SOE 'Operation Eruption' 1943

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  1. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Has anybody details on this SOE Op ? Or details on HMS Trooper -
    Trooper sailed from Beirut on 26 September 1943, on her 8th War Patrol. This included carrying out a special mission for SOE and then a patrol in the Aegean Sea off the Dodecanese islands, including the Leros area. 30th September - Landed a Greek agent (Toby) and wireless operator and stores to carry out 'Operation Eruption' in Kalamos Bay. On 14 October she challenged ships of the Levant Schooner Flotilla off Alinda Bay, Leros , finding out they were covert ships carrying a special forces unit of the Royal Navy she departed. She failed to return on 17 October and was reported overdue on that day. She is presumed lost on German mines around Leros.

    Thanks Shaun
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  4. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Yes thanks both , just trying to add some details for another local.
    Rank: Able Seaman

    Service No: P/JX 362387

    Date of Death: 17/10/1943

    Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M. Submarine Trooper

    Panel Reference: Panel 74, Column 3.


    Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Hind and Florence Hind, of Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. Born 1922 Kiverton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: George William Hind
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 9 Sep 1922
    Birth Place: Kiverton Park, Yorks.
    Death Date: 17 Oct 1943
    Death Age: 21

  6. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    There are two SOE documents at the National Archives that specifically mention Eruption: Link
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