Published on January 29th, 2013 | by Michael Smith4
Trivia Tuesday: SEAL History
Those who are familiar with the Navy SEALs know that these types of special operators were not always called SEALs. In 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a small group of commandos, were brought together to become one of the first elements specializing in amphibious reconnaissance. This was a mixed army/navy group of operators.
What was the name of this specialized group?
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HugeFan - The correct answer to this question was the "Scouts & Raiders". I am sure if you located the Observer Group you most likely stumbled across the Scouts and Raiders as well. Both groups were instrumental to the formation of the UDT and Navy SEAL's. Hope you enjoy these weekly trivia questions.
Interestingly enough, while trying to locate the answer to this, I found out about the Observer Group formed in 1941. A joint task force of soldiers and Marines whose job it was to conduct reconnaissance of the beaches of Europe and North Africa. Really, really interesting stuff... personally, being so focused on the Pacific and Eastern European theaters of that war, I forget all about North Africa and the crucial role that those battles played in allowing the Allies to take up positions on the Continent. Some things were nothing short miraculous...