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4. Summary of Operation


(Original image courtesy of The National Archives)
                    SUMMARY OF OPERATION

          As described in the paragraph on dropping, the parties did not
group according to plan on the D.Zs, and they also in some cases split up
 again later.   The resulting parties are given below, and the report,
where available will be found under the same headings.

Pistol A1   Lieut. Darwall     Left Sjt. Williams at Q 332495 to go to
            Cpl. Fedosseff
(no report) Cpl. Melvin        St. Avold area on 17th September.
            Pct. Malicki
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       A2   Sjt. Williams      Sent off on independent task by Lieut. Darwall
            Cpl. Bovio
            Pct. Frost         on 17th Sept 44.   Derailed train 23rd Sept.
 
                               Crossed lines 3rd October.
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       A3   Pct. Haeberle      Second half of broken "A" stick. Lost all
            Pct. Williams
            Pct. Sheville      kit when surrounded by a German search party.
            Pct. Keevil
            Pct. Mace          Crossed lines 21st Sept 44.
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       B1   Lieut. Birnie      Left to derail train in tunnel at Q 700357.
(no report) L/Cpl. Davison
            Pct. Wertheim      Believed successful.   Have not yet returned.
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       B2   Pct. Nicols        Placed charges on railway at Q 783255 and
            Pct. Clowes
                               Q 725363.   3 sets tyre bursters successful.
 
                               Returned on 14th Oct 44.
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       B3   L/Cpl. Birkenshaw  Base party.   No news.
(no report) Pct. Goodfellow
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       B4   Lieut. Castellain  Known to have operated and to have reached
            Cpl. Laybourne
(no report) Pct. Arnold        Loyton.   Set out from there for Allied lines.
            Pct. Stainton
            Pct. Ashe          Not yet through.
            Pct. Wrobel
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       C1   Capt. M.W. Scott   Moved North-West from Q 382392 on 19/20 Sept 44
(no report) Lieut. Grumbach
            Pct. Cockburn      for railways North of Benestroff.   Intended
            Pct. Edwards
                               crossing line South of Metz.   Not yet through
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       C2   Cpl. Hill          Despatched to South by Capt. Scott on independ-
            Pct. Fawthorpe
            Pct. Marczak       ent party 19/20th Sept 44.
            Pct. Bancroft
            Pct. Wheeler       Crossed lines 3rd October.
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       C3   SQMS Alcock        Despatched according to plan on operation.
            Cpl. Hannah
            Cpl. Holden        Derailed engine and tender 19th September.
            Pct. Lyczak
                               Crossed lines 1 October.
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