Items related to World War II (1939-1945)|
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|More than 2,000 German soldiers are buried here.||01/15/2010||395|
|9,905 German soldiers are buried here. The cemetery also contains 68 of the First World War.||01/15/2010||418|
|4,465 German soldiers are buried here. Ther is also a memorial for 360 missing soldiers.||01/15/2010||439|
|The Holocaust of Kalavryta (Greek: Ολοκαύτωμα των Καλαβρύτων), or the Massacre of Kalavryta (Σφαγή των Καλαβρύτων), refers to the extermination of the male population and the subsequent total ...||01/15/2010||403|
|One very unique structure related to the Wizernes project is in the small French place of Roquetoire, about 8-9 km away from the small town Wizernes and southeast from St. Omer. In this fortress-like concrete structure (medium sized compared to other German works), there was established an ultramodern, ground-based, radio beam remote V2 guidance system. The system received the code name "U...||01/15/2010||788|
|The two massive German works projects in the Cherbourg peninsular were intended for the launching of V-weapons toward England. The Germans had started construction of a protected launching site at Brecourt and like the giant V-2 launching bunker near Sottevast, both were captured by advancing Allied troops before their completion.|
The site at Sottevast was intended for operations...
|Strassfeld Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield located in Germany, about 5 miles east-northeast of Euskirchen (Nordrhein-Westfalen); approximately 310 miles southwest of Berlin.|
Strassfield was built prior to World War II as a grass airfield, probably a small airport serving the Euskirchen area.
The Luftwaffe did not use the airfield until March...
|Charra Airfield is an abandoned airfield in India, located 5 miles (8.0 km) ExNE of Puruliya, in West Bengal.|
During World War II, the airfield hosted the United States Army Air Force 444th Bombardment Group. Charra was originally designed for B-24 Liberator use. In 1943 it was designated as a B-29 Superfortress Base for the planned deployment of the United States Army Air Forces...
|Bagnoli Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in northeast Italy, which is located approximately 4km south of Conselve in the Province of Padua in the Italian region of Veneto.|
It was an all-weather temporary field built by the United States Army Air Force XII Engineer Command using a graded earth compacted surface, with a prefabricated hessian (burlap) surfacin...
|Aghione Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in France, which was located approximately 27km southeast of Corte on Corsica. It was an all-weather temporary field built by the XII Engineer Command using Pierced Steel Planking for runways and parking areas, as well as for dispersal sites. In addition, tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities; an access road...||01/05/2010||413|
|Agrigento Airfield was a military airfield in Sicily, just to the northwest of Agrigento; approximately 5km northeast of Porto Empedocle.|
A pre-war Regia Aeronautica Italian Air Force base, the airfield was a primary objective of the Operation Husky landings. After being secured, it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 31st Fighter Group, equipped with ...
|Aguadulce Army Airfield (also known as Airdrome Aguadulce ) is a former United States Army Air Forces World War II airfield in Panama used as part of the defense of the Panama Canal. It was closed on 1 March 1948.|
Established on 1 April 1941, Aguadulce Airfield's mission was to defend the Panama Canal. Most of its operational history was that of an auxiliary airfield, hosting fig...
|Ain M'lila Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in Algeria, located approximately 17km north-northwest of Aďn Kercha in Oum el Bouaghi province, about 50km south-southeast of Constantine. It was built by the Army Corps of Engineers on a flat, dry lakebed at an altitude of 2580 feet, designed for heavy bomber use by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the...||01/05/2010||534|
|Antil Plains Aerdodrome was an aerodrome located 19.38 kilometres (12.04 mi) south of Townsville, Queensland, Australia near Antill Plains.|
The aerodrome was constructed in 1942, during World War II, for the Royal Australian Air Force as part of a group of airfields to be used as aircraft dispersal fields in the event of Imperial Japanese attack on the Townsville area. It was lea...
|Asch Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield which is located approximately 3 miles south-southeast of As, Belgium (Limburg); approximately 55 miles south-southeast of Brussels.|
The airfield was built by the United States Army Air Force IX Engineer Command, 852nd and 846th Engineer Aviation Battalions in November 1944.
Known as Advanced Landing Grou...
|Salaspils concentration camp was established at the end of 1941 at a point 18 km southeast of Riga,in the country of Latvia. The Nazi bureaucracy drew distinctions between different types of camps. Officially, Salaspils was a Police Prison and Work Education Camp (Polezeigegfängnis und Arbeitserziehungslager). It was also known as camp Kurtenhof after the German name for the city of Salaspils. ...||01/05/2010||704|
|The Fossoli camp, near Carpi, 12.5 miles (20 km) north of Modena and 37 miles from Bologna, was instituted by the Italians in 1942 as a camp for British prisoners of war. It was handed over to the Germans in September 1943 and singled out as an ideal location for a fascist concentration camp because of its recently constructed stone walls and its strategic position on the northway railroad syst...||01/05/2010||605|
|In Pithiviers, in the Loiret department, approximately 50 km south of Paris, was built at the beginning of World War II prisoner of war camp in order to imprison German soldiers. After the French defeat of 1940, it was used by the French Vichy regime as a transit camp (frz: camp de transit de Pithiviers) for French and foreign Jews interned refugees. Here, in May 1941 during the round of the Op...||01/05/2010||374|
|The provincial hospital in Voronezh was heavily damaged due to Luftwaffe bombardments on this city during the Second World War and turned into ruins. The local community have kept the former hospital in that condition as memorial.|
|Sisak children's concentration camp was a concentration camp during World War II, set up by the Croatian fascist Ustaše government for Serbian, Jewish and Roma children. The camp was located in Sisak, Croatia. It was part of the Jasenovac cluster of concentration and death camps and of the wider Nazi-controlled genocidal effort across Europe.|
|Stara Gradiška was a concentration and extermination camp in Croatia during World War II specially constructed for the women and children of Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and communist Croats. It was established by the Ustaše (Ustasha) regime of the Independent State of Croatia ("NDH") in 1941 near the village of Stara Gradiška. as the fifth subcamp of the Jasenovac concentration camp.|
|Klooga was a Nazi labor subcamp of the Vaivara concentration camp complex established in September 1943 in Harju County, during World War II, in German-occupied Estonia near the northern Estonian village Klooga. The Vaivara camp complex was commanded by German officers (Hans Aumeier, Otto Brennais, and Franz von Bodman) and consisted of some 20 field camps, some of which existed only for short ...||12/23/2009||495|
|This old fortress, located on a island, was defended between 1941 and 1943 by a garrison of 500 soldiers and officers of the Red Army. Because of their heroic efforts, the supply of the besieged city of Leningrad continued untill her relief in 1944.|
|This German war cemetery near Sewastopol is set up for bringing German war graves from the Second World War of this region together. In 2009, there were 20,824 graves on this war cemetery. At the end there will be about 40,000 graves.|
|This German war cemetery forms a part of Kharkov cemetery. The war cemetery is set up for bringing German war graves of this region together. At the end of 2008, there were 38,927 graves on this war cemetery. At the end there will be about 40,000 graves.|