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September 1942

Special Forces Operations in September 1942
September 1st, 1942 – October 1942
Operation Caravan.
Long Range Desert Group
Forty-seven men in 12 Chevrolet 1533X2 trucks and five Jeeps of T1 Patrol and G1 Patrol of the Long Range Desert Group. Their mission is to attack the airfield, the barracks at nearby Campo Maddalena, disrupt communications and the railway station in the Barce area in Libya.

The Allies lose twenty men in Operation Caravan (eight wounded, ten captured and two Senussi disappeared), while the Italians report four killed, fifteen wounded and one prisoner, sixteen aircraft destroyed and another seven damaged. Furthermore, considerable quantities of other matériel and buildings are destroyed.
September 11th, 1942 – September 21st, 1942
Operation Musketoon
Ten men from No. 2 Commando and two men of the Norwegian Independent Company 1 of the Special Operations Executive and the Minerve-class submarine, Junon. Their mission is to destroy the Glomfjord power plant, south of Narvik, which supplies an aluminium plant in the area. The men succeed and get away. One is wounded during the escape to Sweden and dies of his wounds in hospital, three days after the raid. Seven others are captured and send to Germany seven as prisoners. These men are executed on October 13rd, 1942 at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany as part of Hitler’s infamous Kommando Befehl. Four men make it to Sweden and are repatriated by aircraft to RAF Leuchars.

September 18th,1942 – September 19th, 1942
Operation Basalt
Twelve men from the Small Scale Raiding Force, No. 62 Commando and No. 12 Commando, Motor Torpedo Boat 344. Cancelled due to bad weather.