Date: 20th November 1944
Location: Geilenkirchen, North Rhine Westphalia
Allied forces have been making large gains in the advance toward Germany.
An operation by the British XXX Corps is underway to reduce the salient in the region in preparation of an upcoming offensive by allied forces. RG has been requested to support the operation.
A nearby enemy airfield is causing the allied supply lines difficulty, as well as enemy AA and artillery positions that are in, as of yet unknown locations, which are closing of much of the area to free movement.
In the North of the region, Resistance forces which were being used as scouts and intelligence gatherers, emboldened by the allied advance, have made attacks on enemy positions as a partisan force.
RG is to reduce all enemy ground and air assets in their area of operations, then assist units from XXX Corps in achieving their objective.
From the starting location (an abandoned German airfield) at 035 860, Gambler are to move to an RV point at 062908, from there they are to conduct a search North into the woodland to locate and destroy any German positions to reduce the AA cover and artillery support.
Once satisfied the area is clear, Gambler are to move to link up with XXX Corps at 135919 and proceed to clear the town to the North.
The whole area is known to have patrols and scouting elements probing for weakness in the allied lines. Consider the entire AO to be hostile.
Vegas are to insert from the starting area to 024955. Due to distance from the start location, Vegas will insert via C47/Parachute.
Once inserted, Vegas are to proceed into the town and locate a German HQ building in the hopes of retrieving intel on enemy positions in the region.
Once intel is secured, Vegas are to co-ordinate a supply drop for the resistance fighters, as well as repel any counter attack by German forces with friendly air assets.
Once these objectives are complete, Vegas are to link up with Gambler forces.
Not: The town is currently occupied by both resistance fighters and enemy units. Friendlies have established roadblocks to the north preventing enemy re-enforcements for some time, however they have been unable to neutralise all enemy. It is hoped a surprise attack from the south will break the German resolve. Enemy forces are low in numbers at this location for now.
Talon are to insert Vegas at their location via C-47.
Paradrop supplies to Vegas location.
Conduct any CAS/CAP as needed at all ground locations
Act on any intel given to Neutralise enemy airfield.
Conduct re-insert/resupply as needed.
RG will have the following equipment:
US Airborne Equipment
2x M4A3E8 Sherman
3x Willy GP (2 Armed)
4x M3A1 Half Track
2x M3 Scout vehicles
2x B17 Bomber
2x P-51B Mustang
2x P51D Mustang
2x P-47 Thunderbolts
Various logistic Vehicles and Crates
RG will be working in close proximity to British XXX Corps infantry and Tank units.
Radios will be issued to Command and Squad NCO's only.
Due to supply issues, the only maps available for RG during this operation were created for the Polish Brigade, Map names may appear different to their actual names.
All troops should study and memorize the maps provided prior to mission start in the event of separation from friendly forces
Link to actual Operation: https://en.wikipedia...eration_Clipper
Map used Staszow 1944