OG Overview
Operational Groups:
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Objectives were to engage in as many offensive missions as possible to the Dalmatian coastal islands where there were concentrations of German forces, and to perform reconnaissance and intelligence activities.

Troops of Company "C" destined for Yugoslavian operations started arriving at Bari, Italy, the rear echelon base in January, 1944. As more components came from the states they transferred first to the vicinity of Manfredonia for additional training and next to Torre a Mare, a larger facility. Troops then were sent to the Dalmation coastal island, Vis, the first ones arriving January 20. At this base for Yugoslavian missions they became part of the Allied garrison which included British Commandos, a Raider Support Regiment and other British units, and Partisans. Also available was Navy and Airforce support. Total troops on the island numbered several thousand.

Yugoslavian Operational Details:
I. Island Operations  
II. Reconnaissance Patrols  
III. Mainland Operations  



This summary of these Operational Groups was extracted from records of the National Archives provided through the courtesy of Lt. Col. Ian D. W. Sutherland. Attorney Sutherland is the compiler of the encyclopedic "Special Forces of the United States Army, 1952-1982"






  Yugoslavian Operations:
  Island Operations
  Reconaissance Patrols

Mainland Operations

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