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SOE Agent

Postby ShinjiMimura on 01 Apr 2006 13:55

Does anyone know where I can find a list of SOE agents serving in Yugoslavia?

It concerns a very close family friend, a Mr Jetson, who actively engaged in helping Tito, and who was decorated at the end of the war for his actions.

Thanks in advance!
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Postby pitman on 01 Apr 2006 23:43

I have read many books on the subject, but never found a complete list. Alas, there is not yet even an official history of SOE in the Balkans, the way there is on SOE in Scandinavia, France, and the Far East.

The British military mission to Yugoslavia was quite large. Moreover, more people than just SOE were in Yugoslavia, so are you sure that he was SOE?
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personnel file

Postby Matt Gibbs on 02 Apr 2006 10:28

A lot of the SOE personnel files are now AVAILABLE at the Public Records Office in Kew, London. Well worth asking them I should have thought ???

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Postby ShinjiMimura on 02 Apr 2006 12:27

Thanks a lot, Matt!
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SOE agent

Postby steve248 on 12 Apr 2006 16:39

There is no SOE agent named JETSON listed among the SOE personal files
held at The National Archives, Kew, UK (Public Record Office).

This does not necessarily mean JETSON did not exist, he may have been
part of a Military Mission to Yugoslavia and therefore not a SOE agent.

JETSON does not have an English "feel", maybe he was an OSS agent?
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Postby ShinjiMimura on 14 Apr 2006 00:18

Ah. I see...actually, I learnt, his name was JEPSON, not Jetson, as I was lead to believe!
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Postby Vitesse on 14 Apr 2006 23:16

Well, there was Selwyn Jepson, but he was an SOE recruiter, mainly for F Section AFAIK.

Never an active agent though.
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Postby Aristide on 23 Dec 2006 07:41

ShinjiMimura,

There was a Ronald Jephson with the first mission to Tito.

He was the radio operator. He parachuted in with Major William D. Jones (Canadian) and Captain A.D.N. Hunter on May 18th, 1943.

Jones wrote a book, Twelve Months with Tito's Partisans. (1946)

source: Tito, Mihailovic' and the Allies, 1941-1945, Walter R. Roberts (1973) p.116
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Postby Matt Gibbs on 23 Dec 2006 17:45

Nice one
Good result there! :D
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Postby ShinjiMimura on 23 Dec 2006 21:07

Yeah, thanks a lot!
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Re: SOE agent

Postby Andrej on 15 Feb 2008 13:52

steve248 wrote:There is no SOE agent named JETSON listed among the SOE personal files
held at The National Archives, Kew, UK (Public Record Office).

This does not necessarily mean JETSON did not exist, he may have been
part of a Military Mission to Yugoslavia and therefore not a SOE agent.

JETSON does not have an English "feel", maybe he was an OSS agent?


I can't find out these files...where they are in the national Archives site?

Thanx :D

P.S: I'm looking for a SOE agent called Tom or tommy MacPherson...I know He's mentioned in the Osprey book dedicated to the French Resistence
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Postby steve248 on 15 Feb 2008 15:12

Got to the UK National Archives website and look in Class List (Record Group) HS 9.
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Re: SOE Agent

Postby paulinejephson on 23 Dec 2008 15:33

My father's name was Ronald Jephson (seargant) and he served in Jugoslavia with SOE. One account of his time there is included in the book "The Forgotten Ones" by Sir Philip Joubert de la Ferte - I have a signed copy of this book. I also have some of my father's papers and he does give some names of people he was with and met up with, although, of course, not a full list.
I can hunt out some information, but this is likely to be after Christmas now!

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Re: SOE Agent

Postby FrankJ on 16 Mar 2011 21:17

Hi Pauline,

Would you happen to have any images of your father with any of the Canadian volunteers with the SOE in Yugoslavia? I am doing some research into their fascinating story....

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Re: SOE Agent

Postby NAyer on 26 Apr 2011 17:49

I don't know if you have found what you are looking for but strange as it may sound the American Library of Congress has more documents and information about SOE than anywhere else I have ever looked.
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