Was this scenario created before or after the correcting/repricing/errata & current or with pre revision point values for units? It is dated 14 June 2006 15:39. Just curious, it might need updating maybe.
Hay It’s been sometime that I posted anything But this sounds like a great contest Thanks firehouse Ian Fleming author of the James Bond stories Took place in the Dieppe raid. He was a navel intelligence officer at the time, His mission was to capture an enigma machine that was reported in the area His force was repelled twice before falling back
That’s all I got off the top of my head I hope this is a cool piece of information
* 3 Commando was selected for the raid on the eastern Berneval battery because their commander had written "they were good at climbing cliffs". 3 Commando was transported in 25 LCP(L)s moving in four columns with Steam Gunboat No. 5 in the van, LC Flak No. 1 and ML No. 346 astern. The voyage of 112 kilometers (70 miles) was covered by two escort destroyers. These destroyers were about four miles northeast of the convoy when it ran across 5 German ships, including armed German trawlers escorting a tanker. The wooden LCP(L)s carrying the Commandos were all scattered with many damaged. The Steam Gunboat took the worst of it, having it's bridge "a collapsed rugger scrum of wounded and dead." Only four of the LCP(L)s made it to beaches Yellow 1 and 2. Despite the severe set back, the Commandos did manage to disrupt the fire coming from the eastern Berneval battery.
* As noted in a previous post, US Rangers participated in the raid. Captain Roy Murray commanded a total force consisting of 6 officers and 45 men.
* Lieutenant Edward Vincent Loustalot of the US Rangers was killed during the Dieppe Raid making him the first American serviceman of WWII to die in land warfare on the European mainland. Today he is buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. Originally he had been interred with the Canadians at Dieppe by the Germans. During the mission, Loustalot took command after the British Captain leading the assault was killed. He scaled a steep cliff with his men, was wounded three times, but was eventually cut down by enemy crossfire in his attempts to reach the machine gun nest at the top of the cliff.
* Lieutenant Joseph Randall and T-4 Howard Henry were the other two Americans who died at Dieppe.
* One ranger who was captured and interrogated by the Germans was asked how many rangers were in England. "Three million, all as tall as I am!!" he replied.
All info taken from "Commandos and Rangers of WWII" by James Ladd and a wikipedia post for E.V. Loustalot.
Excellent work gentlemen. I am glad this is a random draw and not based on the amazing, sad and interesting facts provided. I would not be able to choose a winner. Thank you I have to go now and clear the tears from my eyes.
Add dogtank This is the last chance to enter my contest. There are some important facts to tell. I will add a few before I draw tomorrow morning. Tonight I will be selecting the units for the giveaway and I will post the list at my first opportunity. Good luck and thanks for providing some interesting facts about the raid on Dieppe in 1942.