Grohote, Solta - Operation Detained 1

Date commenced: 
Saturday, March 18, 1944

Location

(formerly part of Yugoslavia)
Grohote, Island of Solta
Croatia
43° 23' 30.3864" N, 16° 17' 10.6872" E

An attack on the German held village of Grohote in the Damatian Island of Solta. The assault involved two Landing Craft Infantry (LCI), one from Vis and the other from Komiza. A spare LCI from Komiza accompanied them. Each towed a Landing Craft Assault (LCA).  The RAF also provided aerial support to the Commandos consisting of 36 Kittyhawk dive bombers. The raid was successful and the Commandos later evacuated back to thier base at Vis with the entire German garrison of over 100 soldiers as prisoners.

This operation is also mentioned in our No 2 Commando History


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