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Dôle-Tavaux Airport
IATA: DLEICAO: LFGJ
Summary
Airport type Civil
Location Tavaux, France
Elevation AMSL 645 ft / 197 m
Coordinates 47°02′20.45″N 005°25′38.10″E / 47.0390139°N 5.42725°E / 47.0390139; 5.42725 (Dôle-Tavaux Airport)Coordinates: 47°02′20.45″N 005°25′38.10″E / 47.0390139°N 5.42725°E / 47.0390139; 5.42725 (Dôle-Tavaux Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2231 7318 Paved
Dôle-Tavaux Airport is located in France
Dôle-Tavaux Airport
Location of Dôle-Tavaux Airport, France

Dôle-Tavaux Airport (IATA: DLEICAO: LFGJ). is an airport in France, located just to the southest of Tavaux, in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region.

The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service.

World War II

During World War II the airport was used by the German Luftwaffe during the occupation of France as an Air intelligence training facility (Luftnachrichten-Ausbildungs-Regiment 302). It was attacked by the United States Army Air Force on several occasions in the spring of 1944. After the airfield was liberated by Allied forces in early September 1944, the United States Army Air Forces IX Engineer Command repaired the airfield and made it ready for operational use by combat units. The field was made ready by 15 September. It was known as Dôle/Tavaux Airfield or Advanced Landing Ground Y-7. Units that were assigned to the airfield were:

With the end of the war in Europe in May, 1945 the Americans began to withdraw their aircraft and personnel. Control of the airport was returned to French civil authorities on 17 July 1945.[1]

References

  1. ^ PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
    • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
    • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975
    • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
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