Point-Clos Airbase A-31 airfield

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 56 Morbihan   City  : Concoret
Coordinates : 48°4'52"N 2°11'47"W.  48.08104 -2.19627.  48°4.862 N 2°11.776 W

A clearing by the edge of the forest and the eastern side of the D773.
From Rennes take the D125 and D30 west then the D773 south. The monument is on the eastern side of the road, at the edge of the Paimpont forest.
This outstanding group of the army of the General Patton lived here in Point-Clos (base 31) in 1944: he was mentioned in order of airforce with attribution of the Croix de Guerre with palm on September 17th 1946.

Point-Clos Airbase
The famous flyers "Coste et Bellonte" landed here.

In memory of the military and civilian victims that fell on this field near the towns of Gael (Ille et Vilain) and Concordet (Morbihan) from 1925 to 1955; especially those US, British, French, and German units that lived and fought on this base.

For France:
31st Tours BS
Chartres observation squadron
For Britain:
Multiple RAF attacks (fighters and bombers)
For US:
354th FG
356th FG
For Germany:
Jagdeschwader 17
Schnellkampfgeschwader st 10 1943
12 JG 2 (11.27.43 to 03.03.44)

They that fought each other yesterday, today stand side by side in defense of our peace and liberty.
Notified by : Pierre Pécastaingts.   Record added 28/02/2009.
Photos : Pierre Pécastaingts (22/02/2009).
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Memorial Point-Clos Airbase A-31 airfield Concoret Morbihan (56)
Pierre Pécastaingts 22/02/2009

Memorial Point-Clos Airbase A-31 airfield Concoret Morbihan (56)
Pierre Pécastaingts 22/02/2009

Memorial Point-Clos Airbase A-31 airfield Concoret Morbihan (56)
Pierre Pécastaingts 22/02/2009

Memorial Point-Clos Airbase A-31 airfield Concoret Morbihan (56)
Pierre Pécastaingts 22/02/2009

Memorial Point-Clos Airbase A-31 airfield Concoret Morbihan (56)
Pierre Pécastaingts 22/02/2009