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OPERATION BOATSWAIN
Gubbins SOE
By Peter Wilkinson, Joan Bright Astley

Operation Boatswain​

Operation Boatswain was the first of the operational missions carried out by the Palmach as part of the cooperation between the Jewish Yishuv in Mandatory Palestine and the British during World War II. The mission to sabotage oil refineries in Tripoli was unsuccessful, ending with the disappearance of 23 Palmach commandos and British SOE Officer Major Sir Anthony Palmer after their boat was lost at sea on May 18, 1941.
  1. PALESTINE Norden, Israel

    SURNAME Norden FORENAME Israel UNIT SOE RANK Petty Officer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1912 Amsterdam,Netherlands son of Salomon and Henrietta...
  2. PALESTINE Shochat, Amiram

    SURNAME Shochat FORENAME Amiram UNIT SOE RANK Warrant Officer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.6.1915 Tel Aviv,Israel son of Aharon and Helena...
  3. PALESTINE Yofeh, Katriel

    SURNAME Yofeh FORENAME Katriel UNIT SOE RANK Warrant Officer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 8.7.1909 Israel aka Katriel Yaffe son of Ephraim and...
  4. PALESTINE Zerner, Yehuda

    SURNAME Zerner FORENAME Yehuda UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey, England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.7.1920 Cotibus, Brandenburg, Germany aka Yehuda Czerner...
  5. PALESTINE Weisman, Haim

    SURNAME Weisman FORENAME Haim UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born July 1916 Safed,Israel aka Chaim Jermiyahu Weisman son of Ben...
  6. PALESTINE Veiman, Ephraim

    SURNAME Veiman FORENAME Ephraim UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 27.4.1920 Siedice,Poland aka Efraim Weiman son of Dov Beri...
  7. PALESTINE Utchitel, Shimon

    SURNAME Utchitel FORENAME Shimon UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 30 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1911 son of Dov and Miriam Utchitel,Poland Op.Boatswain -...
  8. PALESTINE Temes, Ariel

    SURNAME Temes FORENAME Ariel UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1920 Jerusalem,Israel son of David and Helen...
  9. PALESTINE Rotman, Zeev

    SURNAME Rotman FORENAME Zeev UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1920 Berlin,Germany son of Max and Johanna Rotman,New...
  10. PALESTINE Plonchik, Mordehai

    SURNAME Plonchik FORENAME Mordehai UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.11.1919 Ostrov Wielkopolski,Poland aka Mordechai...
  11. PALESTINE Paglin, Nerial

    SURNAME Paglin FORENAME Nerial UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 3.7.1920 Tel Aviv-Yafo,Israel son of Gershon and Sima...
  12. PALESTINE Nuriel, Abraham

    SURNAME Nuriel FORENAME Abraham UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1913 Baghdad,Iraq aka Avraham Nuriel son of Meir and Haviva...
  13. PALESTINE Kurakin, Menaham

    SURNAME Kurakin FORENAME Menaham UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 3.8.1922 Yavneel,Israel aka Menachem Korakin son of Yosef...
  14. PALESTINE Jacobson, Baruch

    SURNAME Jacobson FORENAME Baruch UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.3.1916 Riga,Latvia aka Baruch Yaakovson son of Mendel...
  15. PALESTINE Hanovitz, Sami

    SURNAME Hanovitz FORENAME Shmuel (Sami) UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 2.10.1919 Houston,Texas,USA son of Israel and Rivka...
  16. PALESTINE Gordon, Jacob

    SURNAME Gordon FORENAME Jacob UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1918 aka Yaakov Gordon son of Moshe and Haya Gordon,Tel Aviv,Israel...
  17. PALESTINE Eizen, Arieh

    SURNAME Eizen FORENAME Arieh UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1922 aka Arye Barzilay-Eizen son of Yaakov Yosef and Haya Eizen,Tel...
  18. PALESTINE Cohen, Mordehai

    SURNAME Cohen FORENAME Mordehai UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 35 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born December 1905 Krasni,Poland aka Mordechai Cohen son of Zvi...
  19. PALESTINE Gelbert,Arieh

    SURNAME Gelbert FORENAME Arieh UNIT SOE RANK Volunteer NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1.1.1922 Hanover,Germany son of Ernest Ezra and Sophie Sarah...
  20. PALESTINE Nafha, David

    SURNAME Nafha FORENAME David UNIT SOE RANK Sergeant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 18th May 1941 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial,Surrey,England Panel 27 Column 1 (Addenda Panel) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 8.5.1921 Haifa,Israel aka David Nafcha son of Shraga and...
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