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Acknowledgements and sources

Aside from the input cited in the introduction to this article, thanks are due to Andrew Arthy (for extracts from the III./SG 4 Kriegstagebuch that I’d missed) and Neil Page (for the pointer to www.ina.fr). Also to French historians Alain Cerri and Robert Serre whose online material about the Maquis has enabled me to understand why Geschwader Bongart and other units attacked some of the targets they did; Paul Mathevet for his work on crashed aircraft in the Drôme Département; and Philippe Canonne for his continuing investigations of events recorded on memorials in the Indre Département. Ed North contributed useful information about aircraft under repair at Villacoublay. Matti Salonen generously provided extensive details of the Geschwader’s aircraft and personnel casualties. Georg Schlaug contributed information about specific operations by 2./FAG 5 and 4./KG 26; Greg Skaggs generously shared his material on Fw. Otto Schild.

National Archives, Kew, London

AIR 20/7703

Luftflotte 3 Daily Situation Reports, July 1944

AIR 20/7704

Luftflotte 3 Daily Situation Reports, August 1944

AIR 23/3458

MAAF Int. Technical Intelligence Section Report No. 20(F)

AIR 23/6509

M.A.T.A.F.: Int/Opsums Nos. 274–538 (incomplete)

AIR 40/45

Crashed enemy aircraft reports: Nos. 154–270 (incomplete)

AIR 40/152

Fw 190 G

AIR 40/2152

GAF Ops. WEST MED

AIR 40/2161

A.I.2(g) reports 1613–1750 (incomplete)

AIR 40/2680

German Air Intelligence: Miscellaneous Papers and Reports, 1943–1945

AIR 40/2859

Various technical reports on German Air Force aircraft and equipment (1 March–30 November 1944)

AIR 40/3096

SRA 5300–5399, 21/5/44–27/6/44

AIR 40/3114

CSDIC, Central Mediterranean Force: reports CMF/A 405-A590; information obtained from POWs and refugees (1 Jan 1944–31 Dec 1945)

AIR 51/281

MAAF Field Intelligence Unit, Technical Reports Nos. 16 (8 September 1944), 19 (16 September 1944), 20 (24 September 1944) and 21 (25 September 1944)

HS 6/361

SOE, EUCALYPTUS: communications with London on conditions and supply needs; disruption of road and rail communications; court of enquiry findings: 1944–1945

HS 6/424

Security file: EUCALYPTUS military mission to Vercors; liaison

HS 6/425

Security file: EUCALYPTUS mission court of enquiry

HS 9/339/2

Anne-Marie COMERT, née WALTERS, Report on Mission to France

HS 9/1407/1

George Reginald STARR — born 06.04.1904 (1939–46)

HW 5/428–634

Government Code and Cypher School: German Section: Reports of German Army and Air Force High Grade Machine Decrypts (CX/FJ, CX/JQ and CX/MSS Reports), 27 January–21 December 1944

HW 13/20

Summaries of GAF Operational Activities: Mar 2 1944–Aug 22 1944

HW 13/38

GNA Vol. XII, OPD 1086–1129: 1 January – 31 March 1944

HW 16/42

Decrypts of all other GP codes other than No 3, issued as BP daily reports in GPD series (1944 Aug–1945 Feb)

WO 218/4134

CSDIC (UK) SRA Reports 5537, 5538

WO 228/27/2

Condensed History — 79 Fighter Group

Imperial War Museum, London (Department of Documents)

Air Historical Branch 6 microfilm reel 16: Kriegstagebuch der III./SG 4 (1.11.43–3.7.44)

Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, Freiburg-im-Breisgau

RH19 IV/51

Tagesmeldung OB West IA, 21–30 July 1944

RL2 IV/40

Invasions-Kalender über den Einsatz der fdl. u. eig. Luftwaffe, 21–26 July 1944

(BA-MA items received via Geoff Thomas and Georg Schlaug, circa 1993–94)

Private correspondence

Geoff Thomas to author, 7 January 1992

Greg Skaggs to author, 7 April 2018

Books

Pierre Babin: La Wekusta 2 au Combat, 1940–1944 (Heimdal, 2106) ISBN 978-2840484301

Claude Barbier: Le maquis de Glières: Mythe et réalité (Librairie Académique Perrin, 2014) ISBN 978-2262040093 [extracts online retrieved, 23 August 2014]

Matthew Cobb: The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis (Pocket Books, 2010) ISBN 978-1847391568

Pearl Cornioley: « Pauline », Parachutée en 1943 (Éditions Par Exemple, 2008) ISBN 978-2951374607

Jean-Bernard Frappé: La Luftwaffe face au débarquement allié (Éditions Heimdal, Bayeux 1999) ISBN 2 84048 126 X

Dr. Günther W. Gellermann: Moskau Ruft Heeresgruppe Mitte (Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Koblenz, 1988) ISBN 3-7637-5851-8

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