Tweede missie van Tobias Biallosterski uitgevoerd samen met de marconisten Pieter de Vos en Paul Polak.
Zondag 19 november, dit bericht van Tobias (227) komt zwaar verminkt binnen, het lijkt over een droppingsveld te gaan, maar waar is niet duidelijk. Hensbroek ligt wel erg dicht in de buurt van Rustenburg waar een schietpartij is geweest.

Tobias (
228) laat weten dat men wilde dat de RAF diverse spoorwegen rond Haarlem, Amersfoort en Utrecht aanviel omdat via deze verbinding de opgepakte mannen uit Rotterdam naar Duitsland of elders vervoerd werden.

Paul Polak (
31) verstuurt een eigen telegram over het materiaal dat hij ontvangen heeft, ook dit telegram komt verminkt binnen. De accu's zijn nu wel heel binnengekomen, maar de ontvangers liggen in duigen. Ook heeft hij twee A Mk3 sets binnen gekregen met bepaalde serienummers, waar zouden deze sets, die nu te identificeren zijn,  zich heden ten dage bevinden? Paul heeft niet alles binnengekregen en hij begint ongeduldig te worden. In het vervolg moeten alle goederen die hij bestelt apart verpakt worden en aan ASPASIA, (Willy Gijzen), geadresseerd zijn. Zij is de koerierster van Paul Polak en komt uit de studenten verzetsbeweging. Zij was ook bekend onder de naam Anita.




FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO TWO SEVEN (227) STOP I THINK P.CATION VOLOU KSZXG SOUTH WEST ACKEFGMEER POLDER OK BUT CANNOT FIND YOUR VILLAGE AT HENSBROEK END

Tobias reacts (227) on a telegram from London and it is about a dropping field that has been offered by Tobias.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO TWO EIGHT (228) STOP YOUR ONE FOUR ONE STOP WE DID ASK TO ATTACK RAILWAY TARGETS BECAUSE GERMANS WERE TRANSPORTING PEOPLE FROM ROTTERDAM OVER THIS LINE END

Tobias answers London (228) on their question from telegram 141. He tells London that he requested these attacks on a railway because the Germans are using it to transport the men who were arrested during the big razzia in Rotterdam. One of them was Luke Mulholland (Podex), but the Germans never found out he was a SOE agent.

FROM BOATING VIA PLYM STOP MY THREE ONE
(31) STOP YOUR NR FOUR NEXHU TO PDPD NOT RECEIVED EITHER SETS OR CRYSTALS BOR (BUT) ANYTHING ELSE ASKED STOP RECEIVED TWO TYPE THREE MARK TWO NUMBERS  FOUR THREE SEVEN SIX SIX (43766) AND FOUR THREE SEVEN FIVE FIVE (43755) STOP LAST ONE WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS BOOKLET STOP PREFER A RPT P (A) MARK THREE (AMk3) AS I AM WORKING ON ACCUS STOP IS THIS ALL YOU SENT ME STOP WHAT ABOUT CLOTHING AND MONEY STOP AM GETTING IMPATIENT STOP POSSIBLY BUT NOW FORWARDED TO ME THEREFORE PLEASE ADDRESS EVERYTHING SEPARETELY TO ASPASIA AND ADVISE ME AFTER AFTER BEEN DROPPED END

Paul Polak informs London (31) that he did not receive a certain message from London. Paul and Bram did not receive the sets and the crystals they asked for, but everything else found its way to them. They also receive 2 a Mk3 set with the numbers 43766 and 43755. The last one came in without the instruction booklet. Paul prefers a A Mk3 because he is using accu's. Paul asks if this is all London sent to him. What about the clothes and the money he asked for? He is getting impatient. Instead of marking the goods he asked for with Douwe, London must now mark everything with Aspasia and he wants to be informed when the goods have been dropped. Aspasia is Willy Gijzen, Paul's own courier. This telegram is very strange, it looks like pieces are missing.





Maandag 20 november, Tobias (229) spreekt zijn ongenoegen over de dropping op veld SALLY, de containers vielen 800 meter van het pinpoint en enkelen gingen dwars door een paar kassen. De grondploeg heeft 19 containers kunnen bergen en Tobias vraagt hoeveel containers er gedropt zijn..

De
DC, Henri Koot laat weten dat de Duitsers van plan zijn alle mannen tussen de 17 en 40 jaar naar Duitsland af te voeren, volgens hem is dit de methode om de wederopbouw na de oorlog te blokkeren. De rest van het telegram ontbreekt bij het NIOD.

Tobias laat de slagzin voor veld OLIVER veranderen evenals de te seinen codeletter. Hij had een paar bruine schoenen bij Londen besteld, maar deze waren na de dropping verdwenen.


Londen laat weten dat het vliegtuig wat op zaterdag 18 november een lading op veld SALLY zou droppen vanwege motorstoring niet op had kunnen stijgen. Verder verklaart men dat de piloot eigenlijk een lading voor OLIVER had, maar dat hij geen ontvangst comitť had gezien. Wel zag hij de lampen van SALLY en dropte zijn lading van 21 containers daarom daar maar. Tijdens deze dropping zijn  er dus twee containers verloren gegaan. De BBC slagzin en de codeletter voor veld OLIVER zullen worden aangepast en men wacht met droppen van ladingen op veld SALLY tot Tobias groen licht daarvoor geeft.



FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY NUMBER TWO TWO NINE (229) STOP SALLY RECEIVED LOAD LAST NIGHT BUT DROPPING WAS NOT CORRECT NEARLY EIGHT HUNDRED METRES FROM OINOINT (PINPOINT) AND DAMAGED SOME HOTHOUSES STOP NINETEEN CONTAINERS IN OUR HANDS HOW MANY DID YOU DROP STOP RECEPTION OLIVER WAS NOT ON BECAUSE OF GERMAN ACTIVITY END

Tobias informs London (229) that field SALLY received its load, but the dropping was not carried out in the right way by the RAF. The containers fell almost 800 meters away from the pinpoint and they went through the roofs of some hothouses. The resistance was able to safe 19 containers and Tobias want to know how many were dropped, so he can figure out how many were lost. Field OLIVER did not switch on its lights due to German activities nearby.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO THREE ZERO
(230) STOP IN DISCUSSION WITH DUTCH AUTHORITIES GERMANS LET KNOW THAT IN A VERY SHORT TIME ALL DUTCHMEN FROM SEVENTEEN TO FORTY WILL BE LED AWAY TO GERMANY STOP AT AMSTERDAM NO MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND PERMITS WILL BE GIVEN TO PERSONNEL OF FACTORIES WORKING FOR GERMANS AND SO ON STOP RAZZIAS AT AMSTERDAM WERE TO BEGIN NEXT WEDNESDAY STOP BRTS COMMANDANT ASKED FOR REINFORCING TWO REGIMENTS STOP THIS LEADING AWAY OF DUTCHMEN IS LOOKED UPON BY ME AS A METHODE TO ELIMINATE DUTCH PEOPLE FOR PERIOD AFTER LIBERATION STOP IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IN VIEW OPERATIONS IN SHORT TIME PLEASE I ASK ... geen tekst meer zichtbaar.

Henri Koot is asking London (230) for help to prevent that all Dutchmen between the age of 17 and 40 will be taken to Germany. He found out about this after Dutch authorities in Holland talked about this with the German occupiers. In the city of Amsterdam only 200 permits will be handed out by the Germans to men who are working in factories that are of value to the German war effort. Koot believes that the big razzia to round up everybody else will start next Wednesday. The German commander of Amsterdam asked for two more regiments to carry out this razzia. Koot thinks that these razzia's are ment to eliminate the Dutch workforce so the country can not be rebuild after the liberation. So Koot would like the RAF to carry out bombing mission on railways, so the Germans can not transport the captured to Germany.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP CAN YOU CHANGE BBC FOR OLIVER IN WIE HEEFT MIJN BRUINE SCHOENEN MEEGENOMENSTOP AND CHANGE LETTER L IN H FOR HARWICH END

Tobias informs London that he wants to change the BBC code sentence into "Wie heeft mijn bruine schoenen meegenomen?" (Who stole my brown shoes? They were actually stolen by a member to the groundcrew of OLIVER) and the signal letter has to be changed from L into H.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FOUR FOUR (144) STOP SATURDAY NIGHT SALLY AIRCRAFT DID NOT TAKE OFF BECAUSE OF ENGINE TROUBLE STOP OLIVER PILOT SAW SALLY RECEPTION AND DROPPED TWENTY ONE CONTAINERS STOP SORRY ABOUT THIS AND WILL CHANGE OLIVER BBC MESSAGE AND SIGNAL AS PER YOUR REQUEST STOP AWAIT YOUR FURTHER NEWS BEFORE DROPPING TO SALLY AGAIN END

London informs Tobias (144) that the original plane that had to drop a load on field SALLY never took off due to engine trouble. The pilot who had to drop a load on field OLIVER noticed the lights of field SALLY and dropped 21 containers (so 2 are missing). London says sorry for this and they will change de BBC code sentence and the signal letter like Tobias asked for. London waits for further news from Tobias  about field SALLY before they will drop an other load.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FOUR FIVE (145) STOP TO DC STOP REGRET CONTENTS YOUR TWO THREE ZERO STOP ALTHOUGH RAZZIAS MAY BE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WE FEEL A LOT OF IT MAYBE GERMAN PROPAGANDA TO INTIMIDATE RESISTANCE STOP DO NOT BE HISHEARTED (DISHEARTED) WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN END

London informs Henri Koot (145) they believe that the tread of the Germans to deport all men between the age of 17 and 40 to Germany is just propaganda to intimidate the resistance. The resistance should not be dishearted and London is doing what it can.



Dinsdag 21 november, Tobias meldt dat het veld BLUEBOTTLE (232) klaar is om een lading te ontvangen. In de Achterhoek kan men tussen twee 's nachts en vier uur in de ochtend geen ladingen ontvangen vanwege Duitse activiteiten in dat gebied. Ook meldt hij in de Noorder Amstellaan over directe telefoonlijnen beschikken met zijn marconisten, hierdoor kunnen berichten sneller doorgegeven worden en hoeven de meisjes niet meer heen en weer te fietsen. Ook heeft hij directe verbindingen met 't Gooi, Alkmaar en Haarlem.

Tobias (233) laat weten dat in Amsterdam zijn enige leiders van de KP gearresteerd zijn en het lijkt hem beter even geen wapens op de KP velden CADILLAC en ALBERTICINE te droppen.

Tobias (234) laat Londen weten dat hij weer een nieuw codeboek heeft ontvangen en een beetje cynisch vraagt hij Londen hoeveel jaren hij nog in Amsterdam moet blijven.

Tobias (235) laat London weten dat hij DIRK kent als 'Van der Ploeg', maar de commandant van district Utrecht twijfelt aan de veiligheid.

Tobias (
236) geeft aan dat veld SALLY niet meer te gebruiken is. De piloot heeft de containers inderdaad met de wind mee gedropt en daardoor gingen de parachutes te laat open. Uiteindelijk heeft men toch alle 21 containers in veiligheid kunnen brengen. Tobias vraagt of men in het vervolg de containers wil nummeren. GUUS , Frank Hamilton, vraagt om Eureka bakens, S-Phones, rubber laarzen en fietsbanden. De velden OLIVER, MARTINI en LALOE zijn weer gereed om ladingen te ontvangen.

Londen (146) wil op zijn beurt weten of de genoemde 2530 gewapende verzetsmannen zich in heel Noord-Holland bevinden, of alleen in Amsterdam.

London (
147) bevestigt dat 'Van der Ploeg' inderdaad DIRK (Sjeerp Postma) is, maar wat bedoelt Tobias met de zin dat de commandant van district Utrecht hem niet vertrouwt, of vertrouwt zijn organisatie Dirk niet? In het laatste bericht van Dirk geeft hij aan dat iedereen van de KP, RRV en OD nu tevreden is met de samensmelting in district Utrecht. De commandant (Siem de Man) heeft door toedoen van Dirk wapens veilig kunnen ontvangen en volgens Dirk heeft de commandant 6000 man ter beschikking, waarvan er nu 2000 bewapend zijn.

Pieter de Vos (
31) laat Londen weten dat hij en Paul drie dezelfde frequenties hebben en dat lijkt hem een gevaarlijke situatie. Hij wil dat Londen drie nieuwe frequenties uitgeeft en dus per frequentie 2 nieuwe kristallen stuurt.


FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO THREE TWO
(232) STOP GROUND BLUEBOTTLE IS READY TO RECEIVE STOP FOR THE ACHTERHOEK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RECEIVE BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR OWING GERMAN ACTIVITY STOP AT LAST DROPPING MANY CONTAINERS DAMAGED STOP I GOT NOW OWN TELEPHONE CONNECTION WITH GOOI ALKMAAR UTRECHT HAARLEM AND OWN LINES WITH OPERATORS END

Tobias in forms London (232) that field BLUEBOTTLE in the Achterhoek is ready to receive a load. However they can not receive it between 02.00 and 04.00 hrs due to German activity in the neighbourhood. During the last dropping (possibly on field SALLY) many containers were damaged (did the pilot drop them with the wind direction?). Tobias also informs London that he has a telephone connection with 't Gooi, Alkmaar, Utrecht and Haarlem. He also has direct telephone lines to his WT operators Paul and Pieter. This means they no longer need couriers and sending and receiving messages will go much quicker.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO THREE THREE (233) STOP PLEASE CAN YOU STOP DROPPING ON KP GROUNDS CADYLLAC AND ALBERTICINE TILL EVERYTHING IS CLEAR STOP THERE ARE A FEW ARRESTATIONS KP LEADERS AMSTERDAM END

Tobias asks London (233) to stop dropping loads on the KP fields CADILLAC and ALBERTICNE, because a few KP leaders have been arrested in Amsterdam. Tobias wants to know what the situation is like and if both fields are still safe.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO THREE FOUR (234) STOP WHY DID YOU SEND ME AGAIN CODES DO YOU WISH ME TO STAY HERE A FEW YEARS STOP NR CODE THREE ZERO NINE NINE A FOR ADAM STOP DONT UNDERSTAND MESSAGE JQRM (FROM) INSIDE END

Tobias asks London (234) why they sent him an other set of codes. He wonders if he has to do this job for an other couple of years. The codebook carries the number 3099A. Tobias does not understand the message from inside.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO THREE FIVE (235) STOP YOUR ONE THREE ONE STOP I DO KNOW DIRK AS VAN DER PLOEG STOP COMMANDER UTRECHT IS NOT SURE ABOUT SECURITY END

Tobias informs London (235) he knows Dirk by his alias 'Van der Ploeg'. The commander of district Utrecht is not sure about security.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO THREE SIX
(236) STOP SALLY CAN NO LONGER BE USED STOP PILOT DROPPED BEFORE THE WIND TWENTY ONE CONTAINERS SAFE PLEASE NUMBER CONTAINERS STOP GUUS ASKS FOR EUREKAS S-PHONES RUBBER BOOTS AND TYRES STOP OLIVER MARTINI AND LALOE READY IMMEDIATELY END

Tobias informs London (236) that field SALLY can no longer be used (Why?) The pilot who dropped a load on field SALLY dropped indeed before the wind, so the parachutes of the containers opened too late. Tobias asks London to number each container. Guus (Frank Hamilton) is asking for Eureka beacons, S-Phones, rubber boots and bicycle tyres. The fields OLIVER, MARTINI and LALOE are ready again to receive loads.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FOUR SIX (146) STOP DOES YOUR FIGURE TWO FIVE THREE ZERO ARMED RESISTANCE MEN REPRESENT TOTAL PROVINCE NOORD HOLLAND OR ONLY FOR AMSTERDAM AREA STOP IF THERE ARE OTHER ... geen tekst meer zichtbaar/no more text visible.

London wants to know from Henri Koot (146) about the figure of 2530 armed resistance men. Is this the number of whole North-Holland, or just the city of Amsterdam?

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FOUR SEVEN (147) STOP WE CONFIRM DIRK IS VAN DER PLOEG STOP DO YOU MEAN COMMANDER UTRECHT IS NOT SURE OF SECURITY DIRK OR DOES HE REFER TO THE ORGANISATION STOP LAST MESSAGE FROM DIRK SAID KP RVV OD NOW ALL HAPPY AND AMALGAMATED IN PROVINCE UTRECHT STOP IS COMMANDANT RECEIVING ARMS SAFELY THROUGH DIRK AND CAN HE CONFIRM TOTAL SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED MEN OF WHICH TWO THOUSAND ARMED STATED BY DIRK END

London confirms (147) that 'Van der Ploeg' is indeed SOE agent Dirk. London does not understand what Tobias means by "Commander is sure about security". Is the commander not sure about Dirk's security or the security of his district? In Dirk's last message to London, he informed them that the KP, RVV and OD are satisfied by merging into the NBS. It was through Dirk that the commander (Siem de Man) safely received his weapons and the commander stated he has 6000 men under his command, of which 2000 are armed.


FROM BACKGAMMON VIA PLYM, STOP MY NO THIRTY ONE
(31) STOP REFERENCE AHIRAJ TWO OF DOUWE STOP MY FRQUENCIES ONE COMMA FOUR AND FIVE SAME AS DOUWES STOP THESE FREQUENCIES THUS ALSO DANGEROUS STOP CHANGE THEM SOONEST AND SEND TWO CRYSTALS OF THE NEW FREQUENCIES EACH STOP TWO STOP

Pieter de Vos informs London (31) that he and Paul are sharing the same three frequencies. Namely crystals number 1, 4 and 5. If they both use these frequencies this might be dangerous. He wants London to change this and they must give either one of them three new frequencies and two crystals for each new frequency.



Woensdag 22 november, Tobias (327) geeft aan binnenkort een ontmoeting met WITTE PIET te hebben, dit is de alias voor Piet de Beer, operatie SNOOKER.  Hij bevindt zich in Rotterdam en omgeving. Piet zal waarschijnlijk ook een onderhoud met Henri Koot gehad hebben. Tobias vraagt zich af of de onlangs gedropte codes misschien voor Piet de Beer zijn.

Henri Koot (328) geeft aan niet erg blij met het antwoord van Londen dat de aankondiging van de Duitsers om alle mannen tussen de 17 en 45 jaar naar Duitsland af te willen voeren maar beschouwd moet worden als een publiciteits stunt om het verzet te intimideren. Londen weet op dat moment waarschijnlijk nog niet dat ook hun eigen agent KOOS, Luke Mulholland, tijdens de grote razzia in Rotterdam op 11 november opgepakt is.

Tobias (240) maakt verder bekend dat een Amerikaanse vlieger genaamd Oley door het verzet in veiligheid is gebracht. Dit bericht moet doorgegeven worden aan Bowen McCoy van het HQ van het Rode Kruis in Los Angeles. Tobias geeft ook aan dat hij een fout in de berichten nummering gemaakt heeft, nummers 227 en 228.

Tobias (
241) laat verder hij weten dat veld OLIVER dinsdag 21 november geen lading heeft ontvangen. Hij vraagt meteen ladingen voor donderdag 23 november aan voor de velden OLIVER, LALOE, en MARTINI.

Tobias (
242) geeft aan dat naast Piet de Beer ook NOL (Arie van Duyn) en BERT (de Goede) naar Amsterdam komen.
Tobias zal zorgen voor adressen waar zij kunnen verblijven en voor een zender als zij met Londen contact op willen nemen. Blijkbaar hebben deze drie problemen met de KP. Tevens wordt gevraagd of nieuwe officieren beŽdigd mogen worden, Tobias bedankt Eva ergens voor, wat is onbekend.

Tobias (
243) meldt dat de Commandant in Utrecht zekerheid wilde hebben over de identiteit van DIRK, Sjeerp Postma. Ook laat hij weten dat de getallen van het aantal verzetsstrijders in district wel kan kloppen.
Draughts maakt melding van de arrestatie van de gewestelijke commandant Utrecht,  de heer van Breukelen, zijn assistenten en 16 anderen, inclusief SIEM (de Man). DIRK, Sjeerp Postma, zou zich niet onder de arrestanten bevinden.

Londen (148) vraagt om nadere gegevens over de Jongerius fabriek in Utrecht om de werkplaats waar de ťťn mans onderzeeŽrs worden samengesteld opnieuw te kunnen bombarderen.

Londen (
149) geeft verder aan waarom zij Tobias een tweede codeboek gestuurd hebben. Men was in de veronderstelling dat de eerste verloren was gegaan en London denkt dat de oorlog binnen een jaar voorbij is. 

London (
150) wil ook weten hoe sterk het verzet in de Achterhoek is en hoeveel mannen bewapend zijn. Men is van plan om meer droppingen op veld BLUEBOTTLE uit te voeren.

Londen (
151) informeert Tobias dat de verrader Christiaan Lindemans, alias KING-KONG is opgepakt en dat hij alle contacten met bekenden van Lindemans moet verbreken.

Londen (
152) laat weten dat er dinsdag nacht, 21 november, niet op veld OLIVER gedropt kon worden omdat het vliegtuig motor problemen had. Men vindt het niet verstandig op op dezelfde nachten droppingen op de velden OLIVER, LALOE en MARTINI uit te voeren. Donderdag nacht 23 november gaat de RAF weer proberen om op de velden LALOE en MARTINI droppingen uit te voeren. De codeletter voor veld OLIVER moet gewijzigd worden, letter H moet letter U worden.

Londen laat Tobias in een ongenummerd telegram weten dat zij een bericht van
KAREL hebben gehad en hij heeft aangegeven dat DIRK met 13 disctrictscommandanten opgepakt is. KAREL zelf is nog op vrije voeten en heeft contact met medewerkers van DIRK (Sjeerp Postma). Londen heeft KAREL geadviseerd om zich rustig te houden.

Deze KAREL is Gerrit Reisiger, de marconist van Sjeerp Postma, hij was niet bij de vergadering aanwezig. BEN, Maarten Cieremans, was niet gearresteerd, maar had zich op de zolder van de Kamer van koophandel op een grote archiefkast verstopt. Twee dagen later was hij pas in staat om samen met Ome Jan via een ladder (die nu bij Cieremans thuis staat) naar het naastgelegen pand te ontsnappen.




FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO THREE SEVEN (237) STOP GOT AN APPOINTMENT WITH WITTE PIET ARE THE CODES YOU HAVE SENT ME FOR HOM (HIM) STOP LOVE TO METTE STOP RAZZIAS IN THE HAGUE TODAY END

Tobias informs London (237) he has an appointment in Amsterdam with Witte Piet (Piet de Beer, mission Snooker). He asks if the second set of codes he received are maybe for Witte Piet. Tobias sends his love to Mette, his dog in England. Today there were razzias in The Hague.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO THREE EIGHT
(238) STOP ALTHOUGH HARDLY RELIEVED BU (BY) YOUR VIEW OF SITUATION CONCERNING RAZZIAS ARREWST OF MORE THAN FOURTY THOUSAND MEN IN TWO DAYS IN ROTTERDAM MEANS TO ME SOMETHING MORE THAN GERMAN INTIMIDATION PROPAGANDA STOP THE DC END

Henri Koot informs London (238) that he can hardly believe the London's point of view about the situation of the razzias to pick up all the men between 17 and 40. In two days time the Germans arrested more than 4000 men and that is something more than just intimidation or propaganda.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP VOOR MAJOOR STOP BERT NOL PIET KOMEN NAAR AMSTERDAM ZAL ZORGEN VOOR ZENDER HUISADRESSEN WEGENS MOEILIJKHEDEN MET KP DOOOS VIDHNEXNH CONTACTEN AF STOP MOGEN NIEUW BENOEMDE OFFICIEREN BEEDIGD WORDEN STOP THANKS DARLING STOP NR TWO THREE NINE
(239) END

Tobias informs Major Klijzing (239) that Bert (Bert de Goede), Nol (Arie van Duyn) and Witte Piet (Piet de Beer) all come to Amsterdam. Tobias will make sure there will addresses to transmit and where to stay. The three men seems to have problems with the KP because of trouble with contacts? Tobias asks if new officer can be sworn in. He thanks his wife Eva for something.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FOUR ZERO (240) STOP MR BOWEN MC COY AMERICAN RED CROSS HEADQUARTERS LOS ANGELOS CALIFORNIE STOP OLEY SAFE STOP SORRY MISTAKE NUMBERING END

Tobias asks London (240) to inform the HQ of the Red Cross in Los Angelos that Mr. Bowen McCoy, Oley is safe. He went underground with help of the resistance). Tobias is sorry he made a mistake in numbering his previous telegrams.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FOUR ONE
(241) STOP OLIVER DID NOT RECEIVE LOAD TUESDAY NIGHT STOP PLEASE CAN YOU ARRANGE OLIVER LALOE MARTINI FOR THURSDAY NIGHT END

Tobias informs London (241) that field OLIVER did not receive its load Tuesday night. He asks London to arrange droppings on the fields OLIVER, LALOE and MARTINI for Thursday night.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP TWO FOUR TWO
(242) STOP YOUR ONE FOUR SEVEN STOP COMMANDER UTRECHT THOUGHT PERHAPS PROVOCATION QUESTION DIRK STOP WILL GIVE COMMANDER IDENTITY CHECK OF OUR MAN STOP FIGURE GIVEN BY DIRK SEEMS TO US ALL RIGHT END

Tobias reacts (242) on message 147 from London that the commander of Utrecht tried to provoke something by asking questions about Dirk (Sjeerp Postma). Tobias will give the commander the identity check of Dirk. The figure given by Dirk to Tobias and his men seems all right to them.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FOUR THREE
(243) STOP GOT NEWS THAT ARRESTED IN UTRECHT NEW PROVINCIAL COMMANDER VAN BREUKELEN WITH HIS PRINCIPAL ASSISTANTS FOR KP AND SIEM WITH SIXTEEN OTHERS STOP DIRK NOT ARRESTED END

Tobias informs London (243) he heard that the new provincial commander of Utrecht Van Breukelen (A.F.U. Krikke) has been arrested together with his assistants Cor (Cor Been) and Van Buren (Johannes van Zanten) of the KP. Siem (Siem de Man) seems also to have been arrested, but Dirk is not.
Not mentioned, but also arrested were Jacob Vos, Jacob Engelaan, Ir. C van Holthe, Gerrit Westdijk and Mr. Dr. A. Roeterink. Ben (Maarten Cieremans) was also present in that house during this meeting, but he and policeman from Jutphaas (Ome Jan) were able to hide on the attic on a large cupboard and these escaped the next morning, Thursday November 23rd. Dirk however was arrested.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FOUR EIGHT (148) STOP RE YOUR MESSAGE AIR ATTACK JONGERIUS FACTORY UTRECHT CAN YOU GIVE FURTHER INFORMATION AS TO EXACT LOCATION AND PARTICULARS OF ERECTING SHOP WHERE ONE MAN TORPEDOES ARE MADE AND WHICH WAS NOT HIT END

London informs Tobias (148) about the air attack of the Jongerius factory in Utrecht. London asks Tobias to provide them with information with details about the erecting shop where the one-man torpedoes are made. This shop was not hit during the raid.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FOUR NINE
(149) STOP SECOND LOT CODES WERE SENT TO YOU BECAUSE WE THOUGHT FIRST LOT WAS LOST WHEN PAKAGE WAS SMASHED STOP SINCERELY HOPE IT WILL NOT EVEN BE ONE YEAR STOP REFERENCE MESSAGE FORM FORGET ABOUT IT END

London informs Tobias (149) why a second set of codes was sent to him. London believed that the first set was lost since the package smashed into the ground. They the war will not last an other year. Tobias has to forget about the mistake he made in numbering his messages.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FIVE ZERO
(150) STOP CAN YOU GIVE US RESISTANCE STRENGTH ACHTERHOEK AND HOW MANY ARMED STOP WILL SEND MORE MATERIAL BLUEBOTTLE END

Tobias is asked by London (150) how many men are with the resistance in the Achterhoek and how many of them are armed. London will send more material (weapons and explosives) to them on field Bluebottle.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY ONE FIVE ONE
(151) STOP WARN YOU THAT CHRISTIAAN LINDEMANS ALIAS KING KONG NOW IN ALLIED HANDS IS CONFESSED TRAITOR STOP YOU SHOULD CUT CONTACT WITH ANY KNOWN ASSOCIATES END

Tobias receives a warning from London (151) that Christiaan Lindemans has been arrested and he has confessed being a traitor. Tobias should break off all contact with ant known associates of Lindemans.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FIVE THREE
(153) STOP REGRET AIRCRAFT FOR OLIVER ON TUESDAY NIGHT DID NOT REACH GROUND OWING TO ENGINE TROUBLE STOP CONSIDER IT UNWISE TO TRY LALOE AND MARTINI ON SAME NIGHT AS OLIVER STOP TRYING LALOE AND MARTINI AS FROM THURSDAY NIGHT STOP ESSENTIAL YOU CHANGE SIGNAL LETTER FOR OLIVER FROM H FOR HARRY TO U FOR UNCLE END

London informs Tobias (153) that field Oliver did not receive its load due to engine trouble of the aircraft. London thinks it is not wise to drop loads on LALOE, OLIVER and MARTINI during the same night. They will try to drop loads on LALOE and MARTINI on Thursday night. London informs Tobias also that it is necessary to change the signal letter from field OLIVER from H into U.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP JUST RECEIVED MESSAGE FROM KAREL DIRKS OPERATOR CONFIRMING ARREST OF DIRK COR BEN AND THIRTEEN DISTRICT COMMANDERS DURING A MEETING STOP KAREL SAYS HE IS SAFE AND HAS CONTACT WITH THIRTEEN OF DIRKS MEN STOP WE HAVE WARNED HIM TO KEEP QUIET END
*)

London informs Tobias (152?) they received a message from Karel (Gerrit Reisiger) the WT operator from Dirk (Sjeerp Postma) that Dirk, cor, Ben and 13 district commanders have been arrested during a meeting. Karel is safe and he is in contact with 13 of Dirk's men. London ordered him to go underground. Like mentioned before Ben (Maarten Cieremans, mission Cubbing) was not arrested.



*) In Utrecht is voorafgaande aan een grote vergadering van het verzet een koerierster opgepakt die gegevens bij zich had over deze vergaderin die plaats vond op 22 november in de Kamer van Koophandel op de hoek van de Maliesingel en de Nachtegaal straat. Sjeep Postma alias DIRK en Maarten Cieremans, alias BEN, waren beiden aanwezig. Daarnaast waren aanwezig de gewestelijk commandant Ir. A.F.U. Krikke alias Van Breukelen, Cor Been (COR), Johannes van Zanten alias Van Buren, Jacob Vos, Jacob Engelaan, Ir. C van Holthe, Mr. Dr. A. Roeterink, Gerrit Westdijk (Bob van Oostrom), Ome Jan (politieagent uit Jutphaas) en anderen. Postma werd weldegelijk gearresteerd, maar Cieremans wist met Ome Jan te ontsnappen. SIEM (alias van S.P.P. de Man) werd niet gearresteerd want die kwam te laat en zag van een afstand de inval plaats vinden.
 






Versie 2.1
Bouwjaar 2021
Datum 04-09
Publicatie: 12-10-2021.
Blad 12.


Donderdag 23 november
,
Tobias (246) meldt die dag dat op een weg in Enkhuizen de identificatie is gevonden van een RAF man genaamd Nevard, met nummer 1836474. men weet niet wie dit is, maar hij heeft bloedgroep 40.

De in Enkhuizen gevonden identificatie blijkt te behoren aan Reginald Henry George NEVARD, Flight Engineer van het toestel van het 190 Sqdn dat op 6 november nog voor de dropping op veld SALLY bij Wijdenes in het IJsselmeer is gestort. Alle bemanningsleden kwamen bij deze crash om het leven. Toestel: Sterling IV, LK-195. Code L9-A. De bemanning bestond uit:

Fl. Offr. Edwin. Davis. Hodgson. Pilot, KIA.
Fl. Offr. Elmer. Joshua. Rusenstrom. Navigator , KIA.
Fl. Offr. George. Langley. Towns. Bombardier, KIA.
Sgt. Reginald. Henry. George. Nevard. Engineer, KIA.
WT. Offr. William. King. Wireless Operator - Gunner, KIA.
Fl. Offr. Henry. Edward. Evans. Tail - Gunner, KIA.

Sergeant Reginald Henry Nevard, geboren 27 augustus 1924, overleden op 6 november 1944. Hij was Flight Engineer van de Air Force Voluneer Reserve. Hij is begraven op de Algemene Begraafplaats te Enkhuizen.

The dogtags that were found in Enkhuizen belonged to Reginald Henry George NEVARD, Flight Engineer of an aircraft of the 190st Squadron that crahed even before dropping its load on field SALLY near Wijdenes into the IJsselmeer. The entire crew was killed during this accident. The aircraft was a Sterling IV, LK-195.
Sergeant Nevard was born August 27th 1925 and he died November 6th 1944. He was in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was buried on the common cemetery in Enkhuizen.


Tobias (
247) niet weet dat BERT en LEO (de Goede) dezelfde persoon zijn en hetzelfde geldt voor NOL of THEODORE (van Duyn). Wat hij bedoeld met de zin of Crookshank de honden doos ontvangen heeft is een raadsel, of hebben Eva en hij een special doos van hem geleend om hun hondje Mette in te vervoeren?

Dit telegram (
248) van Tobias blijft een raadsel, het heeft blijkbaar te maken met een bericht wat voor iemand van de OD is verzonden naar Bureau Inlichtingen.

Tobias (
244?) geeft aan dat KOOS (Luke Mulholland) opgepakt is tijdens een razzia in Rotterdam.

Londen (
154) geeft aan een marconist en een organisator naar de Achterhoek te willen sturen, om op die manier ook direct radiocontact met dat gebied te krijgen. Wel hebben zij een aanloop adres voor deze twee nodig, kan Tobias dat leveren? Gezien de recente arrestaties wil Londen de dropping operaties voor Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland en Utrecht voorlopig stil leggen. Tobias heeft dan de tijd om te bezien hoeveel schade er is ontstaan door deze arrestaties. L154


FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FOUR SIX (246) STOP RESISTANCE SENT ME IDENTITY OF RAF MAN STOP PERHAPS FROM PLANE SHOT DOWN ABOVE IJSSELMEER NEP WHEM A FEW WEEKS AGO STOP IDENTITY FOUND ON ROAD ENKHUIZEN STOP SERVICE NUMBER ONE EIGHT THREE SIX FOUR SEVEN FOUR (1836474) STOP RAF STOP CE NEVARD STOP OLOOD (BLOOD) GROUP FORTY END

Tobias informs London (246) that the Dutch resistance has send him a identity plate of a RAF man. Maybe it belongs to someone in a plane that was shot down over the IJsselmeer a few weeks ago. The identity plate was found on a road in Enkhuizen. The service number on it is: 1836474, RAF CE Nevard, bloodgroup 40.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FOUR SEVEN
(247) STOP FOR MAJOR STOP YOUR ONE FIVE TWO STOP NEWLY APPOINTED OFFICERS WERE SENT FROM LONDON STOP BERT IS LIAISON OFFICER KP ROTTERDAM NOL HIS OPERATOR STOP DONT KNOW LEO AND THEODORE STOP DID CROOKSHANK RECEIVE DOG BOX END XERXNXBX

Tobias reacts on Major Klijzing's (247) message 152 that the newly appointed officers were send to Holland by London. Bert is a liaison officer with the KP in Rotterdam and Nol is his WT operator. Tobias does not know who Leo and Theodore are. In fact that are aliases of Bert de Goede and Arie van Duyn. Agents used multiple names and aliases. Tobias seems to ask his wife Eva if the box in which their dog Mette was transported from Scotland to London has been returned to Crookshank. Maybe he was the one who sold Mette to them?

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FOUR EIGHT
(248) STOP YOUR ONE FIVE ONE STOP THIRD DESCRIPTION SENDING TWENTY ONE OF SIX NOVEMBER NR FIVE SIX FIVE STOP SEND AWAY WUK OD FOR BI STOP IS THIS THE SAME PERSON STOP CHEERIO WIN END

Tobias replies (248) to message 151 from London. Third description sending 21 of November 6th, number 565. Send away WUK Orde Dienst for Bureau Inlichtingen. This this the same person? Tobias closes with sending greetings to Winifred Thomas. Tobias seems to have send a description of a man to London on the 6th of November. Don't know what 21 means. The identity of probably an agent is number 565. He did send a WUK, could be WOK code, to someone connected with the Orde Dienst who is working for the Dutch intelligence organisation Bureau Inlichtingen.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FOUR ??
(24?) STOP YOUR ONE FOUR SIX STOP FIGURE REPRESENT ONLY AREA AMSTERDAM TROOPS AREA LB ARMED STOP OTHER FIGURES WILL FOLLOW STOP ARRESTED IN ROTTERDAM BY RAZZIAS KOOS AND ROUGHLY ONE THIRD OF RVV AND OD PRACTICALLY NO KP END

Tobias responds (24?) to London's question about the number of armed resistance man Tobias gave them earlier. That number represents only the armed resistance men in the city of Amsterdam. More information will follow soon. Tobias informs London that Koos (SOE agent Luke Mulholland) has been arrested during the big razzia in Rotterdam. Also arrested is 1/3 of the RVV and OD men, practically no one of the KP has been arrested.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FOUR NINE
(249) STOP PLEASE CAN YOU INFORM ME IF DIRK IS STILL ASO STOP SUNPILIO (Security?) OK LZD ESSED IN MY NR TWO FOUR TWO COMPLETELY WITHDRAWN END

Tobias asks London (249) if Dirk (SOE agent Sjeerp Postman) is still ??? Could the next text mean that Tobias' security is OK? Tobias wants London to forget his expression about Dirk stated in his telegram 242.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FIVE ZERO
(250) STOP. Geen tekst beschikbaar/no text available.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FIVE FOUR (154) STOP SUGGEST SENDING ONE OPERATOR AND ONE ORGANISER TO ACHTERHOEK IF YOU CONSIDER THIS USEFUL AS WE HAVE NO DIRECT WIRELESS CONTACT STOP CAN YOU GIVE US GOOD CONTACT ADDRESS THAT AREA STOP SUGGEST STOPPING OPERATIONS NORTH HOLLAND ZUID HOLLAND AND PROVINCE UTRECHT FOR A WHILE MEANTIME WHILE MEANWHILE GIVING YOU TIME TO TAKE STOCK OF GENERAL SITUATION STOP WHAT DO YOU THINK END

London informs Tobias (154) that they are thinking of sending an organisator and WT operator to the Achterhoek because London has no direct contact with this area in occupied Holland Does Tobias think this could be useful? London asks Tobias if he can provide them with a contact address in the area. London further suggests to stop all dropping operations in North- and South-Holland and Utrecht for a while so that Tobias can figure out what the general situation is. This has probably to do with the arrest of Dirk in Utrecht.





Vrijdag 24 november: Tobias (250) beantwoord bericht 150 van Londen, waarin de ze vraagt wat de sterkte van het verzet in de achterhoek is. Volgens Tobias hangt dat af van de hoeveelheid wapens die gedropt worden op de velden BLUEBOTTLE en LAMMERT. Verder vraagt Tobias om aan de levertraan te denken. Waarschijnlijk heeft hij hierop gevraagd, want de winter is in aantocht.

Henri Koot (251) geeft weer wat de resultaten zijn van het bombardement op Huize Walien. De schade was gering maar de schrik zat er bij de SD goed in en men was meteen naar een ander landhuis, meer landinwaarts verhuisd. De exacte lokatie van dit landhuis wordt precies opgeven samen met een omschrijving van het pand.

Volgens Henri Koot (
252) vinden er steeds meer Duitse munitie transporten plaats onder de dekmantel van het Rode Kruis.

Tobias (
253) geeft aan dat hij een aanloop adres heeft gevonden voor de twee agenten die in de Achterhoek gedropt zullen worden: Coehoornsingel 78 in Zutphen. Men moet naar mevrouw Van de Goed vragen, dit is een code zin.  Via de heer L. van der Meer, die waarschijnlijk op dit adres woont, kunnen zij in contact komen met de districtscommandant Van Dam. Verder vraagt hij Londen om toch vooral de wapen droppings voort te zetten, als men in dit tempo doorgaat bezitten de verzetsgroepen over een paar weken over voldoende wapens. Wat Zuid-Holland betreft moet Londen bij BERT (de Goede) informeren wat zij nodig hebben.

Hierin levert Henri Koot (
254) nogmaals commentaar op de luchtige houding van Londen betreffende de grootschalige razzias. Hij vindt dat men de Duitsers met behulp van duikbommenwerpers angst moet aanjagen op de punten waar de gevangenen verzameld worden zodat zij een kans hebben te ontsnappen, ook moet men de spoorwegverbindingen bombarderen zodat de gevangen genomen mannen niet meer naar Duitsland vervoerd kunnen worden.

De Nederlandse regering (
157) laat weten dat zij niet willen dat automonteurs in staking gaan, men vindt de groep te kwetsbaar en weten niet wat voor represailles er door de Duiters genomen zullen worden.

Londen (
158) geeft aan dat Tobias zijn bericht met nummer 249 opnieuuw moet verzenden en graag in een andere bewoording. Men heeft begrepen dat hij iets over DIRK (Sjeerp Postma) wil weten, maar niet precies wat

Londen (
159) laat Tobias weten dat hij telegram 248 opnieuw moet versturen in andere bewoording. Henri Koot mag als DC officieren inzweren. Dit worden dan reserve 2e Luitenants in algemene dienst, maar alleen als de veiligheid dit toelaat.

Londen (
160) laat weten dat men de coŲrdinaten van het landhuis waar de SD in de Achterhoek naar verhuisd is moet controleren en naar wie moet de gedropte agent vragen bij aankomst bij het contactadres in Zutphen?

Londen (
161) waarschuwt dat gezien de razzias en het infiltreren van Duitse agenten wil Londen de verzetsgroepen tijdelijk alle operaties op een laag pitje zetten, onderlinge contacten zoveel mogelijk beperken en ook het radioverkeer moet tot een absoluut minimum beperkt worden.

Londen (
15) geeft Pieter de Vos antwoord op zijn bericht nummer 31. Op de zendschema's die hij en Paul Polak ontvangen hebben komen inderdaad dezelfde frequenties voor, maar dat klopt ook. Pieter hoeft zich daarover geen zorgen meer te maken


FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY NO TWO FIFTY (250) STOP YOUR NR ONE FIVE ZERO (150) STOP COMPLETELY DEPENDING ON ARMS AVAILABLE THESE ARE RESTRICTED TO LOADS SENT BY YOU ON BLUEBOTTLE AND LAMMERT  STOP DONT FORGET LIVER OIL STOP

Tobias answers (
250) a question from Londen 150 about the strength of the resistance in the Achterhoek. He answers that it all depends how much material (weapons and explosives) London is dropping on the fields Bluebottle and lammert.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FIVE ONE
(251) STOP AFTER YOU BOMBED WALIEN RESULT HOUSE LITTLE DAMAGE AND NO SS KILLED BUT PANIC VERY GREAT STOP SD WENT TO COUNTRY HOUSE INLAND POSITION FIVE COMMA TEN STRIAPE (STRIPE) SIXTY TWO COMMA TFIRUYLEA FOROENL (FOURTEEN?) STOP HOUSE TWENTY TWO BY TWENTY TWO YARDS STOP GLAZED RED GREY TILES ON ROOF STOP GARAGE ALSO USED STOP IN NEIGHBOURHOOD NO ANTI AIRCRAFT STOP BEST CHANCE OF GETTING THEM BETWEEN EIGHT SERO ZERO AND NINE ZERO ZERO GMT STOP WILL YOU REDEAZ BOMBARDMENT STOP THE DC END

Henri Koot informs London (251) that the bombing on House Walien caused little damage but it did scare the German SS and they have left the house and moved to an other country house further away to the east. This house is located at map coordinates 5,10-62, ?? 14. The size of the house is 22 by 22 yards with glazed red tiles on the roof. The SS is also using its garage. There is no Flak nearby and the best chance of hitting the SS men is between 08.00 and 09.00 hrs GMT. Koot asks if the RAF can bomb this house as well.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FIVE TWO
(252) STOP NUMBER OF REPORTS CONCERNING GERMAN AMMUNITION TRANSPORT UNDER COVER RED CROSS SIGN INCREASES EVERY DAY STOP TRAFFIC BY RAIL AS WELL AS BY MOTOR CAR AND SHIP STOP THE DC END

Henri Koot (DC) informs London (252) that the Germans are increasingly transporting ammunition under the cover of the Red Cross. This happens on a daily basis and transport takes place by train, ship and lorries.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FIVE THREE
(253) STOP YOUR ONE FIVE FOUR STOP OPERATOR AND ORGANISER SHOULD REPORT WITH VAN DAM THROUGH THE INTERMEDIARY OF L VAN DER MEER COEHORRNSINGEL SEVENTY EIGHT SUTPHEN AND ASK FOR MRS VAN DE GOED RPT KUN STOP PLEASE DO NOT STOP OPERATIONS NORTH HOLLAND STOP SUGGEST ASK BERT ROTTERDAM KP ABOUT SOUTH HOLLAND STOP MY AREA WILL BE SUFFICIENTLY ARMED IN A FEW WEEKS IF YOU GO ON DROPPING END

Tobias answers London's (253) question 154 about a contact address in the Achterhoek where a SOE organiser and WT operator can contact the local resistance. They should report at a certain Van Dam. They can contact him through Mr. L. van der Meer, 78 Menno van Coehoornsingel, Zutphen and they must ask for Mrs. Van de Goed. Tobias begs London not to stop the dropping operation in North-Holland. they should ask Bert (SOE agent Bert de Goede) who works with the KP in Rotterdam what the situation in South-Holland is like. If London continues the droppings in North-Holland they will have enough weapons in a few weeks time.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FIVE FOUR
(254) STOP I REGARD MASS DEPORTATION OF MEN IN PROGRESS IN THIS COUNTRY AS MOST SEROIUS ... deel tekst niet meer zichtbaar ... MAKING THE CLOSING RING AROUND THE CITY IN EARLY MORNING BEFORE RAZZIA STARTS AND STREET ARE STILL EMPTY AND LATER BY DIVEBOMBING BEWILDERING SOLDIERS DURING RAZZIAS ON THE GATHERING POINTS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THIS GATHERING OF ORDERLY COLUMNS OF CIVILIANS STOP YOUR FIGHTERS GIVE DEADLY FRIGHT TO ENEMY AND BY MY OPION WOULD THEREBY DISORGANISE SO BIG A RAZZIA AS PRJECTED STOP BOMBING METHODE OF HAMPERING DEPORTATIONS STOP THE DC END

Henri Koot informs London (254) that he takes the deportation of men fron The Netherlands to Germany as a very serious matter (next part of text is missing). he explains what the modes operandi of the Germans is of the razzias is: they lay a ring solders round the city and after that others go from street to street to round the men up. If London would use RAF dive bombers this will cause great panic among the civilians and German and it would prevent the Germans of moving large columns of men to certain gathering points 
TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FIVE SEVEN (157) STOP FOR DC STOP MEDEDEELING VAN DE REGEERING STOP STAKING IN GARAGES EN GROOTE WERKPLAATSEN WORDT DEZERZIJDS ONTRADEN COMMA NOODZAKELIJK DAAR PERSONEEL NIET TOT OVERHEIDSBEDRIJVEN BEHOORT EN ZIJ GEDEELTELIJKE OPVOLGING STAKINS PAROOL GEEN MACHTSMIDDELEN ALS LATERE VERGELDINGSMAATREGELEN TER BESCHIKKING TEGENOVER NIET STAKERS EINDE

London sends a message through Tobias (157) to Henri Koot from the Dutch Government in exile. The Government believes that a general strike in the big garages which are servicing cars of the Germans is not effective as some workers will strike and others will not and there is no pressure methode against those who do not want to go on strike.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FIVE EIGHT
(158) STOP PLEASE REPHRASE YOUR MESSAGE TWO FOUR NINE ASKING INFORMATION WHEREABOUTS DIRK STOP YOUR MESSAGE MUILATED END

London asks Tobias (158) to resend and rephrase message number 249 in which is asks something about Dirk. This message was too much mutilated.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUT ONE FIVE NINE
(159) STOP YOUR TWO FOUR EIGHT NOT CLEAR PLEASE REPHRASE STOP OFFICERS MAYBE SWORN IN BY DC AS RESERVE TWEEDE LIEUTENANT ALGEMEEN DIENST SO FAR AS SECURITY PERMITS END

London (159) does not under stand message 248 about officers who have to be sworn in by the DC as second Lieutenant in algemene dienst as far as security permits.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE SIX ZERO
(160) STOP YOUR TWO FIVE ONE STOP WHAT SHEET NUMBER DID YOU USE FOR NEW COUNTRY HOUSE OF SD STOP PLEASE CHECK COORDINATES STOP YOUR TWO FIVE THREE PLEASE REPEAT NAME OF PERSON ORGANISER SHOULD ASK FOR END

London asks (160) which number of a code sheet was used to inform them about the country house the SD moved to after the bombing of House Walien. Koot has to check the coordinates he gave London where this house is situated. Tobias has to give London the name of the person the organiser should ask for at the contact address in Zutphen.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE SIX ONE
(161) STOP OWING TO EXTENSIVE RAZZIAS AND PENETRATION WHICH IS GOING ON AT PRESENT CONSIDER IT ESSENTIAL THAT IN THE INTEREST OF ALL CONCERNED RESISTANCE SHOULD STRICTLY OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY SECURITY MEASURES STOP FIRSTLY ALL HEADS OF RESISTANCE GROUPS SHOULD BREAK OFF CONTACT WITH THEIR SUBORDINATES TO A MINIMUM UNTILL THE SITUATION IMPROVES STOP SECONDLY LIMIT ALL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE CONTACT BETWEEN CELLS STOP THIRDLY REDUCE WIRELESS CONTACT TO A MINIMUM STOP WE CONSIDER THESE MEASURES VITAL IN ORDER NOT TO LOSE YOUR VALUABLE SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE END

London informs Tobias (161) that owing to the recent razzia and penetration of the resistance they consider it essential that in the interest of all concerned the Dutch resistance has to step up its security for the time being. All commanders should break off, or limit the contacts with their subordinates to a minimum until the situation improves. All contact be resistance cells should be reduced. Also wireless contact should be reduced as much as possible. London thinks these measurements are necessary in order to prevent more arrests and London might need them very much at a later stage of the war.

TO BACKGAMMON VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR ONE FIVE (15) STOP YOUR THREE ONE STOP WE ARE WELL AWARE THAT PLANS WORKED BY YOU AND DOUWE HAVE TWO IDENTICAL FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO THEM THIS IS QUITE IN ORDER SO YOU MAT (MAY) CEASE TO WORRY END

London informs Pieter de Vos (15) about his message number 31. London is aware of the fact that both WT operators do have three identical frequencies, but according to London this is not a problem and they do not have to worry about it.



Zaterdag 25 november, Tobias (255) vraagt of het mogelijk is om KAREL (Gerrit Reisiger) naar Amsterdam te sturen, hij heeft immers een derde operator nodig en het lijkt erop dat Gerrit niet meer over een organisator beschikt, want het idee is dat zowel Postma als Cieremans opgepakt zijn. Tevens vraagt hij om 10 Stens met geluiddempers voor Amsterdam, deze moeten apart verpakt worden.

Tobias (
256) geeft in dit telegram de gegevens door van een aantal Amerikaans piloten die door het verzet verborgen worden gehouden. Dit zijn een zekere Quiny met nummer 2-818301 van de 7th Airforce, Squadron nummer 760. Quiny vloog in een B-24, was woonachtig in New York en was geboren in 1918. Verder heeft hij het waarschijnlijk over een 2e Luitenant genaamd Bungay met nummer 7-771139. Ook hij vloog in een B-24 in hetzelfde squadron als Ouiny. Bungay is geboren in 1914 en woont in Chicago.

De genoemde QUINY is in werkelijkheid 1e Lt. John H. Quinn, piloot van een B24H bommenwerper die op 21 november rond half drie 's middags bij de monding van de Eem in het IJsselmeer stortte. Met MELBURN OHIMMTN wordt navigator Lt. Melburn O. Simmons bedoeld die ook wist te ontkomen. Zij vlogen beiden in 'Satan's Little Sister' met nummer 42-95180 van het 446BG/706BS. Quinn overleed 26 maart 1998 in Westport, Essex County en Simmons overleed op 17 mei 2011 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tobias (
257) meldt dat volgens zijn informatie DIRK niet gearresteerd is, maar Londen meldt in bericht 155 dat dit wel het geval is.

Tobias (
259) vraagt of Lindemans, alias KING KONG, dezelfde persoon is als degene die in het 'Identiteisboek' vermeld is. Dit een soort pamflet met daarop foto's of omschrijvingen van collaborateurs. D258.
Tobias meldt twee nieuwe droppingsvelden aan: GERALDO en RABBIT, beiden in Zuid-Holland. Geraldo is de schuilnaam van Gerda Meijer.

Pieter de Vos (
32) laat weten dat hij heeft voor een AMk3 een nieuwe voeding nodig heeft, de gelijkrichter is doorgebrand. Hij doet Kay weer de groeten en vraagt wanneer men naar Amsterdam komt.

Pieter (
33) lijkt hier te zeggen voor niemand bang te zijn behalve voor de Gestapo, verder heeft hij het over twee dezelfde kristallen, die hij en Paul Polak blijkbaar gebruiken. Hij is duidelijk behoorlijk kwaad want de Duitsers beschikken ook over deze kristallen. Waarschijnlijk buit gemaakt tijdens een dropping die niet helemaal goed gegaan is.

Londen (
162) geeft nogmaals aan dat men op zijn hoede moet zijn en men moet de verzetsactiviteiten reduceren, geen onderling contact maken en ook Tobias moet alle contacten met het verzet tot nader order verbreken. Hij moet wel contact blijven maken met Londen en hen op de hoogte stellen van de plaatselijke situatie.

Londen (
163) geeft aan niet te weten wat een identificatieboek is, maar geeft wel een precieze omschrijving van Christiaan Lindemans, alias KING KONG.


FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FIVE FIVE (255) STOP SUGGEST YOU SENT KAREL TO AMSTERDAM STOP CAN YOU DELIVER TEN SILENT STENS IN SPECIAL MARKED PACKAGE STOP BEST WISHES FOR SAILOR END

Tobias sends a suggestion to London (255) to send Karel (Gerrit Reisiger, WT operator of Sjeerp Postma who has been arrested) to Amsterdam. His two WT operators are spending far to much time on the air. Tobias also asks London for 10 silent Sten guns, wrapped in a special package marked with his alias Hans. He sends Sailor (his friend Rein Bangma) best wishes. Bangma is recovering from a parachute accident at Ringway.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FIVE SIX
(256) STOP QUINY (QUINN) TWO STRIPE EIGHT ONE EIGHT THREE ZERO ONE (2-818301) FIRST LYITAC IZVEN (SEVEN) KURO (ZERO) SIX (760) BOMBER SQUADRON FOUR FOUR SIX (446) LIBERATOR B TWO FOUR (B24) AEBT PARK NEW YORK SEPT FIRST NINE TEBV (NINETEEN)  WIGHTDEN (EIGHTEEN) (1918)  BUNGAY AND MELBURN OHIMMTN SVRZN (SEVEN) TRIPE (STRIPE) SEVEN SEVEN ONE ONE THREE NINE (7-771139) SECOND LUIT AC (AT) SEVEN ZERO SIX (760) BOMBER SQUADRON GNER (FOUR) FOUR SIX (446) LIBERATOR B TWO FOUR (B24) AUG FIRST NJGUUJEN (NINETEEN) FOURTEEN (1914) STOP SEVEN SIX TWO FIVE (7625) PHILLIPS AVENUE CHIGAGO ILLINOIS BUNGAY STOP SAFE IN OUR CARE END

Tobias informs London (256) that the resistance has taken care of two American airman. The telegram is mutilated and next is the corrected message: Quinn 2-818301, 1 LYITAC 706 bomber squadron 446 Liberator B24, Born Park New York September 1st  1918 Bungay and Melburn O Simmons 7-771139 second Luit at 760 Bomber Squadron 446 Liberator B24 August 1st 1914. 7625 Phillips Avenue, Chicago Illinois, Bungay. Safe in our care.
These airmen crashed with their B24 called "Satan's little sister' into the IJsselmeer after a bombing raid on Hamburg. The crash took place at the estuary of the river Eem. The bomber's number was 42-95180 of the 446BG/706 Bomber Squadron. John Quinn died March 26th 1998 at Westport, Essex County and Melburn Simmons died May 17th 2011 at Fort Collins, Colorado. All other members of 'Satans little sister' were blown with their parachutes to the IJsselmeer and drowned. Quinn and Simmons landed on a dyke and were hidden by the resistance.


FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FIVE SEVEN (257) STOP YOUR ONE FIVE EIGHT STOP WE HAD HAD INFORMATION THAT DIRK NOT ARRESTED BUT IN MEANTIME RECEIVED YOUR ONE FIVE FIVE TELLING OF ARREST DIRK END

Tobias informs London (257) he had received information that Dirk was not among the men arrested in Utrecht, but after receiving telegram 155 from London he now knows Dirk was also arrested.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA PLYM STOP MY TWO FIVE EIGHT
(258) STOP YOUR ONE FIVE NINE STOP I ASKED YOU IN MY TWO FOUR EIGHT RE IDENTITY LINDEMANS  ALIAS KING KONG IF THIS IS SAME PERSON AS DESCRIBED IN IDENTITY BOOK END

Tobias asks London (258) about message 159 from London in which he is informed about the traitor Lindemans, alias King Kong. Tobias asked London before (248) if this Lindemans is the same person as mentioned in the so called Identity Book.


FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO FIVE NINE (259) STOP NEW GROUND GERALDO STOP FORTY SEVEN HUNDRED PROTESTANT CHURCH BLEISWIJK TWENTY FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY PROTESTANT CHURCH BERKEL TWENTY TWO HUNDRED FIFTY PROTESTANT CHURCH PIJNACKER STOP BBC BERICHT VOOR MELANIE KRIJGT EEN STAART STOP LETTER J FOR JOHN END

Tobias offers (259) a new dropping field in South-Holland. he calls it GERALDO. 4700 meters from the Protestant church at Bleiswijk, 2450 meters from the Protestant church at Berkel and 2250 meters from the protestant church at Pijnacker. The BBC code sentence is: 'Voor Melanie, krijgt een staart' and the signal letter is J. Geraldo was the alias of Tobias' courier Gerda Meijer.

FROM DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP MY TWO SIX ZERO
(260) STOP NEW GROUND RABBIT STOP TWENTY ONE HUNDRED FIFTY CHURCH BENTHUIZEN THIRTY SIX HUNDRED CATHOLIC CHURCH HAZERSWOUDE TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED PROTESTANT CHURCH MOERKAPELLE STOP BBS WIJ HEBBEN EEN HAAS GESCHOTEN STOP LETTER C FOR CATHERINE END

Tobias offers (260) a second field in South-Holland called RABBIT. Situated 2150 meters from the church at Benthuizen, 3600 meters from the Catholic church at Hazerswoude and 2500 meters from the Protestant church at Moerkapelle. BBC code sentence is: 'Wij hebben een haas geschoten' and the signal letter is C

FROM BACKGAMMON VIA PLYM STOP MY THIRTY TWO (32) STOP SEND ONE POWER UNIT FOR A MARK THREE SET STOP RECTIFIERS BURNT THROUGH STOP WHEN I USE MY CAUE FIFTY TWO OR FIFTY THREE MESSAGE WILL HAVE REFERENCE NUMBER BELOW TWENTY STOP HOPE YOU COME SOONEST HERE STOP LOVE KAY STOP ZERO END

Pieter de Vos asks London (32) to drop a new power unit for a AMk3 set. The rectifiers are burned through. When he uses his CAUE 52 or 53 the message will have reference number below 20. He hopes that the Brits will soon be in Amsterdam. Don't know what he means with this second sentence.

FROM BACKGAMMON VIA PLYM STOP MY THIRTY THREE
(33) STOP THANKS FOR YOUR HELPFUL ADVICE BUT I DO NOT MIND DOUWE OR ANYBODY EXCEPT GESTAPO STOP PERHAPS YOU ARE ALSO AWARE THESE IDENTICAL CRYSTALS ARE CAPTURED BY GERMANS STOP THIS MUST

Pieter de Vos thanks London (33) for their helpful advise (message nr. 15), but he does not mind Douwe (Paul Polak) or anybody else, but the Gestapo. He asks if London is aware that the Germans have captured identical crystals as the three the same crystals that he shares with Paul. The Germans got hold of a package that drifted away on a dropping that went wrong at the beginning of November.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE DIRECT STOP OUR ONE SIX TWO (162) STOP AMENDED VERSION OUR NR ONE SIX ONE (161) OWING TO EXTENSIVE RAZZIAS AND PENETRATION WHICH IS GOING ON AT PRESENT CONSIDER IT ESSENTIAL THAT IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL CONCERNED RESISTANCE SHOULD STRICTLY OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY MEASURES STOP FIRSTLY ALL HEADS OF RESISTANCE GROUPS SHOULD BREAK OFF CONATCT WITH EACH OTHER AND REDUCE CONTACT WITH THEIR SUBORDINATES TO A MINIMUM UNTILL THE SITUATION IMPROVES STOP SECONDLY LIMIT ALL ACTIVITY TO REDUCE CONTACT BETWEEN CELLS STOP THIRDLY REDUCE WIRELESS TRAFFIC TO A MINIMUM STOP WE CONSIDER THESE MEASURES VITAL IN ORDER NOT TO LOSE YOUR VALUABLE SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE END

London sends Tobias (162) a new version of message number 161. It is a warning for the resistance.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA NIGHT TORRIDGE STOP OUR NO ONE SIX THREE
(163) STOP FURTHER TO OUR NR ONE SIX TWO (162) STOP LATEST INFORMATION MAKES IT ESSENTIAL YOU BREAK OFF CONTACT WITH RESISTANCE BUT REMAIN IN WT CONTACT WITH US STOP KEEP US INFORMED OF LOCAL SITUATION STOP WE ARE WATCHING CLOSELY OUR END AND WILL ADVISE YOU WHEN THE TIME HAS COME TO RESUME CONTACT STOP REALISE THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR YOU BUT CONSIDER IN INTEREST OF RESISTANCE THAT YOU AND YOUR COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CAUGHT UP IN GESTAPO DRIVE STOP EMPHASISE THIS IS A TEMPORARY MEASURE TO MEET DANGEROUS SITUATION STOP CONTACT WILL BE RESUMES AT SOONEST DATE CONSISTENT WITH SAFETY END

London also sends Tobias (163) a personal warning. After receiving the latest information about the arrests of leading resistance members and agent Dirk. London orders Tobias to break off his contacts with the resistance, but he must stay in touch with London. London wants to be informed of the local situation in Amsterdam. London will keep an eye on things and will inform Tobias when he can contact the resistance again. London realises that this order is difficult for Tobias to obey, but it is important to the resistance that he and his WT operators are not caught by the Gestapo. In that way London will automatically lose contact with the resistance and the resistance will not receive further loads of weapons from London. This measurement is temporarily to overcome a dangerous situation, Dirk might be tortured and give the Germans information about the resistance and Tobias. Contact with the resistance can be made if it is safe again.

TO DRAUGHTS VIA TORRIDGE STOP OUR NO ONE SIX FOUR
(164) STOP TOUR TWO FIVE EIGHT (258) STOP DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY IDENTITY BOOK BUT KING KONG IS STOP HEIGHT SIX FOUR AND HALF INCH STOP THICK SET VERY HEAVY BUILD WITH BROWN HAIR AND FULL FACE STOP BORN 24 OCTOBER NINETEEN TWELVE (24-10-1912) AT ROTTERDAM END

London informs Tobias (164) that they do not know what he means by 'Identity Book' So they give him the description of Christiaan Lindemans, aka King Kong: height 6 foot 4½ inch. He is very heavy build, has brown hair and a full face. He was born October 24th 1912 in Rotterdam. The 'Identity Book' was put together by the resistance and contained photos and/or descriptions of known traitors.




Tijdslijn: 11e week operatie Draughts.

Zondag 19 November 1944
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Maandag 20 November 1944.


Dinsdag 21 November 1944.


Woensdag 22 November 1944.


Donderdag 23 November 1944.


Vrijdag 24 November 1994.


Zaterdag 25 November 1944.





Foto's van genoemde personen/pictures of mentioned persons.


Vervolg /Continue.


Inhoudsopgave/Table of content.





Dutch: w.mugge@home.nl
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Bronnen / Sources: Eddy de Roever 'Londen roept Amsterdam'/ NIOD Amsterdam / Weggum / TNA London / Pieter Jutte.