|Special Forces Operations in World War 2|
The major Special Forces operations in 1939 were limited to German operations. During the initial stages of the war the Germans were experimenting with their Special Forces. The Brandenburgers and the Fallschirmjäger were among the first to be used in World War 2.
The Brandenburgers were involved in the German invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939. During this campaign, the Brandenburgers carried out reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines, gathering intelligence on Czechoslovakian military positions and movements.
Another notable operation carried out by the Brandenburgers in 1939 was the sabotage of a Polish rail bridge near the town of Mława. This operation was part of the German invasion of Poland and aimed to disrupt Polish communications and transportation lines. The Brandenburgers successfully planted explosive charges on the bridge, which destroyed it and disrupted Polish troop movements in the area.
One notable operation carried out by the Fallschirmjäger in 1939 was the capture of the Polish airfield at Dęblin. The operation was part of the German invasion of Poland and aimed to neutralise Polish air power. The Fallschirmjäger landed at the airfield by parachute and quickly overran its defenders. The capture of the airfield allowed the Germans to quickly establish air superiority in the region.
The first Special Forces operations in 1939 were the start for a wide variety of operations during the whole war.