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Sottevast
Population 1,196
Sottevast
Part of Nazi Germany
France
Type bunker
Coordinates Latitude:
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In use captured before being used
Battles/wars Operation Crossbow

Sottevast is a commune in Normandy in north-western France.

Sottevast in World War II[edit | edit source]

Sottevast was a Nazi Germany storage and servicing bunker for V-weapons.[1] The site was captured by the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (World War II).[2][3]

Chronology
Date Result
February 29/March 1, 1944 One Mosquito to a "flying-bomb site" at "Sottevast"[4][Clarification needed]
April 28, 1944 Mission 325: 18 of 106 B-17s bomb the Sottevast, France V-weapon site and targets of opportunity; clouds prevent most B-17s from bombing; 2 B-17s are lost (1 has 6 KIA and 5 POW)[1] and 47 damaged; 3 airmen are WIA and 21 MIA. Escort is provided by 46 P-47s without loss.[5]
May 8, 1944 Mission 345: 384th Bombardment Group.[6]

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