Ploujean (Brittany) Airport

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Ploujean (Brittany) Airport

Post by French One » 08 May 2019 11:34

Hello,

I would like to know which German unit (s) were present on Ploujean airfield near Morlaix (Brittany).
I have a letter from a German soldier saying he had to destroy the airfield in June 1944. He was 23 years old.
My great grandfather was Mayor of Ploujean at that time.

Thank you!

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Re: Ploujean (Brittany) Airport

Post by Volyn » 16 May 2019 13:03

There were two German divisions that withdrew to Brest during the time frame mentioned - the 266. Infanterie-Division and the 353. Infanterie-Division. Either of these divisions could have destroyed the infrastructure at the airbase at Ploujean.

Links for the airbase:
http://www.ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20France.pdf
http://patrimoine.bzh/gertrude-diffusio ... b76ef64742

Here is a map showing the Division locations as of D-Day.
Morlaix1944 (1).PNG


Here is the airbase map and a photo of the Luftwaffe personnel who were there.
Airbase Plan.jpg
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Re: Ploujean (Brittany) Airport

Post by French One » 16 May 2019 18:52

Thanks!

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