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Arms drops to the French Resistance

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#1 David Elgy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:10 PM

I live in France and an arms drop was made two miles from where i live. The code name ,transmitted by the BBC was IF I DIE,AVENGE ME. The arms were dropped on 24/25 July 1943 in Maisontiers in the Deux Sevres region of France. I would like to find out information on the operation/crew etc. Any help would be appreciated. I have information on the resistance fighters who received the arms. A sad ending unfortunately.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

welcome to the forum I can not give you any info on that but there is bound to be someone here who knows have fun

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:01 PM


Welcome to the Forum. I suggest you post on our sister site - World War 2 Talk - Powered by vBulletin . There are several members with RAF interest and records.

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#4 David Elgy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:31 PM

Will do.Thanks.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:34 PM

Thread moved to correct sub-forum.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

oops you got there first Jeff. I also opened a new one there. I'll close it and leave yours open. :D

David, I would love to help and if you would like to share some of the details, I'm certain many would be interested to read it. I will look up my files tonight and let you know if I have something.


#7 David Elgy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:02 PM

OK thanks. There was quite a bit resistance activity in my region.Himmler visited a town 25 mins to the north called Thouars en Thouet. The 17th panzer division was formed during the war in Thouars so Himmler made a visit. I have been doing a bit research on Das Reich. They were involved in the masacres at Tulle and Oradour-sur-Glane.

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