Operation Haft

This was a British special forces operation by the 1st Special Air Service in the Mayenne area near near Le Mans in the north-western part of German-occupied France (8 July/11 August 1944).

Seven men of the 1st SAS were dropped by parachute to collect intelligence on German dispositions and strength in the area, find targets for Allied air attack, and establish links with the local French resistance forces. In overall terms the operation was notably successful.