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). 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.

National Archives, Kew, London

AIR20/7703

Luftflotte 3 Daily Situation Reports, July 1944

AIR20/7704

Luftflotte 3 Daily Situation Reports, August 1944

AIR23/3458

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

AIR40/45

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

AIR40/152

Fw 190 G

AIR40/2152

GAF Ops. WEST MED

AIR40/2161

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

AIR40/2680

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

AIR40/3096

SRA 5300–5399, 21/5/44–27/6/44

AIR51/281

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

HS6/361

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

HS6/424

Security file: EUCALYPTUS military mission to Vercors; liaison

HS6/425

Security file: EUCALYPTUS mission court of enquiry

HS9/339/2

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

HS9/1407/1

George Reginald STARR — born 06.04.1904 (1939–46)

HW5/428–634

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

HW13/20

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

HW13/38

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

HW16/42

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

WO218/4134

CSDIC (UK) SRA Reports 5537, 5538

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)

Archivio Storico Istituto Luce, Cinecittà, Rome

Combat film RW471

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

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

Michel Germain: Chronique de la Haute-Savoie pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale: Tome 4, Le prix de la liberté, de la bataille des Glières à la Libération et au-delà ... 26 mars 1944-19 août 1944 (La Fontaine de Siloé, 1999) ISBN 2-84206-095-4

Robert Gildea: Fighters In The Shadows: A New History Of The French Resistance (Faber & Faber, 2016) ISBN 978–0–571–28036–0

Chris Goss: Bloody Biscay: The Story of the Luftwaffe's Only Long Range Maritime Fighter Unit, V. Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40 and Its Adversaries, 1942–1944 (Crécy Publishing Ltd., 1997) ISBN 0 947554 62 9

William Green: War Planes of the Second World War: Fighters, Volume Two (Macdonald & Co. 1965)

H. R. Kedward: In Search of the Maquis : Rural Resistance in Southern France 1942-1944 (OUP 1995) ISBN 9780198205784

David King: Death in the City of Light (Sphere, 2012) ISBN 978-0-7515-4845-7

Peter Lieb: Vercors 1944, Resistance in the French Alps (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2012) ISBN 9781849086981

John Man: The Penguin Atlas of D-Day and the Normandy Campaign (Penguin Books, 1994) ISBN 0-14-023859-X

Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer: Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying: The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs (Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2013) ISBN 978-1849839495

Geoffrey J. Thomas & Barry Ketley: KG 200, the Luftwaffe’s Most Secret Squadron (Hikoki Publications Ltd., 2003) ISBN 978-1902109336

Jean-Louis Roba: La Kampfgeschwader 100 — L’escadre au Drakkar (1938–1944) (Éditions LELA PRESSE, 2015) ISBN 2-914017-82-4

Michel Riou and Michel Rissoan: Ardèche, terre d'histoire: histoire de l'Ardèche et de l'ancien Vivarais (La Fontaine de Siloé, 2007) 978-2842063825 [extracts online retrieved August–September 2014]

Gilles Vergnon: Le Vercors: histoire et mémoire d'un maquis (Éditions de l'Atelier, 2002) ISBN 2-7082-3631-8

Patrick Veyret: Histoire secrète des Maquis de l’Ain (Éditions La Taillanderie 2010) ISBN 978-2876293250 [extracts online retrieved August–September 2014]

Albin Vilhet: Mes Mémoires, manuscrit sur cahier d’écolier — La Résistance dans le Nyonsais (self-published, 1982) [annotated extracts online, retrieved 2 May 2014]

Articles

Rémi Baudru: Vom Denkmal zum Museumsstück, Jet & Prop 5/92 (November/December 1992)

Rémi Baudru: La Reggiane du “Geschwader Bongart”, unknown publication (23 January 1993)

Rémi Baudru: Le Reggiane de Limoges, Le Fana de l’Aviation No. 292 (March 1994)

(Baudru French-language items via the late Geoff Thomas)

Nick Beale, James V. Crow, Larry de Zeng: Geschwader Bongart, Luftwaffe Verband Journal No. 19 (July 1999)

Cercle Aéronautique Louis Mouillard (C.A.L.M): Les Bombardements de Représailles Allemandes sur la Région Rhône-Alpes, Été 1944, retrieved online at http://calm.sopixi.fr/files/bombardement-repraisaille-allemand-ete-1944.pdf

Bruno Chaix: Le passage des troupes allemandes par le Coiron en août 1944, retrieved online at http://www.memoire-ardeche.com/libre_acces/coiron_chaix.pdf

Peter H. Nash: Le massif du Vercors en 1945. Etude sur les dévastations causées par l'Armée allemande …, Revue de géographie alpine (Year 1946, Vol. 34, Issue 34-1) retieved online at: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/rga_0035-1121_1946_num_34_1_5267?_Prescripts_Search_tabs1=standard&

Jean-Louis Roba: Sonderkommando Bongart, Luftwaffe Verband Journal No.18 (May 1999)

Nouvelliste valaisan: Le bombardement de Morgins — L'état des blessés — La douleureuse émotion à Berne (9 August 1944) [retrieved online at http://doc.rero.ch/record/187469/files/1944-08-09.pdf, September 2014]

Le Rhône (newspaper): Morgins reçoit des bombes allemandes — nombreux blessés (8 August 1944)

Film

“juillet 44 : le maquis du Vercors anéanti par les SS et par la Milice” retrieved at http://www.ina.fr/video/I00010153

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