YUGOSLAVIA

The Bartter crew flew two times to Yugoslavia from the base Proville II in Tunesia  on Oct. 3rd and Oct. 4 1943. The first flight was not completed  and the crew flew again to the same target the following night.

The codename for this S.O.E-operation was Geisha 1. 12 containers, 9 packages and 4 agents were dropped by parachute. 

The agents were:

  • Captain D. C. Owen. 
  • CQMS (COMPANY QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT) H. Sykes
  • Sgt E. Pater
  • Cpl F. Folyn

geisha

Video from the drop zone area. 

Douglas C. Owen was born in 1916 and died in 1948 in London, UK. Are you related to  him please contact us.  

Douglas C. Owen had 3 brothers Reginald Harold Owen (death 1988) , Frank Alfred Owen (death 1983) , Sidney Herbert Owen (death 1997) and one sister Joan Helene Owen (death 1999).