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Wanstead Park taken on 7 August 1944, East End, London

Wanstead Park taken on 7 August 1944, East End, London

This photo is from an aerial record compiled by the government in 1944 and shows Wanstead Park and surrounds on 7 August 1944. The H.E. and V1 damage to Heronry Pond can be seen, plus V1 damage in Tennyson Avenue and in Wanstead Park Avenue (just in East Ham but dealt with by Wanstead CD). What appears to be a heavy anti-aircraft battery can also be seen on Wanstead Flats.
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RAF Great Dunmow taken on 2 June 1947

RAF Great Dunmow taken on 2 June 1947

RAF Great Dunmow (Also known as Little Easton) is a former World War II airfield in England. The airfield is located 6 miles East of Bishops Stortford and a mile north of Stane Street, the A120. the main road from Bishops Stortford to Colchester in Essex.

Great Dunmow airfield was one of 15 airfields in Essex that was allocated to the United States Army Air Forces by the Air Min...
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RAF Gosfield photographed in March 1945

RAF Gosfield photographed in March 1945

RAF Gosfield is a former World War II airfield in England located near Gosfield Village in Essex, approximately 4 miles from Braintree and 2 miles from Halstead. During the war it was used by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force as USAAF station 154.

Gosfield had been utilised as a landing ground during World War I but it is not known if this ...
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RAF Debden taken on 9 July 1946

RAF Debden taken on 9 July 1946

RAF Debden is a former RAF airfield in England. The field is located 3 miles SE of Saffron Walden and approximately 1 mile north of the village of Debden in North Essex.

The airfield was opened in April 1937 and was first used by the Royal Air Force. During the early years of World War II, it was a Sector Station with an Operations Block for No.11 Group RAF during the Battle of ...
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RAF Andrews Field taken on 26 July 1948

RAF Andrews Field taken on 26 July 1948

Great Saling was the original Air Ministry name for the airfield when construction was begun in 1942 by the 819th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the US Army however on 21 May 1943 the official name was changed to Andrews Field in honour of Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews.

Frank M. Andrews was a pioneer exponent of air power and was destined to become a very high ranking fi...
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RAF Warmwell Aerial Photo - 16 August 1943

RAF Warmwell Aerial Photo - 16 August 1943

RAF Warmwell was a Royal Air Force station near Warmwell in Dorset, England from 1937 to 1946. During World War II it was used by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force as USAAF station 454.

Construction of No. 6 Armament Training Camp began in 1936 and upon completion in 1937 the 300 acres (1.2 km≤) of former farmland was known as RAF Woodsford...
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RAF Exeter taken on 20 May 1944

RAF Exeter taken on 20 May 1944

With the advent of World War II the landing area was increased to around 3,000 ft north to south and 4,500 ft east to west in the early months of the war. An asphalt perimeter track and several hardstands for aircraft parking followed and in 1941 hard-surfaced runways were put down. These were 4,350 ft aligned 13-31, 4,070 ft aligned 08-26 and 2,700 ft at 02-20.

In 1942, the 08-...
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RAF St Eval taken on 11 March 1975

RAF St Eval taken on 11 March 1975

RAF St Eval was a strategic airbase for the RAF Coastal Command in the Second World War (situated in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom). St Eval's primary role was to provided vital anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the South West coast of England. Aircraft from the base were also used for photographic reconnaissance missions, meteorological flights, convoy patrols, air-sea rescue mi...
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RAF Davidstow on 2 June 1951

RAF Davidstow on 2 June 1951

RAF Davidstow Moor was an airbase near Camelford in Cornwall, United Kingdom from 1942 until 1945. Despite a few periods of intense activity it was one of Coastal Commands's lesser used airfields.

The land was acquired in 1941 and construction took place in first half of 1942. Providing a three runway airfield with extensive dispersal area. Despite the moorland conditions constr...
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RAF Steeple Morden on 13 April 1947

RAF Steeple Morden on 13 April 1947

RAF Steeple Morden is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is located 3Ĺ miles W of Royston in Cambridgeshire.

Between 1940 to September 1942, Steeple Morden was a grass satellite dispersal airfield used by No. 11 Squadron of RAF Bomber Command flying Vickers Wellingtons from RAF Bassingbourn.

When the airfield was turned over for American use, St...
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RAF Thurleigh January 1943

RAF Thurleigh January 1943

Thurleigh (pronounced "THIR-lye") was built for RAF Bomber Command in 1941 by W & C French Ltd. one mile north of the village of Thurleigh on farmland between the farms of Buryfields, Bletsoe Park, Manor, and Whitwickgreen. It was eventually modified to Air Ministry Class A airfield specifications, with three converging runways, extended in 1942 to lengths of 6,000 feet (runway 06-24) and 4,200...
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RAF Membury on 8 August 1944

RAF Membury on 8 August 1944

Membury airfield was scheduled for construction for RAF operational training use. The major construction work was done in the spring and summer of 1942 to enable Membury to be ready for use that autumn.
br> Membury was built to the bomber standard of the time and consisted of three runways of 4,554 ft (22-04), 3,430 ft (17-35), and 3,300 ft (27-09). 33 "Frying Pan" hardstands were const...
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RAF Bassingborne 1955

RAF Bassingborne 1955

RAF Bassingbourn is a former military airbase located in Cambridgeshire approximately 3 miles (5 km) north of Royston, Hertfordshire and 11 miles (18 km) south west of Cambridge. During World War II it served first as an RAF station and then as a bomber base of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. Now known as Bassingbourn Barracks, it functions as a Phase One recruit training base and is home to Army Tr...
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RAF Fowlmere on 13 April 1947

RAF Fowlmere on 13 April 1947

RAF Fowlmere is a former airfield in the United Kingdom. The airfield is located six miles SW of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire.

Flying at Fowlmere originated in 1918 when the airfield was used by Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Service Aero Squadrons. After World War I ended, the hangars were all demolished along with the assorted buildings by 1923.

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RAF Kings Cliffe on 16 January 1947

RAF Kings Cliffe on 16 January 1947

RAF Kings Cliffe is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is located 12 miles W of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Originally the airfield was grass-surfaced but hard-surfaced runways and a perimeter track were laid down early in 1943.

Kings Cliffe was assigned USAAF designation Station 367. It was the most northerly and furthest west of all Eighth Air Force fight...
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Airfield Memmingerberg near Memmingen 1945

Airfield Memmingerberg near Memmingen 1945

Several heavy bomb attacks in the last two years of the war destroy the airport infrastructure.
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Cordite factory

Cordite factory

the site of the old royal navy cordite factory
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UNIFIL-South-Lebanon-2005

UNIFIL-South-Lebanon-2005

UNIFIL deployment in south Lebanon as in January 2005. Map coverage overlay.
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Fliegerhorst Wertheim 1944

Fliegerhorst Wertheim 1944

Fliegerhorst Wertheim lies above the city of Wertheim and was constructed beginning in 1936. Along with the grass airfield, extensive barracks were built, too, with a casino, billets, staff buildings, etc. The use of local materials led to the unique character of the buildings. In December 1937 the Fliegerhorst (airfield) received its first occupants, a Stuka unit.

On Easter 194...
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303rd BG - Bomb strike on Muenster, Germany

303rd BG - Bomb strike on Muenster, Germany

303rd BG: Munster, Germany Bomb Strike - Mission #263, 26 October 1944
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301st BG (H), Mission unknown, Argos Bridge

301st BG (H), Mission unknown, Argos Bridge

9 October 1943

MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force):
XII Bomber Command B-17's bomb airfields at Larissa, Athens and Salonika, Greece and Argos, Italy. B-24's hit Kastelli/ Pediada Airfield on Crete. P-38's fly a sweep between the island of Corfu, Greece and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia and escort shipping in the Karpathos Straits between Carpathos and Rhodes...
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301st BG (H), Mission 362, Maribor Marshalling Yard

301st BG (H), Mission 362, Maribor Marshalling Yard

7 November 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
550+ B-17s and B-24s attack Maribor and Alipasin Most, Yugoslavia and Brunico, Italy marshalling yards; the Floridsdorf oil refinery at Vienna, Austria; the Brenner Pass railroad route; railroad bridges at Pinzano al Tagliamento, Casarsa della Delizia, Mezzocorona, Ora, and Albes, Italy; and troop concentrations ...
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301st BG (H), Mission 396, Medvedov Road Bridge

301st BG (H), Mission 396, Medvedov Road Bridge

2 December 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
Around 500 B-17s and B-24s attack Blechhammer N and S and Odertal, Germany oil refineries; the Floridsdorf oil refinery at Vienna and the marshalling yard at Strasshof, Austria; Celldomolk, Hungary marshalling yard; and Medvedov, Czechoslovakia highway bridge, plus scattered targets of opportunity in C and E Eur...
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301st BG (H), Mission 331, Nis airfield

301st BG (H), Mission 331, Nis airfield

1 September 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 480+ B-17s and B-24s attack targets in Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; B-24s attack Boara Pisani, Italy; in Yugoslavia, B-17s and B-24s attack railroad bridges at Tesica/Moravac, Mitrovica, and Kraljevo, marshalling yards at Novi Sad and the airfield at Nish; in Hungary B-24s attack railroad bridges at Szolnok, and Mezot...
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301st BG (H), Mission 348, Sava Railroad Bridge Belgrade

301st BG (H), Mission 348, Sava Railroad Bridge Belgrade

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 463 B-17s and B-24s, some with fighter escort, hit marshalling yards at Subotica and Szeged, Hungary and railroad bridges at Novi Sad and Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Szob, and Budapest, Hungary; fighters maintain cover over the Budapest area.
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