Operation Ginny is the story of the two Operation Ginnys.
Both military assaults by the Allied forces were unsuccessful, although the first was successfully recalled.
The second operation launched one month later, March 22, 1943, and ended up in the murder of all 15 American participants by the Nazis. It became one of the most notable and historic raids of WWII, providing much legal precedent and criteria for the Nuremberg Trials that began in September 1946.
While not a military success, Operation Ginny was unlike any other commando operation during WWII and would have consequences and effects on the conduct and illegalities of war and military criminal justice. And thereby hangs a tale….
Vincent dePaul Lupiano is a specialist in corporate communications and speechwriting. For ten years, he was a speechwriter at IBM for senior executives and a script writer/film producer director for IBM corporate films. He was also a senior editor for an IBM management publication.Vince spent four years in the United States Air Force. During that time, he was an aircraft accident investigator and learned much about airplanes and how the military functions. While stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, he flew several missions between Clark and Vietnam helping to move loads of ammunition. He was writer/producer/announcer at Clark’s Armed Forces Radio and TV station. In this capacity, he flew three combat missions over Vietnam in F4 Phantom and F105 fighter jets, carrying a tape recorder and writing and narrating stories of his experiences for home town radio stations.He lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ.