The Oss Norwegian Special Operations Group In World War Ii

The Oss Norwegian Special Operations Group In World War Ii

by Bruce H. Heimark


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275948603
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/1994
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 365,362
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by William E. Colby


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



Percy Pink





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



Persons Interviewed

Letters to the Author



Index of Proper Names

Index of Military Terms and Codes

General Index

Index of Places

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