Operation Woodcock

This was a British air attack on the basis of Special Operations Executive planning against the airfield at Sola in German-occupied Norway (3/4 May 1941).

In January 1941 the Air Ministry requested the SOE to consider an attack against the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor long-range maritime reconnaissance bombers based here, together with other reconnaissance and bomber aircraft. On the basis of SOE planning one unsuccessful sortie was made on the night of 3/4 May, but after this any further iteration of the operation was postponed, and it does not appear ever to have been resurrected.