op.amherst

The Next Moon
By Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Andre Hue
Operation Amherst
Part of the Western Front of 1944-45 in the European theatre of World War II. Was a Free French and British SAS attack designed to capture intact Dutch canals, bridges and airfields during World War II. It was led by Brigadier Mike Calvert of Chindit fame.
Date7 - 8th April 1945
LocationDrenthe, Netherlands
ResultAllied Victory
Belligerents
France
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Canada
Germany
Commanders and leaders
Mike Calvert (United Kingdom)
Pierre Sicaud (France)
Strength
3 SAS (France)
4 SAS (France)
8th Reconnaissance Regiment (Canada)
Elements of the 25th Army
Casualties and losses
34 killed
60 wounded
69 captured
300 killed or wounded
187 captured
  1. SAS Picard, Charles

    SURNAME Picard FORENAME Charles UNIT 3 SAS (1 Company) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 41011 AWARD Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) PLACE NW Europe 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes qualified Ringway 3 SAS (HQ Squadron)...
  2. Alain Papazow

    Alain Papazow

    alias Le Corre born 14.6.1925 Teheran FFL Beirut 8.8.1941 2 CIA 1942 L Detachment SAS (1 CCP) 1942 1 SAS (C Squadron) 1942-43 qualified parachutist Largo and Hardwick August 1943 Soldat 4 SAS (3 Squadron) 1944 Op.Dingson Op.Spenser 4 SAS (HQ Squadron) 1944-45 Op.Franklin 4 SAS (3...
  3. SAS Usseglio, Jean-Pierre

    SURNAMEUsseglio FORENAMEJean-Pierre UNIT4 SAS (1 Company) RANKSoldat NUMBER AWARDBronzen Kruis (Holland) PLACEHolland 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONparent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes Op.Amherst WIA and POW 8.4.1945 Westdorp
  4. SAS Vallieres, Claude

    SURNAME Vallieres FORENAME Claude UNIT 3 SAS (HQ Squadron + HQ Company) RANK Lieutenant + Capitaine NUMBER 35971 AWARD Military Cross (GB),Legion dHonneur (Fr) PLACE France and Holland 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes true...
  5. SAS Deplante, Henri

    SURNAME Deplante FORENAME Henri UNIT 4 SAS (4 Squadron + HQ Company) RANK Lieutenant + Capitaine NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order,Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre (Fr),Medaille de la Resistance (Fr),Medal of Freedom (US) PLACE France and Holland 1944-45...
  6. Andre Renaud

    Andre Renaud

    born 13.3.1922 Tonneins Army September 1940 1 RTA,Blida radio instructor BCRA 5.1.1944 SAS February 1944 Soldat 4 SAS (3 Squadron) 1944 Op.Grog Op.Spenser 4 SAS (HQ Squadron) 1944 Op.Franklin 4 SAS (1 Company) 1945 Op.Amherst photo courtesy http://lerot.org/FFLSAS
  7. Andre Tetard

    Andre Tetard

    Soldat 3 SAS 1944 Op.Jockworth 3 SAS (3 Company) 1945 Op.Amherst shown also as Tetart photo courtesy http://lerot.org/FFLSAS
  8. SAS Valayer, Jean

    SURNAME Valayer FORENAME Jean UNIT 3 SAS (1 Company) RANK Sous Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 10th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes 3 RCP 1944 3 SAS (1 Squadron)...
  9. SAS Treis, Antoine

    SURNAME Treis FORENAME Antoine UNIT 4 SAS (Jeeps) RANK Caporal-Chef NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes qualified parachutist Largo and...
  10. SAS Taylor, Georges William

    SURNAME Taylor FORENAME Georges William UNIT 4 SAS (3 Company) RANK Sous Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE 20 GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes alias Taylor,Louis...
  11. SAS Spina, Robert

    SURNAME Spina FORENAME Robert UNIT 3 SAS (1 Company) RANK Soldat NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 10th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes 3 SAS (1 Squadron) 1944 Op.Harrod - WIA...
  12. SAS Salomon, Jean

    SURNAME Salomon FORENAME Jean UNIT 3 SAS (HQ Company) RANK Commandant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 11th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes alias Simon,Jean born 5.6.1908...
  13. SAS Ravenel, Jean Marie

    SURNAME Ravenel FORENAME Jean Marie UNIT 4 SAS (2 Company) RANK Sergeant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes awards Medaille Militaire...
  14. SAS Ragnacci, Yago

    SURNAME Ragnacci FORENAME Yago UNIT 3 SAS (HQ Company) RANK Sergeant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 7th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE Beilen General Cemetery,Netherlands ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes 3 SAS 1944 Op.Jockworth 3 SAS (HQ Company)...
  15. SAS Pintaud, Henri

    SURNAME Pintaud FORENAME Henri UNIT 3 SAS (2 Company) RANK Soldat NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes parachute training Ringway 2-21.12.1944...
  16. SAS Peron, Rene

    SURNAME Peron FORENAME Rene UNIT 4 SAS (1 Company) RANK Caporal NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 9th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes parachute training 22.11.-11.12.1944 award...
  17. SAS Munsch, Jean Pierre

    SURNAME Munsch FORENAME Jean Pierre UNIT 3 SAS (1 Company) RANK Soldat NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 9th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes parachute training Ringway...
  18. SAS Marche, Rene

    SURNAME Marche FORENAME Rene UNIT 4 SAS (3 Company) RANK Caporal NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes awards Medaille Militaire...
  19. SAS Loichot, Yves

    SURNAME Loichot FORENAME Yves UNIT 3 SAS (3 Company) RANK Soldat NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes 3 SAS (3 Squadron) 1944 Op.Dickens 3 SAS...
  20. SAS Loeillet, Jean Leon

    SURNAME Loeillet FORENAME Jean Leon UNIT 4 SAS (Jeeps) RANK Soldat NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 9th April 1945 AGE 21 GRAVESITE SAS War Memorial,Sennecey-le-Grand,France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes born 27.2.1924 Porcaro...
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