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I happened to be looking through this old US Army Historical Study from 1953 Small Unit Actions During the German Campaign in Russia, available for download from army archives.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CGSC/CARL/d ... 20_269.pdf
The whole books is a rather interesting collection of combat actions from a grunt's eye view rather than the usually dry reading of official histories and quite readable.
At any rate, in Part 3: Special Operations, Chapter 4: Fighting in Taiga and Tundra, Vignette II is entitled A Sabotage Operation Against the Murmansk-Leningrad Line (August 1942), pp 178-190.
Seems to me this must be the "Canoe Guerrillas" raid from the Finnish language book Kanoottisissit by Pentti Tikkanen. There's a chapter on it in Eric Lefevre's book Brandenburg Division: Commandos of the Reich but other than that I have not found much of anything about the operation in English language sources. I thought anyone with an interest in the raid would enjoy this vignette.
Does anyone know of any other English-language or perhaps even German accounts of this action?
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7,5 cm Leicht Geschütz 40?
German troops at the raid being from Captain Benesch 15. light company (gebirgsjäger)?
The German codename for the raid being Geheimauftrag 800?
http://www.pkymasehist.fi/phpBB2/viewto ... 2662&hilit