Valence la Trésorerie
Approx 200km south of Lyon.
May - Aug 1944 - II./KG 26 located here.
Jun – Sep 1944 – Geschwader Bongart used Valence airfield as a base for its anti-partisan operations in and around the valence area.
1 Jun 1944 – Aircraft of the US 15th Airforce attacked Valence airfield.
29 Jun 1944 – III./SG 4 flew sorties against partisans in the Valence area, its aircraft landed at Valence due to bad weather.
24 Jul 1944 – Aircraft of the US 15th Airforce attacked Valence airfield. The bombers claimed damage to the taxying area, guns and aircraft as well as destroying fuel and ammunition.
24/25 Jul 1944 – Valence came under attack, damage was caused to the taxi ways, telephone and power lines.
26 Jul 1944 – Again came under attack by Allied aircraft, this strike caused the destruction of five Ju 88s and one Do 17.
Aug 1944 - Stab./KG 26 located here.
15 Aug 1944 - 37 Sqdn attacked Valence la Trésorerie.Target marking was inaccurate and as a result so was the bombing.
20 Aug 1944 - B-25s of 340th Bomb Group USAAF attacked Valence at 09.03 (allied time), dropping 650 fragmentation bombs.
In addition this airfield was used as a Luftpark and Feldwerkstatt
- The Luftwaffe 1939-45 - www.ww2.dk
- Beale quoted in Andrew Arthy - Geschwader Bongart
- USAF Historical Study No 185 - The Effect of the Allied Air Attacks on the Ground Echelon of the Luftwaffe in Western Europe on 1944, by Karl Gundelach p51
- BA-MA RL 10 357 – Andrew Arthy -Geschwader Bongart
- AWM 54 423/4/103 Part 68, Luftflotte 3 Calendar of Operations, July 1944, p.36 – Andrew Arthy -Geschwader Bongart
- AWM 54 423/4/103 Part 68, Luftflotte 3 Calendar of Operations, July 1944, p.36 – Andrew Arthy - Geschwader Bongart
- AWM 54 423/4/103 Part 68, Luftflotte 3 Calendar of Operations, July 1944, pp.7 & 36 – Andrew Arthy - Geschwader Bongart
- Service Timeline of James J. MacIsaac RCAF
- Dan setzer via TOCH 30 Dec 2009
- Remi Traconelli posting to TOCH 28 Dec 2009
- Larry de Zeng IV posting to TOCH 28 Dec 2009
340th Bomb Wing History Here you will find a post bombing target map and crew lists for the operation.