SOE/OSS killed Greece 9 September 1944.

Discussion in 'SOE & OSS' started by gmyles, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    Big Thanks to Steven for the SOE file.

    It would appear that the flight was to drop by parachute supplies and personnel for the SOE station in Central Greece code-named 'LILLIAN'.

    This was established as base for sabotage operations and to provide a dropping area for supplies for codenames 'FATALIST' (a OSS/SOE Hospital in Domiani) and 'HAVEN' (nothing found yet).

    Gus
     
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Gus,

    I was away at our RBL Branch most of yesterday and have only just logged on.

    PM Sent.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. Grandsongeoff

    Grandsongeoff New Member

    My Grandfather was Lt Col E H Hiscocks. By a complete fluke I have met with relatives of Maj Forbes-Harriss. (While on a skiing holiday) We still have a lot to talk about and they have photographs.
    I am still interested to know more. All of the above posts are very interesting. Will I find anything at the National Archives? Could I get a copy of that SOE report too please?
    Please help if you can?
    Kind regards
    Geoff
     
  4. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi Geoff
    PM me your email address and i'll send you what I have.
    Gus
     
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  5. Grandsongeoff

    Grandsongeoff New Member

    Many thanks to Gus for sending the file. It has been very interesting for me to read about it and for my father to read everything here too. I hope others of you may find out more and post it here. I have a little more information from letters received to my father and his brother from their father and letters I have seen from Maj Roy Forbes-Harris to his family. I need to ask their permission first but hope they will say yes. It is interesting stuff.
    Thank you all for being interested too.
    Geoff
     
  6. Hello

    Firstly I guess three years is a bit late to join this chat but a conversation over the dinner table lead me to this site. I am a grand daughter of Clifford Roy Forbes Harris and have learned a lot from your thread. Reading above I see one of you has met members of my family - I guess this was my uncle Peter who is Roy's eldest son and I believe has several letters, medals and other information from the MOD about my grand father. My father, Roger, was only 8 when his father died and spoke about him very little. Neither did Roy's widow Joan. One family story that was recounted by my father was that Roy had escaped from a prison camp earlier during the war. Reading your conversation has inspired me to contact my uncle Peter to find out what he else he knows. Please send me any information you might have - I would love to see it. Thank you for your work on this - very interesting.
     
  7. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi Sarah

    I have the SOE Aircraft Crash Report that I received from another forum member back in 2014.

    If you PM me your email address, using the conversation tool above, I'll forward it to you.

    Hope this helps

    Gus
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sarah,
    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Wishing you well with your quest for more information.
    It tends to get addictive
    Regards
    Tom
     
  9. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    Recently figured out that on board the stricken plane was a three man team on "Operation Cheviot" who were going to Recce the airfields at Kalamaki, Tatoi and Elevsis.

    Probably, WATSON G Captain SOE and POTGIETER V Lt SOE. THOMAS KWC Cpl SOE however was definitely the radio operator.

    They were replaced only a few days later by another 3 man team consisting of F/L George Darlow, attached from RAF AHQ Greece and a met specialist, Lt Stan Legg, a Royal Engineer officer, attached from 2 Para Sqn RE and Cpl Austin De'Ath another SOE Radio Operator. They were flown to exactly the same spot where the plane crashed.

    In this case however, "Operation Cheviot" was a success. The information they gained was vital for planning for OP Manna. Lt Legg (wounded on 14 Nov - cause as yet unknown) was a awarded a MC, whilst F/L Darlow and Cpl De'Ath were both mentioned in Dispatches.

    Gus
     
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