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Old 13th September 2018, 16:40
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Re: French experts sought for German visual beacons

Hello Michäel and Brian,

Michäel: though the Staffeln of the III./KG 3 had (mainly) Venlo and Gilze-Rijen as operational base between July and September 1944, they often used Rosières-en-Santerre (SE of Amiens) and - a bit further SE) Roye-Amy as so called 'Absprunghafen' if targets like Portsmouth were choosen. For missions agains London, they used Venlo and Gilze-Rijen. It was not unusual that He111's took of from Venlo in the early evening to fly to Amy first, starting an air launch later that night.

Brian: your offer is greatfully accepted because I don't know this map at all. Apparantly it shows exactly what I am looking for, fingers crossed !

Warm greetings from Venlo, Marcel
airfield Venlo in WW-2, I./NJG 1, He219-project
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