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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.
No rating yet12/12/20071,093Google Earth Logo
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Aerial view of the Ghost Fleet in Mallows Bay 1942

Aerial view of the Ghost Fleet in Mallows Bay 1942

Just offshore of Charles County, Maryland, across the Potomac River from Quantico Marine Base, lies one of the Potomac River's great historical oddities. From a distance, the water's surface is broken by patches of low scrub covered islands, seemingly overcome by the tide. On closer inspection, the islands have distinct outlines, familiar forms, and an arrangement unusual to behold in most quie...
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Hitlers Berghof

Hitlers Berghof

The Berghof after being bombed in may 1945
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Wilhelmshaven 1940

Wilhelmshaven 1940

This was the view across the harbour canal on 2 February 1940: behind the pedestrian swing-bridge for the dockyard personnel is the bulk of Tirpitz, with bridge foundations fitted and cylindrical tower mast mounted. Alongside her is the "Langer Heinrich" floating crane, while building cranes can be seen on the pier.
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Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot 5 April 1945

Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot 5 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 2 missions are flown. Mission 928: 1,358 bombers and 662 fighters attack marshalling yards, ordnance depots, armament works and airfields in Germany; they claim 8-0-6 aircraft; 10 bombers and 1 P-51 are lost:
1. 436 B-17s are dispatched to hit munitions dumps at Ingolstadt (211) and Grafenwohr (94), and the marshalling yard at Bayreuth (73); targe...
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Ingolstadt Marshaling Yard after the strafing raid from 10 April 1945

Ingolstadt Marshaling Yard after the strafing raid from 10 April 1945

Eight P-47 Thunderbolts attacked the area around Ingolstadt. At 13.36h the fighters came in from Neuburg and attacked a ammunition train. In case of this attack, four railcars explode and suffered heavy damage to the marshalling yard. Four people were killed and 70 more injured.
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Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

Target photograph taken by Squadron Leader Allardyce over Heligoland, April 18th 1945.

No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron dispatched 27 Avro Lancaster's against this target. The following ordinance were dropped by the squadron. 200 x 1000lb AMN.M65(TD.025), 16 x 1000lb MC and 198 x 500lb MC.

969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups att...
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Le Hamel near the crash site of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Le Hamel near the crash site of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Aerial photo by member of 3 Squadron at about 10.40 a.m. April 21, 1918.
This photo was taken by either Lieuts. Simpson and Banks or Garrett and Barrow just prior to being attacked by von Richthofen and Weiss.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
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Battlecruiser Gneisenau in drydock Gdynia

Battlecruiser Gneisenau in drydock Gdynia

The Gneisenau was transfered to the Gotenhafen (Gdynia) branch of Deutsche Werke in April 1942. On the photograph she can be seen in the floating dock in Gotenhafen (Gdynia). Here her stem was cut off and used as scrap metal.
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Nagasaki, days before the atomic mission

Nagasaki, days before the atomic mission

Aerial reconnaissance photo of Nagasaki, Japan, taken on Aug. 5, 1945. Military and industrial target areas are outlined and numbered (legend at lower left corner of photo)
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Maleme airfield under bombs 1940

Maleme airfield under bombs 1940

Maleme airfield - the key to winning the battle for Crete. By the end of the first day Student had been receiving news of nothing but failure. Only at Maleme was there a glimmer of hope. The 3rd Parachute Regiment had secured neither Canea nor Galatas; the 2nd Parachute Regiment had captured a hill overlooking Retimo airfield, but had taken heavy casualties doing so; and the 1st Parachute Regim...
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Battlecruiser Gneisenau in Gdynia

Battlecruiser Gneisenau in Gdynia

An air attacks on February 26-27 February 1942, on the floating dock where she was being repaired for mine damage, she became the target of massive RAF attacks by 178 bombers and was struck on the bow. Contrary to normal practice, and since repairs were planned to be completed within two weeks, ammunition had not been unloaded and the resultant fires set off an explosion that destroyed the enti...
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Oroville Army Air Field in 1943

Oroville Army Air Field in 1943

In 1936, the City of Oroville acquired 188 acres of grazing land for use as a municipal airport. During 1941, the city and the Works Project Administration (WPA) extended the runways and increased the total airport land area to 428 acres.

In 1942, the War Department leased the Oroville Municipal Airport and renamed it Oroville Army Air Field (AAF). That same year the Army purcha...
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Munda Point airfield 1943

Munda Point airfield 1943

The objective of the Central Solomons campaign was the Japanese airfield on Munda Point, which, in friendly hands, would be a stepping-stone in the conquest of the Solomons Islands chain. The airfield runs west to east and a taxi-way snakes through both sides of the field. Kokengolo Hill is on its north side. This photograph records the results of a Marine dive-bomber attack, which resulted in ...
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Herdla Luftwaffe airfield summer 1943

Herdla Luftwaffe airfield summer 1943

During the Second World War, all of Herdla was in effect a military base for the German Luftwaffe. The flat area "Herdlevalen" was considered a good place for an airport. The air base at Herdla was important to defend the west coast of Norway against Allied attacks. Many fortifications were built to hinder possibly invading forces. All civilians had to leave the island. In 1945 they c...
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Bairnsdale airfield, Australia

Bairnsdale airfield, Australia

Another Empire Air Training Scheme base, Bairnsdale was initially home to No.1 Operational Training Unit (OTU) from June 1942. By April 1943, No.1 OTU had relocated to East Sale, and the RAAF's General Reconnaissance School operated from the airfield until the end of World War II.
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Second Chechen War - Battle of Grozny 1999 - 2000

Second Chechen War - Battle of Grozny 1999 - 2000

Grozny was once again the epicenter of fighting after the outbreak of the Second Chechen War, which further caused thousands of fatalities. During the early phase of the Russian siege on Grozny in October 25, 1999, Russian forces launched five SS-21 ballistic missiles at the crowded central bazaar and a maternity ward, killing more than 140 people and injuring hundreds. During the massive shell...
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303rd BG (H), Mission 130, Dijon Airfield

303rd BG (H), Mission 130, Dijon Airfield

This photo was taken from the camera pit in Thunderbird on March 28, 1944. The target was an airfield at Dijon, France. Bomb strikes can be seen in one area of buildings. A following group of fortresses wiped out the next group of buildings, while a third group demolished the third group of buildings. The airfield was completely destroyed.
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Trenches between Loos and Hulluch, France

Trenches between Loos and Hulluch, France

The Battle of Hulluch was a conflict in World War I, April 27-29, 1916, involving the 16th (Irish) Division of the British Army's 19th Corps.

The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on the night of the 27th suffered a heavily-concentrated German chlorine gas attack near the German-held village of Hulluch, a mile north of Loos.

Other units of the 16th Division, including...
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