Opération Dakota


01 Ain

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Coordinates : 46.20444,5.54778 .  46°12'16"N 5°32'52"E .  46┬░12.267 N 5┬░32.867 E

Clandestine airstrip for resupplying the resistance. A C-47 landed here for the first time at 3am on 7 July 1944. It could not return to England that night, so rested here all day on 7 July. The airstrip was behind the industrial buildings (by the monument) below the wooded hill.
Operation Dakota, the first landing in Nazi occupied France by a USAAF C-47 on a mission to aide the French resistance of the Ain and Haut Jura, happened on this clandestine airfield on the night of 6-7 July 1944.
Notified by : Marie Baud.   Record added 14/07/2009.
Photos : Marie Baud.
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Memorial Opération Dakota Izernore Ain (01)
Marie Baud

Memorial Opération Dakota Izernore Ain (01)
Marie Baud