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OSS Jedburgh Teams

Discussion in 'Western Europe 1943 - 1945' started by USAAFson, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. USAAFson

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    A old family friend just passed away and with him some pretty interesting secrets. He was a demolitions expert in the 82nd ABN and in about February 1945 was detailed with a "Jed Team" to drop into Germany and "disrupt." They made one mission, blew bridges and were liberated by advancing U.S. Forces.

    On the second mission they observed some German villagers murder a downed U.S. pilot. The Jed Team retaliated against the civilians. At this point the vet got evasive. Eventually he was liberated by the 2nd Armored Division.

    Jedburgh Teams were originally OSS units that dropped into occupied countries to help foment resistance ahead of the Allied advance. The Germans were ready to resist their government so the teams were, allegedly, reprogrammed as saboteurs.

    Has anyone run across stories that would support this account?
     
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    Captain Cyr's Report, ca. 1944 - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 4713777 / Local Identifier 226-D-6615
    - Joint Chiefs of Staff. Office of Strategic Services. Field Photographic Branch. (01/04/1943 - 10/01/1945).

    This film concerns saboteur and secret agent Captain Paul Cyr who ran intelligence and operations on the "Jedburgh George" team, operating out of London.
    Here, Cyr reported to a group of officers on his activities behind enemy lines, working with the French Underground to get German fortification plans to General George Patton in Normandy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn_XlIkPNVQ
     

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