During World War II, Operation Loyton was an ill-fated 91-man Special Air Service patrol conducted from 12 August to 9 October 1944 in eastern France.
The team had the misfortune to land in the Vosges Mountains at a time when the Germans were preparing to defend the Belford Gap. As a result, the Germans harried the team. The team also suffered from poor weather that prevented aerial resupply.
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