Why didn't the Nazis Have "Special Forces" - Page 3




 
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October 12th, 2007  
LeEnfield
 
 
Wouldn't you consider that the American speaking units deployed during the Battle of the Bulge were special forces. I think that one of the biggest German problems was man power and just trying to keep their main units up to strength. I feel they did miss out a lot not having small attack forces like the SAS to play havoc behind Allied lines.
July 12th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Storm Troopers were probably considered spec ops.
July 12th, 2008  
LeEnfield
 
 
Many of the SS battalions could be classed special forces, and were used highly well armed shock troops. Britain used it's special forces to tie down huge number of German troops by raiding up down the vaunted Atlantic wall. In north Africa they were used to great effect.
Now changing the subject slightly just how many Special Forces did America have and what clandestine raids did they carry out during WW2
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July 12th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Hey, we had Gomer Pyle dammit! He could fudge anything up!
Also, let's not forget the great Archie Bunker as well, Ooh-Rah!


July 12th, 2008  
Fox
 
 
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Originally Posted by AikiRooster
Storm Troopers were probably considered spec ops.
Storm Troopers were the German Empire's spec ops, not the Nazis....
July 16th, 2008  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Now changing the subject slightly just how many Special Forces did America have and what clandestine raids did they carry out during WW2
Marine Raiders-Makin Island raid-3 Companies of the 2nd (Carlsons Raiders)

Navy NCSDU'S -UDT's- Scout Raiders- Conducted Pre invasion recon, Demo and beach survey in both ETO and PTO.

Army Alamo Scouts in the PTO conducted advanced recon and raids.

Multi Service OSS Jedburg teams in all theaters conducted training of partisians and gathered intel as well as assisted downed aviators.
July 19th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Wouldn't you consider that the American speaking units deployed during the Battle of the Bulge were special forces. I think that one of the biggest German problems was man power and just trying to keep their main units up to strength. I feel they did miss out a lot not having small attack forces like the SAS to play havoc behind Allied lines.

That's special operations no matter how you look at it.
July 20th, 2008  
LeEnfield
 
 
One of the most productive raids was carried out my my old Regiment at Bruneval where they waltzed of with a German radar apparatus for the cost of handful of men yet saved thousands of allied aircrew lives
July 21st, 2008  
georgerr
 
 
As far as behind enemy lines sabotage, etc, the Germans did land a couple teams on the East Coast of the US early in the war with money and munitions to blow rail lines and set up local resistance cells in the Americas. Unfortunately their first landing was spotted by a lone American sentry and their cache was found. The agents did make it to New York where they decided it was better to live the high-life with the Third Reich's money. They also went around calling and visiting old friends and family, telling them why they were back in the States. They got nabbed pretty quick and gave up the other teams names and locations to the FBI.
July 21st, 2008  
LeEnfield
 
 
I thought that group had landed to set a spy and sabotage groups amongst the German sections of America, are do class spies as as Special Forces