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Stornara Airfield - Home of the 456th Bomb Group

Stornara Airfield - Home of the 456th Bomb Group

The 456th Bomb Group (Heavy) was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. A "heavy bombardment group," the 456th operated B-24 Liberator aircraft and was known unofficially as "Steed's Flying Colts," after its commander.

The 456th Bomb Group flew 249 bombing missions from Italy while assigned to the Fifteenth Air Fo...
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464th BG (H), Mission 127, Devinska Nova Ves - Marshalling Yard

464th BG (H), Mission 127, Devinska Nova Ves - Marshalling Yard

6 December 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 270+ B-17s and B-24s attack marshalling yards at Graz, Austria; Szombathely, Sopron, Nagycenk, Hegyeshalom, and the town of Zalaegerszey, Hungary; Maribor, Yugoslavia; and Bratislava, and Devinska Nova Ves, Czechoslovakia, plus scattered targets of opportunity; P-51s and P-38s escort the bombers, cover Royal Air Force (...
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456th BG (H), Mission 158, Hodonin Marshalling Yard

456th BG (H), Mission 158, Hodonin Marshalling Yard

20 November 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 192 B-24s and B-17s bomb the Blechhammer S oil refinery in Germany and the town of Prerov, Czechoslovakia, a target of opportunity; 284 others encounter bad weather and attack several alternate targets and targets of opportunity in Czechoslovakia including the town of Zlin and marshalling yards at Brno, Hodonin, and Br...
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Sinking of the ENOURA MARU in Takao (Kao-hsiung) on 9th January 1945

Sinking of the ENOURA MARU in Takao (Kao-hsiung) on 9th January 1945

On December 27, 1944 the POWs that survived the attacks on the Oryoku Maru were loaded into the cargo holds of two ships - the Enoura Maru and the Brazil Maru - for the voyage to Takao, Formosa where they arrived on December 31, 1944. On January 6, 1945 the Japanese consolidated all surviving POWs into the holds of the Enoura Maru. On January 9, 1945 the Enoura Maru was still in the harbor at T...
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Crash site of two B-24 Bombers from 392nd BG near Meitze

Crash site of two B-24 Bombers from 392nd BG near Meitze

This aerial photo, taken in 1945, has been edited to show how close to each other the Bishop and Kamenitsa planes crashed.

More information about this Berlin bombing mission of 392nd BG: http://www.b24.net/stories/annette.htm
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Recon over Juelich, Germany

Recon over Juelich, Germany

Captain T. A. Roberts flew sortie #2032 over JŁlich, northeast of Aachen, on the afternoon of December 16, 1944. Earlier that morning about 50 miles to the southeast, the Wehrmacht had launched a massive offensive through the Ardennes forest and ignited what came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.
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Eschweiler, Germany

Eschweiler, Germany

This unlabeled bomb damage assessment photo from a 33rd Photo Recon Squadron mission shows a portion of the 30-square-mile section of the German city of Eschweiler located behind the Siegfried Line. It was bombed by the 8th Air Force in November 1944 before being overrun by US infantry a few days later.
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Dueren, Germany

Dueren, Germany

A recon photo of the German city of DŁren taken as part of sortie 33/2032 of December 16, 1944, flown by Captain T. A. Roberts of the 33rd Photo Recon Squadron. Located on the east bank of the Roer River, the city was a center of fierce fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, which began on the day this photo was taken.
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44th BG (H), Mission, Livorno (Leghorn) Marshalling Yard

44th BG (H), Mission, Livorno (Leghorn) Marshalling Yard

Major damage inflictedby allied bombing to the docks and port installations at Leghorn on the north west coast of Italy.
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Dresden after the air raids 1945

Dresden after the air raids 1945

All photographs were taken on 18 April 1945, one day after the last big raid on the city.

Dresden was both an important garrison as well as a centre of military industry during the Second World War. The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force and by the United States Army Air Force between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions o...
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Dubova refinery before bombing by 15th Air Force

Dubova refinery before bombing by 15th Air Force

Aerial view of the DubovŠ refinery, taken on August 20, 1944 before the bombing, which started at 10:48.

460+ B-24s and B-17s, some fighter-escorted, bomb the airfield and marshalling yard at Szolnok, Hungary and oil refineries at Dubova, Czechoslovakia, and Czechowice and Auschwitz, Poland.
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Dubova refinery during the bomb raid by 15th Air Force

Dubova refinery during the bomb raid by 15th Air Force

Anglo-American bombers of 15th US Army Air Force from their airbases in south Italy bombed oil refinery in DubovŠ. They destroyed fuel depots that were included in plans for insurrection. Depots were bombed regardless of dispatch send to London by JŠn Golian asking not to bomb DubovŠ and PodbrezovŠ.

DubovŠ refinery, the centre of Slovakia's petrochemical industry, was 50-60% des...
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Vrutky - railway depot during bombing on September 13, 1944.

Vrutky - railway depot during bombing on September 13, 1944.

Military aid for the armed insurgent forces came from the American strategic Air Force on September 13, 1944. From September 10, 1944, they registered an increased movement of German transports at the Vrķtky railway station. This increase in activity was due to the transferrence of soldiers and military material from the German 1008th and the 1009th Battalions for the support of the 178th Divis...
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D-Day - Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer

D-Day - Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer

The breakthrough of the Canadians on Juno Beach

Juno Beach stretched from Ver-sur-Mer to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, it was the landing area of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division under General Keller. In Courseulles-sur-Mer the Germans had fortified the mouth of the river Seulles. On 6 June 1944, at 7:45 am the amphibious tanks of the 1st Hussars were launched in the ocean three kilome...
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D-Day - Juno Beach, Bernieres-sur-Mer (Overlay I)

D-Day - Juno Beach, Bernieres-sur-Mer (Overlay I)

The Canadians under a deluge of shells

On 6 June 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division commanded by General Keller landed in Normandy on Juno Beach. At 8:05 am, the Queen's Own Rifles Regiment set foot on this Norman beach in bad conditions : the amphibious tanks were late, and the preliminary artillery bombing left intact the German defences. The machine-guns and the weapons...
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D-Day - Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

D-Day - Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

The special tanks opened a breach in the Atlantic Wall

On 6 June 1944, the North Shore Regiment of the 5th Canadian Brigade landed in Normandy on Juno Beach. They fought against a regiment of the 716th German Infantry Division. The Company A progression was easy west of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer while the Company B hit many obstacles. The support of the Fort Garry Horse amphibious tan...
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D-Day at Juno Beach, 6 June 1944

D-Day at Juno Beach, 6 June 1944

The aerial photo shows the sectors Nan Green and Nan White at the canadian landing beach.

Juno is the codename for the beach assigned to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Right in the middle of the britsh sector, between Gold to the west and Sword to the east, this beach is 7km long and located between the villages of Graye-sur-Mer and St-Aubin-sur-Mer.

The coa...
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Crash of the Bomber Hard to Get in Brunkensen at 7 April 1945

Crash of the Bomber Hard to Get in Brunkensen at 7 April 1945

This B17-G of the 570th Bomb Squadron was shot down by a Messerschmitt Me262 at their 55 mission (Group Mission 291).

All crew members bailed out and captured as POWs.
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Bomb craters near Remagen

Bomb craters near Remagen

Aerial picture of the area between Remagen and Kripp with bomb craters. The picture was taken from a british recon aircraft at 30 January 1945.
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RAF HARROWBEER - WWII Airfield

RAF HARROWBEER - WWII Airfield

Historical interest - archive WWII air photo matching surviving relic structures. Although no longer physically visible on the ground, the surviving runway layout is clearly visible from the air - enhanced by the dry conditions - and ties in well to the WWII imagery.
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491st BG (H), Mission 27, Villacoublay Airfield

491st BG (H), Mission 27, Villacoublay Airfield

On 25 June the Group returned to Paris and again lost one to the vicious flak over that city. The B-24 (44-40129) flown by 1st Lt. Marvin W. Butler of the 855th took a direct burst in the bomb bay and broke in two just aft of the wing. "The tail section floated down slow and easy like a big box kite," but nobody saw any chutes.

8th USAAF Strategic Operations from 25 Ju...
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305th BG (H), Mission, Renault Armament Works Paris

305th BG (H), Mission, Renault Armament Works Paris

4 April 1943

VIII Bomber Command Mission 49:
97 B-17's of the 1st Bombardment Wing are dispatched against industrial installations in the Paris, France area including the Renault armament works and motor works. 85 aircraft drop 251 tons of bombs on the target between 1414 and 1417 local and cause severe damage. We claim 47-13-6 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 4 B-17s and 16 ...
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340th BG, Mission, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

340th BG, Mission, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

24 February 1945

In Italy during the night of 23/24 Feb, A-20s bomb marshalling yards, including those at Castelfranco Veneto, Rovereto, Villafranca di Verona, and Legnago, and airfields at Villafranca di Verona, Ghedi, and Bergamo; medium bombers bomb rail lines, bridges, bridge approaches, and fills at Bozzolo, Santa Margherita d'Adige, San Michele all'Adige, Pizzighetone, and...
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340th BG (M), Mission, Sofia Marshalling Yard

340th BG (M), Mission, Sofia Marshalling Yard

14 November 1943

The first air raid of the Bulgarian capital was carried out on 14 November 1943 by 91 B-25 Mitchell bombers. 47 buildings and structures were destroyed, 59 civilians and military men were killed and over 128 were injured.
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486th BG (H), Target map of Rouen Marshalling Yard

486th BG (H), Target map of Rouen Marshalling Yard

Photographed on 15 August 1943
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