Operation Goshawk

This was a British operation by the Special Operations Executive to provide further instruction for resistance groups in Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen, which it was believed had been taken over by the Milorg military resistance movement in Norway, to obtain fresh information on these groups in German-occupied Norway, and to arrange for assassinations during ‘Ratweek’ (ii) in November 1943 (21 September 1943/February 1944).

The two-man party of J. Gunleiksrud and O. Dobloug was parachuted into Norway on 21 September and carried out extensive training with local groups over the following weeks. Although they prepared for ‘Ratweek’ (ii), no assassinations were undertaken. In February 1944 the two men crossed the border into neutral Sweden.