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Old 08-06-2014, 08:27 PM   #26
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The SAS carried out this role until the end of the war serving in a number of theatres and campaigns. By the end of the Second World War on 8 May 1945, the SAS had suffered 330 casualties, but had killed or wounded 7,733 and captured 23,000 of their enemies..During World War II, Operation Chestnut was a failed British raid by 2 Special Air Service, conducted in support of the Allied invasion of Sicily..2 teams of 10 men each, codenamed 'Pink' and 'Brig', parachuted into northern Sicily on the night of 12 July 1943, to disrupt communications, transport and the enemy in general.. All radios were broken and much ammunition, explosives and food lost in the jump. One team landed near an inhabited area, alerting the defenders..Without radios neither team was able to contact and direct the planes bringing in reinforcements, which subsequently returned to base without any drops being made..The raiders were unable to achieve anything worthwhile and worked their way towards friendly lines evading the enemy..This was the first parachute raid for 2 SAS, and also the raid when Maj. Geoffrey Appleyard, (former commander of the Small Scale Raiding Force), was lost. Appleyard was aboard the plane carrying 'Pink' team as drop supervisor.. After the drop was made the plane failed to return to base...


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The plan for Operation Husky called for the amphibious assault of the island by 2 armies, one landing on the South Eastern and one on the central Southern Coast.. The amphibious assaults were to be supported by naval gunfire, as well as tactical bombing, interdiction and close air support by the combined air forces. As such, the operation required a complex command structure, incorporating land, naval and air forces.. The overall commander was the American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, as Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces North Africa.. The British General Sir Harold Alexander acted as his 2IC and as the Land Forces / Army Group commander.. The American Major General Walter Bedell Smith was appointed as Chief of Staff.. The overall Naval Force Commander was the British Admiral Andrew Cunningham...Air Commodore Whitney Willard Straight CBE, MC, DFC (6 November 1912 – 5 April 1979) was a Grand Prix Motor racing driver, aviator, businessman, and a member of the prominent Whitney family of the United States..At war's end, he returned to the UK becoming AOC, 46 Group in June 1945. He was released from the RAF in late 1945, and he became chairman of the Royal Aero Club.. With the establishment of the British European Airways corporation in 1946, Straight was its deputy chairman.. In July 1947 he became managing director and Chief Executive Officer of British Overseas Airways Corporation. In 1949 was appointed deputy Chairman of the board. In the United States his cousin Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney was the President of Aviation Corporation of America which became Pan American Airways..No. 216 (Transport and Ferry) Group...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chestnut
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