Operation Bioscope

This was a British special forces undertaking to parachute a three-man liaison and sabotage mission to the resistance forces in the Krivoklat area of German-occupied Czechoslovakia (27 April 1942).

The team comprised Warrant Officer Bohuslav Kouba, Sergeant Jan Hrubý and Sergeant Josef Bublík, who made contact with an agent who was already in place, found the team accommodation and put it in touch with 1st Lieutenant Opálka. The team’s equipment had been delivered in an earlier mission and buried, but was discovered by the Gestapo, who located the team as its members attempted to find the cached equipment. Kouba was caught but killed himself with poison, but the two remaining members of the team managed to hide in Prague.