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Old 24th August 2016, 23:59
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Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

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Please which Luftwaffe unit(s) bombed of he city of Blois on Sunday 16 june 1940. Blois is settled in central France on the Loire river, between tours and Orléans. We recorded 2 air raids on the morning on the 16 June and at least one another on 17 June 1940.
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Old 25th August 2016, 20:13
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Hi/Bonjour Phil,

Perhaps bombers from Kampfgeschwader 27 Boelcke. For June 17 we have this an information in the “Chronik” written by Walter Waiss. (Excerpt) […] III./KG 27 (7. Staffel) - Ground attack with the Kette on the Loire bridge at Blois. […]

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Old 27th August 2016, 21:00
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Bonjour Frédéric,
Yes, I think your are right. Thank you very much indeed. I thought about this bomber unit - or KG 2 - but I have got no materials testifying the engaged unit. So KG 27 seems to be the one.
You confirm my feelings.
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Old 28th August 2016, 01:39
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Hi,

Blois had been attacked on 16.6.40 by elements of KG27 (bridges and columns in and near Blois p.m), II./KG30 (bridges in and near Blois p.m), KG1 and KG76 (roads in and S of Blois a.m).

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Old 28th August 2016, 15:03
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Bonjour,
Wow ! So many units for one traget ?! Only for N16 June 1940 ?? Never saw such tactic for a target in central France.
Than you very much indeed ! New fields od History I hope to discover soon.
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Old 28th August 2016, 19:22
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Robert wrote "elements", which means that only parts of the above-mentionned units were used. It could have been a whole Gruppe or only one or two Staffeln.
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Old 29th August 2016, 19:08
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Hi,

exactly I wrote "elements" - probably single sections.
On this day the Luftwaffe activity (In the "northern" sector) was focused on retreating French army troops in the area of Orleans-Tours.

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Old 29th August 2016, 19:24
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Re: Air bombings on the city of Blois (France) : 16 - 17 June 1940

Bonsoir,
OK CJE your are right too ! I understand. Some elements ...Therefore Robert it proves too very organized tactics ...and very probably the imprortance given by the German HQ to this sector ! Thank you so much gentlemen! Thank you so much !
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