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Operation JUBILEE, Dieppe 1942

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Canadian War Cemetery in Dieppe
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The Allied dead were originally buried in a mass grave, but at the insistence of the German War Graves Commission, the bodies were reinterred at a site used in 1939 by the British Hospital in Vertus Forest on the outskirts of the town.The headstones at the Canadian War Graves Cemetery in Dieppe were placed back-to-back in two rows, the norm for a German war cemetery but unusual for Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites. When the Allies liberated Dieppe in 1944 as part of Operation Fusilade, the headstones were replaced with standard CWGC headstones, but their arrangement was left unchanged to avoid disturbing the remains.

Attachment 1

Assembly of the 310th Squadron on 19 Aug 1942

S/Ldr František Doležal
P/O Jan Doucha
F/O Jiří Hartman
W/O Adolf Fornůsek
F/Lt Bohuslav Kimlička
Sgt Antonín Škach
F/Sgt František Mlejnecký
Sgt Viktor Popelka
F/Lt Emil Foit
Sgt Josef Stivar
F/Lt Vladislav Chocholin
Sgt Karel Pernica

The composition of 312 Squadron on 19 Aug 1942:

S/Ldr Jan Čermák
P/O Vojtěch Smolík
P/O František Chábera
Sgt Miroslav Liškutín
Sgt Václav Ruprecht
F/Sgt Tomáš Motyčka
F/Lt Karel Kasal
F/Lt Viktor Koslik
F/O Josef Keprt
F/Sgt Jaroslav Dobrovolný
Sgt Robert Ossendorf
F/Sgt Josef Pípa

The following two pilots took part in the Jubilee operation in the ranks of other RAF squadrons.
F/Lt Jiří Maňák with 611 Squadron
F/Lt František Vancl with 111 Squadron. At the time of the operation he was in command of A Squadron, but in reality he led the entire squadron in the absence of a commander.

Source: Rajlich J., Sehnal J., Stíhači nad Kanálem, Naše vojsko, Prague 1993


Annex 2

An overview of aerial victories achieved by Czechoslovak RAF fighters on 19 August 1942

day time pen pilot airplane code number other aircraft city
19.8. 05.55 611 F/Lt J.Maňák Spitfire F.IXC BS116 FY-N 1Fw 190 pš. Dieppe
  09.40 111 F/Lt F.Vancl Spitfire VB AD252 JU- 0.5 To 217p. Dieppe
  11.00 310 F/Lt E.Foit Spitfire VC AR498 NN-W 1 Do 217 pš. Dieppe
  11.05 310 S/Ldr F.Doležal Spitfire VB EP452 NN-D 1 Do 217 pr. at Dieppe
  11.05 310 F/O J.Hartman Spitfire VB EP572NN-Z 1 Bf 110 psc. Dieppe
  11.05 310 Sgt A.Škach Spitfire VB EP637 NN-K 1 Fw 190 pš. at Dieppe
  11.05 310 F/LtV.Chocholín Spitfire VC AR503 NN-Q 1 To 217 pš. Dieppe
  11.05 310 Sgt V.Popelka Spitfire VB EP453 NN- 1 Do 217 pr. Dieppe
  11.10 310 Sgt V.Popelka Spitfire VB EP453 NN- 1 Ju 88 pš. Dieppe
  11.10 310 Sgt J.Stivar Spitfire VB EP287 NN-X 1 Do 217 pš. at Dieppe
  11.10 310 W/O A.Fornůsek Spitfire VC AR499 NN-U 1 Do 217 pš. Dieppe
  11.10 310 S/Ldr F.Doležal Spitfire VB EP452 NN-D 1 Fw 190 pš. at Dieppe
  11.10 310 F/Lt B.Kimlicka Spitfire VB EP464 NN-E 1 Do 217 pš. Dieppe
  11.10 310 F/Lt E.Foit Spitfire VC AR498 NN-W 1 Do 217 pš. Dieppe
  11.15 310 F/Lt E.Foit Spitfire VC AR498 NN-W 1 Do 217 pš. at Dieppe
  11.15 310 P/O J.Doucha Spitfire VC AR495 NN-J 1 Do 217 pš. at Dieppe
  11.25 310 Sgt K.Pernica Spitfire VB EP461 NN- 1 Do 217 pš. S of Dieppe
  11.30 312 Sgt M.Liskutín Spitfire VC EP559 DU-V 1 Fw 190 pš. 16 km NE of Dieppe
  11.30 312 F/Sgt T.Motyčka Spitfire VB AA970 DU-J 1 Fw 190 pr. at Dieppe
  11.30 312 Sgt V.Ruprecht Spitfire VB EP518 DU-N 1 Fw 190 pr. at Dieppe
  11.30 312 P/O V.Smolík Spitfire VB EP547 DU-B 1 Fw 190 psc. Dieppe
  15.20 312 F/Sgt J.Pipa Spitfire VB W3837 DU-S 1 Do 217 pš. Canal at Dieppe
  15.25 312 F/O J.Keprt Spitfire VB EP432DU-R 1 To 217 Dieppe Canal
  15.25 312 Sgt M.Liskutín Spitfire VB EP660 DU-O 0,5 Do 217 Canal at Dieppe
Note: pr.-probably shot down, pš-damaged, if not so stated, it is a confirmed kill

Source: Rajlich J., Sehnal J., Stíhači nad Kanálem, Naše vojsko, Prague 1993


Status of aircraft and reports on their movements of unit III./KG 2

  At the beginning of the month Increment         Loss     At the end of the month
Date Number Type Total New Repairs From other departments Total In combat In other ways Total
8.42 31 To 217E-2 13 11 2 - 16 14 2 28

Arm: www.ww2.dk

Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"

Time pilot unit aircraft city
11.20 Ofw.Paul Czwilinski 2./JG 26 Fw 190A-2 W.Nr. 5396, "black 10" Dieppe, port
- Oblt.Winkelmann Stab II./JG 26 Fw 190A-3 W.Nr. 2557,  
11.00 Uffz.Hans Rieder 5./JG 26 Fw 190A-2 W.Nr. 2120, "black 9" Dieppe/ St. Valéry
- Ofw.Werner Gerhardt 5./JG 26 Fw 190A-3 W.Nr. 0538, "black 3" Dieppe
15.00 Fw. August Golub 9./JG 26 Fw 190A-2 W.Nr. 5298, "yellow 6" 15 km NW of Dieppe
  Uffz. Heinrich von Berg 10./JG 26 Fw 190 A-3/U-3, W.Nr. 2240 4 km S of Hesdin
  Oblt. Johannes Schmidt 11./JG 26 Bf 109 G-1, W.Nr. 14058 10 km S of Dieppe


Jagdgeschwader 2 Richthofen

Time pilot unit aircraft city
- Oblt. Erich Leie Stab I./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 0326 near Abbeville
- Lt. Reinhardt Bohm 2./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0341, "black 9"  
- Uffz. Gunther Brietz I./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 2186 sea at Dieppe
- Uffz. Kurt Epsiger I./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 7015  
- Uffz. Rudi Robbers I./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0208 near Dieppe
- Fw. Karl Schweikart I./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0320 sea at Dieppe
- unknown I./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 0479 near Dieppe
- unknown I./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 0545 near Dieppe
- unknown I./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0231 near Dieppe
- Gefr. Siegfried Eimer 4./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0226, "white 12"  
- Lt. Ludwig Spinner 4./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 5527 near Rouen
- Uffz. Gunther Geguns 6./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 5216, "yellow 2" near Dieppe
- Lt. Franz Sommer 6./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 5223, "yellow 11"  
- unknown II./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 5518 Beauville
- Uffz. Werner Urban II./JG 2 Fw 190A-3, W.Nr. 5529 Le Havre/Octeville
- Uffz. Wilhelm Gunther III./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 2071 near Beauville
- Fw. Heinz Pfeffer 9th/JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 5270 near Petiot
- unknown 10./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 5299 Caen/Carpiquet
- unknown 10./JG 2 Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0272 near Paluel
- Fw. Erwin Kley 11./JG 2 Bf 109G-1, W.Nr. 10311 Le Tréport
- unknown 11./JG 2 Bf 109G-1, W.Nr. 10313 Monchy-Bréton

Arm: www.feindberuehrung.de/leseprobe/seitenanhang.pdf

Attachment 3

"Ordre de bataille" of the 2nd Canadian Division on mobilization day, 24 May 1940

4th Brigade, Royal Regiment of Canada*
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry*
Essex Scottish Regiment*

5th Black Watch Brigade of Canada
Royal de Maissonneure
Calgary Highlanders

6th Brigade Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal*
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada*
South Saskatchewan Regiment*

1st Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Regiment (Ontario Regiment)
12th Armoured Regiment (Threerivers Regiment)
14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary Regiment)*

* units were deployed on 19 Aug 1942 during the Dieppe Landing
Source: www.12rbc.com/seconde_guerre.htm

"Ordre de bataille" of the 2nd Canadian Division on 19 Aug 1942, Operation Jubilee

Division Commander: Major General John H. Roberts
4th Brigade (Brig. Gen. Sherwood Lett)
Essex Scottish Regiment (Col. Jasperson)
Royal Regiment of Canada (Colonel D. E. Chato)
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Colonel Labatt)

6th Brigade (Brig. Gen. W.W. Southam)
South Saskatchewan Regiment (Col. C. C. I. Merritt)
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Colonel Gostling)
Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal (Colonel D. Menard)

1st Tank Brigade, 14th Tank Regiment (Calgary Regiment) ( Colonel Andrews)

Detached units:

Royal Highland Regiment of Canada (The Black Watch)-1 Company
Calgary Highlanders (mortars operating from landing craft)
Toronto Scottish (machine gun battalion operating from landing craft)
3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
4th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
2nd Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
7th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
11th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers 1st Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

Attachment 4

Canadian casualties 19 Aug 1942

Unit loaded killed wounded captured returned
Essex Scottish Regiment 553 121 27 382 52
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 582 197 109 175 217
Royal Regiment of Canada 554 227 33 264 65
South Saskatchewan Regiment 523 84 166 89 353
Cameron Highlanders of Canada 503 76 103 167 268
Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal 584 119 50 344 125
14th Tank Regiment 417 13 4 157 247
sabbath 90 5 14 15 70
total 3806 842 506 1593 1397

With the attached departments, Canadians had a total of:

loaded killed wounded captured returned
4963 907 587 1946 2210

Arm: www.orbat.com/site/data/historical/canada/operationjubilee.html

Attachment 5

Extracts from German Reports on the Dieppe Raid, para 11

0947 hours
11. Commanding Officer, Navy West, refuses the employment of submarines for reconnaissance in the Channel requested by Army H.Q., as submarines lend themselves very little for reconaissance and their employment to the east of Cherbourg is not possible owing to the risk of mines and enemy superiority. Their employment at the western exit of the Channel and the Bay of Biscay is not considered necessary at present.

www.warships1.com/W-hist/HSII_Dieppe.htm , Raid on Dieppe, Battle Summary No. 33

Archivy: SUA Prachatice

 

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