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Greek Operations:
Greek Group I

Greek Group II

Greek Group III

Greek Group IV

Capt. George W. Verghis
Capt. Ronald J. Darr
1st Lt. Paul J. Mackey
T/Sgt. Victor L. Miller
S/Sgt. Jerry Apostolatos
Sgt. George G. Boosalis
Sgt. Minas C. Kavallieros
Sgt. George. J. Papastrat
Cpl. William Johnson
Cpl. Gust C. Kraras
T/4 Armando Sanches
T/5 Constatin S. Bertakis
T/5 Paul N. Frangis
T/5 George N. Karamas
T/5 George E. Katsaros
T/5 George J. Kutulas
T/5 Gregory M. Pahules
T/5 Arris Poulos

Capt. Frank T. Blanas
1st Lt. John Giannaris (W)
1st Lt. Nicholas G Pappas
T/Sgt. Barnard F. Brady
S/Sgt. James M. Apostolopoulos (W)
S/Sgt. Mike G. Kountouris (W)
S/Sgt. George C. Kypriotis
S/Sgt. Peter M. Moshopoulos (W)
Sgt. Stephanos J. Philippides
T/4 Spiros T. Taflambas
T/4 James Zonas (W)
Cpl. Louis G. Lenares
Cpl. Hercules J. Sembrakis
Cpl. Costas A. Theodorou
T/5 James K Alexatos
T/5 Demetrius Frangas
T/5 Angelo H. Kaleyias
T/5 Theodore N. Markides
T/5 Steve P. Marthiakes
T/5 Alekos X. Orkoulas
T/5 Gus L. Palans
T/5 Christ Skiriotis
T/5 George S. Tiniakos
T/5 George S. Tiniakos
T/5 Michalis Tsirmulas (K)

1st Lt. Michael P. Manusos
1st Lt. Donald E. Mort
1st Lt. Nicholas G Pappas
S/Sgt. Steve J. Mastros
S/Sgt. James A. Tsolas
S/Sgt. Alex Vellis
Cpl. John G. Katsikos
T/4 George J. Pappas
T/5 Peter J. Anton
T/5 William G. Mehilos

Capt. Robert E. Eichler
1st Lt. Paul B. Pope
S/Sgt. Christ C. Christis
S/Sgt. Tom P. Georgalos
Sgt. David J. Christ
Sgt. Nick H. Cominos
Sgt. Bill G. Kirtatas
Sgt. Steve Voulgarakis
T/4 James S. Kavourhas
Cpl. John Bitaikas
Cpl. Pete H. Lewis
Cpl. Andrew S. Mousalimas
Cpl. Alexander P. Phillips
Cpl. Perecles P. Phillips
T/5 Nick J. Amigdalitsis
T/5 James Antonakis
T/5 Dionisios Fotinatos
T/5 Alexander G. Gewlas
T/5 Andrew G. Gravis
T/5 George S. Kalliavas
T/5 Andrew G. Karabatsos
T/5 John M. Koutelis

Much of what has been written about the Office of Strategic
Services (OSS), the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA), depicts tales of clandestine activities and espionage.
Overlooked by most historians are the fascinating and heroic
exploits of the OSS Operational Groups (OGs), which were kept
top secret for more than forty years after the war. During World War

TABLE 1

Greek Operational Group
Deployment Details 1944

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Group

Date

Area

Greek Group I

April 23

Epirus, Northwest Greece

Greek Group II

June 18

Roumeli, South Central

Greek Group III

July 19

Thessaly, Mid-E Greece

Greek Group IV

Sept. 8

Macedonia

Greek Group V

May 21

Mt. Paikon, Northern Greece

Greek Group VI

July 19

Olympus, Mid-E Greece

Greek Group VII

May 16

Peloponesus

Greek Group VIII

July 16

Macedonia

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II, OGs were small, highly trained military units tasked with intelligence gathering, organizing, training, supplying, and working with
local resistance fighters against Axis forces behind enemy lines.
The OGs in the Mediterranean were organized under the command
of the 2671st Special Reconnaissance Battalion. The most effective
and highly decorated of these groups was formed from the 122nd
Infantry Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Colonel William "Wild Bill" Donovan, a recipient of the Medal
of Honor for bravery in combat during World War I, founded the
OSS. In 1940, before the United States' entry into WWII, President
Roosevelt and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox tasked
Donovan with a special mission to gather intelligence in Britain,
Europe, and the southern Mediterranean on Axis operations and
Allied capabilities to counter the German war machine. After two
extended trips to the region, he concluded that neither the United
States nor Britain could defeat the Axis powers with conventional military forces alone. According to his assessment, highly
skilled forces engaging in coordinated guerrilla warfare would be
required to win the war. He believed the rich ethnic composition
of America could provide second generation American soldiers
with special capabilities to support local resistance organizations.

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