Franz WIMMER-LAMQUET: German. In 1944 WIMMER took charge of an Abwehr unit organising...

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Details of KV 2/3663
Reference: KV 2/3663
Description:

Franz WIMMER-LAMQUET: German. In 1944 WIMMER took charge of an Abwehr unit organising special operations in North Africa. Its objective was to insert agents by parachute into North Africa to determine Allied intentions regarding a possible invasion of Europe. Whether these plans materialised is not clear but colourful accounts of his wartime exploits were publicised later, mostly instigated by him. Post-war he was reported to be purchasing arms on behalf of certain Arab governments

Date: 1944 Dec 24 - 1958 Aug 07
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 605785
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2012
Record opening date: 17 February 2012

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