Counter scorching operations; harassing enemy lines of communication.
To provide Maquis with a well trained nucleus for harassing and counter
scorching operations in the Ardeche region of France.
1 September. Section flew from Maison Blanche Airfield near Algiers
to DZ "Tandem" in the Ardeche province in two B24 Liberator
bombers, one taking off at 1940 hours and parachuting at 2305, and the
other leaving at 2040 and parachuting at 2345. Flight, drop and reception
excellent. Section was received by the Maquis, fed and billeted.
2-4 September. Section reached
Lyon after transportation delays.
5-9 Sept. Section helped
Maquis round up Milicien snipers, in addition to other duties.
10 Sept. Section ordered
Lt. Herres made a separate
6-page Communications Report in which he cites failures of equipment,
and makes suggestions. On the whole communications were satisfactory.
compiled by John Hamblet.