabe, 46° 56’ aka Chambon SIS n°77 MA-K & Mk IIIA V9367 MA-B (Cpt 20’’ N – 01° 52’ 25’’ E, Indre, France Stephen Alers Hankey & Lt James McAllister McBride) Head of Alibi network. BCRA Marcel Sandeyron, woman aka Atalas, Albert Kohan aka Berthal & Jacques Tayar aka Castries embarked.17 December 1943 Tangmere (England) GB, France Diable Lysander Mk IIIA V9367 MA-B ran short SIS n°77 of fuel on returning from SIS Operation DIABLE crashed 03hr53 in fog short of runway at Tangmere and burnt. RAF Sqn 161 F/O J.M. McBride RAFVR killed. BCRA Marcel Sandeyron and woman aka Atalas injured. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 47 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)17 December 1943 Bognor Regis (Sussex), England UK, France Diable Lysander Mk IIIA V9674 MA-K crashed SIS n°77 04h02 into hillside near Ford airfield while attempting to land there on returning from SIS Operation DIABLE in fog. RAF Sqn 161 F/Lt S.A. Hankey killed. BCRA Albert Kohan aka Berthal & Jacques Tayar aka Castries died.17 December 1943 La Prairie near Périné (Deux Sèvres) UK 1 passenger Scenery RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (W/C Hodges) - 2 passagers RAF - 2 passengers: RAF Sqn F/O Robin HOOPER (See Scenery) & Joseph Dubar aka Jean de Roubaix (Réseau Ali-France) left for England20 December 1943 Near Mont de Dhuizel, 8 km NNW Belgium 3 MI9 - Dominique Edgard Potier, Baron Jean de Brasenose III Possum escape line via Britany Fismes (49° 21 40" N / 03° 37 45" Blommaert and WT Albert LeMaitre aka Louis (combined with RAF Sqn 161 Tempsford – Halifax E), Aisne London VIENNE & LL.118 code X (Lt Hysing-Dahl) CELANDINE/GARDE Possum escape line. NIA)20 December 1943 DZ Alsace, Côte d’Or, France France SOE F 1 man Paul Sarrette aka Capt. Sawyer Bob 54 RAF Sqn 161 Tempsford Halifax (F/L Gondolier / Louis Bell)20 December 1943 Near Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, DZ France SOE RF/BCRA François Fouquat (CL) aka Bob 66 RAF Sqn 138 – (F/O Bailey) Massenet, Meuse, Ain, France Cisailles, Maurice Juillet aka Connetable & Bernard Laporte aka Eveque25 December Ile Tariec, Aber Benoit Felicitate 2 Network Possum – 28 persons including: - 4 USAAF pilots Lt Raymond F. BYE, Vernon E. CLARK, Charles P. BRONNER, Sgt B. DUNNING & 2 women. - S/Lt Pollard & 5 seamen (Operation Envious II B)28 December 1943 Near Ramatuelle, Capion Pinet Cape France BCRA/OSS Bernard BERMOND & Dominique Fyr To set-up new network (Var) BORGHI landed by MTB coming from Bastia30/12/1943 DZ Ouragan (Sarthe) France Jean Gosset aka Semoir (CL), André Rousse aka Harry 15 RAF Sqn 138 (F/O Hashley) - Semoir Chancelier, Gaston Legrand aka Bêche injured during landing30 May Agent dropped by parachute during the night on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via plane landing (Dakota, Lysander, etc ) on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via sea landing on the 30th of MayCL Compagnon de la Libération Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 48 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) DATE DROP ZONE NATION UNIT UNIT OPERATION TYPE OF OPERATION 19444 January 1944 Créon d’Armagnac, 9.5 km W France SOE F 1 man JC.Arnault aka Neron aka Hairdresser Wheelright 50 / Hilaire RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Buchanan) Gabarret, 20 km E Saint-Justin, & 1 woman Anne Marie Walters aka Colette aka 1st trial on 16/12/1943 Halifax DK206- Landes, France Milkman MA-V (F/Lt Gray) crashed on Tangham Forest during landing04/01/1944 Limoges, Haute Vienne, France France SOE RF/BCRA, Gérard Hennebert aka Frit B aka Replacement of André Déglise-Favre Baron5 January Near Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Pol Cpl Wieterski aka Bob & Léon Zapala P.O.W.N. / Monika (Corrèze), France6 January Eymeux, DZ Agonie (Drôme), UK, USA, Inter Allied Mission 3 men SOE RF (Henri John 38 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Pick) - Aid France Fr Thackthwaite aka Procureur, BCRA WT Camille Union (part 1) Resistance. P Fourcaud broke a leg Monnier aka Mayar aka Léon, Jean-Pierre Ortiz during parachuting training in Ringway OSS aka Chambellan) and was sent by Hudson on 08/02/1944. Camille Monnier shot by Gestapo in St Marcellin on 22/05/19446 January Izernore, 7 km NW Nantua, DZ UK SOE Ernest Van Maurik aka Patterson Marksman 13 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/0 Bailey) Izernore (Ain) Reception Richard Harry HESLOP (Marskman)06/01/1944 Planbois forest, between Lully & French BCRAA WT François Cart aka Alfred, Alfred Venner Hercule Sciez, DZ Paquerette (Haute aka Guy, Marcel Sobra aka Hercule & Jacques Savoie) François Bugaud aka Nicolas aka Claude7 January 1944 1 km SW Mansergues, 6 km SW UK SOE F George Hiller aka Maxime aka Footman & Author 1 & 2 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/LT Stiles) Carennac, DZ (44° 52 58" N, 1° WT Cyril Watney aka Eustache aka Forger Reception par Henri Peulevé (Author) 42 32" E, Lot Assist Veny Group (Col Col Jean There is a memorial plate Lefevre aka Vincent aka Veny)10 January 1944 Laon, Aisne, France UK SOE F Paul Tessier aka Théodore aka Christophe Musician 2 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Johnson). Arrested on 17/01/1944 and escaped on 16/06/1944. Shot down at Clichy sous Bois on 27/01/194417 to 19 January 1944 Vierville sur Mer, Saint Laurent sur GB Crew of Combined Ops Pilotage Party of Minget Postage Able Preparation of DDay landing at Omaha Mer & Colleville sur Mer, Calvados, submarine HMS X20 (Lt KR Hudspeth S/Lt B. Enzer, Beach France L/Cdr Nigel Willmott, 2 divers Maj Logan & Sgt Ogden-Smith)performed topological surveys and shore samplings.22 January 1944 Douarnenez , France UK, USA, Bordeaux-Loupiac 43 men (12 RAF & USAAF fliers, 31 Fr resistants including Yves Vourc’h, etc) left Brittany on board small fishing boat “Breiz Izel” belonging to Fisherman Gabriel Cloarec28 January Should be dropped near Marcillac- France SOE F 2 man (J.Poirier aka Nestor aka Digger & J- Author 8 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (S/L Wilding) la-Croisille (Corrèze) 26 km East Renaud-Dandicolle aka Rene aka Cpt Jean) Reception by Henri Peulevé (Author Tulle. Were dropped near farm La Luzette, 2.5 km NW Labastide du Haut Mont, DZ Chenier, limit Lot/Cantal, France27 janvier 1944 Lubbon, Landes, France Fr SOE F Maurice Southgate aka Stationer aka Hector Wheelwright 59 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Hayman)28 January Near farm La Luzette, 2.5 km NW France ?? 6 joes SOE RF/BCRA André Jamme aka Faucille, Paul 9 RAF Sqn 138 - 3 Halifax (F/S Murray, Labastide du Haut Mont, DZ Georges Héritier (CL) aka Croc F/L Perrins & F/L Downes) Chenier, limit Lot/Cantal, France28 January 1944 Near Poiseul-la-Grange, DZ Anjou, Fr 4 SOE RF/BCRA ; Pierre Manuel aka Doyen, Cpt Bob 73 RAF Sqn 138 - Halifax (P/O Cole) Cote d’Or Henri Pergaud aka Philinthe aka Henri Lateur, + 2 X Reception Pichard Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 49 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) Cap Beg-an-Fry, 3 km N Guimaec, France, GB, MGB 502 (Peter Williams). Reception28 January 1 passenger Easement 1 N E Morlaix (Finistère) US on wrong beach Sea escape network Lucien DUMAIS Saint-Brieuc Bay, Bonaparte beach, France, UK, Bonaparte I MI 9 - 16 downed Allied airmen left for29/01/1944 Plouha (Cotes du Nord), France US SHELBURN England with MGB 503 (Cdt Mike Marshall & David Birkin navigator).29/01/1944 France MTB 318 landed 3 agents BCRA including 2 WT. Flannel-foot29 January St Uze, DZ Ajusteur (Drome), France 4 SOE RF/BCRA (Marguerite Petitjean aka Binette, John 25 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (W/C Speare) - France Yvon Morandat aka Arnolphe, René Obadia aka Action / Circonference Set-up Action Network and prepare D Pioche & Eugène Déchelette aka Ellipse) Day. To work with Alexandre Parodi. Eugene Dechelette broke his ankle. Operation performed with heavy fog and successful thanks to Eureka Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 50 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)4 February 1944 1 km SE Soucelles, N E Angers, LZ 7 passengers SOE F Jerry Morel did not stay in Knacker RAF 161 Hudson (F/L Len Ratcliff) Achille, (Maine & Loire), France France (order to bring back Henri Déricourt to organisé par Déricourt. – 9 passengers England) 8 SOE F Jerry Morel, Philippe Liewer aka Maj Charles Staunton aka Clement, Robert Maloubier aka Clothaire, Henri Borosh aka Marius, Robert Benoist aka Lionel & Madeleine Lavigne aka Isabelle & Limousin Mme Gouin partirent pour GB.4 February 1944 1.5 km S Saint-Valentin, 6 km N 5 passengers including SOE F Roger Wackherr & Roumanie RAF 161 Double Lysanders (F/L Neuvy-Pailloux, LZ Crabe, 46° 56’ Marcel Saneyron, SOE F René Dumont-Guillemet SIS n° 78 Whitaker & F/L Anderson). 3 20’’ N – 01° 52’ 25’’ E, Indre, aka Armand aka Spiritualist & WT Henri Diacono passengers including Louis Marin & France aka Blaise Police Officer left for GB.4 February 1944 Ile Tudy, 6 km SE Pont L’Abbé, Fishing boat « Le jouet des flots » with Finistère, Bretagne 37 persons including Pierre Brossolette (CL), Emile Bollaert, Général Jouhaud, Emile Lafont, Jacques Maillet (CL), Challan-Belval, Lt Yves le Henaff & Lt Happel sank near Pointe du Raz at Feunteun-Aod (3 km SW Plogoff). Yves Le Henaff, Pierre Brossolette (CL) & Emille Bollaert were captured. Emille Laffont & Jacques Maillet (CL) escaped. There is a commemorative plate4 February 1944 Between Ychoux and Biscarosse, SOE RF/BCRA Léon Nautin (CL) aka Avocat aka Avocat Arrested on 11/02/1944 swallowed DZ Goéland, Landes, France Léon Nautin cyanid pill4 February Near Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Pol WT Cpl L.Raszka aka Krogulec, J.Grudziak aka P.O.W.N. / Monika (Corrèze), France Nicador, D. Fijak & Stefan Lewandowski5 February 1944 Near Heyrieux, 12 km SE Lyon, Russian 2 NKVD agents Simonov aka Marcel SIMON & Apache 2 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Ashley) Isère Livanov aka Antoine LAURIER5 February 1944 Le Troncey, 2 km SE Laons, Eure France SOE F 2 men René Dumont-Guillemet aka Armand Spiritualist 1 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Murray) et Loir, France aka Spiritualist & WT Henri Diacono aka Blaise Establish circuit6 February 1944 Polliat, 6 km NW Bourg en Bresse, France SOE F – WT Roger Caza aka Emmanuel aka Pimento 54 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Perrins) Ain Prelate7 February 44 Near Mantaille, 9 km E Andancette GB SOE F 1 man (Francis Cammaerts aka Roger aka Jockey 15 RAF Sqn 138 - Halifax Mk II LW275 (Drome), France – Target DZ near Jockey) NF-O shot, crew (Pilot T.C.S. Cooke, Marseilles Navigator R.W. Lewis, WT J.S. Reed, Engr L.J. Gornall, Air Bomber O E. Bell, Gunner A.B. Wthecombe & R.L. Beattie) & passenger (F. Cammaerts) bailed out.8 February 1944 Near Poitiers , France French, SOE F Rolland Alexandre aka Astre aka Surveyor, Phono 5 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Thomas) - Can, UK WT Robert Byerly aka Gontrand, Jacques Ledoux Surveyor / Astre Caught by Gestago at their arrival & aka Homere & François Deniset aka Jean Orator / Homere executed at Gross-Rsen in Sept 19448 February 1944 Loches, 70 km NW Châteauroux France 2 SUSSEX/BRISSEX teams 3 men (Cdt Marcel Pathfinder RAF 161 (F/L Parker) Operation (Indre & Loire), France Saubestre aka Marcel, WT Pierre Binet aka Lucien Calanque - Received by SIS Ecarlate & George Lassale aka Lescour) 1 woman (WT Lt network. Find dropping zones and safe Jeannette Guyot aka Jeannette) house for 53 Sussex teams. Pierre Binet & Etienne Ancergues arrested and shot in Forest d’Othe on 19/08/1944. Stele located at Villefargeau (Yonne) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 51 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)8 February 44 1,5 km ENE Azay sur Cher, 4 km S UK, Fra SOE F Jules Lesage aka Cosmo aka Lackey & WT Grower RAF Sqn 161 (F/L Whitaker) Lysander E Tours, LZ Grippe, (Indre & Loire), Alcide Beauregard aka Cyrano organized by Henri Déricourt who France returned to GB with his wife Jeanne. Operation watched by German SD8 February 4 km WSW Bletterans, LZ Orion France SOE RF/BCRA Pierre Fourcaud aka Sphere, Louis Bludgeon RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (FL Affleck) - (Jura), France. Burdet aka Circonference, Jacques Lecomte-Boinet Union (part 2) Organize resistance in Savoie. There is a memorial (CL), A Salles, aka Leasage, Adolphe & Herne Raymond, Lucie Aubrac (pregnant) & son and escaped RAF John Brough left for England (Operation John 13 – 03/11/1943 - RAF Sqn 138 - Halifax B Mk II, NF-M, serial DT-726),8 February 1 km SE Jouy le Châtel, 20 km NW France 4 passengers : Canari RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (Cpt Provins, LZ Lulli, 48° 39’ 30’’ N – BCRA Eric Petite & Michel Avenier + 2 WT SIS n° 79 Anderson & F/Lt McDonald) - 4 03° 08’ 05’’ E, Seine & Marne, passengers : Jean Guyot, Marcel France Bureau, Lafontaine left for GB.8 February ??, France France BCRA Robert Masson Trainer 131 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Murray)10 February Proche Nougaroulet, 25 km NE France SOE F 2 men WT Maurice Larcher aka Linesman Stationer 31 / RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Mill) Auch, Gers, France aka Vladimir & Claude de Baissac aka Scientist Wheelwright 3709/02/1944 Near Montluçon, France France SOE RF WT Danielle Reddé aka Marocain ???10 Feb 44 Near Bussy, 5 km N Dun sur Auron, France, Jean Lacroix & W. Jossett Serbie RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders (LT Mc (Cher), France Belg, GB Donald & Lt DS BellL) to take up 6 passengers including Claude Bouchinet-Serreuilles, Achille Peretti & Jean-Louis Chancel.- LT Mc Donald died, Jean Lacroix badly burnt, W. Jossett & French officer injured when lysander V9822 MA-E crashed while landing. F/ Lt DS Bell did not land.11 Feb 44 Dordogne France, SOE F – Georges Audouard aka Martial, Pierre Stationer 32 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Pick) Mauritius Mattei aka Gaétan aka Huntsman & James Mayer Arrested in May 1944 at Pont à Brac / aka Sexton aka Frank Nonaville (Charente)14/02/1944 Carantec, Finistère Fr, Belge Sibiril 15 (last escape) Fishing boat AMITY embarked Jean NICOLAS, François NICOLAS (FNFL), Ernest DANIEL (FNFL), Louis DANIEL (FNFL), Paul DANIEL (FNFL), Eugène DANIEL (FNFL), François LHOUR (FNFL), Jacques LHOUR (FNFL), Jean LHOUR (FNFL), Guillaume PAUGAM (FNFL), Louis KERRIEN (FNFL), Pierre RICHARD, Jean PAILLIER (Coastal Command), Jean PAUGAM, Marcel MERRET, Jules CLOÎTRE (FNFL), Yves MEUDEC, André BRETON, André DERRIEN & André DACHELET Reception Georges Charaudeau. MGB 503 (Cpt Mike Marshall, navigator David Ile Grande, 4 km N Trébeurden, Glover 1 Network Alibi)23 February 1944 Birkin, Whitelaw (SIS) , Jt Cdr Guest) 2 WT sets & 2 Côtes d’Armor Alibi There were 11 operations Glover walky-Talkies organized. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 52 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) 1 km N E Louroux-Hodement, 16 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/O Len Ratcliff). 3 passengers SOE F Maurice Lostrie aka Alex, Peter 1624 Feb 44 km N Montluçon, DZ 46° 28 N – Trial to free P Brossolette - Forest Yeo- Forest Yeo-Thomas aka Shelley + X Asymptote 02° 44’ E), Allier Thomas arrested on21/03/1944 Sea escape network Lucien DUMAIS Bonaparte beach, Plouha (Cotes du France, UK, Bonaparte II MI 9 - 17 downed Allied airmen left for26/02/1944 Nord), France USA SHELBURN England with MGB 503 (Cdt Mike Marshall & David Birkin navigator). MGB 502 (Peter Williams). Escape line Beg-an-Fry Cape, 3 km N BCRA François Miterrand aka Morland & Michel29/02/1944 France Easement 2 Var. F/Sgt Wally Mollett embarked with Guimaec, N E Morlaix (Finistère) Bourgeois (Escape line Bourgogne) ? 9 agents MGB 502 (Peter Williams) landed 3 agents SOE F - Cap Beg-an-Fry, 3 km N Guimaec, Henri Frager aka Donkeyman & Louba, Alphonse29/02/1944 France Easement 3 N E Morlaix (Finistère) Defendini aka Jules (Network Priest), Alexander Schwatschko aka Olive & Shaw29 Feb 44 Sainville, 33 km E Chartres (E&L), UK, France SOE F, 2 men (France Antelme aka Maurice & WT Phono 4 / Gardenia RAF Sqn 161 Tempsford Halifax (F/L France Lionel Lee) 1 woman (Madeleine Damerment aka Stationer / Hector Caldwell). The Gestapo was waiting for Solange) Bricklayer / Athos- them Renaud Alencon, DZ Ouragan (Orne) Harry 18 RAF Sqn 161 Tempsford Halifax (Sgt29 Feb 44 France SOE RF/BCRA Jeanne Bohec aka Rateau France Fantassin Tattersalll) . RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Johnson) . To set up network Delegate. Were Belgium, SOE F Julien Detal aka Rodrique aka Delegate &29 February Near Daon, Mayenne, France Butler 12 arrested by Gestapo as soon as they Maurician Philippe Duclos aka Christian aka Stockman landed. They were deported and executed in Concentration Camp Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 53 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)2 March 1944 Near Valenciennes, France Can, SOE F3 Joes: WT Adolphe Rabinovitch aka Arnaud Musician 7 / RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (P/O Buchenan) - Russian aka Bargee, Roméo Sabourin aka Léonard aka Archdeacon 6 Organize the new circuit Liontamer. Sorceror & George Macbain aka Cécil aka Rhymer Were arrested as soon as they landed and executed in concentration camp on 30/07/1944.2 March 1944 Near Valenciennes, France USA, GB SOE F 3 hommes : Lt Maurice Lepage aka Colin Musician 12 RAF Sqn 138 (F/Lt Downes) aka Lanis aka Liontamer, Lt Edmond Lesout aka Organize a new circuit Tristan aka Lender & WT David Finlayson aka Were arrested as soon as they landed Guillaume aka Friar. and executed in concentration camp.2 March 2 km Les Lagnys, 6 km NW Saint- UK, Fr SOE F 1 man Jean Savy aka Alcide and 1 woman Gitane RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Murray Valentin, 10 km S Vatan, (Indre) WT Eileen Nearne aka Rose WIZARD / Millet Anderson). Georges Lovinfosse & Maurice Durieux embarked.2 March 1.1 km W Baudreville, LZ 48° 20’ France SOE F, 1 man Robert Benoist aka Lionel & 1 woman Laburnham RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Bell). 1 00’’ N - 01° 53’ 30’’ E, Eure & Loir WT Denise Bloch aka Ambroise Clergyman / Lionel Polish passenger SIS n° 802 March Marsan, 12 km E Auch, Gers, UK, Can 2 SOE F (Roger Landes aka Aristide aka Actor & Stationner 31 RAF Sqn 138 (P/O Cole) France Allyre Sirois aka Gustave) W/T operator for C.Rechenmann - Roger Landes injured his ankle2 March 1944 1 km S Plessis-Barbuise, 12 km NE SOE F 2 hommes Pierre Mulsant aka Paul aka Bob 141 USAAF Carpetbaggers mission Heflin Nogent-sur-Seine, DZ 48° 34’16”N - Minister & WT John Dennis Barrett aka Honoré MR 079 - Arrested 13/07/1944, 03°34’56”E , Aube, Fr deported & shot at Buchenwal3 March Renaison, W Roanne France SOE F Jean-Marie Regnier aka Porthos aka Mason Acolyte 5 RAF Sqn 138 (W/Cdr Corby) - (Chalons/Saone), France & WT Marcel Jaurant-Singer aka Flavian aka Porthos / Mason Reception Robert Lyon aka Acolyte – Tailcoat Set-up new network Mason03/03/1944 Between Riberac & Chancelade, Pol SOE Tadeusz Krala & Bohdan Łoziński Datchworth / Peter 22 RAF Sqn 138 (F/O Walker) DZ Mark, Dordogne POWN/Monika3 March ??, France 2 joes Baten / John 22 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Len Ratcliff)03/03/1944 Supposed to land 1 km E Segry, 11 France 2 passengers : SOE RF/BCRA Comte Elie de Framboise RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L F/O km SE Issoudun, LZ Alhambra, 46° Dampierre alias Berger & Cdt Robert Lorilleaux alias SIS n°81 D.S. Bell & Hysing-Dahl) – Bell’s 53’ 30’’ N – 02° 05’ 45’’ E, Indre, Icarus Lysander Mk IIIA V9605 MA-B forced to France land at 22hrs50 East of Plumetot (Calvados) after engine trouble. F/O D.S. Bell evaded with Count Elie de Dampierre aka Berger & Cdt R. Lorilleaux aka Icarus.3 March 1944 1 km NE Chavannes, LZ Carpe, 4 passengers : Henri Gorce aka Franklin, F. Bistos Fantome RAF Sqn 161 - 2 Lysanders (Cpt 46° 51’ 40’’ N – 02° 22’ 55’’ E, aka Frank & Commelor SIS n° 82 Murray Anderson & Leslie Whitaker). 6 Cher, France passengers: Jean Lacroix (highly burnt), Achille Peretti, Bouchinet- Sereulles, wife of général Cochet, Parizot, Jean-Louis Chancel aka Chavagnac embarked.5 March 1944 Near Clermont l’Hérault, 36 km Russian 1 NKVD agent Rozov aka Simon ROSIERE Apache 3 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Pick) West Montpellier, Hérault Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 54 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)5 March 6 km SO Figeac, Lot, France Mauritians, SOE F 3 men (Maj Percy E Mayer aka Fireman aka Footman 14 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/O Walker) UK Maurice, WT Lt Edmund R.Mayer aka Barthelemy Reception George Hiller aka Footman aka Warder & Richard Pinder aka Willy aka Prosecutor)6 March 1944 NW Estrées-St-Denis, LZ Roger, France ? 2 passengers: Snowdrop RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (Cpt Murray 49° 27’ 50’’ N - ? E, Oise SIS n° 83 Anderson & Leslie Whitaker). 6 passengers : Rene Gervais aka Rene Gerard (CL), Jean Koenig, Maurice Rolland aka Renaud aka Olivier (CL), Reception WT Robert Geneix Jacques & Roger Camous - Serge Meyer, François Gouriou & Louis Jourdan embarked.6 March Near Aix-en-Provence, wrong DZ, UK SOE F Jack Sinclair aka Aldabert Monk 5 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/L Parker) France Was arrested at his arrival.6 March 1944 6 km SW Figeac (Lot), France UK, Fr SOE F Maj Robert Boiteux aka Nicholas & WT Cpt Footman 14 Organize Valeni network. Benjamin Aptaker aka Aleric Mission Carpetbaggers Heflin n° 109 Reception George Hiller aka Footman7 March Loubressac, W Saint Céré, Lot, UK SOE F WT Gaston Cohen aka Horace Footman 19 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Sgt Tattersall) France Reception George Hiller aka Footman7/03/1944 DZ Columbus Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 – Halifax JP178 (F/Lt. A H Mawer)7 March Castellane, DZ Annuere, Alpes USA SOE F – Pierre Maurice Martinot aka Ulysse aka Jockey / Roger RAF Sqn 624 – Halifax JP238 (W/O A Haute Provence, France Missionary Kendall) Organize Valensole Group7 March 1944 Near Daon, Mayenne, France SOE F Lt Octave Simon aka Badois aka Satirist & Butler 12A Carpetbaggers BG 406 MR 118 WT Marcel Defence aka Dédé aka Weaver (Boone) Captured by Germans when they landed, deported and executed at Gross Rosen10 March 1944 ??, France UK SOE F – Adolph Feingold aka Clown aka Tutor Clown 2 RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (S/L Ratcliff)13 March 1944 2 km SO Corné, E Angers, LZ 2 passengers Lautrec RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Anderson) Signac, 47° 27’ 15’’ N – 00° 21’ 35’’ SIS n° 84 – 3 passengers : RAF F/L Douglas D.S. W, Maine & Loire Bell, Jean Santeny & comte Elie de Dampierre embarked15 March 1944 2 km NO Gabarret, DZ Herré, France SOE F Gonzagues St Genies aka Lucien aka Caws RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Sgt Len Landes, France Scholar & Yvonne de Baseden aka Odette Scholar / Lucien Ratcliffe) - Reorganize old Director circuit. Gonzagues St Genies was killed and Yvonne de Baseden arrested.15 March 1944 Near Poiseul-la-Grange, DZ Anjou France 4 SOE RF/BCRA : WT Robert Caille aka Soudanais RAF (Cote d’Or) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 55 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)16 March Chavaney (Loire), France France BCRAA (Robert Bennes aka Bob & WT Juste WT Centre Britière W/T station for Vercors Winant aka Olivier)16/03/1944 Saint-Brieuc Bay, beach of MGB 502 landed equipement Bonaparte III Escape network Shelburn (Lucien Keruzeau (Bonaparte), Côte SHELBURN DUMAIS). MGB 502 (Lt P Williams) d’Armor, France embarked 24 escapoed airmens18 March 1944 2 km NO Gabarret, DZ Herré, France SOE F Gonzagues St Genies aka Lucien aka ?? Reorganize old network Director. Landes, France Scholar & WT Yvonne de Baseden aka Odette Scholar / Lucien Gonzagues St Genies killed Yvonne de Baseden arrested.18 March 1944 Kerroulou, near Guimaec, SOE RF/BCRA Gilbert Védy aka Jacques Méderic & Take lead of movement « Ceux de la (Finistère), France Alexandre de Courson de la Villeneuve aka Libération » (CDLL) to replace Roger Pyramide landed by MGB Coquoin19/03/1944 Saint-Brieuc Bay, beach of Bonaparte IV Escape network Shelburn (Lucien Keruzeau (Bonaparte), Côte SHELBURN DUMAIS). 18 escaped airmen d’Armor, France embarked on board MGB 503 (Cdt Mike Marshall & navigator David Birkin)21 March 1944 MGB 502 (Peter Williams) debarked: Establish W/T communication with OSS Virginia Hall aka Diane & SOE F Henri London from 3 safe houses. MTB Beg-an-Fry Cape, 3 km N Lussacq aka Saint aka Aramis, Septimus 2 UK Guimaec, N E Morlaix (Finistère) SOE F- Charles Rechenmann aka Julien Saint /Rover SOE DF - Minerault aka Raymond & Robichaud aka Robin22 March 1944 L’Ariége UK SOE F Kenneth MacKenzie aka Baptiste aka ?? W/T Operator for Paul Sarrette – Misogynist Gondolier Reception by Henri Sevenet (Detective) Plateau de Lanas - 5 km South SOE RF/BCRAA Jean-Pierre Cabouat aka Courbe22 March 1944 Aubenas), DZ Acier, (Ardèche) aka Cardioide et Bernard Schlumberger aka droite SOE F Maureen P O’Sullivan aka Josette aka Footman ??22 March 6 km SW Figeac (Lot), France UK W/T operator Stenographer Fireman / Barthélémy Sea escape network Lucien DUMAIS Saint-Brieuc Bay, beach of MI 9 - 26 downed Allied airmen & 2 France, UK, Bonaparte V22/03/1944 Keruzeau (Bonaparte), Côte agents Le Bourhis & Jean Tréhiou) left USA SHELBURN d’Armor, France for England with MGB 503 (Cdt Mike Marshall & David Birkin navigator).25 March Brittany coast, France UK SOE F Yvonne Fontaine aka Mimi Minister / Guérin MTB31 March 1944 Saint Aignan (L&C), DZ Dentelle, France 2 SOE RF, Alix dUnienville aka Myrtil & BCRA Fencing RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Sgt Ibbot) France Jacques Brunschwig aka Bordier Oronte31 March 1944 2,5 km SO Luzillé, E Tours, LZ 5 passengers : SOE RF/BCRA Guy Chaumet Dilligence RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/Sgt Planette, 47° 15 ‘ 05’’ N – 01° 02’ pseudo Cissoide Alliance Whitaker & Anderson) – 5 passengers : 00’’ E, Indre & Loire, France SIS n° 85 BCRA Jean Roger aka Jean Sainteny left for GB31 March 1944 1 km E Segry, 11 km SE Issoudun, BCRA Stéphane Hessel Fureur RAF Sqn 161 lysander (F/L Per Hysing- LZ Alhambra, 46° 53’ 30’’ N – 02° Greco Dahl) Louis Marin & Guy Jafflin 05’ 45’’ E, Indre, France SIS n° 86 (Mithridate) embarked Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 56 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)01/04/1944 DZ Spool ? Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN918 (F/Sgt. G R French)01/04/1944 DZ Tabouret Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN962 (F/Sgt. J L Paulden)01/04/1944 5 km N Sault de Vaucluse, DZ Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP160 (F/Sgt. E Chestnut (44 06 N – 05 24 E), G Denness) Vaucluse3 April 1944 DZ Chavanay (Loire) France BCRAA Casanova aka Marcel & Henri Rozan4 April Near Cherbourg, France 2 SOE F (Violette Szabo aka Louise & Ph Liewer) Salesman RAF 161 Sqn - Evaluate French resistance4 April ??, France France SOE RF/BCRA Pierre Sonneville aka Equilatéral Military Delegate of Region of Paris4 April 1944 Le Mans UK SOE F George A Wilkinson aka Etienne aka Historian Organiser network Historian5 April 1944 1,5 km ENE Azay sur Cher, 13 km USA, UK 4 passengers : OSS Andre Studler aka Sylvain, Umpire RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L Taylor S E Tours, LZ Grippe, (Indre & SOE F WT Lilian Rolfe aka Recluse aka Nadine Historian & Turner) - Prepare D-Day – 6 Loire), France + 1 man & 1 woman Marie-Christine Studler? passengers embarked: W/T A.Watt aka Geoffroy, JML Besnard, SOE F Julienne Aisner aka Claire + X Lilian Rolfe arrested on 31/07/1944 in Nargis (Loiret)5 April 1.1 km W Baudreville, LZ 48° 20’ ?? Lillac RAF Sqn 161 1 Lysander (F/L Per 00’’ N - 01° 53’ 30’’ E, Eure & Loir SIS n° 87 Hysing-Dahl) - 2 passengers : Claude Arnould aka Colonel Olivier alka Armand & Mireille Travers (Jade Amicol network)5 April 1 km E Neret, 1 km W Bel, France SOE F, 3 men (Cpt Marcel Leccia aka Baudoin aka Stationer 59 RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (F/Lt Morris) Châteaumeillant, DZ Les Chottes Labourer, Lt Elisée Allard aka Enrique & WT Lt Labourer / Baudouin Executed in Buchenwald on near Acre, Indre, France Pierre Geelen aka Pierre) 10/09/1944. There is a memorial5 April 1944 North Lyon, Saone and Loire Can. SOE F - Jean Paul Archambault aka Chico Ditcher 37 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Walker)5 April 1944 (May?) ?? France SOE F - Jean Gerard Maury aka Arnaud aka Spiritualist??? Wizar network Minstrel05/04/1944 Near Jouac, 25 km NW La BCRAA WT Marie-Louise Cloarec aka Lesaint, Arrested 27/04/1944 and hanged Souterraine, Haute Vienne Pierrette Louin aka Pierrette Salina & Suzanne 18/01/1945 in Ravensbrück Mertzizen, Philippe Cravat et Pierre X.07/04/1944 Near Sully sur Loire, Loiret BCRAA WT Eugénie Djendi (Mission Berlin) aka Libellule Arrested 09/04/1944 and hanged Jacqueline Dubreuil, George Pinchenier aka Lafitte 18/01/1945 in Ravensbrück arcel & Marcel Corbusier aka Marcel Leblond Corbusier arrested 10/04/1944 and shot 05/10/1944 in Weimar8 April Issoudun, DZ Segry, Indre, France UK SOE F 3 men Stanislaw Makowski aka Machinist, Ventriloquist / Antoine RAF Sqn Cpt Sydney Hudson aka Headmaster & WT Cpt Headmaster / Albin Philippe de Vomecourt aka Antoine aka George Jones aka Lime - 1 WT woman Muriel Byck Saint-Paul having an injured leg arrived aka Benefactress aka Violette by Lysander on night 09/04/1944 Muriel Byck died due to meningitis on 23/05/1944 Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 57 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)9 April 1944 Wrong DZ instead of Saint-Valentin France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Berthier (William Bechtel aka Tempete RAF Sqn 161 Tempsford (F/L Caldwell) dropped near Ruffec Le Château, 8 Bechtel badge n° & R Viarnaud aka Valade badge 5 Reception by Network Gondole km E Le Blanc, Indre, France n° - Zone Rouen 6) George Maurel deported to Germany SUSSEX/BRISSEX Drolot (Hubert Brochard aka on 07/08/1944 Charot badge n° & Jean Lart aka Tral badge n° - 7 8) Zone Amiens SUSSEX/OSSEX Plainchant (George Maurel aka George Clauzel badge n° 9 & WT Henri Vergon aka André Coulon badge n°10) – Zone Le Mans9 April 1944 Saint-Léonard-des-Parcs, 7 km NE France SOE RF/BCRA Carrel aka Sarcloir & Lt Henri Reception Emile Rattier Sees, dropped 3 km far from DZ Dupont aka Desbois aka Tracteur sabotage experts Aurore, Orne9 April 1944 Near Domme (Dordogne), France SOE F WT Ralph Charles Beauclerk aka Casimir & Harry 28 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Stiles) Peter Lake aka Basile Digger / Nestor9 April 2 km S Villers les Ormes, N W GB, Fr 3 passengers : SOE F Philippe de Vomecourt aka Chauffeur RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (Robert Taylor). Chateauroux, LZ Billard (Indre), Antoine aka Saint-Paul, Lise de Baissac aka Pimento / Alphonse Reception by Olive. 3 passengers: SOE France M a r g u e r i t e & Cpt Charles Corbin aka Allyre aka Ventriloquist / Antoine Jacqueline Nearne aka Jacqueline, Carver Josette Southgate (Maurice Southgate’s wife) & Mr Régis? embarked. No seat for Mrs Cochet wife of General Cochet.9 April 1 km NE Chavannes, LZ Carpe, 3 passengers : Dominique RAF Sqn 161 2 Lysanders (F/L 46° 51’ 40’’ N – 02° 22’ 55’’ E, SIS n° 88 Whitaker & Anderson) – Only F/L Cher, France Anderson landed to fetch 3 passengers : Cpt Jean Godet or Andrew George?; Mle Harman & Louis Marin9 April 2 km SW Corné, E Angers, LZ Fr, ??? 1 passenger : BCRA Comte Elie de Dampierre aka Rubens RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (Cpt RG Signac, 47° 27’ 15’’ N – 00° 21’ 35’’ Berger SIS n° 89 Large). 1 passenger: Cpt Jean Godet or W, Maine & Loire Andrew George Carudet?9 April 1944 Saint-François near dIssoudun Jean de Blommaert & Daniel Ansia Marathon Sherwood Plan – To install escaped (Indre) airmen in nstaller in Fréteval forest09/04/1944 Confolens, Charente, Pol SOE Rudolf Marian Parnes aka Rene Marcel Davidstowe RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (P/O Ibblot) Poitevin & Henryk Bronicki aka Henri Jules Bermont10 April Near Nangis, Seine & Marne, France SOE F 3 men (Maurice Basset aka Ludovic aka Minister 1 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Sgt Brandsen) France Beggar, Raphael Beugnon aka Hugo & Maurice Beggar / Ludovic - Destroy communication (Railways, Martin aka Adam) telephones, roads)10 April 1944 Near Monplaisir, 2 km S W Can, SOE F, 2 men (John Manolitsakis & Pierre Meunier Actor / Aristide Carpetbaggers Boone’s mission 191 Jossaume, 4 km E Andernos les aka Edouard le Canadien Reception Louis Campet aka Lancelot Bains, Gironde, Fr10 April 1944 1 km W Labastide du Haut Mont, 8 UK SOE F, Denis Parsons aka Pierrot Paul 9 Carpetbaggers Choper’s mission 195 km SE Sousceyrac, DZ (44° 50’ – Wheelwright / Hilaire 02° 06’ E), Lot, Fr10 April 1944 Doubs, France French SOE F - Comte Maze-Sencier de Brouville aka Treasurer / Théodule Théodule aka Treasurer & Capt Townsend10 April Eymeux, DZ Agonie (Drôme) France SOE RF/BCRAA WT Jean Paris aka Egyptien, WT John 38 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Sgt Hayman) Henri Benhamou aka Andalou, Roger Olive aka Union I Hache & Cdt Henri Guillermin aka Pacha Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 58 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)10 April Ruffec le Chateau, 8 km E Le Blanc France SUSSEX/OSSEX Vitrail (Jacques Voyer (CL) aka Ouragan Tempsford RAF Sqn 138 (F/Sgt Jones) (Indre), France Lucien Voyer badge n° & WT André Guillebaud 11 Reception by Network Gondole aka Andre Lebeau badge n° 12) – Zone Chartres J.Voyer (CL) arrested on 10/06/1944 SUSSEX/OSSEX Jeanne (Marcel Delhomme aka and shot on 27/06/1944 Marcel Guichard badge n° & WT René Reveret 15 Containers for Tempête dropped aka René Duvallet badge n°13) – Zone Orléans Marcel Delhomme broke his ankle. SUSSEX/BRISSEX Lefevre (Charles Guerrini aka Reception pathfinder Marcel Saubestre Lebel badge n° & Pierre Duchateau aka Geay 16 aka Marcel badge n°14) - Zone Paris Ouest10 April ?? SOE F Maurice Martin aka Adam & Raphael Beggar?? Beugnon aka Hugo11 April 1944 Near Issoudun, France SOE F WT Odette Wilen aka Sophie aka Waitress Labourer / Baudouin11 April 1944 near Lescale, Picaussel forest France BCRAA 4 persons Puivert (Aude)11 April S Montbéliard, Doubs, France USA SOE F 1 man (Paul Ullman aka Alceste) Stockbroker / John 56 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Sgt Len Ratcliffe) – Arrested on 13/04/1944 in Valentigney (Doubs)11 April 1944 ??, France SOE F WT Adher Watt aka Geoffroy Diplomat / Abelard12 April 1944 Mourmelon le Grand, DZ Allied 3 men BCRA/OSS/IAM (BCRA De Bollardiere aka Citronelle 1 Establish Resistance Harmonium, Marne, France Prisme, & WT Gérard Brault aka Senegalais aka Blanc, OSS Lt Victor Layton aka Triedre)11 April Pehaurie, 4 km W Ayzieu, 14 km W France SOE F 1 man René Mathieu aka Aimé aka René Wheelwright 98 Prepare RAF bombing. Carpetbaggers Eauze (Gers), France Stationer / Hector Heflin’s mission 210 - Arrested 1/05/194411 April 1944 1,4 km N Outarville, N Orléans, 48° 4 passengers : Claude Arnould aka Colonel Olivier Hollyhock RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders (Cpt George 13’ 25’’ N – 02° 01’ 20’’ E, Loiret aka Armand & Mireille Travers (Jade Amicol SIS n°90 Turner & F/L Per Hysing-Dahl) – 7 network), X aka Filouze & Jean Roger aka Santeny passengers embarked: Joseph aka Dragon (CL) Campana aka Chouchou, Guy Dath aka Neuf, Jeanson aka Onze, WT Jean Rougier aka Jacques, Fernand Kluger aka Tam Tam, Joseph Freyeisen (To be 3rd SAS) & X aka Gisèle15/04/1944 Beg-an-Fry, 3 km N Guimaec, N E Belgium, Fr MGB 502 (Lt. P. Williams) & MG 718 (R Seddon) Scarf MGB 502 & MGB 718 embarked 20 Morlaix (Finistère) landed 6 agents MI9 including Cpt Maurice H VAR persons including 3 women, 1 child & 9 Rouneau aka Adolphe aka Racketeer & Pierre Racketeer downed airmen. Duffoir aka Amédée Sabotage mission Le Guern region.21 April 1944 Eymeux, DZ Agonie (Drome) SOE RF/BCRAL Raymond Henaff aka Versoir Musc28 April 1944 E Les Patrigeons, 4.3 km NE Saint- SOE F 3 passengers including Richard Lansdell aka Charbonnier RAF Sqn 161 2 lysanders (F/L Len Valentin, LZ Murene, 46° 59’ 15’’ N Oscar SIS n° 91 Ratcliffe & Taylor) Out of 2 lysanders – 01° 52’ 30’’ E, Indre one turned back (Robert Taylor). F. Len Ratcliff landed to pick up 5 mail packages29 April 1944 Les Menus, 5 km SW Cérilly, north UK, USA SOE F/OSS, Maj John Farmer aka Hubert aka Stationer 66 Carpetbaggers Van Zyl’s mission 289 Montluçon (Allier), France Freelance & Nancy Wake aka Hélène pseudo Witch) Freelance / Hubert30/04/1944 DZ Holly / Vidal ? 2 Joes?? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN958 (P/O J G Mills)30 April 1944 4 km W Ségry, 7.5 km SE 3 passengers including Dupuis aka Pharaon Organist RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders F/O Alcock Issoudun, LZ Hercule now Le Fay (V9748 JR-D) & F/Lt. R. large (V9490 Airport (Indre) JR-N) - Return of Philippe Liewer aka Maj Charles Staunton & Violette Szabo Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 59 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 May Mont du Saule, N E Hardanges UK SOE F 1 woman “Pippa” Phylliss Latour aka Scientist 82 W/T operator - Carpetbaggers Crance’s (Mayenne), France Geneviève aka Lampooner Denis mission 3171 May 1944 Near Montbarrey, 10 km NW Dole, GB SOE F/OSS WT Edwin Poitras aka Paul aka Treasurer Take over Jura circuit - Liberator shot Jura Postman down above Chissey-sur- Loué ??02/05/1944 DZ Affuteur 2 Joes ? RAF 624 - Halifax JN958 (F/Sgt. L W Craven)02/05/1944 DZ Durval Joes ? RAF 624 - Halifax JP238 (F/Lt. C A Hynd)3 May 1944 3 km NW Manziat – 9,5 km NNE France 8 passengers SOE RF Marcelle Somers aka Halberd RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (F/L Affleck) – 8 Mâcon, LZ Aigle, (Saone & Loire), Albanais, Commandant Maurice Barthélémy aka passengers: Mme Fleury with baby, M France Barrat, Col Paul Hanneton aka Ligne, Jacques Bourges-Monoury (CL), Francis Closon There is a memorial Davout d’Auerstaerdt aka Ovale + x (CL), Jean Rosenthal aka Cantinier (CL), Cdt Henri Thackthwaite aka Procureur & Paul Rivière aka Marquis (CL) DMR arrival for Doubs department3 May 1944 1 km E Segry, 11 km SE Issoudun, France 2 passengers: Pipe RAF 161 Lysander (F/L Hysing-Dahl) – LZ Alhambra, 46° 53’ 30’’ N – 02° SIS n° 92 2 passengers 05’ 45’’ E, Indre, France3 May 1944 Supposed to land near France 2 passengers Forsythia RAF 161 Lysander (Cpt Whitaker) – Chateauroux (Indre), landed 1 km Plane shot down above Mondesir, 10 NW Baudreville, DZ (48 20 00 N, km SW Etampes (Essonne). Pilot KIA – 01 53 30 E), Eure & Loir Indre, US pilot Maj Bud Mahurin was waiting France to be picked up.5 May 1944 Near farm Champ-du-Bois, 1 km N France SOE F 1 woman Marguerite Knight aka Nicole & 1 Donkeyman 40A To attack communication (railways and Poinçon-les-Larrey, DZ (47° 53’ – man WT Henri Bouchard aka Noel Jean-Marie airfields, oil storages - Carpetbaggers 04° 25 E), Côte d’Or, France Fenster’s mission 3835 May 1944 1 km N Dambelin, 8 km W Pont de US, France SOE F 2 men (Erenest Floege aka Pascal & André Stockbroker 5 B Replace Paul Ullman died Roide (Doubs), DZ Ecot (47° 23’ N Bouchardon aka Martin) Sacristan / César Carpetbaggers McKee’s mission 373 - – 06° 41’ E), France Reception Lt Emile Joly aka Valentin6 May 1944 Soulier plateau – Allex, DZ Temple French SOE RF/BCRAL WT Jean Cendral aka Lombard St Valentine RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (F/L Morris) (Drôme)6 May 1944 1.1 km O Baudreville, LZ 48° 20’ France, US No passenger Silene RAF 161 Lysander (F/Lt Alexander) – 3 00’’ N - 01° 53’ 30’’ E, Eure & Loir SIS n°93 passengers : Robert Champion aka Parrain aka Fanfouet, Dr Parpezat XP 12 agent (Jade-Amicol network) & US pilot Maj Bud Mahurin.7 May 1944 Dole, Jura French SOE RF – René Bichelot aka Raymond Bachelier Scholar aka Alver7 May 1944 5 km E Souppes-sur-Loing, DZ La France SUSSEX/OSSEX Plutarque (André Degorce aka Plymouth 2 Carpetbaggers Mission St Clair n°393. Brosse (Seine and Marne) Louis Bessonne badge n° & WT Henri Schouler 19 Received by Gilbert Gaillardon aka André Beignet badge n°20) – Zone Melun7 May 2 km N E Marcillac, 4 km E Allied (GB, IAM 4 men (Maj Frederick CARDOZA aka Vecteur Peter 79 Arm Resistance in Cantal - Lorcières, DZ (44° 58’ N – 03° 20’ FR, US) SOE, Cpt Lamoricière aka Chouan aka Mediane Benjoin Carpetbaggers Boone’s mission 392 E), Cantal, France BCRA, Lt J.LeBaigue aka Spirale OSS & WT 2/Lt Reception Freelance TROLLET aka Somali BCRA)7 May 6 km NE St Oulph, 30 km East France SUSSEX/OSSEX Evasion (Gabriel Guenard aka Ellis 3 Carpetbaggers Fish’s Mission n° 394) Nogent/Seine (Aube), France Marcel Laugier badge n° & WT André Andreau 18 aka André Thibert badge n°17) – Zone Romilly8/05/1944 1.5 km NE Saint Mards en Othe, 23 ??? 3 Joes Donald 64 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Fenster km SW Troyes, Aube n°407 Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 60 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)8 May 1944 2 km SW Corné, E Angers, LZ ??? 2 passengers: Joseph Dubar aka Jean de Roubaix Utrillo 2 RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/L Bruce) –- 2 Signac, 47° 27’ 15’’ N – 00° 21’ 35’’ & WT René Bruaux (Ali-France network) SIS n° 94 passengers embarked W, Maine & Loire9 May Nicorbin, near Voves (Eure & France SUSSEX/BRISSEX 2 hommes (J Bertrand aka Pathfinder II Etienne Ancergues & Pierre Binet Loire), France Fontanes badge n ? & WT Etienne Ancergues aka arrested and shot in forest of Othe on Asnier badge n°47) 19/08/19449 May 2,1 km W Luzillé, 35 km E tours, LZ GB 6 passengers Mineur RAF Sqn 161 - 3 Lysanders (F/L Bob Palmyre, 47° 15’ 35’’ N – 01° 01’ SOE F, WT Denis Rake aka Roland aka Receiver SIS n° 95 Large, Per Hysing-Dahl & Len Ratcliff) 55’’ E, Indre et Loire (WT for Freelance network of John Farmer) & X – 8 passengers left. William Jean Savy aka Alcide with very important document9 May 1944 ??, France France SOE F Jean-Louis de Ganay aka Rigobert Dietician Sabotage10 May 1944 Near Neaufles-Auvergny/ Risle, 14 France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Ney : Claude Guyomar aka Operation Fiat 6 Mission Carpetbaggers Stapel n° 429 A km NE L’Aigle, 35 km SW Evreux Goudelin badge n°100 & Lucien Millet aka Marchand Claude Guyomar & WT Michel Millet (Eure), France badge n°101 - Zone Evreux aka Marchand arrested & shot in SUSSEX/OSSEX Diane : Claude De Perthuis aka August 1944 Jean Bertrand badge n° & WT René Drap aka 21 René Laune badge n°22 – Zone Etampes10 May ??, France SOE F – Antoine Serini aka Casimir Jockey / Roger RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Walker)11/05/1944 DZ Tabouret 1 Joe ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax BB440 (W/O A Kendall13/05/1944 DZ Bayard, Bordeaux region SOE Robert de la Rochefoucaud aka Lallier René & To blow the gunpowder factory of St radio X Médart en Jalles. Arrested end of May 1944, escaped from prison of fort du Ha 48h later17, 18 & 19 May 1944 Ault, 8 km NE Le Tréport, Somme, Hungarian, MTB debarked Col George Lane born Lanyi Dyuri & Tarbrush To investigate about Teller mines rd France Uk Roy Wooldridge (3 night)17 & 18/05/1944 Near Calais, Pas de Calais, France Uk MTB debarked 10 Commandos : Maj Ian Smith + X Tarbrush To investigate about Teller mines22 May 6 km DZ, Cantal, France USA SOE F René Dussaq aka Anselme aka Druggist Freelance / Hubert Carpetbaggers Merril’s mission 45623 May Near Cluny, Saône & Loire, France Fr, UK SOE F Madeleine Lavigne aka Isabelle aka Leveller, Silversmith / Hippolyte Cpt Henri Borosh aka Marius aka Silversmith & Cpt Joseph Benoit aka Boris22/05/1944 1.5 km NE Saint Mards en Othe, 23 ??? 4 Joes Donald 64 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Wollcot km SO Troyes, Aube n°46123 May 1944 2 km W Taizé, 10 km N Cluny, DZ France SOE F 5 men WT Joseph Litallien aka Jacquot aka Ditcher 40 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (S/L Wilding) (46 31 N, 04 39 E), Saône & Loire, Landowner & Lionel Guy dArtois aka Dieudonné + X To be WT of Browne-Bartroli aka Fr Tiburce27 May 1944 4 km SW Saint-Viatre-les- USA SOE F 3 men Ventriloquist 5 & 8 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Thomas) - Tanneries, DZ (47° 30’ N – 01° 53’ Roger Henquet aka Robert , WT Herber Brucker aka Hermit / Robert Assess resistance group - To organize E), Loir & Cher, France Sacha (Hermit network) new circuit Hermit / Robert in Loiret & WT Emile R.Counasse aka Caton (Ventriloquist) Reception Philippe de Vomécourt aka Antoine & Marcel Matron (Ventriloquist network) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 61 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)28 May 1944 Near farm of Dieudonné Isambert, France SUSSEX/OSSEX Charles : René Veuve aka Austin 3 Mission Carpetbaggers Kelly n°485 Nicorbin, 2.5 km S Theuville, 4.5 Joyeuse badge n° & WT George Ducasse aka 23 Réception Sussex Etienne Ancergues km NW Voves (Eure & Loire), Chaloner badge n° - Zone Le Bourget 24 aka Asnier France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Junot : Alphonse Lacquement Alphonse Lacquement & WT René aka Picot badge n° et WT René Beck aka René 25 Beck arrested on 04/08/1944 and Caumont badge n° - Zone Nord 26 transmitted under German supervision. SUSSEX/BRISSEX Foy : Jacques Girbal aka Jacques Girbal & WT Bernard Roupain Fournière badge n° & WT Bernard Roupain aka 28 arrested on 06/08/1944, deported on François badge n°27 - Zone Lilles 01/09/1944 and died at Bergen Belsen (February 1945) et Ravensbruck (March 1945)28 May 1944 1 km N Bouilladisse, DZ Vallon de France BCRA/OSS Bernard BERMOND & WT Joseph Overtore II RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (F/Sgt Morris) l’Homme Mort, Bouches du Rhône, Rocca-Serra Fr28 May 1944 1 km S La Cropte, DZ Le Clos (47° UK SOE F, 1 woman (Sonya Butt aka Blanche) & 2 men Headmaster 4 Carpetbaggers Choper’s mission 470 A 57 N – 00° 30 W), 32 km S E Laval (Francis Bec & Raymond Glaesner) Albin (Mayenne), France31/05/1944 DZ Pyramid 1 Joe ? RAF 624 - Halifax JP238 (W/O A Kendall) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 62 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 June 1944 1 km N Mormant, 3 km NW USA, Fr SOE F 2 men Lt René Guiraud aka André aka Glover 1 Get in touch with Aubry circuit Leffonds, 18 km S Chaumont, DZ Glover & WT Louis G.Hyde aka Frédéric Carpetbaggers AR Smith’s mission 556 (47° 59’ N – 05° 07’ E), Haute - Reception Hubert Aubry Marne, France René Guiraud arrested on 27/06/1944 and deported1 June 1944 Chaignay, 25 km North of Dijon, DZ UK SOE F George Millar aka Emile Messenger 16 Carpetbaggers Archambault’s mission (47° 29 N – 05° 09 E), (Cote dOr), Chancellor / Emile 535 France1 June 1944 Savennières, horse race field of France SUSSEX/OSSEX Vis (Henri Vaas aka Henri Jourdet Cord 1 Carpetbaggers RABBITT’s MR 550 & Rochefort /Loire, South West badge n° 33 & George Soulier aka Gérard MERRILL’s MR 536 Angers (Maine & Loire), France Boudemange badge n° 34) – Zone Blois Pomeranz broke his leg SUSSEX/BRISSEX Marbot (Jack Humbert aka Bouchot badge n° & Paul Sautiere aka Bordier 35 badge n°36) - Zone Versailles SUSSEX/OSSEX Madeleine (Cmdt André Lefevre aka Alfred Ledron badge n° 29 & WT Daniel Pomeranz aka Daniel Piron badge n° 30) – Zone Vincennes SUSSEX/OSSEX Cure (Hubert Brochard aka Montjean Maurice badge n° & WT René Pedro 31 aka Boissier Armand badge n° 32) – Zone Tours2 June 1944 E Les Patrigeons, 4.3 km NE Saint- 3 passengers Camaraderie RAF Sqn 161 (Lysander George Valentin, LZ Murene, 46° 59’ 15’’ N SIS n° 96 Turner). Cdt Lafont aka Verneuil – 01° 52’ 30’’ E, Indre embarked2 June 1944 1,4 km N Outarville, N Orléans, 48° France 1 passenger Joseph Campana aka Chouchou Forsythia 2 RAF 161 Lysander (F/Lt Alexander) – 3 13’ 25’’ N – 02° 01’ 20’’ E, Loiret (Fitzroy network) SIS n°97 passengers : BCRA Cdt Gustave Bertrand (Involved in Enigma) & his wife Mary & Hogbin aka Jesuit2 June 1944 NW Estrées-St-Denis, LZ Roger, 49 France 2 passengers: Foujols & Guy Jafflin (Réseau Japonica RAF Sqn 161 Lysander (F/Lt Taylor) - 27 50 N - ? E, Oise Mitridate) SIS n° 98 3 passengers : BCRA René Gervais (CL) aka René Gérard & Robert Masson (CL) & Jean Rousseau-Portalis (CL) aka Parent embarked2 June 1944 ??, France France Samson RAF Sqn 161 Lysander - BCRA Robert Masson & Jean Rousseau-Portalis aka Parent left for England2 June 1944 NW Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche, US, UK 2 OSS (S/Lt Ray Welty +X) & 3 British commandos RAF North Witham - First wave Fr Pathfinder for marking DZ O for second wave 200 Pathfinders of 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions4 June 1944 2 km N Saint-Vulbas, LZ Figue, France 4 passengers : WT Lt Hubert Gominet aka Alouette, Thicket 1 RAF Sqn 148 – 2 Lysanders (Cpt (Ain), France X aka Soutane , X aka Clement + X Vaughan-Fowler & F/Lt N Attenborrow) – 5 passengers : Dr Tibor Revesz-Long aka Thibaud (CL), Clouet des Pesruches aka Galilee (CL), Toubas aka Seigneur & Michel Pichard aka Pic (CL) left for Calvi (Corsica).5 June Near Vieux Moulins de Thilay, 10 Allied IAM 5 men SOE RF (BCRA Cpt Charrière aka Point Citronelle 2A Establish Resistance - Carpetbaggers km S E Fumay, DZ Astrologie (49° aka Jacques Chavanes, Lt Gérard Racine aka Holzworth’s mission 606 57’ N – 04° 47’ E), Ardennes, Brabant & Lucien Goetchebeur aka Echardonnette, France Cpt Desmond Hubble aka Bissectrice & Georges Whithead aka Parabole). Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 63 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)5 June Morvan, France Allied 3 men, IAM Team Verveine Close cooperation with SAS and ISAAC/Verveine team5 June 1944 8 km W Saint-Lo (Manche), France U.K., 1st SAS 2 sticks 6 men (Lt Fowles, Lt Poole, Hurst, Titanic 4 RAFSqn 138 Albemarle (F/L Johnson) France Merryweather, Dawson & Saunders), 250 Diversion paradummies (Rupert), window or Chaff (radar countermeasure) and rifle fire simulators.5 June 1944 Jumière, France U.K., 250 paradummies (Rupert), window or Chaff (radar Titanic 2 & 3 RAF Sqn 161 4 Halifax (F/L Green, France countermeasure) and rifle fire simulators. Bennett, Smith & Johnstone) Diversion5 June 1944 1 stick near Halliguen, 1 km W France 17 men, 2 teams, 4th SAS (2nd RCP) Dingson (Pierre 1 & 2) Establish Base for Cooney and for 4th Plumelec Stick Lt Pierre Marienne SAS. RAF Fairford stirling 1 stick 2 km W Guéhenno, 7 km N Stick Lt Deplante Emile Bouétard was killed. 2 sticks Plumelec, (Morbihan), France SOE F 1 man (Andre Hunter Hue) reassembled on 07/06/19445 June 1944 Locarn, S W Duault forest, 6 km S France 18 men, 2 teams 4th SAS (2nd RCP) Samwest (Pierre 3 & Establish Base for Cooney and for 4th E Duault (Cotes du Nord), France Sticks Lt Botella,Lt Deschamps, Jean Morvan 4) SAS. RAF Fairford stirling5/06-22/09/1944 Blind 5 km N W Saint-Gaultier, 15 U.K., 3 men, 1st Jedburgh Team Hugh (Cpt Politician RAF Sqn 161 Tempsford Hallifax (P/O km N W Argenton-sur-Creuse, DZ France W.R.Crawshay aka Crown, Cpt L.lHelgouach aka L Tattersall). To meet Amédée René Sanglier, Indre, France Legrand aka Franc & WT Lt R.Meyer aka R Mersiol Maingard (Samuel/Shipwright),- aka Yonne) + 1st SAS Bullbasket (Cpt J Tonkin & Lt Accompany an SAS reconnaissance R Crisp) party, to establish a base for raid, Châtelleraut-Châteauroux region U.K 1st SAS Bullbasket 4 men: Cpt John Tonkin & Lt Bullbasket Reception by Samuel and maquis Richard Crisp & 2 WT Amilcar. Raid - Immediate action against rail communications, Limoges- Châteauroux and Bordeaux-Tours.5 June 1944 Ste Nathalène, 4 km E Sarlat-la- USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team (BMcD.Austin, R.Lecompte Ammonia Massingham mission, destroy Caneda, Dordogne, Fr France & JB.Berlin) communications between Brive /Montauban and Montauban /Bordeaux. Organise and train guerrilla troops of 20. Reception JC.Arnault aka Neron (Wheelwright)05/06/1944 Near farm La Luzette, 2.5 km NW France BCRA aka André & aka Désiré RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP246 (W/O G F Labastide du Haut Mont, DZ Reagan) Chenier (To be dropped on DZ Tricycle), limit Lot/Cantal, France6 June 1944 Normandy, France Allied Overlord Invasion06/06/1944 1 km N Epineuse, S Fouilleuse, 15 2 SOE RF/BCRA : Jean Petri aka Pasteur & X aka Donald 6 RAF Sqn 138 –Halifax A – (F/Sgt km W Compiègne, DZ Talon (49° Rabbin Lawrence) 24’ N – 02° 33’ E), Oise Head of BOA Paris Region6 June 1944 Near farm La Carte, 6 km Preuilly- France SUSSEX/OSSEX Justice (Pierre Fauroux aka Jean- sur-Claise (Indre & Loire), France Louis Corbin & Louis Blandin aka Jean Crémieux) – Zone Saumur Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 64 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)6 June 1944 Near pool of Bussières 1 km W U.K., 1st SAS Lt Ian Stewart & Lt Wellsted with Jed Harry Houndsworth RAF 161 Hudson ( F/L Caldwell) – Rouvray, 20 km expected DZ Vieux France Accompany reconnaissance party of Dun, Cote d’Or, France U.K, France 3 men, team Jedburgh Harry (Cpt DD.Guthrie aka Charite two SAS officers to establish a Denby, Lt PE.Rousset aka P Dupont aka Gapeau & Houndsworth base to receive SAS Sgt R.Couture aka R Legrand) aka Centime awith Lt troops for raiding activities, Morvan Ian Stewart & Lt Wellsted 1st SAS area, north-west of Autun.6 June 1944 Le Sucail, 1 km N Saussonnière, US OSS OG Team. 15 men, Cpt Conrad Lagueux, Lt PAT RAF Squadron 624 Halifax LW272 DZ Le Sucail, 1 km N Michael Demarco, Adj Joseph Vezina, Sgt Dr To cut communication line Saussonnière, DZ Virgule (Tarn), Robert Esquenazi, Sgt Bernard Gautier, August Sgt Dr Robert Esquenazi broke his leg France Kitchen, Cpl Roland Cote, Herbert Shapiro, Harold during the drop. There is a memorial plate Berger, James Fischer, Marcel Landry, George Sgt Bernard Gautier & Robert Spaur Maddock, Raymond Picard, Vincent Quercia & killed on 12/08/1944 at Betges (Tarn). Robert Spaur. There is a memorial plate.7 June 1944 6 km N E Saint-Viatre-les- France 4 SOE F: Ventriloquist 15 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Tanneries, DZ (47° 33’ N – 02° 00’ Yvan Gaillard aka Hotelier aka Vincent Jackson n°621 E), Loir & Cher, France (Ventriloquist) Ventriloquist / Hermit / Reception Philippe de Vomécourt aka Henri Fucs aka Abel (Hermit) Permit Antoine & Marcel Matron (Ventriloquist Gérard Dedieu aka Permit aka Jerome & Ginette network) Jullian aka Adèle aka Janitress (Permit)7 June 1944 2 km E Ferté Alais (Essonne), DZ France SUSSEX/OSSEX Cendrillon (André Pissier aka Donald 8B Mission Carpetbaggers Pike n° 617 Demarreur (48° 29’ N – 02° 22’ E), Max Verneuil badge n° 39 & WT Henri Tosi aka France Henri Bousquet badge n° 40) – Zone Vaires/Marne7 June 1944 1 km W Villiers-sous-Grez, DZ (48° France SUSSEX/OSSEX Foudre (Jacques Leroyer aka Donald 5 Mission Carpetbaggers Mc Kee n° 618 19’ – 02° 38’ E) (Seine & Marne), Jacques Collard badge n° & Jacques Coulon aka 41 France Jacques Olivier badge n° 42) – Zone Juvisy7 June 1944 Rigny sur Arroux, 7,5 km South France 3 SOE RF/BCRAL (Jean Rosenthal aka Cantinier John 87A Carpetbaggers Heflin’s mission 619 – Geugnon, DZ Metacarpe (Saône & aka Apotheme, Maurice Bourges-Maunoury aka B24 n° 42-40713 (K King) Loire), France Polygone & Paul Rivière aka Marquis) and 1 OSS Assure liaison with Allied and (Leon Ball aka Niveau) resistance7 June 1944 Bling into Brittany (Morbihan, Cotes France 4th SAS 58 men, 18 sticks (2nd RCP) Cooney party (Pierre Cut Communications and sabotage du Nord, Finistère, Ile and Vilaine), Lt Jean Viaud, Sgt Jean Roquemaure, Asp Fauquet 401 to 418) works France Philippe, S/Lt Jean Appriou, Sgt Jacques Carré, S/Lt André Varnier, S/Lt Michel de Camaret, Lt François Tisné, S/Lt Francis Nicol, Lt Louis Mairet, S/Lt Alain de Kerillis, S/Lt Michel Brès, Sgt Jacques Mendès- Caldas, Cpt Gualberto Larralde, Asp Henry Corta, S/Lt Michel Legrand, S/Lt Roger Fernandez & Cpt de Henry Mauduit Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 65 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)07/06/44-27/10/44 Donzy, DZ Lavis,, France U.K., Fr, SOE RF – IAM Verveine - 3 men: JRH.Hutchison, Verveine Assist Resistance. RAF Tempsford Can. FG.Viat & John Sharp Hudson – Cooperation with Jed ISAAC & SAS7 June 1944 1 km N Saint-Gilles-les-Forêts, 6 US, France SOE F 3 men (Philippe Liewer aka Maj Charles Stationer 110 B Take over part of Stationer / Hector km S Sussac, DZ Orange (45° 38 N Staunton aka Hamlet, WT Jean-Claude Guiet aka Salesman circuit - Carpetbaggers Fenster’s – 01° 40’ E) (Haute Vienne), Virgile & Robert Maloubier aka Paco) 1 women mission 620 France (Violette Szabo aka Louise aka Vicky Taylor) Violette Szabo arrested on 10/06/1944, There is a plate deported and executed in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp beginning 1945.8 June S Bellegarde Poussieu, DZ Tarsis U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team (Maj Neil Martin, Cdt Gaston Veganine RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP238 (F/Lt. C A (45° 22’ N -04° 57’ E) or Moissieu France Vuchot & WT Sgt D.Gardner) Hynd) - Massingham mission, to harass sur Dollon, DZ Tanit (45° 22 23" N German communications on the left - 04° 58 36.6" E) ?, 7 km NW bank of the Rhone and the railway line Beaurepaire, ou Isère, France Lyon-Marseilles, road and rail links on There is a commorative plate the line Lyon-Grenoble and Grenoble- Valence, Valence-Viennes areas. Sgt D.Gardner killed due to parachute failure.08/06/1944 Landes du Puech, 5 km E Laguiole, 4 Joes RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP246 (F/Sgt. J DZ Gide (44° 41’ 05’’ N – 02° 56’ L Paulden) 06’’ E), Aveyron08/06/1944 1 km Chalan, 2.5 km SW Saint- 1 Joe RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP206 (F/Sgt. C Barthélemy-le-Meil, DZ Cabriolet P Atkins) (44° 51’ 59’’ N – 04° 29’ 41’’ E), Ardèche8 June 1944 Aubrac plateau, Massif Central, Allied IAM 5 men: Cdt Jean Albert Baldensperger aka Isotrope / Etoile France Isotrope, Maj Denys Hamson aka Etole, Capt Georges Pezant aka Rochet, WT Louis Berthou aka Pelican.8/06-13/09/44 Near farm La Luzette, 2.5 km NW U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team (Thomas Macpherson aka Quinine RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP244 (P/O. W Labastide du Haut Mont, DZ France Anselme, Michel de Bourbon-Parme aka Aristide & Fairey) - Massingham mission, Chenier, limit Lot/Cantal, France Oswald Arthur Brown aka Félicien) assisting resistance on lines of communication Montauban /Brive, Cahors area.8 June 1944 Near farm La Luzette, 2.5 km NW USA OSS OG, 15 men Lt. A. P. Frizzell & G. M. Huguet, Emily RAF 624 Sq - Halifax JP 242 (W/Cdr Labastide du Haut Mont, DZ Sgt. E. A. Trudeau, S. P. McFadden & W. W. Smith, Clive Stanbury) Chenier, limit Lot/Cantal, France T/5 A. A. Genest, A. J. Cote, A. Ouellet, A. P. Destroy Bridge and rail tracks Hennette, P. N. Hardinger, L. W. Fessler, R. J. Cahors/Figeac & Figeac/Brive Bizaillon, P. Nebenzahl, D. Atherton & G. W. S. P. McFadden injured his shoulder. LaCouture Reception by Thomas Macpherson aka (Jed Quinine)8 June 1944 Plos les Rocs - 6 km E Clavières, France SOE RF/BCRA Guy Vivier aka Isotherme To be assistant of Military Delegate of DZ Plongeon (44° 58’N – 03° 20’ region 6 (DMR) Alexandre de Courson E), Cantal Auvergne de la Villeneuve aka Pyramide09/06/1944 DZ Adjoint, near Gerbier des Joncs, 3 Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP178 (W/O A Ardèche, France Kendall) nd9 June 1944 S Kervouzerien, Duault Forest, 5 France 47 men, 4th SAS (2 RCP) Cpt Pierre Leblond Samwest RAF Sqn 620 – 3 avions km E Duault (Cotes du Nord), sticks Lt Martin & S/Lt de Carville, Lt doctor France Sassoon, Sq/L P.H. Smith with Jed Frederick Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 66 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)9/06- 20/08/44 S Kervouzerien, Duault Forest, 5 USA, UK, 3 men, 3rd Jedburgh Team Frederick (AW.Wise, P. Assist in the establishment of an SAS km E Duault (Cotes du Nord), France Bloch-Auroch aka Vire & RR.Kehoe) with SAS base, with authority to withdraw and France make use of local resistance forces, Brittany (south-west Guingamp, Côtes- du-Nord). RAF Fairford stirling9 to 17 June 1944 St Marcel, DZ Baleine (Morbihan), France 47 men 4th SAS (2nd RCP) Cpt Puech-Samson, Dingson Establish Base. RAF Squadron 299 France Aspt stick Georges William Taylor (CL) with Jed George 18 men 4th SAS (2nd RCP) with Cdt Pierre-Louis RAF Sqn 196 & 299 Bourgoin (CL), 52 men 4th SAS (2nd RCP) with stick Lt René Lesecq (CL) 82 men 4th SAS (2nd RCP) with stick Lt Roger de la RAF Sqn 196. 298, 299 & 644 Halifax Grandière (CL) with 4 jeeps St Marcel, DZ Baleine (Morbihan), USA, 3 men, Jed Team George (Cpt Paul Cyr aka Paul Assist SAS in establishing a base for France France Louis Cartier, Cpt P.Ragueneau aka Erard & WT SLt SAS parties to withdraw to with Pierre Gay aka Christian Lejeune) with SAS supplies, using local resistance to locate the base west of Redan, Brittany. RAF Fairford10 June Poitiers, France GB 1st SAS Stick Lt Peater Weaver & Cpl Kinivane with Bulbasket Lot 4 To cut transportation means 6 SAS10 June 1944 Wrong DZ (Vieux Dun) spread over U.K. 1ier SAS Maj Bil Fraser, Lt Cooper, Marc Lennan Houndsworth Establish Base Reinforcement Lormes & Fetigny, Nièvre, France Sgt Zelic & Col Hastings, Lt Moore, Rolli, Cpl Wood, Brinton, Sgt Harris, Furness, Babbington & Masson Phantom10 June S Kervouzerien, Duault forest, 5 km Fr 4th SAS (2nd RCP) 60 SAS sticks S/Lt Lasserre, Samwest Total 115 SAS E Duault (Cotes du Nord), France Aspt Lagèze & Aspt Metz11 June 5 DZ near Lussac-les-Châteaux U.K. 5 groups 40 men, 1st SAS F Sqn Phantom Bulbasket Raid Reinforcement. (Vienne), Airvault (Deux-Sèvres), To reinforce Tonkin SAS Parthenay (Deux-Sèvres) & Azat- le-Ris (Haute-Vienne), France12/06-09/09 Belâbre forest, 14 km S E Le Blanc, USA, 3 men, 5th Jedburgh Team Hamish (Lt RM.Anstett Hugh 1 Assistance to Hugh team, Châteauroux DZ (46° 33’ N - 01° 14’ E), Indre, France aka Alabama, Lt R.Schmitt aka Louisiana aka L region. Carpetbaggers Fish’s mission France Blachere & WT Sgt LJ.Waters aka Kensas) with 629 SAS Bulbasket12 June 20 km N E Troyes, DZ Haut des Can SOE F 4 men (JR.LaRosée, L.Taschereau, Diplomat 5A Cut communications with Troyes. Ormes (48° 25’ – 04° 14 E), Aube, P.Thibault & G Duclos) Abelard Carpetbaggers Archambault’s mission France 623 – Réception Maurice Maxime Léon Dupont (Abelard12 June 1 km S W Bainvilliers, 4 km S USA 1 agent took the train for Paris next day Historian 9A Carpetbaggers Choper’s mission 627 Puiseaux, DZ (48° 10’ N – 02° 29’ Reception André Studler aka Sylvain E), Loiret, France12 June Chateauroux, France U.K. 30 men, 1st SAS Bulbasket Raid Reinforcement Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 67 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)13 June 1944 Orleans, France U.K. 5 men, D Sqdn, 1st SAS Gain Advance Party13/06/1944 DZ Tricycle 4 Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (W/Cmdr C Standbury)13 June Near Cucuron, Vaucluse, France France 4 seamen, Lt de vaisseau Maxime Arnault de La Sampan Action Toulon region Ménardière aka Sampan, Ronald Midoux aka Jonque & Antoine Sanguinetti aka Canot, WT maître Turluer aka Perroquet14 June Estouy, 6 km W Pithivier, France GB 1st SAS Cpt Jock Riding 6 men Hermit Gain 214 June Vrigny, 10 km S Pithivier, DZ GB 1st SAS Maj Ian Fenwick, Jim Almonds 6 men Hermit Cut Communications Hermit, France Gain 3 Reception by OSS Andre Studler aka Sylvain14 June Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - France SOE RF/BCRAA Cmd Jean-Paul Vaucheret aka Pectoral There is commemorative plate. 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Pectoral, Maj Chassé & WT Willima aka Joli-coeur14/06/1944 0.6 km La Breuille, 37 km SW France 1 agent Donald 22 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Hartley Auxerre, DZ (47° 32 N - 03° 16 E), n°663 Yonne, France16/06/1944 1 km W St Marcel,3 km W France SUSSEX/OSSEX Cercle (Pierre-Yves Quentel aka Harry 21 with SOE RAF Sqn 161 - Tempsford (Cpt Malestroit, DZ (47° 48’ N – 02° 26’ Yves Nedelec badge n° & WT Paul Pasco aka 43 Piltinsrud) - Operation Harry 21 avec W), Morbihan, France Leblanc badge n° 44) – Zone Carhaix avec SOE. (Former operation Lincoln Lincoln Carpetbaggers Kitko & Kelly)16/06/1944 Saint-Brieuc Bay, beach of MGB 718 landed MI9 agents Jean Tréhiou, Raoul Reflection 3 seamen could not go back on board Keruzeau (Bonaparte), Côte Parent aka Yves & Jean Hamon aka Guy MGB 718 2nd/Lt Guy Hamilton, LS d’Armor, France Albert Dellow & AB Haywood Rockwood.17 June La Font d’Usson, 6 km NE Usson GB 1st SAS 4 jeeps & 4 SAS Bulbasket RAF 298 & RAF 644 2 Halifax du Poitou, DZ La Coupe, 20 km S RAF 196 Stirling W Lussac les Châteaux, Vienne17/06/1944 To be dropped on DZ Mazignien, 1st SAS Lt L.G. Cairns, Cpl W. Bryson, Cpl W. Houdsworth 5 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford – Stirling LJ850 Nièvre Leadbetter, L/Cpl H. Brook, Sgt R. Miller, Pvt J.F.S. Y (P/O Robert William Crane ) lost in Arbuckle, J.S. Bowen, W.J. Creaney, D.M. Gale, Channel. 6 crew members with 1st SAS G.M. Hayes, G.D. Law, C. Macfarlane, D. McBride, Lt L.G. Cairns & 14 SAS died.There is J. O’Reilly & J.K. Rogers a commemorative plate in Bailleux Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 68 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) St Marcel, DZ Baleine (Morbihan), 12 men 4th SAS (2nd RCP) Lt Roger de la Establish Base. RAF squadrons 196.17 June 1944 France Dingson 9 France Grandière with 4 jeeps 298, 299 & 644 Halifax18/06/1944 16 km SE Douadic, 36 km SW France SOE RF/BCRA Claude Gros aka Adiabatique. Percy 13 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Kelly Châteauroux, DZ Aglae (46 40 N, n°673 01 16 E), Indre St-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados) 12 French PROUST agents (Stuber aka Aicard, Nocetti aka Bauge, x aka A.Beaupin, Colmont aka Carles, Bonafos aka F.Contet, Durmeyer aka Dargeles, Laurent aka Dupin, Masson aka J.Moutier, French officers seconded to 1st US19 June 1944 France Ascain Pollet aka G.Poquet, Chevallier aka M.Tournier & Army Poupart aka Viala) + 6 US OSS (Lambert R, Kirkpatrick, Russell HE, Mowinckel JW, Robichaud & Wertheimer)20/06 – 17/09/44 N Roche, 4 km N E L’Isle-Jourdain, Can, 3 men, 6th Jedburgh Team Ian (J.Gildee aka Stationer 129 Assist Shipwright / Samuel circuits, DZ (46° 14’ N – 00° 45’ E), Vienne, France Oklahoma, A.Desfarges aka Maine & WT Lucien working through the resistance chief in France Bourgoin aka Mayo) Vienne. Organise attacks against rail lines Bordeaux-Poitiers; Tours- Bordeaux; Niort-Saumur and train resistance groups in Charente. Lucien Bourgoin KIA 03/08/44 in Pleuville (Charente). Carpetbaggers Stinchcom’s mission 677. There is a commemorative plate.20 June 1 km W Les-Granges-le-Roi, 2 km France SOE F 1 man Lt Louis Blondet aka Valerian Clergyman 2A Instructor - Carpetbaggers Jackson’s S Dourdan, DZ (48° 30’ N – 02° 00’ mission 678 E), Essonne, France21/06/1944 DZ Le Vieux Dun, Nièvre, France GB 1ier SAS Cpt A.D Muirhead , Cpt Wiseman, Lt Houndsworth 102 Sterling Grayson, doctor, Sgt White, Burgess To sepup a reinforcement base21/06/1944 DZ Vellotte, 8 km N Ourous en 1ier SAS Cpt Bradford, Padre, Lt Ball Houndsworth 102 Maquis Bernard Morvan, Nièvre22 June Near Pourmelan, 1 km North East U.K., 4th SAS (2RCP) Maj Oswald Cary-Elwes, Lt Jean Lost Collect Dingson Serent (Morbihan), France France Fleuriot, Sgt Jean Perrin, Cpl Erik Mills, WT Sgt Jean Marty, Albert Bletterie & Emile Hugounenq 24/06/1944 DZ Gible 2 Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP221 (P/O E W Garnett) 24/06/1944 S Bellegarde Poussieu, DZ Tarisis USA, 2 men team Jedburgh (Maj CE.Maniere aka Ruper & Dodge RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN888 (F/Sgt. J (45° 22’ N -04° 57’ E) ou Moissieu Canada WT Lt Durocher aka Oswald) L Paulden) - Massingham team, to sur Dollon, DZ Tanit (45° 22 23" N harass German communications on the - 04° 58 36.6" E)?, 7 km NO left bank of the Rhone and roads and Beaurepaire Isère, France railway transport, Lyon/Vienne area. Reinforce "Veganin 24/06/1944 DZ Tarisis, 2 Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN888 (F/Sgt. J L Paulden)24 June 1944 Expected Target : Near Gerbier des US, GB, Capt BG Dalziel killed with crew Adjoint & Cabriolet Halifax JP240 P of 624 Sqdn RAF shot Joncs, DZ Adjoint (Ardèche), Can down near Cruas – Crew (F/O R.H. France Sneath RCAF, W/O2 E.D. McDermid RCAF, W/O2 L.W. Burnside RCAF, F/Sgt F.A. Coady RCAF, F/Sgt D.M. Corbett RCAF, Sgt W.C. Ellis RCAF & Sgt R.W. Whitelam RAFVR) killed and buried at cemetery of St-Vincent de Barrès (Ardèche) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 69 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)25/06/1944 Cap Beg-an-Fry, 3 km N Guimaec, France PROUST Monkey (Lt Pierre Bazin aka Michel Arland N E Morlaix, Finistère & Alain Guillou aka Jean Hamon) France PROUST Girafe (Robert Reitzer aka Jean-Marie Joseph Jourden arrested & shot on Robleu aka Robert Romier & WT Joseph Jourden 09/08/1944 with Le Coz Jean-François, aka Jean-Marie Stur aka Joseph Jourden) Ropars Jean-Yves, Perrot Albert & X Plouigneau square (Finistère). There is a plate at Plouigneau25 June ??, France France PROUST (Buffaro aka Darcy) 25/06/1944 Bellavilliers, Sèche Terre, 7 km BCRA – 4 Joes Bellême, DZ Hutte, Orne26 June 1944 France via Gilbraltar & Spain US SOE DF Stanislas To operate mail pigeon service under Robichaud aka Robin Vic Juanito command Parent aka Carol To be WT operator of Andre head of Vic escape route27 June 1 km S W Soubrebost, 8 km E Fr, US, 4 men SOE F / IAM - Jacques Robert (CL) aka Percy 19 Carpetbaggers Smith’s mission 781 Bourganeuf (Creuse), DZ Pension Arthur Rewez aka Molecule, Jack Shannon aka Bergamote 1st part (45° 57 N – 01° 50 E), France Taux, WT David Gagliardi aka Blond & Jean Gorodiche aka Curviligne aka Granville) 28 June 1944 Aubrac plateau, Massif Central, NZ, Fr IAM 2 men: Maj William Jordan aka Pintade & WT Isotrope 2 William Jordan broke his leg France S/Lt Pierre Fournier aka Perdrix28 June Vassieux, DZ Taille crayon Allied 4 men SOE F Maj Desmond Longe aka Refraction, Eucalyptus (1 st part) RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP178 (W/O J L (Vercors), France SOE F Cpt John Houseman aka Reflexion, OSS WT Povey) Mission Massingham André E Pecquet aka Paray aka Bavarois & BCRA Massingham mission WT S/Lt Jean-Yves de la Croix aka Delpech28 June Vassieux, DZ Taille Crayon USA OSS OG, 15 men St. V. G. Hoppers, Lt. C. L. Myers, Justine RAF Sqn 624 – Halifax JP 242 (Vercors), France Sgt. F. J. DeFrane, R. J. Vanasse, R. J. Brochu & N. (W/Cmdr C Stunbury) - Aid Resistance J. Harp, Cpl. L. W. LaBreck & J. W. Murray, T/4 N. L. Richman, T/5 D. Calvert, H. O. Flake, P.E. LaFlame, M. Levine, G. J. Paquette & G. J. Picard28 June Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team (JC.Montague, G.Marchal & Willys RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP253 (F/Lt. A H 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France France FA.Cornick) Mawer) - Massingham mission, to follow up Pectoral mission to the Ardèches.28 June Lannemezan, DZ Tongat, near USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team (HW.Fuller, G.delaRoche & Bugatti RAF 624 - Halifax JP221 (P/O J D Saint-Gaudens, Haute Garonne, Fr France M.Guillemont) Johnston) - Mission from Massingham base; assist developments in the Pyrenees area (Wheelwright / Hilaire), harass enemy lines of communication and organise reception for daylight troop landings.29/06-23/08/1944 between Comps & Dieulefit, DZ USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team (Cpt Jacques Martin aka Chloroform RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP221 (P/O. W Framboiser (Drome), France France Martino aka Joshua, Lt Henry McIntosh aka Lionel & Fairey) - Massingham mission, to re- WT Lt Jean Sassi aka Nicole) establish resistance in Drome and Hautes-Alpes region after the recent attack on the Vercors area resistance. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 70 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1 July 1944 La Faye, 5 km N E Manzac sur SOE F Emile Gerschel aka Gilbert Digger 30 Carpetbaggers Wills’ mission 820 Vern, DZ (45° 06’ N – 00° 37’ E), Dordogne, France1 July 2 km S Fougerolles, 10 km E Tilly, UK SOE F – Alexander P Campbell aka Clement Fireman 12 Carpetbaggers Jaxtheimer’s mission DZ (46° 24’ N – 01° 21’ E) , Indre, 800 Fr1 July 1 km S W Soubrebost, 8 km E UK 3 men SOE F / IAM – Maj Vernon Blomfield aka Percy 19 Carpetbaggers Hartley’s mission 803 Bourganeuf (Creuse), DZ Pension Density, medical officer John Forster aka Equerre & Bergamotte 2nd part (45° 57 N – 01° 50 E), France WT Richard Langmaid aka Wisigoth3 July Near Sury-es-Bois, 5 km E Vailly France SOE F WT Victor P Martineau aka Bold Saint 4A Carpetbaggers Rabbitt’s mission 842 - sur Sauldre, Cher, Fr Ventriloquist / Antoine W/T operator to E.Counasse aka Caton – Received by Virginia Hall aka Diane -1/07/1944 Haute Loire, France France PROUST Jambon Lt Jean Deschamps aka Alain ??? Hip injury Aymard aka Morin3 July Wrong DZ, near Château- France SUSSEX/OSSEX Papier (Jehan De Beaucorps de Ansaldo 1 Carpetbaggers MERRILL’s mission 821 L’Hermitage, DZ Carton, Sartre, Crequy aka Jean-Marie Kergour badge n° & WT 51 Evelyne Clopet did not have time to France René Barre aka Michel Dujardin badge n° 52) – jump. Zone Rennes Carpetbaggers HEFLIN’s mission 826 - SUSSEX/OSSEX Salaud (Aristide Crocq aka René Evelyne Clopet, Roger Fosset, Aristide Dutal badge n° & WT Marcel Biscaino aka Marcel 48 Crocq, Marcel Biscaino & André Noël Maurin badge n° 49) – Zone Laval arrested on 09/08/1944 & shot on SUSSEX/OSSEX Colère (Roger Fosset aka Claude 10/08/1944 near Vendome. André Rigot Girard badge n°50) – Zone Angers arrested at same time escaped on SUSSEX/OSSEX Filan (André Noël aka André 09/08/1944. Ferrière badge n° & WT André Rigot aka Paul 46 Laurent badge n° 45) – Zone Dreux3 July 1944 Rouvray, France U.K. A Sqdn, 1st SAS 144 men Houndsworth Establish Base Reinforcement3 July 1944 Normandy Fr, GB BCRA Cpt Raymond Lagier aka Bienvenue & Cdt ??? Maurice Duclos aka Saint-Jacques (CL) MI 6 Maj Dick Harrison4 July 1944 La Ferté Allais (Essonne) U.K. D Squadron 1st SAS 12 men Gain Destruction of grounded German planes at various airfields around Paris, beginning at Etampes. Gestapo was waiting for them. Out of 7 captured 5 were shot (Cpt Patrick Garstin, Sgt Thomas Varey, William Young, Joseph Walker & Thomas Barker) and 2 escaped (Serge Vaculik & Atherton)04/07/1944 DZ Peinture, Mazignien, Nievre, UK 1st SAS, Lt Trower & 3 jeeps Houndsworth France5/07/1944 1 km N Epineuse, S Fouilleuse, 15 France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Murat (Emile Muller aka Donald 6a RAF Sqn 161 (F/L Caldwell) km W Compiègne, DZ Talon (49° Marchand badge n°54 & Théodore Refanche aka 24’ N – 02° 33’ E), Oise Thenet badge n°53) - Zone Soissons SUSSEX/BRISSEX Lannes (Livinstone aka Philippe badge n° & Jean Burtey aka d’Arzac badge n° 55 56) - Zone Beauvais Belgium Henri de Geynst aka Aquitain (Sabena)5 July Vosges, France France SOE RF/BCRA Henri Bourgeois aka Maximum To reorganize resistance05/07/1944 5 km W Donzy, DZ Lavis, Nièvre, 4 Joes dropped including : Donald 19 RAF Sqn 148 Halifax (W/Cdr Burnett) France SOE RF WT Germaine Heim aka Danubien WT for Verveine Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 71 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)5 July 1944 3.2 km N Egligny, 3.7 km SE France 8 passengers : Marie-Madeleine Fourcade aka Bagage RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (F/L Affleck) – 8 Donnemarie-Dontilly, LZ Poulpe, Herisson, Pierre Giraud, Raymond Pezet + X SIS n° 99 passengers 48° 27’ 00’’ N – 03° 08’ 40’’ E, Seine & Marne, Fr6/07/1944 Vassieux en Vercors, DZ Taille- France SOE RF/BCRAA Cpt Jean Tournissa aka Paquebot RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP178 (W/O J L Crayon (Vercors), France & Francis Billon with 3 French officers Povey) - - To prepare an airfield for There is a memorial stele Dakota C17. F.Billon broke his leg and will be killed by Nazis. Cpt Jean Tournissa died on 28/08/1944 in La Baume dHostun06/07/1944 DZ Avenue Un ? 2 Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP221 (P/O E W Garnett) -06/07/1944 DZ Tweedledum ? 2 Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (W/Cmdr C Stanbury) -06/07/1944 Vassieux en Vercors, DZ Taille- 1 Joe ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (F/Lt. C Crayon, Drome, France A Hynd) -06/07/1944 5 km O Saint Christol, Apt, LZ 1 Joe ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP246 (W/O G F Spitfire, Vaucluse Reagan) -6 July 1.7 km SE Liglet, 15 km SE Le France SOE RF/BCRA Lt Jean Sibileau aka Serfouette & Percy 7F Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Alford Blanc, DZ Negus, Indre, France SOE RF WT Josiane Gros born Somers aka n°909 - WT for Claude Gros aka Vénitien (Cone) Adiabatique. Reception by Marcelle Somers Josiane’s mother - Lt Jean Sibileau KIA 30/08/1944 at Loudun (Vienne). There is a memorial plate6 July 1944 Between Beaurepaire and Péage POL SOE F, 1 woman (Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Jockey / Roger Remplaced Cecile Lefort aka Teacher - Roussillon, DZ Ange Gardien, Sud Granville aka Pauline Armand) On 13/08/1944, managed to free Est, France Francis Cammaerts aka Roger, Xan Fielding aka Cathedrale & Christian Sorensen aka Chasuble6 July Izernore, LZ Izernore (Ain), France France, US 11 passengers Eucalyptus (2nd part) Reception by Cpt Montréal-Perrotot - (Outward journey) SOE F (Scholar) 2 men (Lt. Raymond Aubin aka Scholar / Auditor Carpetbaggers Douglas MR Alfred & WT Lt. Louis Nonni aka Nicolas. C470/01A – Dakota Skytrain C-47A- SOE F (Marksman) 3 men Lt. Gordon 15-DK (Dakota for RAF). Serial Nornable aka Bayard sabotage instructor, WT number 42-92840. Code = Q for Lt. Marcel Veilleux aka Yvello and Surgeon Queen. Crew (FO Col. Clifford J. Col Geoffrey E Parker aka Parsifal) Heflin, Co-pilot Cpt Wilmer L Stapel, BCRA 6 agents (Col. Dulac, Cpt Gaston Pellat aka Nav Maj Edward C Tresemer, Bomb Modot, Adrien Conus (CL) aka Volume & WT Lt. Maj Charles ATeer & WT Sgt. Albert Pierre Gaillard aka Touareg). L Krasevac). To reorganize Scholar / Lucien circuit and replace Scholar (M de StGenies). Surgeon for maquis hospital Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 72 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)7 July 1944 N Bièvre, 6 km S Orbais l’Abbaye, France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Grouchy (Alban Quillent aka Palaiseau RAF Sqn 161 (F/Lt Loos) 20 km SW Epernay, Marne, France Malbrunney badge n° & Herry aka Beon badge 66 Mignonneau was arrested on n°67) - Zone Valenciennes 05/08/1944 (no more information) SUSSEX/BRISSEX Davoust (De Roux aka Grosso badge n° & WT Mourocq aka Crepy badge n° 62 65) – Zone Nord Cassel SUSSEX/OSSEX Coupe (Jean-Paul Lemaitre aka Jean-Paul Cabossel badge n° & WT René Brunet 63 aka Yves Digne badge n° 64) – Zone Epernay SUSSEX/OSSEX Helene (Albert Beaurel aka Pierre Dubost badge n°60 & WT Louis Guyomard aka Pierre Deniel badge n°61) – Zone Troyes7 July 1944 Near Baroche-Gondouin, 5 km NW U.K., Fr 6 men, 1st SAS Cpt Mike Blackman, Lt John Kidner, Scientist 103 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/L Kidd) - Lassay les Châteaux, DZ (48° 25 N Lt Hugh Randal & Cpt Brown + 2 X Haft 1 Target Reconnaissance for SOE – 00° 25’ W), Mayenne, France 4th SAS André Lemée (interpreter) network Scientist7 July Bonnefond, Corrèze Allied 7 men, IAM Team: Jacques Vaillant de Guélis aka Tilleul (M) Carpetbaggers Choper & Driscoll’s Manomètre, Cdt Thomas aka Minimum, surgeon mission 931 & 934 Royal Army Medical Corps Maj Ian Mackenzie aka Thermomètre, sabotage expert Edward Bisset aka Adjacent, DZ expert André Simon aka Diastique, WT Sgt James Edgar aka Crétois & WT Seaman Lannou aka Toscan7 July 2 km N E Brevonnes, DZ Petit GB, USA SOE F 3 men (Robert Cormier aka Bob, WT Herbert Diplomat 4 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (P/O Palmer) - Brévonnel (48° 22 N – 04° 26 E), M Roe aka Maurice & WT Alfred C Sowden aka Pedlar / Nick Arms and demolition specialist Aube, France Claude) Establish Pedlar circuit in the Marne - Reception Nicolas Bodington aka Nick7 July 2,5 km SW Luzillé, E Tours, LZ France 3 passengers : X aka Jean, Y aka Janello & Abdjean Palais 2 lysanders RAF Sqn 161. Planette, 47° 15 ‘ 05’’ N – 01° 02’ SIS n°100 1st Lysander (Ft George Turner) took 00’’ E, Indre & Loire, France Lucien Germereau aka Gil, Roger Hérissé aka Dunoy & Louis Prache aka Dutertre. 2nd Lysander (Cpt Per Hysing-Dahl) took BCRA Baudry, J.M.L. Besnard & Leseur07/07/1944 Between Courcité & Averton, 4 km France SUSSEX/OSSEX Dentelle (Christian De Sorbier aka Harrys 49 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers n° 926 SE Vilaines la Juhel, DZ Hamac Louis Blanc badge n° 57 & Pierre Ravarre Jean (Stinchcomb) (former operation Desoto (48° 14’ N – 00° 16’ E), Mayenne Vernez badge n°58) – Zone Alençon Carpetbaggers Kitko MR 0601 & Kelly MR 0610) SUSSEX/OSSEX Colère (1 woman Evelyne Clopet Shot on 10/08/1944 in Vendome (Loir & aka Chamonet badge n° 59) with SUSSEX Dentelle Cher) – Zone Vendome8 July 1944 English Channel UK, France Palais 2 nd Lysander Mk IIIA V9490 MA-H ditched and somersaulted in the English Channel after being hit by American flak. Capt Per Hysing-Dahl RNoAF and BCRA Baudry rescued by American MTB USSC657. BCRA J.M.L. Besnard drowned & Leseur died. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 73 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)8 July 1944 Izernore, LZ Izernore (Ain), France Can, UK, 11 passengers Mixer 1 Mission Carpetbaggers n° C47 1A (Col (Return journey) France Heflin) Carpetbaggers Douglas C-47A- 15-DK Skytrain (Dakota for RAF). Serial number 42-92840. Code = Q for Queen. 11 passengers: SOE F (Lt. Col Richard Heslop aka Xavier BCRA (Marie-Rose Miguet aka Loulette, Marcel Louison Français aka Loulou & Lt. Jean Vaudan aka Verduraz) Downed airmen (Lt. Murrsylj. Simon & Lt. French M Russell (8O1st B.G USAAF, B-24 shot down near Mably (Loire)), Sgt. Donald E. Cadge & Sgt. Norman C. H. Pilgrim (149 Squadron RAF, St ir lin g shot down near St - J e an - le Vieux (Ain)); Sgt. Albert Spencer aka Canada (Whitley shot down near Orléans (Loiret)). and 2 Hindus for GB8 July Near Sury-es-Bois, 5 km E Vailly France SOE F Dupre Louis aka Léon aka Licensee Saint 2B Carpetbaggers MEAD’s mission 963 – sur Sauldre (Cher), France Operation Reception Virginia Hall aka Diane who left on 14/07/1944 to set-up new network Heckler in Haute Loire8/07-23/08/44 3 km NE Jugon les Lacs, (Cotes du U.K., 3 men, 8th Jedburgh Team Felix (Cpt JJ.Marchant Fred 5 Organise resistance in the Côtes-du- Nord), France France aka Somerset, Cpt Jean Souquet aka Carnavon & Nord, including arrangements for WT Sgt PM.Colvin aka Middlessex) landing stores and contact with SAS units and Jed teams Frederick & George I. Carpetbaggers Kitko’s mission 954 Reception Jed Frederick8/07-09/09/44 3 km N E Briec, DZ Alain (48° 08’ U.K., USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Giles (BMW.Knox, P.Grall & Fred 3 Carpetbaggers Goldsmith’s mission 952 N – 03° 59’ W), Finistère, France Fr GH.Tack)08 July Buxeuil, 6 km S Bar sur Seine France Proust (Gerber ala Ablard aka Vouaux) Myrnaloy/Voyageur Carpetbaggers Moser’s Mission n° 945 (Aube) – Operation Donald 51B6 July 1944 Near Gigny sur Saône, 7 km N E FRance 5 SOE RF/BCRA André Jarrot (CL) aka Claude Cannelle Military Delegate for Saône-et-Loire Sennecey-le-Grand, DZ Trousseau Goujon (Pommeau), Pierre Guilhemon (CL) aka (Saône & Loire), France Ambreuil, Gazeau aka Mauricien, Ancel aka Moissonneuse and Boucher aka Pressoir.09 july Near Montcharray, 4 km S E UK SOE F John Bereford Hayes aka Eric Scientist 107 RAF Sqn 138 (F/O Sephton) - Fougerolles du Plessis, DZ Helmsman Received by Claude de Baissac Panama (48° 27’ N – 00° 55 O), (Scientist). Mayenne, France Find volunteers for intelligence missions through German lines in Normandy. There is a monument in Fougerolles9/07-27/09 Wrong DZ, 11Km N Rosporden,1 U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Gilbert (Cpt Chris Gilbert 1 Carpetbaggers Pike’s mission 977. km N E Kernabat 2,5 km W Coadry, France G.Blathwayt aka Surrey, Cpt Paul Carron de la Reception Jed Giles DZ Guide, Finistere, France Carriere aka Ardèche & WT Sgt Neuville Wood aka There is a commemorative plate Doublon) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 74 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)9/07-09/09/44 7km S Le Faoüet, Near castle of U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh, Team Francis (Maj CW.Ogden- Francis 1 Aid resistance in Finistère region. Boblaye en Meslan, 2 km N France Smith aka Dorse, Cpt G.LeBourne aka Le Zachmeur Carpetbaggers Choper’s mission 968 - Locunolé, Finistère, France. & WT Sgt AJ.Dallow aka Groat) CW.Ogden-Smith & SAS Maurice Miodon (4th SAS) KIA on 29/07/1944 at Querrien. There is a war memorial9 July 1944 1.5 km W St-Symphorien-sur- France SOE RF 5 men (Raymond Basset aka Gourmette, John 22 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Cpt Piltingsrug) Coise, 9.3 km SW Duerne, DZ Pierre « Daniel » Boutoule aka Rivière, Marcel Gengembre - Organization and weapon supply to Saphir, Rhône, France Réveilloux aka Bonhomme, Dominique Zanini aka resistants west of Lyon.Coordination of Scarificateur, WT Michel Castets aka Cafre) resistance networks and SAS activities10 July 1944 6 km NW Louroux-Hodement, 20 France SUSSEX/OSSEX Sanctuaire (Jean Strauss aka Peter 38 RAF Sqn 138 – 2 Halifax (F/O km NE Montluçon, DZ Franco, Jean Sagan badge n° & WT Lucien Bocquet aka 66 Pleasance & P/O Carley) - Reception Allier Lucien Berlioz badge n°69) – Zone Bourges René Noël aka Leveque Lucien Bocquet broke hisankle.10 July 1944 20 km N E Troyes, DZ Haut des UK SOE F 1 man (N.Bodington) Diplomat 5 B Carpetbaggers Manter’s mission 1007 Ormes (48° 25’ N – 04° 14 E), Abelard Aube, France RAF Sqn 148 – 2 Lysanders (F/Lt R 5 km W Saint Christol, Apt, LZ Manning & F/Lt H Franklin) – Franklin10 July 1944 Alliés 2 passengers : Paul Vittori Tamise 1 Spitfire , Vaucluse only landed, 3 passengers including Noel Martin left for Calvi (Corsica)11 July 1944 Curebourse, 2,5 km NW Saint- France 6 passengers : Pierre Diard, Harold Rovella aka Ticket 2 RAF Sqn 148 Lysander Mk IIIA 2040 to Vulbas, LZ Figue (Ain), France Jeannot, Louis Leclerc, Gatelier & WT Jean Le be destroyed. The pilot FL Georges Morillon & X aka Rossignol Libert was taken back by FL Bernard Cordier with other lysander to Corsica.11 July Persquen, Morbihan, France France 5 men, 4th SAS (2nd RCP) Grog WT team Pierre 7 (3 men) + 1 WT for Grog + 1 reinforcement11 July 1944 Rouvray, France U.K. 1ier SAS – 5 SAS & 1 jeep Houndsworth 27 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford Stirling (F/L Hannah) & Sqn 644 Rushton Halifax (F/L Archibald)11/07/1944 Tellières-le-Plessis, 3 km E GB 4 SAS: Lt William Anderson, Hull + 2 Half II RAF Sqn 620 Fairford Stirling (F/O Courtomer, Orne Scanlon) - Reinforcement of Half 1 for SOE network Scientist11 - 28/07/44 0,5 km S Azé, 4 km N E Le Blanc, U.K., 3 men, 12th Jedburgh Team Andy (RA.Parkinson Percy 13 (Alt) Assist Ellipse (Egène Dechelette) in the 45 SW Chateauroux, DZ (46° 40’ N France aka Fife, J.Vermeulen aka Carlow& WT R.Loosmore organisation of the Haute Vienne, and – 01° 06‘ E), Indre, France aka Lundy) maintain groups for the disruption of railways converging on Limoges. Carpetbaggers Hartley’s mission 1014. Prince Murat aka Lt Joachim and driver Asp Paquin killed on 20/07/1944. Due to broken legs 2 team members sent back to England on 28/07/1944 from DZ Le Blanc (Indre).11/07-23/08 Courcité, 6 km NE Bais, DZ Hamac USA, 3 men, 11th Jedburgh Team Gavin (R.Carbuccia aka Harry 49B Organise resistance groups with Guy (Mayenne), Fr France D Jean-Claude aka shilling , William D.Dreux aka team in Ille-et-Vilaine, north of Rennes. sixpence & WT Paul Valentini aka George Masson Carpetbaggers Holzworth’s mission aka halfpenny) with Jed Team Guy 102311/07-23/08 Courcité, 6 km NE Bais, DZ Hamac U.K., 3 men, 13th Jedburgh Team Guy (A.Duron aka A Harry 49A Organise resistance groups with Gavin (Mayenne), Fr France Dhoma aka Dronne, AA.Trofimov aka Gironde & team in Ille-et-Vilaine, south of Rennes R.Groult aka J Deschamps aka Dordogne) Carpetbaggers Coleman’s mission 102411 July Douadic, S Le Blanc, 18 km E France PROUST 4 agents (Lt Jean-Paul Baugier aka Jean- Smith 1 Carpetbaggers Wright n° 1013 Saint-Savin, (Indre) France Jacque Bricard aka Stermania, Jean Assemat aka Midiron 1 Stermania in Poitiers & Vierzon Jacques Bauer aka Bergotte, Bernard Duval aka Potage / Norman / Bergotte in Niort Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 75 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) Pierre Vogel aka Garnier aka Charlus & Jacques Noël Charlus in La Trimouille Suissa aka Jacques Grenier aka Saniette) Saniette in Le Blanc RAF Sqn 148 Lysander (F/Lt Manning) 5 km WS Saint Christol, Apt, LZ 3 passagers : Cdt Gonzaque Corbin de Mangoux11 July Fr, ?? Tamise 2 – 3 passengers left for Calvi (Corsica) : Spitfire , Vaucluse aka Amict BCRA René Char aka Alexandre Sea escape MI 9 network Shelburn (Lucien DUMAIS) - MGB 503 (Cdt Mike Marshall & David Birkin navigator).embarked 10 downed Allied airmen including 4 USAAF pilots, 5 Bonaparte beach, Plouha (Cotes du France, UK, Crozier I12/07/1944 canadian & F/Lt Stark with 3 seamen Nord), France USA SHELBURN left by MGB 718 on 16/06/1944 (S/Lt Guy Hamilton, LS Albert Dellow & AB Haywood Rockwood), Robert Vanier former-Dieppe commando & WT FanFan?11/07/1944 7 km NNW Saint-Pons de France 3 seamen : Mechanics engineer Kervarec aka Schooner RAF 624 - Halifax JP250 (W/O J L Thomières, DZ Caracole, Herault Schooner, maître Rousteau aka Vaisseau &WT Povey) - Action region Sète second-maître Besin aka Casoar15/07/1944 Near La Plaineliere, 1 km S E GB, France 3rd SAS Cpt Burt & Lt Poisson avec Jed Harold Dickens 1 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford stirling (P/O Courlay, 45 km NE Parthenay, 30 U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Harold (VE.Whitty aka Ross, Robinson) km NE DZ L’Absie (Deux-Sèvres), France P.Jolliet aka Tyrone& H.Verlander aka Sligo) with 3rd Organise resistance in the Vendée SAS area, provide a communications link with the SAS and Britain, cut off railway lines Nantes-Poitiers. RAF Fairford stirling. Landed into village17 July Near Chemillé, Maine et Loire France 3rd SAS Stick Lt Boutillon Dickens 2 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford stirling (F/O Lebouvier) - 2 SAS not dropped17 July Proche Lagarde d’Apte, DZ Allied 6 Joes : Vaucluse RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP250 (F/Lt. C A Armateur (43° 58 N - 05° 28 E), SOE F – Sgt. Moraud aka Bécassine Hynd) Basse Alpes17 July 1944 Ruillé sur le Loir, DZ Caramel; France SOE RF/BCRA - Clouet des Pesruches (Orbite) (CL) Camphre Regional Military Head of Loire, Anjou Sarthe France & Normandy areas17/07/1944 Le Sucail, 1 km N Saussonnière, 2 Joes? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (F/O W G DZ Virgule (Tarn), France Driscoll)17 July 100 km N Marseille, Bouches du France SOE RF/BCRA 4 seamen : Mechanical Engineer Caique Rhône, France Louis Parayre aka Caique, Lt de vaisseau Granry aka Cotre, maître Lavigne aka Sloop & 2 WT, second-maîtres Coste aka Emeu & Léaud aka Ara17 July 1944 Plaine de Poêt-Laval Dieulefit, DZ French BCRA Lt François Chatelain aka Luciani, Etienne RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP244 (W/O A Peupliers (Drome) Schricke aka Savard, Philippe Lemaire aka Deville, Kendall) Roger Reverchon aka Raynal, André Battut aka Lt Beaumont & Cruse aka Bertrand17 July 1944 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - USA OSS OG Team, 16 men Lt. W. H. McKenzie III & Lt. Louise RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP221 (P/O. W 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France R. K. Rickerson, Sgt. J. F. Kinder, L. N. Sylvester, R. Fairey) - Reconnaissance, Assist Pelletier & R. R. Boucher, T/5 J. F. Gallant, R. A. Partisans Landry, F. Laureta, A. W. Bilodeau, A. E. Gagnon, J. G. Hamel, H. D. Collette, D. E. Dozois, G. Fontenot & H. B. Morse17/07-02/09/44 Penity-St-Laurent, 15 km South USA, 3 men, 16th Jedburgh Team Hilary (Cpt E.Mautaint Giles 2 RAF Sqn 138 3 Halifax (F/L Rothwell, Huelgoat DZ Cerise (Finistere), France aka Charente, Lt Philip H.Chadbourne aka Nevada Palmer & Kidd) - Received by Jed France & WT Roger Ervouet aka Kopek) with Jed Horace Giles. There is a commemorative plate. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 76 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)17/07-15/09/44 Penity-St-Laurent, 15 km South France, 3 men, 15th Jedburgh Team (J.Sum Horace mers, Giles 2 RAF Sqn 138 3 Halifax (F/L Rothwell, Huelgoat DZ Cerise (Finistere), USA G.Leclerq & W. Zielske) with Jed Hilary Palmer & Kidd) - Organise resistance in France Finistère.17/07/44 Penity-St-Laurent, 15 km South France SOE RF/BCRA Balcon aka Equation, Cpt Lefranc Giles 2 RAF Sqn 138 - 3 Halifax (F/L Rothwell, Huelgoat DZ Cerise (Finistere), aka Egalité & Le Saout aka Equivalence Palmer & Kidd) France17 July 1944 W Bouilly en Gâtinais, 8 km SE UK SOE F – Nicholas Allington aka Agrippa Historian 40? Carpetbaggers Kitko mission 1114 Pithiviers (DZ 48° 06’ N – 02° 17’ E), Loiret17 July 1944 Gault St Denis France SOE F – Robert Bruhl aka Bandit aka Barnabe Permit18/07/1944 DZ Peinture, Mazignien, Nievre, Dick 89 / Dick 28A Crash between Liberator B24H 42- France 51187 (Carpetbaggers Lt D Michelson) and Halifax Mk V LL364 NF B (RAF Sqn 138 F/Lt Kidd) -18/07-23/08/44 Near Kergrist (Morbihan), France USA, 3 men, 17th Jedburgh Team (SJ.Knerly, C.lHerbette Gerald Organise resistance in Morbihan area, France. & BE.Friele) Brittany.18 July 2 km N Glénat, 22 km W Aurillac, USA SOE F 1 man WT R.Faucher aka François Freelance 4 W/T operator - Carpetbaggers Martin’s DZ (44° 55’ N – 02° 11’ E), Cantal, mission 1130 France18 July 1944 Heights of Rochepot, 5 km NW, France SOE F – WT Albert Woerther aka Woodcutter aka Mason 27 RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (S/L Brogan) Chagny, Justin19 July N Argentan 2ndSAS Cpt Mc Gibbon & Lt Silly with 22 men Defoe19 July Proche Lagarde d’Apte, DZ Allied SOE F – Maj John Goldsmith aka Valentin, Maj Vaucluse Armateur (43° 58 N - 05° 28 E), Paul Labelle aka Nartex, Robert Boucart aka Hord Basse Alpes Bord & René Hebert aka Corvette20 July 5 km E Souppes-sur-Loing, DZ La France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Kellerman (Louis Gueudelot aka Operation Parapluie Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Lt Kidd) –- Received Brosse (Seine and Marne) Greleur badge n° 76 & Paul Bertin aka Colin badge by G.Gaillardon & Sussex team n°77) - Zone Nantes Plutarque. SUSSEX/BRISSEX Marmont (F Foly aka Henocque Raymond Porlier had 2 feet broken badge n° & J Raduron aka Aury badge n° 70 71) - when landing Zone Aires/La Lys Louis Mignonneau arrested on SUSSEX/BRISSEX Soult (Louis Mignonneau aka 05/08/1944 (No news) Martin badge n° & Delplanque aka Cornu badge 74 n°75) - Zone Nord Cassel SUSSEX/BRISSEX Beauharnais (Raymond Porlier aka Carlier badge n° & Emile Gendarme aka 72 Desmarchais badge n° 73) – St Germain RAF Sqn 190 Stirling Mk IV LJ882 H 2nd SAS Maj F.J.S Symes, Lt I.M. Grant, Sgt D.H. (F/O Leonard Kilgour) crashed near To be dropped on DZ near22/07/1944 McKay, Pvt L.W. Curtis - J.W.B. Reilly, J. Simpson, Rupert 3 Graffigny - Chemin (Haute-Marne). Chaumont W. Leach, L. Taylor & Boreham SAS Boreham with crew F/Sgt Bell & F/O Vinet survived and were POW. Sea escape network MI 9 Shelburn (Lucien DUMAIS) - MGB 503 (Cdt Mike Marshall & David Birkin navigator) Saint-Brieuc Bay, Bonaparte beach, France, UK, Crozier II embarked 2 SAS Maj Oswald Cary-23 July 1944 Plouha (Cotes du Nord), France USA SHELBURN Elwes & Cpl Erik Mills (Operation Lost), RAF Maj Smith, 2 airmen (USAAF Maj William S Jones & RAF F/Sgt Thomas Philip Fargher) & Jean Gicquel Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 77 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)23 July 1944 Target DZ near Chaumont 2nd SAS Maj F.J. Symes, Lt I.M. Grant, Sgt D Mc Rupert To cut railway lines between Châlons Kay, Cpl L. Taylor, Pvt L.W. Curtiss, R. Boreham, sur Marne and Nancy J.W. Reilly, W. Leach & J. Simpson RAF Sqn 190 Fairford Sterling Mk IV LJ882 H (F/L Leonard Kilgour) crashed near Graffigny-Chemin (Haute Marne) Crew (F/O Leonard Kilgour RNZAF, P/O Frank Copland RAFVR, F/O Blake Gordon Foy RCAF, F/Sgt Henry Guy RAF, Sgt Albert Swindell RAFVR) died, (F/Sgt P. Bell RCAF) evaded & (F/O J. Vinet RCAF &2 other crew) POW 2nd SAS Pvt R. Boreham POW and other died25 July 1944 Plateau de Soulier – Allex, DZ France BCRAA WT aka Sibellius WT liaison with Algiers Temple (Drôme)25 July South of Rouen, Fra UK, 94 men, 1 & 2nd SAS; Indep Para Co. Destroy Fuel Dumps Belgium25 July Blind near Boissy le Sec, 8 km S E France 6 men, 2rd SAS Cpt Raymond Couraud aka Jack Gaff 1 RAF Sqn 295 Albermarle (F/O Jones) Dourdan, France William Lee, To assassinate Rommel in his 3rd SAS Lt Robert Raillard, Sgt Mark, Michel headquarters in Château de La Roche Fedosef, Pierre Durban & Moore Guyon25 July Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - USA OSS OG Team, 13 men Lt. P. E. Boudreau & L. E. Betsy RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (P/O. W 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Barner, Sgt. A. E. Lynch, H. R. Linnel & C. A. Fairey) - Cut Rail & Communication Barnabe, T/4 J. R. Rondeau, T/5 H. A. Guidroz, P. Lines. St. Sauveur, R. Bisson, J. Bernier & J. A. Spencer, Pvt S. J. Crough & J. Orgeron26 et 27 juillet Between Mazignien & Le Vieux GB 2nd SAS 55 men Cpt Grant Hibbert with 2 jeeps Houndworth 39 A & B RAF Tarrant Rushton Sqn 298 4 Halifax Dun, Nièvre, Fr (F/O Johnson & Brown) & 644 (F/O Rampling & W/O Woodward) – RAF Fairford Sqn 620 Halifax (F/O Bell)27 July L’Absie (Deux-Sèves), France France 64 men, 3rd SAS (3rd RCP) Cpt Fournier Dickens Destroy Railways th27 july N La Chartre-sur-Loir , DZ Belgium 5 men 5 SAS Lt Ghys, W Klein, M Demery, D Chaucer Caramel, (Sarthe), France Demoor & A Petit26 & 27 July Mazignen (Nièvre) Fr U.K. 55 men 2nd SAS Cpt Grant Hibbert with 2 jeeps Hardy 6 Halifax 4 jeeps destroyed furing drop Establish Base27 July 1944 2.3 km SE Le Blanc, LZ Le Blanc 2 agents Tenerife RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (F/L Boxer) – 4 airfield, 46° 37’ 20’’ N – 01° 05’ 15’’ SIS n° 101 passagers : Jed Andy (Maj Ronald E, Indre Parkinson & aka Fife & Cdt J. Vermeulen aka Carlow injured), F/L Carl Bundgaard & other pilot embarked.29 July Mazigen France U.K. 107 men C Sqdn, 1SAS with jeeps Kipling Raid28/07/1944 Between Mazignien & Le Vieux GB 1st SAS Maj Melot & 2 jeeps Houndworth 40 RAF Tarant Rushton – 3 Halifax Sqn Dun, Nièvre, Fr 298 (F/Lt Sizner) & 644 (F/O Calverley & Sgt Wells)29 July L’Absie Forest, France France 30 men, 2nd RCP Dickens Cut Railways29 July 2 km E Veyssou, 8 km SW Vayrac, USA SOE F 2 men (Williams Daniels aka Dick & Guy Footman To investigate local organization – 15 km N Gramat, DZ bois de Songy aka Sostene) Received by WT Cpt Cyril Watney aka Turenne (44° 53’ N – 01° 40 E), Eustache -- Carpetbaggers Darby’s Lot, Fr mission 132729 July 1 km E Heurtebise, 7 km NW Bar UK SOE F 3 men (BH.Cowburn, D.PEARSON & Diplomat 8A Carpetbaggers Martin’s mission 1361 sur Aube, DZ (48° 17 N – 04° 40 A.BREEN) Tinker / Gérald E), Aube, France Pedagogue Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 78 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)29/07/1944 Ile Grande, 6 km NW Pleumeur- Glover 8 MGB 318 (Lt Jan McQuoid Mason) Bodou, Ile et Vilaine embarked BCRA agent Guy Lemoine aka Jean (Network Alibi)30 July 5 km E Souppes-sur-Loing, DZ La France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Desaix (Maurice Auberger aka Operation Martini RAF Sqn 138 Halifax (F/Lt Palmer)- Brosse (Seine and Marne) Louis Adam badge n° & Eugène Oesterle aka 84 Received by G.Gaillardon Pautard badge n° 85) - Zone Maubeuge SUSSEX/BRISSEX Oudinot (J Poux aka Roux badge n° & George Grosjean aka Petitjean badge 78 n° 79) - Zone Cambrais SUSSEX/BRISSEX Jourdan (Carillon aka Garette badge n° & Paul aka Beaufils badge n° 82 83) - Zone Arras SUSSEX/BRISSEX Rapp (Lecomte aka Meyniel badge n° & Pralong aka Pierlot badge n° 81 80) - Zone Roubaix30 July 1944 French-Italian Border U.K., Italy 11 men, 185 Nembo Regt Intelligence Collection30/07/1944 Between Mazignien & Le Vieux 2nd SAS & 2 jeeps Houndworth 41 RAF Tarrant Rushton - 2 Halifax Sqn Dun, Nièvre, Fr 298 (P/O E Dick) & 644 (S/L Norman)31 July 1944 S La Chartre-sur-Loir (Sarthe), Belgium 6 men 5th SAS Lt Debervre with 5 SAS Shakespeare Rear Area Raid31/07-25/09 Near Barre-des-Cévennes, DZ USA, UK, 3 men, Jedburgh Team (A.Bank, H.Denis & Packard RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN896 (F/Sgt. T Quincaille (Lozere), Fr Fr F.Montfort) F Berrigan) - To work with IAM team Isotrope Reception Maj Denis Hampson Col Jean Baldensperger aka Isotrope & Jean Bonijol aka Bull31 July 1944 Comps, Dieulefit DZ Framboise Bn de Choc 15 commandos Stick Shocking : stick RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (P/O. W (Drôme) Shocking, Cpt HENNEQUIN aka Hepp, Lt CORLEY, Fairey) - Lt Corley knocked down Sgt VILLANOVA, Cpl BORDEU, CABALOUE, CAZALIS, COSTA, GODARD, LORILLEUX, MARTAIN, OBRAZZOFF, PANCHENKO, PERALBA; POTTIER & VERQUAIN,31/07/1944 Comps, Dieulefit DZ Framboise BCRAA 6 Joes Robert Milland, Jean Ruenel, S/Lt RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP250 (F/Lt. C A (Drôme) Gérard Bonduel, Boismenu aka Trocadero & x Hynd) S/Lt Gérard Bonduel died in Lanslevillard on 09/10/194431/07/1944 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - UK SOE Cpt Alastair MacDonald Pallium Officier de liaison entre Guy Vivier aka 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Isotherme, délégué militaire zone Sud / Sud-Oust, et les diverses missions des alliésJuly 1944 South Britany, France France SOE RF/BCRA Michel Pichard aka Pic Prepare arrival of 4th SAS Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 79 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)1/08/1944 Comps, Dieulefit, DZ Framboise Bn de Choc 15 commandos Stick Savage : Lt RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (P/O. W (Drôme) Raymond MUELLE, Sgt MASSON, ABILY, Fairey) - To train FFI ANCIAUX, BARRAT, BRANCHU, BUHR, S/Lt Gérard Bonduel died in FRESIQUE, GAUVIN, LE DISLOQUER, PALOMBA, Lanslevillard 09/10/1944. Paul PALLOT, Sgt Michel PONIATOWSKI, Philippe There is a memorial plate PONIATOWSKI & SAULI01/08/1944 1 Km E Saint-Genis - DZ Accordeur BCRAA: WT Louis Goderiaux aka Canard & X RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (P/O E (44° 23’ N – 05° 47’ E), Hautes W Garnett) Alpes1 August 1944 Les Saisie, DZ Ebonite (Savoie), USA, Fr 7 OSS/OG Major Peter Ortiz aka Chambellan, Cpt Union II Assist Resistance, to conduct sabotage, France Francis Coolidge aka Aimant, Sgt Robert La Salle, to seize key installations to prevent There is a Memorial Stele at Charles Perry, John P. Bodnar, Frederick J. Brunner retreating German units from destroying Hauteluce & Jack R. Risler and 1 FFI Joseph Arcelin. them. Charles Perry died due to parachute failure. 78 USAAF B17 Reception SAP Savoie Guy Fournier aka Beaulac1, 2 & 4/08/44 Claverolas, 12 km S E Eymoutiers, USA 18 men, OSS OG Team - Capt. Wm. F. Larson & R. Salesman 15 Assist Resistance - Reinforce Mission - DZ Framboise (45° 42 N – 01° 51 J. Grunseth, Sgt. J. Halvorsen & K. Joa, Cpl. K. O. Percy Red Carpetbaggers Merrill, Jaxtheimer, E) (Haute Vienne), France C. Johansen, K. Larson & O. Aanonsen, T/3 F. Decker & Darby’s missions 1374, 1382, Johnson, T/5 S. Aanonsen, O. Eide, A. Herstad, L. 1383 & 1418 - (Carpetbaggers dropped D. Brie, M. D. Marinus, A. Paulson, O. Stiansen & O. 4 x 5 joes) - Reception Philippe Liewer Twingley, Pfc. D. Bonin, Pvt. L. Eide aka Hamlett & Jean-Claude Guiet aka Virgile (Salesman)2 August 1944 Claverolas, 12 km S E Eymoutiers, UK SOE F 2 men (Edgar L Fraser Dakota expert aka Salesman 15 Prepare Dakota airfield - Mission DZ Framboise (45° 42 N – 01° 51 Faust & WT Joseph H.Colette aka Carlos) with 2nd Carpetbaggers Jaxtheimer n° 1382 or E) (Haute Vienne), France part of OSS OG Percy Red Decker n° 1383&1/08/1944 Haute Loire, France France PROUST Jambon Lt Jean Dischamp aka Alain Injured his ankle Aymard aka Morin2 August 1944 Savourmon, Hautes Alpes Fr, UK, IAM 6 hommes Maj Leon Blanchaert aka James Toplink Mission to Italian Frontier Belgium, It Hamilton aka Crosse, Cpt P.W.R.H. Pat ORegan Reception René Guérin aka Chape, WT Lt Simon Kalifa aka Paradise, Lt Ruscelli, Lt Renato & WT X2 August 1944 Between Luchapt and Asnières sur France 3rd SAS (3rd RCP) 8 SAS Cpt Jean-Saloman Simon Bulbasket 31 RAF Sqn 190 Stirling A/C 6K - (W/O Blour, 25 km NO Bellac, DZ (CL), S/Lt Georges Lemasson, Sgt Armand Suin, Moses Mac Millan) Asnières (Vienne), Fr WT Asp Georges Liblin, WT Jean Denis, WT Reception John Tonkin Maurice Obadia, WT Charles Godeau & 2nd SAS Cpt James Cameron (British liaison officer) with 5 sticks2 August 5 km W Saint Christol, Apt, LZ 3 passengers : Willie Widmer aka Cloître and his Camille RAF Sqn 148 - 2 lysanders - 3 Spitfire , Vaucluse team passengers:Col Andre Zeller & 2 US left for Calvi (Corsica)2 – 20/08/1944 Wrong DZ 10 km, near Le Breil 2nd SAS Cpt Greville Bell, Lt PB Johnson, Sgt Dunhill 1 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford - Stirling n°19 - Coterel, 2 km SE Messac, (47° 49’ Hodgson & WT Bannerman (Party I) (P/O Jones) 05 N, 01° 47’ 43,5’’ W), Ile et SAS Phantom R Hyland & Owen Vilaine Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 80 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)03/08/1944 Wrong DZ, near Le Breil Coterel, 2nd SAS Lt Hassells Yates, Lt AP Glover, Sgt GD Dunhill 2A, 2C & 2D RAF Sqn 190 Fairford - Stirlings n° 27, 2,5 km SE Messac, (47° 48’ 56 N, Daniels, Cpl A Blackman, Cpl S Jones, Cpl Pichon, Party I (reinforcement) 28 & 30 - (F/O Hay, F/O Chesterton & 01° 47’ 25’’ W), Ile et Vilaine Cpl Galmard, Cpl Maziere, Pct CW Nock, Cpt L Party II P/O Faren) Springfellows, Cpt S Rushworth, Pct Le Chevallier, Party IV Cpl Roger Fanen KIAt Pct Cavill, Pct A Wright, Pct Roussillion PWO escaped03/08/1944 Wrong DZ, N La Rousselière (Forêt 2 ème SAS Cpt Baillie, Lt Samerine, Cpl P Kinn, Cpl 06/09/1944 de la Guerche), 2 km SE Drouges, Thomson, Pct T Elliott, Pct A Huntbach, Pct (47° 54’ 05 N, 01°14’ 05’’ W), Ile et Firminger, Pct Lynn, Pct D Moss, Pct R Rodgers & Vilaine Pct N Vermandel03/08/1944 Wrong DZ 30 km, near Le Pas, 2nd SAS Cpt Jacques Lazon, Sgt Campon, Cpl (Bois d’Andigné), 3 km S Brains- Roger Fanen, Cpl Souveiran, Pct Centole, Pct sur-les-Marches, (47° 51’28’’ N, 01° Chemin, Pct Felger, Pct Montal, Pct Roussillion & 11’ 06’’ O), Mayenne Pct Wadislas Cieslack03/08/1944 Environ Miribel, DZ Poteau 4 Free French cadets S/Lt Boudot, Bracque, D’Agrèves & Maury03/08/1944 Near Chabanon-Selonnet, 6km O Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (Sgt. G Seyne les Alpes, DZ Assurance R French) (Alpes de Haute Provence), France03/08/1944 Comps, Dieulefit DZ Framboise Bn de Choc ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JP242 (F/O W G (Drôme) Driscoll)03/08/1944 Marchainville, Orne Belgium 6 men 5th SAS Lt Kirschen Bunyan Rear Area Raid Reinforcement3/08/1944 Near Seyne les Alpes, Alpes de IAM Cdt Christian Sorensen aka Chasuble, Cpt Jean Sorensen Christian Sorensen injured his leg Haute Provence Fournier aka Calice, Cpt John A. Halsey aka Lutrin, Maj Havard Gunn aka Bambus & WT Sgt Campbell.3 August 1944 Malachap, 6 km N W Pluvigner French 4th SAS 18 men Lt Jean Paoli, Maurice Sadorge & Dingson RAF Sqn 644 - 2 Halifax (LL375, (Morbihan) Sgt Victor Iturria with 6 jeeps LL270) dropped 6 SAS & 2 jeeps - Prepare arrival of motorized jeep squadron at Locoal-Mandon3 August Brovès (NW Fayence), DZ USA OSS OG Team, 15 men Lt. M. C. Brandes & C. O. Ruth RAF Sqn 624 - Stirling LJ938 (W/Cmdr Prisonier (Var), France Strand, Sgt. J. E. Pare, E. A. Dinet & J. A. Phaneuf, C Stanbury) - Cut Lines of T/5 J. H. Dias, J. W. Staves Jr., H. Salazar, L. P. Communication Pelletier, M. K. Gross, J. A. Rogers, V. C. Fanale, A. O. Lanteigne, G. A. LaRiviere & G. A. Melanson4 August 1944 Day light drop 3 km S Sougé le USA SOE F 1 man J.Autotte aka Alexandre aka Helsman Scientist 109 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax (P/O Lawrence) - Ganelon,4 km N W Fresnay sur (Civilian clothes) Helmsman T/W operator for John Bereford Hayes Sarthe, DZ (48° 17’ N – 00° 02’ O) - was target of German fire during Sarthe, France landing4 August 1944 N Bièvre, 6 km S Orbais l’Abbaye, France SUSSEX/BRISSEX Kleber (JP Bissey aka Even Mexico RAF Tempsford Sqn 161 Halifax (F/Lt 20 km SW Epernay, Marne, France badge n° & G Peutat aka Breguet badge n° 96 87) - Johnston) Zone Reims SUSSEX/BRISSEX Daru (Raymond Mocquet aka Vermuge badge n° & Lucien Bignon aka Rogier 89 badge n° 88) - Zone Sezanne SUSSEX/OSSEX Epice (Paul Morillon aka Paul Paul Morillon aka Paul Morval injured Morval badge n°92 &WT André Lafontaine aka his spine Jean Marchand badge n°93) - Zone Dijon SUSSEX/BRISSEX Bertholet (R Rosselle aka Laville badge n° & Rignon aka Bugeaud badge 90 n°91) - Zone Laon4/08-15/09/44 Wrong DZ dropped on DZ Gilbert 2 USA, 3 men, 19th Jedburgh Team (SR.Trumps aka Giles 19 Contact mission Aloes and commander km E Tregourez instead of DZ France Boursier, G.Deseilligny aka Boutton & EB.Esch aka Ronald of department concerned, Finistère. Camember, DZ (48° 07 N – 03° 50’ Pound) et WT Lt Dumas( Aloes) Received by Jed Team Gilbert. O) , Finistère, France Carpetbaggers Ewart’s mission 1435 Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 81 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)4 August 1944 DZ Honolulu (Marne) French airman: S/Lt Joseph Bernard aka Bernard Bob 166 RAF Sqn 161 Halifax B. Mk V n° LL248 Laumont shot down above Glannes (Marne) by BCRA : Pierre Antoine aka Pierre Litrand & Joseph Gernan night fighter.F/Lt Eduard A Wagner aka Joseph Orlan. Loos, P/O Kenneth F Morgan, Sgt Basil FS Holland, F/Sgt David G Patterson, F/O Robert B Hall & F/O Ian A Blaikie, Joseph Bernard & Pierre Antoine killed. W/O J. H Hill & Joseph Wagner s’échapèrent.4 August 1944 Near Kerien, 7 km S Bourbriac, DZ Allied 30 passengers - 3 men BCRA (Col A.Eon, Col Fredrick 18 To coordinate all resistance in outer Bonaparte (48° 26’ – 03° 13 W), B.Dupérier, Col A.Dewavrin & Col Stevens) with Jed Aloes Brittany - Carpetbaggers Wills, Walling, Cotes du Nord, France Daniel and 4th SAS Maj Oswald Cary-Elwes, Cpl Melinat, Martin, Lucey, Jacobson, Erik Mills, WT Louis Deplanque & George Lalisse Hasart & Byerley’s missions 1436 to 1 joe did not jump being paralysed? 14444/08-11/08/44 Penquer-Disquay, 7 km S O U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Daniel 1 (KD.Bennett, Fredrick 18 Liaison link to mission Aloes and Bourbriac, DZ Bonaparte (48° 26’ – France AP.deSchonen & R.Brierley) commander of the department, Côtes- 03° 13 W), Cotes du Nord, France du-Nord. Carpetbaggers Walling’s mission 14374 August 2 km E Couture sur Loir, 7 km W France 5 passengers : Louis Gay, Pierre Vigorie Scimitar RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders (F/L Vendôme, LZ Torticolis, France Newhouse & F/Lt Alexander). 5 passengers: Paule-Denise Corre, Anne- Marie Chatenay, John Oliphan (US Pilot), Robert Bloc-Richard aka Greffier, & Marguerite Gianelli.4 August E Les Patrigeons, 4.3 km NE Saint- UK, France 3 passengers including Lucien Germereau (Ecarlate Pirogue RAF Sqn 161 - 2 lysanders (F/L Peter Valentin, LZ Murene, 46° 59’ 15’’ N network) SIS n°102 Arkell & John-Perry Alcock). – 01° 52’ 30’’ E, Indre 1st lysander: FO J.P. Alcock & Lucien Germereau died when lysander V9748 JR-D was shot down by RACF mosquito above Messac (Ille&Vilaine). There is a memorial. 2nd lysander: F/Lt. Peter Arkell landed and took Claude Thierry-Mieg, Léon Dupont & girl4 August 1944 2 km NW Lorrez-le-Bocage, 20 km France SUSSEX/OSSEX Lapin (Albert Bacquet aka Jean Benz 1 Carpetbaggers’ Mission Sanders NE Souppes-sur-Loing, DZ La Coulombel badge n° & WT Marceau Darques aka 94 n°1430 Received by Edmond Croix Blanche (Seine & Marne) Alain Fouquet badge n° 95) – Zone Montargis Trembleau4 August 1944 Ploudaniel, Saint-Jean du Doigt, France 88 men, 2d Co, 3rd SAS 2nd Sqn (3RCP), Cpt Pierre Derry 1, 2 & 3 RAF Sqn 196 & 299 - 8 Stirlings Finistère, France Sicaud, Lt Quélen & Lt Tupet Edgar (CL) Fairford – To protect bridges4 August Bailly-le-Franc, Aube, Fr U.K 2nd SAS Lt DV Laws with 8 men Rupert 2 Cut Railways5 August Guimiliau (Finistere), France USA OSS OG 11 men, 1st Lt. R. D. Hirtz & H. R. Kern Jr, Hilary 3 RAF 620 – 3 Stirling 45 T, 46 S & 47 S/Sgt. P. C. Bolen, S. A. Davis, H. Rody, W. Cabe & Donald W from Harrington only Sterling W M. L. Burke, T/4 L. P. Tetreault, T/5 R. (Geoff Murray’s crew) dropped. Reppenhagen, Pfc. J. E. Riley, Pvt. E. M. Chaput Received by Jed Hilary. Secure Lines of Communication5/08/1944 Wrong DZ, near Les Loges, 2 SE GB 2nd SAS Lt Denison, Lt Dimond, Lt MW Taylor, Cpl Dunhill 4B RAF Sqn 620 Fairford – Stirling n°58 St-Denis D’orques (48° 00’ 26 N, C Bovio, Cpl R Denet, Cpl Serra, Cpl Torrents, Cpl Party V (F/O Griffiths) 00° 14’ 33 W), Sarthe FW West, Pct W Davidson, Pct G Geronimo, Pct Lt Dimond, Cpl Serra & Pct Revuelta Orthman, Pct R Ramos & Pct Revuelta MIA Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 82 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)5 August Ile Grande, 6 km NW Pleumeur- France MGB 318 (Lt Jan McQuoid Mason) landed 1 BCRA Glover 9 MTB 318 – Alibi escape network Bodou, Ile et Vilaine Guy Lemoine aka Jean (Réseau Alibi)5 August 2,1 km W Luzillé, 35 km E tours, LZ France 1 passenger Pirogue 2 RAF Sqn 161 - lysander (Cpt G Turner). Palmyre, 47° 15’ 35’’ N – 01° 01’ SIS n° 103 3 passengers: S/Lt Adéodat du Puy- 55’’ E, Indre et Loire Montbrun (Réseau Andalousie)5 August 1944 1 km NE Chavannes, LZ Carpe, 2 passengers Dahomey RAF Sqn 161 - lysander (Sqn/Ldr LF 46° 51’ 40’’ N – 02° 22’ 55’’ E, SIS n° 104 Ratcliff). Raymond Murphy (US Pilot) Cher, France5 August 1944 Locoal-Mandon (Morbihan), France France 4th SAS 36 men Lt Bodolec & Betbèze with 12 jeeps Dingson 35 A & C RAF Sqn 299 Keevill – 4 Stirlings (W/O transported by gliders Hotz, F/O Cottingham, P/O Thorburn & S/L Dale) RAF Sqn 298 & 644 T Rushton – 10 Halifax6 August 1944 Les Pagenaud, 6 km N Haims, LZ 3rd SAS (3rd RCP) 5 SAS stick 1 with Lt Michel de Bulbasket RAF Sqn 161 - 2 Hudsons (WCdr Boxer Bonbon (Vienne) la Doucette, S/Lt Hervé & S/Lt Louis Durand Moses & P/F Ibbot) – 20 passengers (Extraction of Jon Tonkin with 17 SAS, 3 USAAF airmen)6 August 1944 2 km NW Precieux, 7 km E 2 passengers : Gal Pierre de Benouville aka Lahire Camille RAF Sqn 148 - Lysander (Cdt Montbrison, Loire, Fr (CL) & Cpt Stanislas Mangin aka Mojon Vaughan-Fowler) - 3 passengers: G La Pouge, Joseph Teral + X left for Calvi (Corsica)6 August 1944 Digne, Hautes Alpes Fr, UK, US, IAM 6 hommes Cdt Jacques Pelletier aka Hautes Alpes Confessional, Maj Robert W.B. Purvis aka Manipule, Cpt John Roper aka Retable, WT Mario Volpe aka Rossini + 2 to liaise with Italians6/08-24/08/44 Near Nostang, 8 km N E Dinan U.K., 3 men, 20th Jedburgh Team Douglas I (Cpt Dickens 9 RAF Saqn 299 Keevil 2 Stirlings (W/Cdr (Cotes du Nord), France France RA.Rubenstein, Jean Roblot aka Anachorere & Sgt Davis & P/O Harmer). Liaise with John D.Raven aka Halfcrown) with 15 4th SAS and mission Aloes and communicate with Lt J Peignot WT Aloes the department leader, Morbihan. Reception Cpt Leblond SAS6/08 – 22/09/44 Near Beddes, 2 km N UK, Fr, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Ivor (Cpt JH.Cox aka Hamish 1E Received by Jed Hamish. Sgt Lewis Châteaumeillant, DZ Paris (46° 35’ USA Monmouth, Lt R.Colin aka Y Dantec aka Selune & F.Goddard killed during dropping and – 02° 12’ E), Cher, France WT Sgt Lewis F.Goddard aka Oregon) buried in Beddes and replaced by R.Loosmore aka Lundy (Ex Jed Andy). Carpetbaggers Jaxtheimer’s mission 1479. There is a commemorative plate.06/08/1944 Near Brugnens, 5 km E Fleurance, 2 SOE RF/BCRA S/Lt Marcel Tardy aka Manège & Paul 104 RAF Sqn 138 (F/L Kidd) DZ Iceberg, Gers Messager aka Cabriole6 August 1944 Le Sucail, 1 km N Saussonnière, USA OSS OG Team. 15 men, CE LaGueux, MA Pat RAF Squadron 624 - Halifax LW272 DZ Virgule (Tarn), France DeMarco, JL Vezina, RM Esquenazi, B Gautier AC (W/Cmdr C Stunbury) - Cut Lines of There is a memorial plate Kitchen, RE Cote, H Shapiro, H Berger, J Fischer, M Communication Landry, GH Maddock,R Picard,V Quercia & R RAF 624 Squadron Halifax LW272 Spaur.6 August 1944 Dieulefit, DZ Framboise (Drome), USA OSS OG Team 15 men, Lt. R. N. Barnard & Lt. D. J. Alice RAF Squadron 624 - Halifax JP242 France Meeks, Sgt. R. H. Bilodeau, P. Barb & D. C. Poulton, (P/O E W Garnett) - Recon., Assist T/3 D. G. R. Linman, T/5 F. G. Coleman, R. S. Resistance Condon, C. H. Desmaretz, E. J. Kocis, A. LaPointe & E. J. Ross, Pfc.L. J. Dubuc, Pvt. K. P. Carson & R. Leroux6/08-28/09 Proche Chabanon, 6km O Seyne- USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team (CJ.Gennerich, J-Y.Pronost Novocaine RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN896 (F/Sgt J L les-Alpes, DZ Assurance (Alpes de France & WT.Thompson) Paulden) To stimulate guerrilla activity Haute Provence), France in the Hautes-Alpes region, contacting Jockey / Roger circuits. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 83 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)6/08-25/10 Near farm La Luzette, 2.5 km NW UK, USA, 3 men, Jedburgh (H.Hall, H.Marsaudon & Collodion (Loch) RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (F/Sgt. G Labastide du Haut Mont, DZ Fr Th.Baumgold) N Dowding) - Massingham mission, to Chenier, limit Lot/Cantal, France join Quinine team in support of the Arête mission, Avreyon region.6 August 2 km S E Arpheuilles, DZ (46° 53’ US Percy 29A Carpetbaggers Stinchcomb’s mission N – 01° 18’ E) France, Indre, 1462 France7 August Near Ygrande, DZ Framboise, Allier SOE F Cpt Reeve Schley aka Samson & Lt John Freelance RAF Sqn 161 F/Lt Johnston Allsop aka Administrator aka Alonce Reception John Farmer Freelance7 August 1944 3 km NW Manziat – 10 km NNE US S/Sgt J.J. Heddleson USAAF- WT Op & Mâcon, LZ Aigle, (Saone & Loire), Sgt G.W. Henderson USAAF -Tail France Gunner picked up by RAF Hudson. There is a memorial Their plane Liberator B24D 42-40997 “THE WORRY BIRD” O-Oboe (36 BS Carpetbagger) was struck on 28/04/1944 high ground 02.10 hrs local time at TIMBALE DZ 45deg 57N, 04deg 22E, on Operation LACKEY 3A, Saint Cyr de Valorges (Loire)7 August 1944 Near La Croisille sur Brillance, 8 km France Proust (George Cordeau aka George Courtois aka Salesman 21 RAF Sqn 161 F/Lt Green SW Sussac, DZ Framboise (Haute Cottard & René Cros aka André Bordenave aka Midiron 2 Vienne), France Elstir) Conge & Poil7 August 1944 Near Magnac-Laval (Haute Vienne) France 3rd SAS (3rd RCP) 8 SAS stick 4 with Aspt Marc Moses 1 & 2 RAF Sqn 296 Keevil 2 Stirling 4 & 5 Marchal & stick Aspt Roger Decours (F/L Askew & Yan Renen)7 August 1944 3 km NW Manziat – 10 km NNE 4 passengers : Cavecon Galop, Andre Dammaw, Machette RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (Cpt Wilkinson) – Mâcon, LZ Aigle, (Saone & Loire), Ribart 13 passengers : BCRA Jacques France Chaban Delmas aka Arc, Emilienne There is a memorial Moreau-Evrard aka Jeanne Poirier (CL), Paul Leistenschneider aka Carre, WT Claude Wolf aka Buick aka Indien, Andre Blumel, Andre Jarrot (CL) aka Cotre, Ernest Pruvost (CL) aka Potard (Network EM-PTT), Yves Flouriot, airmen (Heddeleson & Henderson) + X left for GB.07/08/1944 DZ Grapenuts Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN896 (F/Sgt. T J Kirk)7 August 1944 Le Sucail, 1 km N Saussonnière, UK, Fr Maj Davies (SIS), Cdt Plagne (BCRA) + 2 WT RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (F/Sgt. G DZ Virgule (Tarn), France N Dowding) - To reinforce maquis of There is a memorial plate Vabre Reception Bernard Schlumberger (DMR region 4 Toulouse )07/08/1944 Between Mazignien & Le Vieux 1st SAS – Col Mayne, Cpt Sadler + SAS Houndsworth 47 A & B RAF Sqn Keevil 299 – 2 Stirling (F/L Dun, Nièvre, Fr Schierer & P/O Towell)08/08/1944 Drop near Ferme du Tilleuls, 2 km Tom 53 RAF Sqn 161 - 2 Halifax (F/L Abecassis NE Villeselve, Oise & F/Sgt Joseph Nicholls) Halifax MkV LL358 MA-V (F/Sgt Joseph Nicholls) shot near Cugny (Aisne) – Crew killed. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 84 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)8 August 1944 Alpes Maritimes Allied SOE F – Howard Gunn aka Bambos, John de Mission to Alpes Maritime and Var Kerdral-Halsey aka Lutrin and Robert Fernandez aka Rudolf8 August 1944 Les Fontaines, 4 km O Le Gault St US SOE F (CR.Shearn aka Septime) Permit 3A Carpetbaggers Dillon’s mission 1489 Denis, DZ (48° 15’ – 01° 27’ E), Eure & Loir, France8 August 1944 Near Nogent-Le-Rotrou (Sarthe), Belgium 15 men 5th SAS Lt Van Der Heyden Chaucer (2nd part) Reinforcement France8 August 1944 S La Chartre-sur-Loir (Sarthe), Belgium 15 men 5th SAS Lt Limbosch Shakespeare (2nd part) Reinforcement France8 August 1944 Les Menus, 26 km N Nogent-Le- Belgium 15 men 5th SAS Lt J Deom Bunyan (2nd part) Reinforcement Rotrou, DZ Toffee, Orne, France Reception Jérôme Lévesque8 August Mazignen (Nièvre) , France U.K. 55 men 2nd SAS Lt Robertson with jeeps Laury RAF Sqn 299 Stirling n°14 PF/0 Hardy Robotham) Establish Base Reinforcement8 August Near Rieucros, DZ Pamplemousse, Allied, UK, 6 men, IAM Team : Marcel Bigeard aka Cdt Aube, Avre From Blida Ariège, France Can, Fr Maj Bill Probert aka Krypte, Lt Goffin, WT Lt John Deller, WT SLt Granjeaud & Sgt Alphonse Casanova8 August 1944 2 km S Sainpuits, 32 km N E US SOE F 1 man Rene De Fourneaux aka Daniel Licensee 3 Organize new circuit - Carpetbaggers Cosne/Loire, DZ (47° 30’ N – 03° Seccafico’s mission 1512 – Instructor 16’ E), Yonne, France network Licensee (Louis Dupre)9 August Les Pagenaud, 6 km N Haims, LZ UK 3rd SAS (3rd RCP) 8 SAS stick Sabotage with Lt Bullbasket II Carpetbaggers Stapel’s mission C47/3 Bonbon (Vienne), France Grebelski Benno aka Claude Vallieres & Sgt Otto Moses – 8 passengers: Lt Dane with men from Van Lanthen 1st SAS Tonkin left and 4 USAAF airmen. Escape network Shelburn (Lucien Saint-Brieuc Bay, beach of France, GB, Crozier III DUMAIS). MGB 718 (Lt R Seddon)08/08/1944 Keruzeau (Bonaparte), Côte USA SHELBURN embarked 3 agents. d’Armor, France Last Shelburn operation09/08/1944 ? Alpes Maritimes Allied SOE F – Xan Fielding aka Cathédral Mission to Alpes Maritimes and Var Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 85 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)9/08 – 25/09/44 Dropped 80 km E from intended USA, 3 men, 22nd Jedburgh Team Alec (GG.Thompson, Accompany SAS party to Loire and DZ, N E La Chapelle d’Angillon, DZ France A.Bordes aka Oxford & JA.White) Ventriloquist 56 Cher; contact resistance and ier (47° 23’ N – 02° 28’ E), Loir & 7 men : 5 of 1 SAS with Maj Lepine, Lt Peter Haggard Ventriloquist / Antoine group. Cher, France Neilson, Cpl Holvoet, Cpl Tommerman & 2 from 5th Carpetbaggers Rivers, Ellis & Darby’s SAS mission 1521, 1522 & 152309/08/1944 To be dropped in Saône & Loire 3 SAS stick Lt Albert Rouan, Roger d’Astis, Cuto Digsher 1 RAF Sqn 620 Stirling EF256 C (F/O W. Berti, Gilbert Grécias, François Lévêque, Marc Harrod & Barker Bell) hit by flak crashed in the Channel. Pilgrain, Damien Selles & Robert Spina SAS Damien Selles killed & Roger d’Astis drowned.9/08/44 -25/09/44 Near Sussac, 13 km S W USA, 3 men, 23rd Jedburgh Team Lee (Cpt Charles Salesman 1 RAF Sqn 299 Keevil 2 Sterlings (F/O Eymoutiers, DZ Framboise (Haute France E.Brown III aka Pice, Cpt P.Angoulvent aka N. Beresford & Rees) - Accompany Vienne), France Viguier aka Sous & WT M.Pirat aka A. Chevalier aka French paratroopers, under Reis) with SAS Hamlet/Salesman, to reinforce the 3 SAS (3RCP) 23 men Cpt Michel Leblond with Jed Maquis groups, and provide Lee communications with London and Haut- Vienne.10 August 1944 5 km W Saint Christol, Apt, LZ 13 passengers + F/Lt McCairns did return trip : Lt Nuptial RAF Sqn 267 - Dakota (F/Lt B Rostron) Spitfire, Vaucluse Col Jean Constans aka Saint-Sauveur, Maj Crosby, - 21 passengers + F/Lt McCairns: René Cpt R Gouvet, Charles Luizet aka François (CL), Obadia aka Pioche, John Goldsmith Francis Louis Closon (CL) + X aka Valentin + X left for Bari after 8 passengers disembarkedd (Italy))10 August 1944 2.5 km S Garlin, 30 km N Pau; France 6 passengers : Poignard RAF Sqn 161 Hudson (W/C Boxer) - 4 Pyrénées Atlantiques, Fr Proust (WT Bureau aka Bazin aka Boucher) Voyageur passengers; Maury, André, Jean SOE RF Eugenie Gruner aka Eugenie Leberre aka Arthex, Paule Viatel Rectangle, JP Roselli10/08/1944 3 km W Pierre-de-Bresse, NE SIS n° 105 RAF 161 Hudson (F/Lt Affleck) Chalons-sur Saône, LZ 46° 53’ 40’’ N – 05° 13’ 35’’ E, Saône & Loire, France10 August 1944 Messey sur Grosne, 10 km W France SOE RF/BCRA André Jarrot aka Claude Goujon With american stores for maquis of Sennecey-le-Grand, DZ Fouine Saône-et-Loire (Saône & Loire)10 August Ivoy Forest, 6 km NW La-Chapelle- U.K. 27 men, B Sqdn, 1st SAS & 5th SAS Haggard Cut Railways d’Angillon, 20 km N Bourges (Cher), France10 August 5 km W Saint Christol, Apt, DZ France Dakota DC3 : Graham Mission Massingham Spitfire , Vaucluse Vaucluse, - BCRA, Lt/Col Jean Constans aka Saint-Sauveur, Dakota from Italy (Cecina) France Charles Luizet (CL) aka Storck + French politicians Reception by Camille Rayon aka - Jedburgh team Graham (Maj GM.Crosby aka Huge Archiduc & Cpt P.Gavet aka Crispin) & WT Sgt Adams did not show up10/08-28/09/44 Near Chadebec, 3 km Bonnefond France 26 men, 3 SAS (3RCP) Cpt Claude Wauthier, Lt Marshall 1 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford Stirling 4 & 5 (Correze), France François Collery with Jed James (P/O Sellars & F/S Coeshott) USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team (JK.Singlaub, Reception IAM Tilleul France J.LeBeldePenguilly & AJ.Denneau) Harass Enemy Withdrawal.10 August 1944 Between Péage du Roussillon and USA OSS Mario Morpugo aka Michelange Jockey RAF – Halifax – To be assistant of Beaurepaire, DZ Ange-gardien, Francis Cammaerts aka Jockey Isere, France Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 86 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)10/08-25/09/44 2 km S Fredille, 10 km W Levroux, U.K., 3 men, 24th Jedburgh Team (HA.Clutton, J.Vermot & Hugh 2C Assist Resistance - Carpetbaggers DZ (46° 59’ N – 01° 28’ E) France TS.Menzies) Julian Boone’s mission 1558 Mascara (Indre), France10 August Le Clat 15 km (by road) from USA OSS OG 14 men, Lt. Grahl. H. Weeks & Lt. Paul Peg RAF Sqn 624 Halifax - Cut lines of normal DZ Axat (Aude), France Swank, Sgt. H. A. Sampson, T/3 J. P. Guion, A. R. communication - WJ Straus broke a rib Armentor, C. A. Galley, N. J. Frickey, R. Arnone, P. Weyer, A. E. Bachand, W. J. Strauss, J. P. White, J. Kohn & R. G. Veilleux10 August La Roque-Esclapon, 800 m DZ France Lt Geoffrey M. T. Jones aka York & Cpt de Corvette Lougre Injured during landing in a ravine. Prisonnier, Montagne du Malay, 20 L. P. A. Allain aka Lougre. Other 2 Joes did not jump and went km NE Draguignan, Var, France back to Blida (Algeria)11 August Brue-Auriac, 30 km NW Brignolles, France, GB Jean Ayral (CL) with enseigne de vaisseau Moore & Gideon DZ Fantome (Var), France 5 commandos.11 August 1944 2 km S W Rivière les Fosses, DZ France 3 SOE RF/BCRA SOE RF (Michel Pichard aka Pic Bob 224 To organise dropping activities with the Hotel (47° 39’ N – 05° 13’ E), aka Generatrice, Cécile Pichard aka Jacqueline aka Anis FFI chief of staff Haute-Marne, France Altesse, WT Maurice Roschbach aka Sevillan) Carpetbaggers Wood’s mission 156211 August 1944 1 km N E St Avit-Senieur, 6 km S O USA OSS 4th OG, 13 men, Lt. T. A. Legare, Sgt. E. E. Digger 67 Assist Partisans - Carpetbaggers Cadouin, DZ (44° 47 N - 00° 50 E), Kjeltness & E. M. Olsen, T/3 R. N. Osthus, Cpl. V. L. Percy Pink Sandberg, Ward & Wilson’s missions Dordogne, Fr Austreng, T/5 H. Flater, E. M. Hovland, B. N. 1565, 1566 & 1567 - 3 B24 out of 4 - Iverson, L. Neland, J. S. Porvick, E. O. Sondeno & Reception Jacques Poirier aka Nestor A. Toso, Pvt. R. E. Audet aka Digger – Sgt Olsen injured his ankle11/08/1944 Near Oissery, 4 km E Le Plessis- UK, France 3 men, 27th Jedburgh Team (Cpt Godfrey Marchant Spiritualist 6D Carpetbaggers Moser’s mission 1585 Belleville 8 km E Dammartin-en- aka Rutland, WT Sgt Ivor Hooker aka Thaler & Cpt Aubrey plus 2 other B24 - Assist in the Goële, DZ (49° 04’ N – 02° 50’ E), Adrien “Jean-François” Chaigneau aka J.Telmont organisation of the FFI in the Seine and Seine et Marne, France aka Kildare) Marne area; assist in the delivery of stores, link with London – Reception René Dumont-Guillemet aka Armand (Spiritualist) -. A Chaigneau aka Kildare KIA on 27/08/1944 Oissery (Seine & Marne).12 August Near Vassivière, Limoges, Fr France 28 men, 3 SAS (3RCP) Lt Hubler with Jed Snelgrove 3 Harass Enemy Withdrawal Alexander12/08-26/11/44 Dropped 60 km from normal DZ, St USA, 3 men, 29th Jedburgh Team (SJ.Alsop, R.de Alexander Accompany half a troop of SAS, under Gilles les Forets near Sussac France laTousche & NR.Franklin) with 15 French SAS command of Bergamote mission, to (Haute Vienne) France assist resistance and harass enemy movements on roads and railways in the Perigeux /Limoges /Chateauroux and the Toulouse/Limoges/Chateauroux area. RAF Keevil stirling12 August 1944 Near Sussac, 13 km S W ??? 1 passenger Salesman 21 RAF Sqn 161Halifax (Maj Halle) Eymoutiers, DZ Framboise (Haute Vienne), France nd12 August Bailly-le-Franc, Aube, France U.K. 2 SAS Stick Lt Cameron & Stick Lt Marsh Rupert 2 Cut Railways Reinforcement Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 87 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)12/08-07/11/44 Near Le Mont 3 km W La Petite- U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Jacob (Cpt Victor A.Gough Loyton 2 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford 2 Stirlings (F/O Raon, DZ Anatomie (Vosges), France. aka Aran, Lt Maurice Boissarie aka Connaught & Murray & Thring) - Assist SAS in the France WT Sgt K.Seymour aka Skye) organisation, training and arming of U.K. 12 men 2nd SAS lead by Cpt Henry Druce, Cpt De Maquis, Vosges. Lesseps & Cpt Hislop (Phantom) with Jed Jacob VA.Gough captured and executed M.Boissarie KIA 04/09/44 in Raon (Vosges) K.Seymour captured but survived Establish Base12/08/1944 Near Villerouat, Labastide- 3 joes? USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn – Esparbairenque - DZ Etoile (43° 23’ B17 171 (F/Lt Paul Towne) 46’’ N – 02° 24’ 26’’ E), Aude12/08/1944 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (F/Sgt. T 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France J Kirk)12 August 1944 Proche Lagarde d’Apte, DZ USA OSS OG, 14 men Capt. A. Lorbeer, Lt. W. F. Viviani, Nancy RAF Sqn 624 - Stirling LK178 (W/Cmdr Armateur (43° 58 N - 05° 28 E), T/3 W. G. Formeca, T/4 E. P. Delaini & B. Morelli, C Stanbury) Basse Alpes T/5 J. S. Genco, A. J. Bologna, J. P. Seliquini, J. Disanto, M. Sproveri, R. Amandi & L. F. Bruno, Pvt. A. Rocco, C. Cianfichi & F. R. Riveglia12/08– 18/10/44 Saint Gengoux le National (Saône U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Alan (Cpt SN.Cannicott aka Moses 3 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford 2 Stirlings (F/O & Loire), France France Penbroke, R.Toussaint aka A Gairaud aka Arige & Gibb & Bebarfald) - To report to Cdt R.Clause aka F de Haisen aka Kroner) with 10 SAS Conan and ontact and liaise with mission Cannelle, harass enemy in Lyons/Nevers and Lyon/Dijon area. RAF Keevil stirling12 August 1944 Near Savigny-sur-Grosne & GB, France 85 men, 3 SAS (3 RCP) Cdt Pierre Château-Jobert Harrods 2 RAF Sqn 190 3 Stirlings (P/O Bickford, Salornay-sur-Guye, 10 km S St aka Conan (CL), Cpt Mercer-Nairne, Maj Wallis, Lt F/L Jones & W/O Herger) – Harrass Gengoux le National (Saone & Jacques Dreyfus, Lt Georges Florentin, Asp Philippe German troops Loire), France Akar, Asp Yves Cantin, with 4 jeeps12/08-08/09/44 Near Chabanon-Selonnet, 6 km W USA., 3 men, 12th Jedburgh Team Ephedrine (Louis USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn - B24 Seyne les Alpes, DZ Assurance France. Donnart aka Julien, Laurence E Swank aka Gantor Massingham mission, to stimulate and (Alpes de Haute Provence), & Robert Desplechin aka Leon) sustain guerrilla action in the Jockey / France, Roger circuit area, Savoie. Laurence E Swank shot by accident 14/08/194412 August 1944 Near Chabanon-Selonnet, 6km W Allied 3 men, IAM Major D.E.F. GREEN aka Progression, Union III USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn Seyne les Alpes, DZ Assurance Major C.B. HUNTER aka Dalmatique, WT Lt Jean- (Alpes de Haute Provence), Maurice FOURNIER aka Autruche France,-12 August 1944 Near Chabanon-Selonnet, 6km W France 4 BCRAA Louis Charles MEREU aka Appui, Progression Mission USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn Seyne les Alpes, DZ Assurance LEOTAUD aka Egrepoire, Joseph BOULET aka (Alpes de Haute Provence), Carrière and X aka Marabout France,13 August Salornay, N W Macon (Saone & France 3rd SAS (3 RCP) Lt Rouan with 3 jeeps Barker 4 RAF Fairford – 3 Stirlings out of 4 Loire), France Harass Enemy Withdrawal13 August 1 km N Asnières sur Blour, DZ (46° UK 2 SOE F Amédée Rene Maingard aka Samuel & Dr Shipwright 5C Carpetbaggers Driscoll’s mission 1609 10’ N – 00° 48’ E), Vienne, France David Dane aka Dodo12/08/1944 Near Jasseries de Garnier, 6 km BCRAA WT Suzanne Combelas & Denise Colin USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn – B24 SE Pierre sur Haute, DZ Eliezer (N « Merlinettes of Women Transmission Corps of n°42-78243 - Dallas Lady -(Pilote Lt 45 38 05 – E 03 53 05), Loire North Africa » Richard A Yoder) - There is a commerative plate Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 88 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)13 August Puyduris, 2 km SO Chambon- USA, UK SOE F William J.Morgan aka Marceau Fireman 15B Get contact with Veni circuit. Mission Sainte-Croix, 8 km S E Fresselines, Carpetbaggers Sandberg n° 1615 DZ Gicleur (46° 20’ N – 01° 45’ E), Creuse, France13 August 1944 2 km S Fougerolles, 10 km E Tilly, SOE F AE.Cameron aka Cleon Firemen 12E Get contact with Veni circuit. Mission DZ (46° 24’ N – 01° 21’ E) , Indre, Carpetbaggers Oling n° 1616 Fr13/08/1944 Between Mazignien & Le Vieux GB C Sqdn, 1ier SAS avec jeep Hounworth 49 RAF Tarant Rushton Sqn 644 Halifax Dun, Nièvre, Fr (F/L Tomkins)13 August Comps, DZ Framboise (Drome), USA 1 man, OSS OG Capt. Fred B. Agee, U.S. Medical Antagonist Set up Hospital for Resistance France Corps13 August 1944 Vosges, France UK, France 92 men 2nd SAS, Phantom Team Loyton Prepare Patton’s offensive13/08/1944 DZ Tricycle/Valseur Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax LW272 (F/Sgt. G N Dowding)13/08/1944 DZ Jungle Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Stirling LJ978 (F/Sgt. J L Paulden)13/08-17/09/44 Brue-Auriac, 30 km NW Brignolles, U.K., 3men, Jedburgh team Cinnamon (Cpt Robert Massingham mission, stimulate and DZ Fantome (Var), France France Harcourt aka Louis, Cpt Lespinasse Fonsegrive aka sustain guerrilla warfare in the Var area Orthon & WT Lt Jacques Morineau aka Luc) with Perpendiculaire circuit. Cpt Robert Harcourt aka Louis broke his 2 legs13/08-27/09/44 Lagarde d’Apt, DZ Armature USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Monocle (J.Fiardo, Massingham mission, to contact Major (Vaucluse), France France RH.Foster & RJ.Anderson) Legrande, chief of the FFI, Drome13/08-22/09 Lagarde d’Apt, DZ Armature U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Citroen (JE.Smallwood, Massingham mission, to join Quinine (Vaucluse), France France FA.Bailey & Pierre Bloch) team in support of the Arête mission, Avreyon region.13/08-22/09 La Roque-Esclapon, DZ Prisonnier, USA, 3 man, Jedburgh Team Sceptre (Lt Walter C.Hanna Lt François Franceschi broke his leg Montagne du Malay, 20 km NE France Jr., Lt François Franceschi & Sgt Howard Palmer) Draguignan, Var, France13/08-27/09/1944 Barre-des-Cévennes, DZ U.K. 2 men, Jedburgh Team Minaret (LCM.Hartley- RAF Sqn 624 - Halifax JN896 (F/O W G Quincaillerie (Lozère), France Sharpe & JW.Ellis) Driscoll) - Massingham mission, to arrange for the ‘surrender and mass seduction’ of Armenian troops, Barre des Cervennes, Gard. Plane missing after mission - Crew (F/O W G Driscoll, F/O C N Luxon, F/O I W Neale, Sgt. E G Lambert, Sgt. N W Proctor, F/Sgt. F D Laing, Sgt. N Soulsby & Sgt. E Hurst) MIA13/08/1944 0.6 km La Breuille, 37 km SO France SOE RF 3 Joes Donald 22 Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Melinat Auxerre, DZ (47° 32 N - 03° 16 E), n°1620 Yonne, France14 August 44 Near Ivoy Forest, 3 km NE La U.K. 27 men, B Sqdn, 1st SAS Lt Davidson & Schee Haggard 2 RAF Sqn 299 Keevil Stirling 5 & 6 (F/O Chapelle d’Angillon, DZ (47° 23’ N Hull & Liggins) - Cut Railways – 02° 28’ E), France Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 89 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)14/08 – 12/09/44 Near Ameugny, 6.4 km E Salornay- USA, 3 men, 30th Jedburgh Team Anthony (M.Stasse aka Barker 5 RAF 196 Keevil 2 stirlings (F/S sur-Guye, 30 km NE Charolles France C Deprez aka Perth, Lt Mason B.Starring aka Campbeel & Minchin) - 1 SAS refused rd (Saöne & Loire), France Nebraska & WT Sgt JL.Bradner aka Pfennig) + 3 to drop - Accompany half troop of 3rd French SAS French Parachute Battalion, contact Ditcher / Tiburce (BROWNE-BARTROLI aka Tiburce) and liaise with SAS/Resistance groups, and harass enemy roads and rail in the Lyons/Never/Dijon region. RAF Keevil stirling14/08 – 14/09/44 Dropped by error on Montargis USA, 3 men, 31st Jedburgh Team Bruce (W Colby aka Donkeyman 73 Assist in the organisation of stores and (Loiret), 25 km from DZ (47° 56’ N France Berkshire, C Lelong aka Galway & R Villebois aka aid communications of FFI with London, – 03° 06’ E) , Yonne, France Piastre) contact Henri Fragger aka Jean-Marie (Donkeyman), Yonne area. Carpetbaggers Ewart’s mission 1657 plane called Slick Chick14 & 15/08/44 1 km N E Bonneuil, 4 km S E Tilly, USA OSS OG 25 (14+11) men, Lt.Col. S. Obolensky, Hugh 3C & 3D Assist Resistance (secure sites, etc.) - DZ (46° 23’ N -01° 14’ E), Indre, Capt. J. E. Cook, Lt. E. Dumont, Sgt. E. A. Eliassan, Patrick Carpetbaggers Wills, Jaxtheimer & France J. Hass, S. A. DesRoberts, R. Dolezal & A. N. Heaberlin’s mission 1647, 1649 & 1651, Listeid, T/3 R. Anderson, T/4 E. Kristiansen & J. Driscoll & Cummings 1665 & 1666 Boudreau, Cpl. A. J. Benoit, T/5 C. Couturiaux, J. L. Dubois, R. Gallant, J. A. Gardner, R. A. Harnois, T. B. Johansen, A. J. St. Michel & R. G. Sayers, Pfc. Grant B. Hill, E. Johnson, T. F. McGuire, H. B. Miller & D. O. Richard14/08-16/09/44 Near vieux moulins Thilay, DZ UK., Fr, 3 men, 33rd Jedburgh Team Andrew (A.Coombe- Assist organisation of FFI, deliver extra Astrologie (Ardennes), France Belgium Tennant, E.dOultrement & F.Harrison) + 2 French stores, contact Citronelle, and provide officers + 10 Belgian SAS an additional link with London. RAF Fairford stirling14/08- 22/10/44 Pass of Casse Froide, Marchampt, U.K., 3 men, 32nd Jedburgh Team Jude (WLO.Evans, Accompany French paratroopers, DZ Heliotrope (Rhône), France France J.Larrieu & AE.Holdham) with 3rd SAS sticks provide liaison between SAS, London Gayard, Barrès & Hourst and resistance forces, harass enemy movements by road and railway in the Lyons /St Etienne /Loire /Rhône area in collaboration with Raymond Basset aka Mary. RAF Fairford. 4 Stirlings14/08/1944 Pass of Casse Froide, Marchampt, France 3rd SAS stick V 10 men (Lt Yves Gayard, Sgt Jean Jockworth 2 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford 3 Stirlings n° 12, DZ Heliotrope (Rhône), France de Laboulaye, Cpl Jean de Lipkowski, Lucien 13 & 14 (P/O Atkinson, W/O Middleton Grosse, Jacques Hucher, Jacques Marchand, & P/O Port Xavier Nésa, Pierre Rossini, Jean Savelli & Paul Tabet)14/08/1944 Pass of Casse Froide, Marchampt, France 3rd SAS stick VI 10 men (Aspt Claude Barrès, Sgt Jockworth 2 DZ Heliotrope (Rhône), France Toussaint Sisco, Cpl Yves Amat, Cpl Raymond Hauser, Cpl Maurice Sanders, Jacques Bébon, Georges Chaboche, André Giusti, André Tamsson & Jean Lacloche de Vallombreuse)14 August 1944 Near Villefranche sur Saône France 3rd SAS sabotage stick (Lt Jean Hourst, Cpl Pierre Jockworth 2 Bernasconi, Cpl Louis Bertino, Jacques Boyer, Paul Ménard, Yago Ragnacci & André Tétart)15 August 1944 Cote d’ Azur, France Allied Dragoon, Rugby Invasion of Southern France15/08/1944 3 km NE Saint-Breil, E Le Mans, France SOE RF/BCRA Jacques Chaban-Delmas (CL) aka Prepared Paris liberation. Sarthe Arc infiltred through German lines by Maj Bartlett, Jacques Chaban-Delmas (CL) aka Arc Cpt Millet (US) & Lt O’Neal reached Paris on bicycle 16/08/1944 Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 90 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)15/08/1944 Near Vieux Moulins de Thilay, 10 SOE RF/BCRA Capt Henri Richard de Vesvrotte aka Citronelle 2 B km S E Fumay, DZ Astrologie (49° Masse & S/Lt Robert Georgin aka Courbette 57’ N – 04° 47’ E), Ardennes, France15 August 1944 Mazignen (Nièvre) , France U.K. 2nd SAS Hardy 2 RAF Sqn 295 Harvell 2 Stirlings (FL Unwin & Yull) Establish Base Reinforcement15/08-30/08/44 Colonfay, 10 km SE Guise , DZ USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Augustus: Maj John Assist in the organisation of stores, Fable, (Aisne), France France H.Bonsall, Jean Delviche aka Herault & Sgt Roger contact Pierre Cabouat aka Cardioide, E.Cote Aisne area. All members of this Jed team were killed by German Forcee at the village of Barenton sur Serre on the night of the 30 August 1944 at about 22.45 hours15/08/44-24/08/44 Ariege, France U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Chrysler (CH.Sell, Massingham mission, to encourage France. P.Aussaresses & RE.Chatten) guerrilla warfare and operations against German lines of communication in Ariège and Aude, disrupt railways in the Boussene /Perpignan and Castelnandry /Narbonne area as well as cable and electricity supplies.15 August Between Argenty & N Richeboeuf, France PROUST WT Michel Valon aka Michel Watteau aka Peter 17 C Carpetbaggers Reinhard’s mission 11 km S W Montluçon (Allier), Villeparisis Midiron 3 1661 France PROUST Jean Grezzani-Berca aka Jean Maillet aka Jument / Marechal Roanne & Clermont-Ferrand Mathilde16/08/1944 Between Saint-Symphorien-sur- France 3rd SAS stick VIII 10 men (Lt Joseph Ferchaud, Sgt Jockworth 4 RAF Sqn 196 Keevil -1 Stirling (W/O Coise and Sainte-Catherine, DZ Marcel Mauchaussé, Sgt Louis Fisset, Sgt Armand Breed) Vinaigrette (Rhone) Lecrubier, SAS Jean Angeli, Marcel Cojocarrio, Jean Hameury, François Llavador, Marc Caillaux and Jean Mayer)16/08/1944 0.8 km E Marnay, 11 km SE France 4 Joes John 67E Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Châlon/Saône, DZ (46° 42 N, 04° Mulligan n°1690 56 E), France16/08-22/09 Tarn-et-Garonne, Fr USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Mark (J.Thévenet, Massingham mission, to work with France LE.Conein & JJ.Carpenter) Wheelwright / Hilaire in Tarn-et- Garonne, assisting FFI group and reporting on its potential.16/08-16/09 Tarn & Garonne, France USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Miles (ET.Allen, R.Esteve & Massingham mission, to work with France. A.Gruen) Wheelwright / Hilaire, assist in the organisation of FFI, and report on groups, Gers region.16/08-26/09 Between Bouzon-Gellenave and U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Martin (TA.Mellows, Massingham mission, to work with Bétous, Gers, France France. G.Redonnet & NES.Carey) Wheelwright / Hilaire in Gers, assist in the organisation of the FFI, and report on potential of the group, Zone ouest.16 August 1944 Mazigen France U.K. C Sqdn, 1st SAS Kipling Raid Reinforcement16 August 1944 12 different DZ, NE Saint-André-de- Belgium Cpt Brian Franks with 10 men 1 ier SAS, 40 men 2 Trueform RAF Keevill 5 Sterlings – Sqn 299 (F/L l’Eure, 15 km SE Evreux (Eure), ème SAS & 62 men 5th SAS 2 sticks of 5 men Lt Johnson, W/O Dickie & Brown) Sqn 196 France Heilporn & Sgt Verchuere (F/O Arnauld & McOnie)16 August 1944 Ariege, France U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team John (DL.Stern, Massingham mission, Work with the France M.deGalbert & D.Gibbs) Pimento / Alphonse circuit in Tarn & Garonne, to assist and report on the FFI group in the same. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 91 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)16 Août 1944 7 km NNW Saint-Pons de UK, Fr SOE A Force - Maj Andrew Croft, Cpt P.Fowler aka Snow White RAF Sqn 624 - Stirling LK 177 & 178 Thomières, DZ Caracole, Herault Fleche, Lt G. Arnold aka Rostace, Sgt H. Coltman (W/O J L Paulden & W/O H R Hodge) - aka Ostie, Sgt B.F.Bourne-Newton aka Acolyte, RAF Stirling N & T from Corsica. Seaman D.Miles aka Chapelet, Seaman Reception by Jacques Sulian. D.S.Chalmers aka Pretre, WT S/Lt J Celigny & Lt J To cut the traffic on route N9 Lapointe Carcassonne-Narbonne-Beziers- Montpelier.16 &17 August 3 km E Cisternes, DZ Deglane (45° USA OSS OG 20 (5+3x5) men, Lt. P. Earle & J. C. Peter 89 Assist Marquis to secure facilities - 28 N – 02° 53’ E), Puy de Dome, Fr Larson, Sgt. H. A. DeMarey, Sgt. S. Picinich & F. Lindsey Carpetbaggers Melinat’s mission 1679, Van Timmeran, T/3 Wm. B. Klingensmith, R. D. Melinat, Robins & Warn 1706, 1707 & Leone & D. A. Page, Pfc. R. L. Cotnoir, A. O. 1709 Aubrey, R. J. Barriault, G. F. Brule, V. C. Henson, L. L. Lachance, E. F. McNamara, N. J. Muza, E. G. Roy, N. N. Schnall & R. Simard17 August Dicy, 30 km E Montargis, DZ (47° SOE F, Roger Veillard aka vulcain aka Valuer Donkeyman 73 Carpetbaggers Jaxtheimer’s mission 56’ N – 03° 06 E) (Yonne), France (Dietician) 1730 nd17 August 1944 NE Saint-André-de-l’Eure, 15 km Belgium 5th SAS 4 groups Cdt Delelienne, Cpt Dulait, Sgt De Trueform (2 part) RAF Keevill 5 Sterlings – Sqn 299 (F/L SE Evreux (Eure), France Vulder & Pus Johnson, W/O Dickie & Brown) & Sqn 196 (F/O Arnauld & McOnie) Reinforcement (Total 80 SAS)17 August 44 Mazignen (Nièvre) , France U.K. 2nd SAS with jeep Hardy Establish Base Reinforcement17/08-15/09/44 Near Vaillant, 16 km SW Langres, U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Bunny (Cpt Jocelyn Radice Organise stores, aid communications, 16 km N Selongey, DZ Amarante, France aka Peso, Cpt Maurice Geminel aka Gerville aka contact Ovale group Haute Marne area. 23 km NE Dijon, (Haute Marne), Fr. Yen & WT Jim Chambers aka Drachma) To get in touch with Jacques Davout d’Auerstaerdt aka Ovale (Haute Marne) Reception Michel Pichard (CL) aka Pic. Cpt Jocelyn Radice died on 27/08/194417 August 1944 South Saint-Martin la Plaine, N France 3rd SAS command stick (Cpt Gilbert Paumier, Sgt Jockworth?? Rive de Giers André Marcel Michel, Sgt Lefèvre, Aspt Robert Lecomte, Cpl Paul Clément, Roger Berger, François Gras, Georges Guyot, Jacques Peretti, Jean Rouyer & Pierre-Jean Sasso)17 August 1944 S Lamure, Rhone France 3rd SAS stick III (Lt René Lambert, SGT Charles Jockworth?? Lévêque, Joseph Giovanelli, Gilbert Grécias, Eugène Halard, Larmor, Pierre Lard, Louis Levu, Henri Néri, Maurice Noyer & Pierre Simon)17 August 1944 La Bigorlière, 4 km NE Beaulieu USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Tony (Maj Robert K Harold 3 USAAF Carpetbaggers Stinchcomb MR sous Parthenay, DZ Pauline, Deux France Montgomery aka Dollar, Cpt Lucien Paris aka Ecu & 1726 - Received by Jed Harold. Assist Sèvres, France WT Sgt JE.McGowan aka Quarter) Dickens team and SAS base, arming of Maquis, report on the organisation, arms strength of resistance in the Vendée area. Maj Robert K Montgomery injured18 August 44 Mazigen France U.K. C Sqdn, 1st SAS Kipling RAF Sqn 298 & 644 Harvell 2 Halifax (F/L Barren & Cleaver) Raid Reinforcement (total 107 men)18 August 1944 Salornay, France France 3 SAS (3RCP) Barker Harass Enemy Retreat (total 70 men)18/08 - 18/09/44 Dropped on wrong DZ Imprimerie USA, 3 men, 37th Jedburgh Team Arthur (CF.Mynatt, Bob 172 RAF Sqn 161 2 Halifax (F/L Halle & near Echalot, 20 km E Avot, instead France X.Humblet & AV.Bacik) with Jed Team Paul Green) - Assist in the organisation of of DZ Anicroche, Cote-d’Or, France stores to the FFI, link London and FFI, To get in touch with Jacques Davout d’Auerstaerdt aka Ovale (Haute Marne) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 92 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)18/08-26/09 N W Barjon, 5 km E Avot, DZ U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Paul (EHM.Hood, M.Vallee Bob 172 RAF Sqn 161 2 Halifax (F/L Halle & Anicroche (47° 37’ N – 04° 57’ E), France & KJW.Brown) Green) -Assist Resistance Cote-d’Or, France19 August Rennes airfield (ile & Vilaine), U.K. 2nd SAS, Roy A.Farran with 54 men & 18 jeeps Wallace 18 C47 (1 jeep with cart & 3 men per France C47) To join Hardy base in Chatillon sur Seine. SAS Monument in Chatillon sur Seine19 August Saone & Loire, Fr France 3rd SAS (3 RCP) 57 men with 19 jeeps. Sticks Lt de Newton Reinforce FFI Sablet (4 jeeps), S/Lt Valayer (3 jeeps), Lt de Combaud Roquebrune (4 jeeps), Peloton du Lt Picard (4 jeeps) & S/Lt Plowright (4 jeeps)20 August Mazignen (Nièvre) , France U.K. 2nd SAS Hardy 6 RAF Sqn 298 & 644 T Rushton – 5 Halifax sur 6 (F/O Nickel, W/O Smith, F/O Blake, W/O Davis & W/O Barr) Establish Base Reinforcement20 August 1944 Bailly-le-Franc, France U.K. 2nd SAS Rupert Cut Railways Reinforc. (total 58 men)20/08-02/10/44 Beaulieu Forest, 5 km S Clermont- U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Bernard (J.deW.Waller, Bob 268 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford – 2 Sterlings en-Argonne, DZ (49 03 N - 05 06 France E.Nasica & CM.Bassett) with Jed Benjamin (F/O MacKenzie & Thring) - Assist in E), (Meuse), France 3 men Jedburgh Benjamin team (Maj J Forrest aka the organisation of stores, link London Stirling , P Marchant aka Ulster & J Camouin aka and FFI, contact Planète (Gilbert Serre) with Jed Bernard Grandval). RAF Fairford22 August Near Ameugny, 6.4 km E Salornay- France 9 men 3ième SAS (3 RCP) Lt Rouan Moses 8 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford 1 Stirling – (F/O sur-Guye, 30 km NE Charolles Carey) Harass German army during (Saône & Loire), France retreat23/08/1944 Between Mazignien & Le Vieux 1SAS & 2 jeeps Houndworth 56A, B & RAF Fairford Sqn 620 – 3 Stirling (F/O Dun, Nièvre, Fr C Carey, F/OS Key & F/O Deacon), Tarant Rushton – 5 Halifax Sqn 298(P/O Griffiths, F/L Barren, P/O Reio & F/L Starck) & 644 (F/L Woodward)23 August 1944 Mazignien (Nièvre) , France U.K. 2nd SAS Hardy 9 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford – 1 Sterling (F/O Cock) - Establish Base Reinforc (total 80 men)24 Aug – 1 Sept Dieppe, France France SUSSEX 1 man (Michel Tillet aka Marcel Treville) Liberation of Paris with T Force and landed by MTB OSS24/08/1944 Near Ameugny, 6.4 km E Salornay- France 3ième SAS (3 RCP) Moses 9 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford 1 Stirling – (F/O sur-Guye, 30 km NE Charolles Le Bouvier) – To harass German (Saône & Loire), France retreating Reception Jed Anthony24 August Bailly-le-Franc, Aube, France GB 2nd SAS Maj Mickael Rooney, Bob Tait, 1 jeep & 1 Rupert 16 RAF Sqn 644 T Rushton – 1 Halifax driver (S/Lt Rymills) - Jeep landed on HT electrical cables without any damage24/08-15/09 Near Villelonge, 8 km SW Le UK, France. 3 men, Jedburgh Team Jeremy (Geoffrey M Massingham mission, work with Heckler Chambon sur Lignon, Haute Loire, Hallowes, Henry-Charles Giese & Roger A Leney) mission in Haute-Loire (Virginia Hall), Fr assist in the organisation of the FFI, reporting on groups in the Haute-Loire.24/08 – 27/09/44 Near La Neuville-Roy, 6 km SW U.K., Jedburgh Team Alfred (Cpt LR.MacDougall aka Donald 15 RAF Sqn 298 (F/Lt Stark) Gournay sur Aronde, DZ Le Moulin, France Argyll, Jean Herenguel aka G DeVavrant aka Aude Contact Col Fromont Monturat aka Oise, France & WT Albert W.Key aka Wampum) Dupont head of FFI Oise, assist the organisation of FFI, provide additional deliveries to FFI and link London with the FFI groups in the region. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 93 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)24/08 – 26/09/44 Vosges ?? 3 men, 46th Jedburgh team Alastair (OH.Brown Carpetbaggers - Contact Colonel R.Karriere & GN.Smith) Maximum (Henri Bourgeois), work with the Maquis north-east of St Die and possibly in Alsace. Organise delivery of stores.24/08 – 28/09/44 2 km NW Orbais l’Abbaye, DZ (48 U.K., 3 men, 42nd Jedburgh team Arnold (M.deCarville aka Pedlar 4 RAF Sqn 298 – 2 Halifax - T Rushton 59 N, 03 41 E), 25 km SW Epernay, France Coudrai aka Sussex, JHF.Monahan aka (F/O Brown & Richards) - Assist in the Marne, France Londonderry & A.deVille aka escudo) dropped in organisation of stores to the FFI, link civilian clothes London and FFI, contacting Pedlar / Nick or Diplomat / Abelard. Reception Major Bodington aka Nick.24 August 1944 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - USA OSS Team OG, 8 men Major A. T. Cox, Capt. R. Lehigh RAF Sqn 624 –Stirling LK175 (S/Ldr. 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Morin & J. Hamblet, Sgt. F. Delage, D. Campbell, W. Mawer) Beaudoin, P. OLear & Cpl. A. Rockman Assist Resistance25 August 1944 2.3 km SE Le Blanc, LZ Le Blanc GB 13 passengers : Doncaster Mission Carpetbaggers 2 Douglas C47 airfield, 46° 37’ 20’’ N – 01° 05’ 15’’ Boone 4 passengers Stationer / Hector (Lt Col Boone & Maj Sanders) - E, Indre Sanders 9 passengers SIS n°106 Missions MR C47-04 & 05 – 13 SOE F 2: Thomas G Blackwell aka Benedicte & passagers: André de Ganay aka MJ.McArthy aka Miguel Solénoïde 3 SOE RF/BCRA : Aspt Albert Blain aka Alvéole, Boone 5 passengers Pierre Lefranc aka Artériole & Marc Savigny aka Sanders 8 passengers Astragale25 August 1944 ?? France SOE F – 3 Free French cadets: Jean -Eymond aka Ventriloquist 56A Mission USAAF Carpetbaggers Driscoll Esteban, Borneval aka Berthold aka Breeder & Jules MR 1760 André Legendre aka Luc aka Lunatic Reception Venriloquist Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 94 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) 25/08 – 31/10/44 1 km W Labeuville, N Charmes U.K., USA, 3 men, 43rd Jedburgh Team Archibald Bob 167 Assist in the organisation of stores to Forest, 10 km S Bayon , DZ (48° Fr (A.duPDenning, F.Costes & RL.Pierre) the FFI, link London and FFI, contacting 26’ N – 06° 14’ E), Meurthe & Planète (Gilbert Grandval). Moselle, France Carpetbaggers Hasart’s mission 1732 25/08-28/09/44 2.5 km N E Les Granges-Maillot, 14 U.K., USA, 3 men, 44th Jedburgh Team Basil (Cpt Robert Bob 188A Carpetbaggers Stamler’s mission 1733 km N W Pontarlier, DZ (47° 00’ N – Fr. Riviere aka R Raincourt aka Ambleve, TA.Carew - Assist in the organisation of stores 06° 10’ E), Doubs, France aka Sutherland & JL.Stoyka aka Ore) and contact Paul Hanneton aka Ligne (Zone Nord). 25/08-31/08 20 km N E Troyes, DZ Haut des U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Cecil (DJ.Nielson, A.Keyser Diplomat 5 D Assist Abelard in the FFI organisation, Ormes (48° 25’ N – 04° 14 E) France & R.Wilde) provide additional means of (Aube), France communication with London, contacting Pedlar / Nick or Diplomat / Abelard, Anbe region. Carpetbaggers Jacobson’s mission 1740 26 August 1944 Plateau Lomont, Chamesol near UK SOE F - Joseph Maetz aka Milou ?? Stockbroker network Montécheroux (Doubs), France 26 August 1944 1 km S E Le Blanc, LZ airfield Le UK 15 passengers: SOE F Ian Woolf aka pseudo Jean- Doncaster 2 Mission Carpetbaggers Douglas C47 Blanc (Indre) Paul (F/L Rudolph) - Mission MR C47-07 – 15 passengers - To work with Major Amédée Maingard’s Shipright circuit of French Resistance groups operating between Poitiers and Montluçon 26 August 1944 Dropped near W Francieres, 8 km Belgium 6 men, 5th SAS Phantom Lt C McDevitt Wolsey 1 RAF Sqn 620 Fairford Stirling (W/O SE La Neuville-Roy, DZ Le Moulin Keogh) (Oise), France Intelligence collection26/08/1944 Montsauche, 6 km S Dun Les 1SAS Cpt Bridgeford, 6 Royal Engineers & 21 SAS Houndsworth 59 A & B RAF Tarrant Rushton Sqn 298 (F/L Places, Nièvre Barren, F/L Stark, F/O Brouwn & F/L Dick), 644 (F/L Calverley, F/L Shapley, F/L Herman & Blake) 26 August Plateau Lomont, Chamesol near 3 SAS 15 men, 2 sticks : stick III Lt Gilles Anspach & Abel RAF Sqn 570 Harwell - 1 Stirling (F/S Montécheroux (Doubs), France stick IV Lt Maurice Gourko Hincks) out of 4 dropped. 27 August 1944 1 km S E Le Blanc, LZ airfield Le GB Doncaster Mission Carpetbaggers Douglas C47 Blanc (Indre) (Maj Sanders) - Mission MR C47-09 – 1 passenger: Lt CA Robert Anstett aka Alabama (Jed Hamish)27/08 Forest of Chatillon GB?? 2 SAS Joachim Kalstein & Knocker West Hardy 13 RAF Sqn 196 Keevil – 1 /3 Sterling n°3 (W/O Oliver) - Joachim KALKSTEIN was killed when parachute did not open 27/08-06/09/44 Plateau Lomont, Chamesol near France 3 SAS, 40 men, 4 sticks: Commanding stick Cpt Abel 2 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford 7 Stirlings n°29 Montécheroux (Doubs), France Pierre Sicaud, stick I Lt Edgar Tupët-Thomet (CL), to 33 stick II Lt Gustave Puidupin & stick VI Lt Maurice Duno th U.K., 3 men, 47 Jedburgh Team Brian (Maj F.Johnston Abel 2 Assist in the organisation of stores, link France aka Illinois, Cpt R.Cretin aka R Framconte aka London and FFI, contact Ernst Floege Orkney & WT Sgt NA.Smith aka Lira) aka Pascal (Sacristan) for work in the Doubs area. 27/08/1944 Due to bad weather dropped near Belgium 5th SAS 1 stick 6 men Lt Gilbert Sadi Kirschen, Lt Benson 1 RAF Sqn 299 – 1Keevil – 1 Stirling Valescourt, 10 km W DZ Moulin France Franck, Pietquin, J Moyse, H Flips & A Bouillon (F/O Davidson) - Intelligence Collection. near Eraine (Oise), France Commemorative plate at Lieuvillers 27 August 1944 Messey-sur-Grosne, 8 km NE Saint France 10 men, 4 SAS (2RCP) stick Lt Jacques Zermati Harrod RAF Sqn 190 Fairford - 2 Stirlings (F/S Gengoux le National (Saône & Coeshott & P/O Bickford) Loire), France Harass Enemy Withdrawal Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 95 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) 27/08-08/09 1 km N E Buthiers, DZ Ognon (47° USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Cedric (Cpt DD.Bazata, Cpt Messenger 35 Assist FFI, contact Treasurer, Haute- 21’ N – 06° 03’ E), Haute Saone, France L.Lesne & WT Sgt RC.Floyd) Saône. Carpetbaggers Bales’s mission France 1788 France SOE RF/BCRA : Lt Col de Reald aka Relativité + Mission Carpetbaggers Bales n° 1789 Cpt Burin des Roziers aka Mesure 27/08-23/09 Devesset, DZ Tandem(Ardeche), USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Masque (NE.Guillot, Massingham mission. France France. J.Bouvery & FM.Poche Jr)27/08-31/10 1 km W Chissey-sur-Loue, 15 km USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Norman (Lt KC.Dillow aka Bob 263 Carpetbaggers Mulligan’s mission 1772 NO Salins-les-Bains, DZ (47° 01’ N France Minoseta, Lt M.Lautier aka F Bataille aka Assist Resistance. – 05° 42’ E), Jura, France Washington & LE.Lajeunesse aka Tennesee) Received by Jed Team Basil.27/08-19/09 Between Haillanville & U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Maurice (CM.Carman Jr, Bob 279 Assist Resistance - Carpetbaggers Fauconcourt, 10 km N W France H.Reveilhac & FJ.Cole) Wilson’s mission 1779 Rambervillers, DZ Clematite (48° 23 N – 06° 30 E), Vosges, France28 August Rouvray, France U.K. A Sqn, 1st SAS Houndsworth Establish Base Reinforcement28 August 1944 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - USA OSS OG, 15 men Capt. L. Vanoncini, Lt. V. Ralph, Helen RAF Sqn 624 – 3 Halifax 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Sgt. F. Alvaro, C. Turco, J. Caprioli, G. Codino & E. Assist Resistance Sotille, Cpl. P. Francis, A. Rockman, M. Penetar, F. Marvin & P. Ouagliate, Pvt. M. Tarrantino, L. Guidarelli & W. Gaglioti29 August Loire, France France 317 men 3 SAS (2RCP) with jeeps Spencer29 August 44 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - USA OSS OG, 14 men, 1st Lt. O. J. Fontaine & L. L. Lafayette USAAF 885th Heavy Bomb - 3 B24 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Rinaldi, Sgt. V. Puglisi & G. Apolito, T/4 A. Assist Resistance, Cut Roads Terraciano, N. Tomasello, C. Civitella & A. Veneruso, T/5 J. Paiano & H. Sonagere, Pvt. D. Telloni, L. Powel, A. Cerasi & J. Iarocci29/08-09/09/44 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Scion (OP.Grenfell, Scion Massingham mission, contact 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France France R.Gruppo & T.Cain) Commandant Noir (Gaston Vuchot) in Isère, rally the elements of the Free French in Vercors, and stimulate further resistance in the area.30 August Near Baudray farm, 1,5 km SW France PROUST Bebe (Lt Bernard Sabouret Garat de Bob 57 Carpetbaggers Smith’s Mission n°1799 Osne-le Val, 5.5 km NE Joinville, Nedde aka Bernard Lenormand aka Garat & Michel DZ (48 29 N, 05 11 E), Haute Faivre aka Jean Montigny akon Baron) Marne PROUST Chat (WT George Brana aka Georges Bussy & Raymond Marmande aka Jacques Larcy)30/08/1944 Near Saint-Prancher, 10 km NE France SUSSEX/OSSEX Diamant (Pierre Cambon aka Chatenois, Vosges Pierre Coulon badge n°96 & WT Pierre Moreau aka Pierre Puissegur badge n°97) – Zone Strasbourg / Neufchateau30/08/1944 Rochet Hamlet, 7 km SE l’Isle sur BCRAA Cpt A.Jacolin, WT Sgt Elisabeth Torlet aka Elisabeth Torlet arrested 05/09/1944 le Doubs, 18 km SW Montbéliard, RXEY3 & Marie-Antoinette Verbeschlag alka and shot 06/09/1944 Doubs Jacqueline Valmont with other team31 August 1944 3 km W Pierre-de-Bresse, NE 14 passengers : 8 French officers including 5 men Xylophone RAF Sqn 161 2 Hudsons (Lt Col Boxer, Chalons-sur Saône, LZ 46° 53’ 40’’ Guy Lemoine, Raymond Laporterie & WT Isidore SIS n° 107 & Cpt Helfer) – No passenger N – 05° 13’ 35’’ E, Saône & Loire, Duval & 2 women from network Alibi-Maurice France31 August 1944 3 km NW Arbigny, LZ Junot, Ain, 5 passengers: BCRA Charles Béraudier Dauntsey RAF Sqn 161 2 Hudsons (F/Lt Bobott & France Sqn/ldr Wilkinson) – 4 passengers31/08/1944 Plateau Lomont, Chamesol near France 3 SAS 10 men, stick VII Pierre Rosset-Cournand Abel 5 RAF Sqn 299 Keevil - 2 Stirlings n° & 55 Montécheroux, Doubs, France 57 (W/C Davies & P/O Graham) out of 3 droppedt Harceler ennemi durant retraite Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 96 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)31 August 1944 Near Le Puits, 20 km S Château UK SOE F – Hugh Sillito aka Sylvien aka Scout Gondolier 13 RAF Sqn 138 –Fairford – 3 Stirlings Chinon, DZ (46 55 N, 03 59 E), (Gondolier) Nievre31 August 1944 Near Charmes Forest, 15 km S Can 2nd SAS Maj Peter10 men Loyton 14 A RAF Sqn 190 & 620 Fairford - 2 Bayon (Meurthe & Moselle), France Stirlings (F/O Robertson & Jack)31/08-25/09/44 S E Bouzanville, 8 km N Mirecourt, USA, 3 men, 51st Jedburgh Team Rupert then Philip Bob 277 Assist organisation of FFI, report on the DZ restaurant (48° 22’ N – 06° 01’ France (J.Liberos, Robert A Lucas & Joseph M Gergat) state of the resistance, produce plans E), Meurthe & Moselle, Fra for re-supply, recruit volunteers to take information to the Allied lines, Meurthe- et-Moselle. Carpetbaggers’ Coleman Mission n° 180231 August Near Vergranne, 14 km N Beaume USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Roderick (Cpt Jean Preziosi Bob 201 RAF Sqn 161 - Fairford (F/Lt Kidd) les Dames, Doubs, France France aka Albert Paoli aka Nairn, Lt William C. Boggs aka Assist Resistance New Hampshire & W/T Sgt Charles Mersereau aka Strongsay)31/08-15/09/44 Dropped hight above Riviere-les- U.K., 3 men Jedburgh Team Stanley (Oswin E.Craster, Bob 224 RAF Sqn 138 Fairford – 1 Stirling Fosses, 25 km S-SW Langres, DZ France Robert Cantais & EJ.Grinham) plus Free France Hotel (47 39 N, 05 13 E), Haute- Cadets Lt André Burguière aka Denis et Claude Marne, France Voillery aka Ely31 August 1944 1 km Lurcy Levies, Blind, 24 km N Can, US, SOE F 5 agents (Maj E.Lord aka Leonce, Cpt Freelance / Hubert Carpetbaggers Ziringer’s mission 1812 Ygrande, 37 km NNE Cosne USA P.Meunier, Lt William Macomber aka Mederic, – Operation Freelance 7B d’Allier, Allier, France Richard Raoul-Duval aka Dorsay & Michel G.Bloch aka Boetie) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 97 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)01/09/1944 DZ Giadorno Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Stirling LK175 (W/O J L Paulden)01/09/1944 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - Joes ? RAF Sqn 624 - Stirling LK172 (W/O H H 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France Neilly)1 September 44 Devesset, DZ Tandem (45° 04 N - USA OSS OG 11 men: Lt H. L. Herres, C. P. Davis, Sgt Williams USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn - 2 B 24 04° 22 E), Ardèche, France O. A. DiSilvestro, G. W. Cote & S. R. Vavala, T/5 R. – (Pilotes Ogden & Hanson). - Counter L.Gaillaguet & J. J. Picard, Pvt A. W. Brousseau, D. scorching operations Medileraneo, H. C. Minutillo & P. Scinto01/09/1944 1 kn N Louey, DZ Ossun (43° 11’ 4 Joes USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn (Pilote 20’’ N – 00° 01’ 30’’ E), Hautes Shamblin) Pyrénées1 September ??, France France SOE RF Marguerite Gianello aka Lancel Péritoine1 September Vivey, France U.K. 2nd SAS Wallace Reinforce jeep force01/09/1944 Auberive, DZ Felix, Haute Marne, SOE F Lt Dominique Mendelsohn aka Benjamin Glover Fr akaGlover01/09/1944 Between Haillainville & France SUSSEX/OSSEX Velours (Jean Barthelemy aka Bob 279 Mission Carpetbaggers Bales n° 1847 Fauconcourt, 10 km N W Jean Berthet aka Jean Berton badge n° & WT 98 Rambervillers, DZ Saltimbanque Mario Faivre aka Marcel Régnier aka Marcel (48° 23 N – 06° 30 E), Vosges, Baucent badge n° 99) – Zone Epinal / Rambervillers France PROUST Image (Pierrel Ferry aka Michel Ferry & WT Robert Dupaix aka Robert Duguay)1 September 1944 2.5 km N E Les Granges-Maillot, 14 France SUSSEX/OSSEX Or (Jehan De Beaucorps de km NW Pontarlier, DZ (47° 00’ N – Crequy aka Jean-Marie Kergour badge n° & René 51 06° 10’ E), Doubs, France Barre aka Dujardin badge n°52) – Zone Besançon SUSSEX/OSSEX Montre (Christian De Sorbier aka Louis Blanc badge n° & Pierre Ravarre aka Jean 57 Vernez n°58) – Zone Besançon / Montbelliard2 September 1944 DZ Feytiat, 8 km SE Limoges, 3 + 5 passengers Roving / Gunner To cast movie on maquisards with Cpt France SOE F – 2 men Lt Robert F Cutting aka Casanova & Charles E.Brown, Jed Team Lee Sgt Ph.Potter aka Pedro (Brown), OSS OG Percy Red (Cpt Grunseth) & French SAS (Cpt Villiers) - Mission Carpetbaggers 2 Douglas C47 (Lt Col Dickinson & Maj Sanders) - Missions MR C47-11 & 12 – 40 passengers including dont Joseph Collette aka Carlos3 September 1 km E Salives, DZ Anicroche (47° USA OSS OG, 57 men Capt. M. J. Hjeltness, Lt. H. F. Christopher Attack Retreating Enemy – 37’ – 04° 57’ E), Cote d’Or, France Apgar, G. J. Farnsworth, L. P. Fletcher, R. D. Hirtz, Carpetbaggers Cunningham, Sandberg, A Hughes, W. Larson, T. Sather, Wm. L. Coulehan, Jaxtheimer, Oling, Fox, Dillon, B. E. Whitney, C. Bates & A. N. Foster, Sgt. S. B. Jacobson, Holzworth, Karr’s missions Aanonsen, B. Langeland, R. Saunders, S. Baro, T. 1893 to 1901 Berge, P. C. Bolen, L. Oistad, W. H. Peck, M. L. Burke, H. C. Ducker & E. L. Mihatov, T/3 H. G. Nelson, T/4 O. A. Anderson, R. C. Delorme, T. Gilbertson, A. S. Kovalchik & R. A. Lariviere, Cpl. L. S. Larsen, A. Lubbers & L. Motland, T/5 J. S. Anderson, K. Andreasen, K. J. Falck, A. L. Hogfoss, R. M. Kristiansen, E. Kvasager, R. Lilleby, J. W. Manners, H. E. Ness, H. H. Nipe, A. Nordang, G. Ottersland, M. Raivio, T. Rusdal, E. K. Salvesen, M. A. Syrstad, B. W. Tallakson, C. Torper & A. J. Westgard, Pfc. D. O. Boak, J. S. Buc Jr, J. C. Goudet & R. L. Vernon with Jed Desmond Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 98 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)02/09/1944 1 kn N Miribel, DZ Lee (45° 12’ 21’’ 4 Joes USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn (Pilot N – 05° 06’ 17’’ E), Drome Wesley)3/09-23/09 1 km E Salives, DZ Anicroche (47° USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Desmond (WH.Pietsch, Assist FFI in harassing and destroying 37’ – 04° 57’ E), Cote d’Or, France France LG.Manoury & RR.Baird) with OSS OG Christopher enemy troops passing east and west through Dijon, in conjunction with Christopher. Carpetbaggers Heaberlin’s mission 19024 September Near farm of Pincourt-le-Haut, 5 km France SUSSEX/OSSEX Outil (André Rigot aka Paul Bob 335 Carpetbaggers Gwiazdon’s Mission N E Nogent en Bassigny (Haute Laurent badge n° & René-Joseph Pedro aka 45 n°1911 Marne), France Armand Boissier badge n° 32) – Zone Langres4 September 44 Blind proche La Chave, 6 km N E US OSS 2 men (Henry D.Riley aka Rafael & Paul Goillot Hecker 6A Carpetbaggers Ewart’s mission 1915 Ste Eulalie, DZ (44° 50’ N – 04° 13’ aka Hemon) Reception Virginia Hall aka Heckler E), 30 km away from good DZ, Ardèche, France4/09-12/09/44 Gex (Ain), France U.K., US , 9 passengers: Mixer Carpetbaggers Rudolph’s mission C47- France Jedburgh Team Gregory (Maj KD.Bennett, Cpt Gregory 16 - Coordinate activity with FFI with AP.deSchonen & Sgt Ron Brierley) action of the 2nd Battalion SAS in IAM Mission Etoile with 1 jeep (Lt col R Broad, Cdt Etoile Vosges area.– 7 passengers Morel, Cpt Astor, Cpt Kilmartin, Jean Rousseau- Portalis (CL) & Thomson5 September 44 ? UK SOE F – Albert Cohen aka Camille Footman05/09/1944 Plateau Lomont, Chamesol near France 3 SAS 12 men, stick V Paul Quelen Abel 8 RAF Sqn 190 Fairford - 1 Stirling (P/O Montécheroux (Doubs), France Bickford) Reinforcement5 September 1944 Izernore, LZ Izernore (Ain) 9 passengers : Failsworthy RAF Sqn 161 2 Hudsons (Col Fielden & Cpt Helfer) – Helfer only landed and took 7 passengers: Col Henri Romans- Petit (CL), Owen Denis Johnson aka Gael, Pilots (Lt Horrex, DH Courtenay & HL Fisher)5 September 1944 Francazal airfield, Near Toulouse 3 passengers Wheelwright / Hilaire RAF Sqn 161 2 Hudsons (W/C Boxer & F/O Ferris) – 5 passengers - Cdt Maurice Parisot & Lt Austruit (Bataillon de l’Armagnac Gers) were killed by Hudson.06/09/194 Vivey (Haute Marne) France GB 3 men- 2nd SAS : Lt Gurney, Cap Challenor & Fyfe Wallace 5 RAF Sqn 196 (Keevil F/Lt Jones) & with 1 jeep 644 (T Rushton P/O Mac Ronville) - Reinforce jeep force6 September 44 Fort du Lomont, Chamesol, near UK SOE F – André van der Straton aka André aka Sacristan Montécheroux, Doubs, France Vendor (Acrobat)7 September 1 km Vesvres-sous-Chalancey, 30 France SOE F 2 men (L.Feldman aka Fantin & A Sybille aka Glover 7 Carpetbaggers Goldsmith’s mission km S W Langres, DZ Cherbourg Sicambre ) Woodcutter 2068 (47° 42’ N – 05° 11 ‘ E), Haute Marne, France7/09-17/11/44 Near Champigny-sur-Veude, DZ USA, 3 men, 56th Jedburgh Team George II Percy 8 Carpetbaggers Hendrickson’s mission Pommard (Indre & Loire), France France (Ph.Ragueneau aka P Erard aka Save, Paul Cyr aka 1990. Wigton & Pierre Gay aka C Lejeune aka Rupee) with Ph.Ragueneau aka P Erard broke his IAM Shinoile left leg.7 September Near Champigny-sur-Veude Allied IAM Team SOE RF 4 men (Cdt Alain Willk aka Percy 8 St Nazaire - Carpetbaggers Martin’s Vienne, DZ Pommard (Indre & Villecourt aka Temporal, Cdt Maurice Barthelemy Shinoile (1st part) mission 1992 Loire), France aka Frontal & Martel + X) Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 99 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)8 September 44 Between Lemuy & Montmarlon, DZ 18 passengers Messenger 37 B Missions Carpetbaggers Darby, Dillon, (46° 53’ N – 05° 59’ E), Jura, Fr Sandberg, Thompson & Velarde n° 2034 à 2038.9 September 44 DZ Feytiat, 8 km SE Limoges, US 2 OSS Cpt William F. GRELL aka Grumbler aka Germinal Cpt GM Staunton, 3 downed airmen France Germinal & Lt Harry E. GRIFFITHS aka Goliath & and 3 X left to England with Hudson RM.Anstett aka Alabama (Jed Hamish) (Tempsford).9 September 44 1km NNE de Confracourt, DZ US, France 3 OSS (Col Waller B.Booth, Lt W.P.Kuzmuk & Messenger 40 Mission Carpetbaggers Gilpin n° 2072 Aquarelle (Haute Saône), France M.Burke) Marcel Liaison with Ukrainian BUK Bn 2 PROUST BCRA (Cpt André Cornu & Lt Paul Marchadier aka Chamard)9 September 44 Near Chamblay, DZ (46° 59’ N - 05 Fr, BCRA 4 Free French Cadets : Cpt Robert Moulié, Bob 325 Mission Carpetbaggers Byerley n°2066 44’ E), Jura, France Marcel Edme, André Wemaere & Jean Lagaillarde9 September 44 Near Chamblay, DZ (46° 59’ N - 05 Fr BCRA 3 Free French Cadets: Louis de Lucy de Bob 325 Mission Carpetbaggers Powell n° 2067 44’ E), Jura, France Fossarieu, Anthony Kurk & Robert Charles9 September Rechicourt Forest, Moselle, Fr France 10 men, 4th SAS (2nd RCP) Cut Rail lines9 September 1 km E Salives, DZ Anicroche (47° USA OSS OG Team, 31 men, Capt. W. B. Bob 172 Attack Retreating Enemy – 37’ – 04° 57’ E), Cote d’Or, France Boemermann,J. J. Kielbowicz & O. A. Pitre, Lt. J. G. Adrian Carpetbaggers Curran, Ewart, Brown, H. G. Comfort, S. Konieczko, M. A. Pastor, Heaberlin, Jaxtheimer, Reinhard, H. J. Wolfe, S. L. Alexander, S. Gromnicki, J. W. Stamler & Velarde’s missions 2047 to Haag, R. Pelfrey & E. A. Provost Jr, Sgt. F. H. Fus, 2053. E. S. Porado, S. F. Kleczowski, Wm. S. Klimek, J. M. Mankowsky, F. J. Skokoski & E. S. Matla, Sp(x)3c R. J. Filipokoski & Sp(x)3c A. R. Nowakowski, T/4 O. L. Ausen, Cpl. A. M. Hoff, H. Stone & J. Sunde, T/5 H. Anderson, O. Hall, H. A. Hanson, A. E. Tvinnereim & H. E. Weberg9 – 26/09/44 1 km N Soulce-Cernay, 4 km NE St USA, 3 men, 57th Jedburgh Team Henry (Lt Raymond Stockbrocker 24 Contact Ernst Floesge aka Pascal Hippolyte, DZ (47° 20’ N – 06° 51’ France E.Moore aka New Mexico, Cpt Stephane Jean- (Sacristan) and organise assistance to E), Doubs, France Montcler aka S Moncler aka Anglesey & WT Sgt the organisation of FFI, report on Vincent N.Rocca aka West Virginie) current state of resistance movement, zone Nord. Carpetbaggers Prather’s mission 2078 Reception Jed Team Brian Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW One of six sub-missions part of Orgeat Pontarlier (Doubs), France mission (Pavot/Encens & Camomille, IAM mission 1st drop 3 men UK, US, Bob 188 C Sainfoin/Thym & Serpolet).9 September 44 (J. Rees US, R.Fauveau & S.Thome FFI aka France Pavot (1st part) Carpetbaggers Cunningham’s mission Marnier) 2056. Jed Timothy did not drop9 September 44 Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW Allied IAM Team, 3 French (Robert, Peignot & Paul Bob 188 C One of six sub-missions part of Orgeat Pontarlier (Doubs), France Valentini aka George Masson) Sainfoin (1st part) mission (Pavot/Encens & Camomille, Sainfoin/Thym & Serpolet). Mission Carpetbaggers Fox n° 20579 September Near Peu d’Aquet, 1 km N Pont du GB 6 men – 2nd SAS with 4 jeeps Wallace 6 RAF 2 Stirlings Sqn 196 (P/O Tikner & Bois, Haute Saône, France F/O Stet), 2 Halifax Sqn 298 (F/O Northmore) & Sqn 644 (F/L Tomicins) nd Renforced 2 SAS group9/09-14/09/44 New DZ near Peu d’Aquet, 1 km N U.K., 3 men, Jedburgh Team Nicholas (Cpt JCC.Maude Wallace 6 Drop on DZ Chandernagor occupied by Pont du Bois, Haute Saône, France aka Leicester, Lt Henri Penin aka B.Puget aka German was cancelled. Contact with France Brecknock & WT Sgt Maurice A.Whittle aka the 1st Regiment France, located at Northumberland) dropped with SAS Wallace Bussières, arranging liaison, supply of arms etc. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 100 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)10 September 44 Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW Allied IAM Team, 1 UK (Cpt Charles Barnes) with Jed Bob 188C Mission Carpetbaggers Wright 2082. Pontarlier (Doubs), France Timothy Sainfoin (2nd part) Sainfoin: One of six sub-missions part Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW of Orgeat mission (Pavot/Encens & Pontarlier (Doubs), France Camomille, Sainfoin/Thym & Serpolet). Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW USA, Fr 4 men, Jedburgh Team Timothy (L.Moutte aka Bob 188C Missions Carpetbaggers Walling Pontarlier (Doubs), France Ambel, RG.Mundinger, RE.Heyns & DA.Spears) n°2081 - Attached to Sainfoin mission Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW with IAM Sainfoin (Orgeat), providing communications Pontarlier (Doubs), France and an information service for the advancing 3rd Army, Jura Doubs. RE.Heyns broke his leg.10 September East Rechicourt forest (Moselle), U.K., Can, 2 teams North Loyton Reinforcement Base (total 84 men) France France 2nd French SAS (Cpl Centolle, Galmard, Marcel Lt Rousseau & Galmard were captured Mazière & Joseph Pichon-Martin, Raymond Le and shot. Chevalier & Camerona) 4 British SAS & Lt Rouseau11 September 1944 Wood of du Petit Pas, 5 km N W 3 men Bob 200 Mission Carpetbaggers Seger n°2112 Rougemont, DZ (47° 31’ N – 06° 18’ E), Doubs, Fr11 September IAM mission 2nd drop 4 men Bob 285 Carpetbaggers Coleman’s mission Gerbamont, DZ (48° 00’ N – 06° 47’ UK, US, (GL.Prendergast UK, M.Casset & R.Florent FFI aka Pavot (2nd part) 2115 E), Vosges, France France Corneuve) plus Aspirant Passage11 Sept 44 Vesvres-sous-Challencey, 4 km S UK, US, FR SOE F Cpt Darwin J.Kitch aka Carel, Lt Curtenius Glover 7A Carpetbaggers Bales’ mission 2120 W Leuchey, DZ (47° 42’ N -05° 11’ Gillette aka Guiseppe & Lt Jacques Boissiere aka E), Hte Marne, France Boccace11 Sept 1 km East Villers-Vaudrey, DZ USA, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Godfrey (I.Forbes, Pierre Support the organisation of FFI, Canal (Haute Saône), France France Laval aka Jacques Morhanges & WT FA.Hanson) recruiting volunteers to take information to the Allied lines, protection of electrical supply centres in Reims, Lac Noir (Isère); protection of other centres, substations transformers and junctions at Ille Napoleon, Haut-Rhin.13 Sep 44 3 km E Châteauroux, LZ Martinerie Doncaster C47 Carpetbaggers St Clair mission n° airfield, (Indre) 31 – « Patrick » OSS OG back with 25 men, Lt.Col. S. Obolensky, Capt. J. E. Cook, Lt. E. Dumont, Sgt. E. A. Eliassan, J. Hass, S. A. DesRoberts, R. Dolezal & A. N. Listeid, T/3 R. Anderson, T/4 E. Kristiansen & J. Boudreau, Cpl. A. J. Benoit, T/5 C. Couturiaux, J. L. Dubois, R. Gallant, J. A. Gardner, R. A. Harnois, T. B. Johansen, A. J. St. Michel & R. G. Sayers, Pfc. Grant B. Hill, E. Johnson, T. F. McGuire, H. B. Miller & D. O. Richard15 Sept 44 Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW USA, UK, 3 men, Jedburgh Team Jim (PW.Donovan, Bob 188 Assist Resistance - Carpetbaggers Pontarlier (Doubs), France France. JA.deFrancesco & MF.Heneley) Curran’s mission 2193 Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 101 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)15/09 – 4/10/44 Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW USA, Fr 3 men, Jedburgh Team Douglas II (RA.Rubenstein, Bob 188 Assist local FFI, contacting Ligne Pontarlier (Doubs), France J.Roblot & T.Van Hart) with IAM Serpolet groups Serpolet and mission Orgeat, Aisnes, Doubes and Jura region. Carpetbaggers Curran’s mission 219415 – 28/09/44 Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW Allied IAM Team, 4 men (SS Thornton) Bob 188 Carpetbaggers Jacobson’s mission Pontarlier (Doubs), France Serpolet 2195.15 Sept 44 Les Granges-Maillot, 14 km NW Alliés IAM Team, 3 men: Cpt Roquier, Cpt John Camp & Bob 188 Carpetbaggers Karr ’s mission 2196 Pontarlier (Doubs), France WT Gantois Thym15 Sept 44 Between Haillanville & UK, USA SOE F 3 men (W.Hasting, Choremi & Benstead) Bob 279 Assist Resistance - Carpetbaggers Fauconcourt, 10 km N W Cut-Throat Kelley’s mission 2202 Rambervillers, DZ Saltimbanque (48° 23 N – 06° 30 E), Vosges, France15/09 – 3/10/44 Several DZ including UK, France 8 sticks Cpt Scott, Lt Lothaire Grumbach, Cpl Gilbert Pistol Destroy communication routes Sarreguemines Voisin17 Sept 44 Moussey (Moselle), France U.K. 2nd SAS Loyton Reinforcement Base (total 84 men)17 Sept 44 ??, France France PROUST 2 men (Herant aka Hecate & Stuber aka Marcel Aicard17 Sept 44 ??l, France France PROUST 2 men (Guillerot aka Dagher & Linder aka Marcel Leroux)19 Sept. – 22 Feb 1945 Dieppe, France France BCRA 8 men (aka J.Buisson, J.Bordes, M.Grandet, OSS mission Intelligence for US Army (Alsace & J.Rameau, J.Sandeau, R.Surville, J.Schupo & Germany) M.Treville)17/09/1944 LZ Blagnac airfield, proche 4 Joes USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn - B 17 Toulouse n°171 The Colonel’s Lady (Pilote Col Mc Closckey) - Flew back on 19/09 after oil leak repair20 September Moussey (Moselle), Fr U.K. 2nd SAS with 6 jeeps Loyton Reinforcement Base (total 84 men)22 September 1944 Le Blanc, DZ Le Blanc airfield Hudson with Jed Hugh (Indre)27 September 44 Sables d’Olonne (Vendee), France U.K., HMS Urania landed 3 men, Jedburgh Team Quentin Did not drop with Pavot. To assist the France (RS.Fenton, J.Raux & D.Dawson) Jed Teams TONY and GEORGE and Mission SHINOILE in LA ROCHELLE and ST NAZAIRE areas26/09/1944 DZ Chrysler I 7 Joes? USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn - B 17 n°171 The Colonel’s Lady ( Wolters) & & B 24 n°689 (Owens)26/09/1944 1 km S Saint-Andiol, LZ Istres (43° 4 Joes USAAF 885 Heavy Bomb Sqn - B 17 49’ 45’’ N – 04° 57’ 15’’ E), n°171 The Colonel’s Lady (Col Mc Bouches du Rhône Closckey)27 September 44 Sables d’Olonne (Vendee), France U.K., HMS Urania landed 3 men, Jedburgh Team Frank Harass enemy troops in the La France. (A.Martelli, I.Isaac & T.Henney) Rochelle area.27 September 44 Sables d’Olonne (Vendee), France U.K., HMS Kelvin landed 3 men, Jedburgh Team Simon Did not drop with Pavot France (AWC.Coomber, Maurice Fouere & C.Somers)27/09-25/11/44 Sables d’Olonne (Vendee), France U.K., HMS Kelvin landed 3 men, Jedburgh Team France Raymond (R.deHosses, H.Cadilhac & W.Adams)17 November 44 Haut Rhin, Fr. France 3 men, Jedburgh Team Julian II (J.Souquet, Cooperate with Oscar, organising Scherrer & R.Meyer) resistance group, military intelligence, transmitting information to Brian team, to facilitate crossing of the frontier by the FFI in Switzerland and the arming of FFI, Haut-Rhin. Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 102 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings)30 May Agent dropped by parachute during the night on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via plane landing (Dakota, Lysander, etc ) on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via sea landing on the 30th of MayJedburgh or OSS OG The grey box indicates that the Jedburgh team was airshipped from North Africa (Blida, Algiers, etc)team Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 103 of 104
  • Tentative of History of In/Exfiltrations into/from France during WWII from 1941 to 1945 (Parachutes, Plane & Sea Landings) DATE DROP ZONE NATION UNIT UNIT OPERATION TYPE OF OPERATION 194507/01/1945 Near Lagraulière, Corrèze Fr 3 French militiamen including Georges Maquis blanc Stolen Dakota from Germany. Rouchouze Sabotage mission managed by Abwehr. Will be arrested upon landing arrival.3 February 45 Paris, France France 9 agents B-17, KG-200 Captives8 May V-E Day formal celebration of the Allies victory in Europe during World War II14 August 45 End of World War II30 May Agent dropped by parachute during the night on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via plane landing (Dakota, Lysander, etc ) on the 30th of May30 May Agent infiltrated via sea landing on the 30th of May Pierre TILLET HISTORY OF WWII INFILTRATIONS INTO FRANCE-01092012 Page 104 of 104