Colouring the War – An OSS Jedburgh Team Ready for Departure

In the latest WW2 Podcast I talked to Douglas Waller about the OSS. He mentioned future CIA Director Bill Colby had been part of a Jedburgh team.

The Jedburgh teams were the idea of the British SOE but the OSS soon got involved, keen to get Agents into France.

The idea was to parachute uniformed personnel behind the enemy lines ahead of the Allied advance. They would contact local resistance groups and co-orindate their operations in support of the Allied operations.

This picture shows a team getting ready to board a B-24 Liberator atĀ Harrington Airdrome, England.