Operation Jubilee, more commonly referred to as the Dieppe Raid, was an Allied assault on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942, during the Second World War. The main assault lasted less than six hours until strong German defences and mounting Allied losses forced its commanders to call a retreat.

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  • Operation Jubilee, more commonly referred to as the Dieppe Raid, was an Allied assault on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942, during the Second World War. The main assault lasted less than six hours until strong German defences and mounting Allied losses forced its commanders to call a retreat. Over 6,050 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by The Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade and a strong force of Royal Navy and smaller Royal Air Force landing contingents. It involved 5,000 Canadians, 1,000 British troops, and 50 United States Army Rangers. Objectives included seizing and holding a major port for a short period, both to prove that it was possible and to gather intelligence. Upon retreat, the Allies also wanted to destroy coastal defences, port structures and all strategic buildings. The raid had the added objectives of boosting morale and demonstrating the firm commitment of the United Kingdom to open a western front in Europe. Virtually none of these objectives were met. Allied fire support was grossly inadequate and the raiding force was largely trapped on the beach by obstacles and German fire. Within 10 hours of the first landings the last Allied troops had been killed, evacuated, or left behind to be captured by the Germans. Instead of a demonstration of resolve the bloody fiasco showed the world that the Allies could not hope to invade France for a long time. Some intelligence successes were achieved, including electronic intelligence. 3,623 of the 6,086 men who made it ashore were killed, wounded, or captured. The Royal Air Force failed to lure the Luftwaffe into open battle, and lost 106 aircraft (at least 32 to anti-aircraft fire or accidents), compared to 48 lost by the Luftwaffe. The Royal Navy lost 33 landing craft and one destroyer. The events at Dieppe influenced preparations for the North African (Operation Torch) and Normandy landings (Operation Overlord). (en)
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  • United States:
  • United Kingdom:
  • 3 captured
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1,946 captured
  • 10North American Mustang Mk 1fighters
  • 20Hawker Hurricanefighters
  • 275 commandos
  • 33 landing craft
  • 550 dead and wounded
  • 586 wounded,
  • 62 killed, 30 wounded, 17 captured
  • 64Supermarine Spitfirefighters
  • 6Douglas Bostonbombers
  • 907 killed,
  • Canada:
  • Ground forces
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy
  • 3 killed,
  • 5 wounded,
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  • Poland
  • Czechoslovakia
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  • 1942-08-19 (xsd:date)
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  • German victory
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  • 2nd Infantry Division
  • (Does not include Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine)
  • ~1,500 men
  • 237 ships and landing barges including eight destroyers
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  • *10 Commando
  • *3 Commando
  • *30 Commando
  • *4 Commando
  • *40 Commando
  • 302nd Static Division
  • 74 squadrons
  • ~10,500 men, including 50U.S. Army Rangersattached to4 Commandoand15 French Commandosto10 Commando
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