Operation SMOKEY - a SOE operation in italy?

Discussion in 'SOE & OSS' started by micky, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. micky

    micky Member

    Hello, i've found few mentions about an (for me) unknow SOE operation: on january 1945 a small group of so called "commando" lead by major John Strachan crossed the german lines by foot in Vinca area (near carrara) to join the partisans. Does anyone know more? Thanks in advance
  2. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    There's one SOE file at the National Archives about SMOKEY here:
    HS 6/833, SMOKEY (SAS mission) 1945

    Says it's an SAS mission so there might be more about in WO files.

  3. micky

    micky Member

    Thank you PsyWar, so they was SAS, interesting.... ;)
  4. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Might be something about it in this file also:
    WO 204/2020, Special Air Service operations in Italy: planning papers and reports 1944 Nov.-1945 July


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