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    I have had a request from a friend in France to see if is possible to research a RAF bombing mission to the château de Trévarez.
    It is located near Châteauneuf du Faou and Saint Goazec, in Finistère.
    Is an imposing rich man's mansion, that the locals say, it was occupied by Nazis. The show ended when Bomber Command showed an interest, after being tipped by the resistance. They say the mansion was abandoned due to bomb damage, yet I can see no evidence of any bomb hits, no walls rebuilt, the glass on the windows is that old imperfect glass that gets thicker at the bottom after some years, like in 1800's buildings.
    To me, there's something that does not add up in this story.
    The mansion is being slowly rebuild, is in bad shape and has been ransacked for anything of value, it now belongs to the local goverment.
    I don't have a date for the supposed mission.What do you think ?

    Do any of you very knowledgeable people know anything more about this?

    Dee

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    Hello Dee

    From Google

    The castle was occupied by the Kriegsmarien and was bomb on 30/07/1944

    Best regards

    René

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    Dee asked over on CFWW2 too, and the little I found may help others here:

    http://www.cfww2.com/forums/showthread.php?1180-Bomb-raid-or-not

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    Thank youGentlemen. Amrit-Jorge was chuffed to bits with the information you provided on this query... If anyone finds anything else that would be lovely.
    Dee

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    Castle Trévarez from 7:01 to 9:35. The 5 attack aircraft at low altitude from 8:13 to 8:17. A aircraft spins to two canon attacks. Fifteen bombs are supposed to explode into the castle causing gaps in the east and west. The roof of the west wing, the worst affected, is completely destroyed, not counting rooms it protected. In the evening, the Germans will skip two bombs had not exploded.
    Five of the 613 Sqdn Mosquito.

    La guerre aérienne en Bretagne. Roland Bohn.
    Cordialement,
    Regards,
    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

    Association Bretonne du Souvenir Aérien 39-45
    http://www.absa3945.com/

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