FUSAGFirst United States Army Group (fictitious Army Group under command of General Patton)
FUSAGFundição e Serralharia de Agueda (Portugese foundry and boilermaking company of Agueda, Portugal).
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For example, when the double agents sent information on FUSAG and the Fourth Army, the sham units located in east England and in Scotland, the Allies complemented the stories by developing fake communications nets to convince German signals intelligence (SIGINT) authorities that there were large military formations in these areas.
Subsequently, the Allies had a double agent send a message to the Abwehr that FUSAG was preparing to initiate amphibious landings in the Pas de Calais area.
He told the Germans he had been appointed liaison between Patton's FUSAG headquarters and the Free French.
After D-Day, FUSAG activities intensified, creating the impression that a bigger blow was being aimed at Calais.
At first, the force referred to as Army Group Patton was a phantom army composed of real units (earmarked for the command of British Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery, but for the time being appearing in the FUSAG order of battle) and wholly fictional divisions and corps.
The first the Germans learned of the FUSAG forces coming their way was through a spy working in New York under the alias Albert van Loop.
The Abwehr had prying eyes, too: reconnaissance planes that flew at 33,000 feet over the English countryside trying to spot FUSAG units and record their activities and movements.
On the ground, the real units earmarked for Overlord but temporarily assigned to FUSAG had no trouble appearing as though they meant business.
This British intelligence group had a stable of double agents sending specially crafted intelligence about FUSAG to the Abwehr.
He told the Germans he had been appointed as a liaison between Free Polish forces and Patton's FUSAG headquarters.
Another secret agent, code-named Tricycle (a Yugoslav named Dusko Popov), sent a detailed report in February 1944 on the FUSAG order of battle.
The messages showed that the Nazis were buying the FUSAG deception.