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August 1942

Special Forces Operations in August 1942

August 19th, 1942
Operation Jubilee
Commandos, U.S. Army Rangers
Canadian 2nd Infantry Division,14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) and British No. 3 Commando, No. 4 Commando (50 US Army Rangers), No. 10 Commando, No. 30 Commando, No. 40 Commando. Their mission is to capture and occupy for a brief period the port town of Dieppe, to test the feasibility of a landing and to gather intelligence. Before leaving, the invasion force, must destroy the German coastal defences, port structures and important buildings.