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The Oss Norwegian Special Operations Group In World War Ii

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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, ...

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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275948603
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/1994
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 1,144,650
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by William E. Colby

Introduction

Formation of NORSO; Stateside Recruiting and Training

Recruitment into the OSS

Training in the United Kingdom

A Mission to Norway?

The Push on France; Percy Red

Donald

Antagonist

Percy Pink

Patrick

Lindsey

Christopher

Adrian

Lessons Learned in France

To Norway, at Long Last!; Planning Operation Rype

The Tragic Delivery of the Rype Mission

The Failure of Resupply

The Bridge at Tangen

The Lurudal Caper

The Big Picture

Encounter with a German Patrol

German Surrender and NORSO Garrison Duty

Lessons Learned in Norway

China Operations; Movement to Kunming

Training the Chinese

The "Fruit" Missions

The "Bird" Mission: Quail

War's End and Disbanding of the OSS

Lessons Learned in China

Conclusion

Notes

Persons Interviewed

Letters to the Author

Bibliography

Glossary

Index of Proper Names

Index of Military Terms and Codes

General Index

Index of Places

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