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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 10:57 p.m. PST

…Air Force

"The war in Italy had been on going since 3rd September 1943, involving both the armies and groups of locals, who wanted a free Italy. These Partisans worked behind the front lines causing as much damage, chaos and confusion to the German occupying forces as they could. To aid these operations Britain and their Allies resupplied these Partisan groups with weapons and explosives. The Special Operations Executive (SOE) in the UK were responsible for making sure that the Partisans had the materials and equipment to inflict as much damage as possible on the German Army. They had the responsibility for choosing the targets or operational dates although the Partisans also worked autonomously.

The following is an extract from the book ĎAir Lift to Warsaw the Rising of 1944' by Neil Orpen. Recounts the events leading up to take off for 31st Squadron SAAF for a resupply mission to Partisans in Poland…"
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Durban Gamer24 Mar 2020 4:34 a.m. PST

A heart warming, sad and touching account. South African airmen certainly did their bit.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 11:51 a.m. PST

Agree.


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