Operation Musketoon

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by airborne medic, May 17, 2006.

  1. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Does anyone know if Corporal Djupdraet a Norwegian who took part in Operation Musketoon and died of wounds sustained on the raid in a Norwegian or possibly German hospital soon after the raid is buried somewhere or is he commemorated on a Norwegian Memorial to the Missing somewhere????
     
  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Does anyone know if Corporal Djupdraet a Norwegian who took part in Operation Musketoon and died of wounds sustained on the raid in a Norwegian or possibly German hospital soon after the raid is buried somewhere or is he commemorated on a Norwegian Memorial to the Missing somewhere????

    If he died in hospital 3 days after the raid from a bayonet wound it would be doubtful that he was taken very far.

    Whether or not a place as small as Glomfjord had a hospital is debatable however they would have had a cemetery which would be a place to start.

    As these were to be the first under Hitlers new "kill" order for commandos, they wouldn't have been trying to hard to save him.

    Sorry I cannot help further.
     
  3. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    When was this operation and what Units took part?

    Have you asked/contacted CWGC to see if he is commemorated etc by them, if he was serving with a British unit?

    Andy
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    When was this operation and what Units took part?

    Have you asked/contacted CWGC to see if he is commemorated etc by them, if he was serving with a British unit?

    Andy
    I checked CWGC site, he's not there.
     
  5. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Andy,
    Operation Musketoon was an operation to blow up a HEP plant in Norway 10 Brits/Canadians and 2 Norwegians..so he won't be on the CWGC lists.....
     
  6. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    If he died while serving with UK forces (attached) he may still be commemorated by CWGC. A search on the site will only show commonwealth casualties. If you email them his details they may be able to assist.
    I have found Poles commemorated some time ago, as well as other non commonwealth casualties although i cant access them now!

    When was this raid and how were they inserted? glider or parachute? or another way

    Any publications on this raid available? or any links to other sites where I can read up on it.

    Regards
    Andy
     

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