About Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base
Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base is a French Air Force Armée de l'Air base. The base is located approximately 2mi southeast of Brétigny-sur-Orge; about 17mi south of Paris.Units Integrated structure of maintenance in operational condition of the aeronautical materials of defense. Logistic service of the police station of air (SELOCA). Squadron Syderec (OVIA). Support of OIA (SOCRATE) and OVIA (SIMMAD, BEAD, SYDEREC)AircraftThe base has no permanent aircraft assigned, however runway and turnaround service is available for transient aircraft.HistoryBrétigny Air Base was built prior to World War II as a French Air Force facility.German use during World War IISeized by the Germans in June 1940 during the Battle of France, Brétigny was used as a Luftwaffe military airfield during the occupation. Known units assigned (all from Luftlotte 3, Fliegerkorps IV): Kampfgeschwader 51 (KG 51) 3 November 1940 – 30 March 1941 Junkers Ju 88A (Fuselage Code: 9K+) Kampfgeschwader 54 (KG 54) 14 April-26 May 1941 Junkers Ju 88A (Fuselage Code: B3+) Kampfgeschwader 30 (KG 30) 8 June 1941-January 1942 Junkers Ju 88A (Fuselage Code: 4D+) Kampfgeschwader 6 (KG 6) (Fuselage Code: 3E+) August 1942-20 March 1944 Junkers Ju 88A 20 March-14 June 1944 Junkers Ju 188A/E 10 July-1 September 1944 Junkers Ju 88A, Junkers Ju 188E 14 July-1 September 1944 Junkers Ju 88A Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1) 5–17 August 1944 Messerschmitt Bf 109G KG 51, KG 54 and KG 30 all took part in night bombing raids over England; KG6 also to a lesser degree as fuel shortages began restricting night bomber missions; JG 1 was a day interceptor unit against Eighth Air Force heavy bombers.