- Operation Date
- 9th - 10th October 1944
MAPS. 1:100,000 GREECE SHEET Z2 KERKIRA
REPORT ON ATTACK ON SARANDE ---- 9TH OCTOBER 1944.
|0330 hrs - 0415 hrs.||Artillery shelled enemy positions SARANDE AREA.|
|0400||X,P,Y Troop advanced in direction of SARANDE from F.O.P.|
|0545||X,Y Troops held up by Spandau's at 314300. Capt.Hiles (O.C. X Troop) killed at 314799, one O.R. wounded, and four P.O.W. taken. C.S.M.Bain killed 306802.|
|0600||Q Troop reached Pt.261 from Pt.507.|
|0610 - 0623||S Troop 3" and R.S.R; 4.2" Mortars shelled enemy in area 314800.|
|0630||Q Troop engaging enemy on Pt.261.|
|0715||X Troop still held up by Spandau fire. 4 more P.W. taken.|
|0735||R.A.F. Iraq Levies now hold Pt.264.|
|0755||Q Troop control Pt.261. Capt.Macpherson (O.C. 'Q' Troop) killed at 300812. R.S.R; F.O.O. in command of Q Troop.|
|0835||Germans on Pt.261 surrendered.|
|0855||O.C. 'A' Troop took over command of 'Q' Troop.|
|0915||X Troop again attacked enemy area rd. 145134.|
|0945||Enemy surrendering area 318798.|
'Q' Troop report position consolidated.
|0955||'X' Troop moving across area 145135.|
|1000||S.O.R.E. clearing gap in mines on Z Beach 300815|
R.A.P. established NORTH end of ITALIAN BAY 309800.
|1005||'X' Troop exploiting peninsula 3179.|
|1030||Cdo.H.Q. move from 282807 to 306800.|
|1045||S.O.R.E. killed on Z beach by mine.|
|1200||P,X,Y Troops under Capt.Angus (O.C. 'X' Troop) held up 400 yards WEST of Hospital by Spandau nests in hospital.|
|1210||GJASTE captured by Partisans.|
|1400 - 1445||P,X,Y Troops resting preparatory to final assault. |
Artillery 4.2" and 3" Mortars shelled SATANDE TOWN and 319796.
|1500||P,X,Y Troops advanced across 158138 while covered by Q, A Troops and Partisans, with S Troop, M.M.G firing all available Brens from lower slopes of Pt.261.|
|1530||Own Troops reached harbour area. Firing continued from isolated groups.|
|1600||SARANDE surrendered by Major STUSSER, O.C. Garrison.|
|2000||Two Greek schooners with German troops x CORFU.|
|0400||One Greek schooner with German troops and 2 Bofors.|
|0900||One Greek schooner with German troops, 1 Bofors and 1 P.A.K. gun x CORFU.|
All the above surrendered to our troops in the harbour.
TOTAL OWN CASUALTIES.
2, O; 4, O.R. Killed
4, O. 18, O.R. Wounded.