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The Oss Norwegian Special Operations Group In World War Ii
     

The Oss Norwegian Special Operations Group In World War Ii

by Bruce Heimark
 

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The Operational Groups (OGs) are the unsung heroes of the OSS, and this story is about the Norwegian OGs, who operated deep behind enemy lines in France in 1944, and in Norway, China, and Indochina in 1945. OGs were the Infantry of the OSS. They were uniformed military personnel designed as hard-hitting units trained to operate deep behind enemy lines to conduct

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The Operational Groups (OGs) are the unsung heroes of the OSS, and this story is about the Norwegian OGs, who operated deep behind enemy lines in France in 1944, and in Norway, China, and Indochina in 1945. OGs were the Infantry of the OSS. They were uniformed military personnel designed as hard-hitting units trained to operate deep behind enemy lines to conduct sabotage upon Axis forces. The OGs were trained in parachuting, demolitions, weaponry, commando tactics, communications, amphibious warfare, and skiing.

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Drawing on records that were only declassified in 1987 and interviews with old soldiers, describes the US program during World War II in which stranded Norwegians, Americans of Norse descent, and anyone else who could pass as native, were trained as saboteurs and sent into German-occupied Norway to disrupt anything they could lay their hands on. After Germany fell, they ended up doing the same work in China. The program was organized by the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275948603
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/26/1994
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
949,166
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE H. HEIMARK is a retired Air Force intelligence officer and a Master Navigator./e A Vietnam veteran, Heimark was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for outstanding achievement while on a strategic reconnaissance mission over southeast Asia on June 28, 1973. He is a part-time instructor for local colleges and universities in history and Norwegian in Omaha, Nebraska. Heimark is an Honorary Admiral in the Nebraska Navy and the El Paso, Texas, Navy.

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