Overlays with information about various wars|
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|The city of Beirut has been described as the Paris of the Middle East, but as these dramatic pictures show the capital of Lebanon now resembles a post-Blitz London. |
A million people – almost a quarter of the population of Lebanon – have been forced to abandon their homes with up to 1,000 people killed.
Whole city squares have been obliterated across miles of the ...
|Post-attack reconnaissance photograph shows destruction caused at Nice marshalling yard by aircraft of MASAF, which pounded communication objectives from 19 May to 16 August 1944.||05/22/2007||711|
|This photograph, taken during the attack on the Dunkerque, shows direct hits being scored on the vessel, with another cluster of bombs on its way. |
While the prime objective of operations against Toulon was the destruction of submarine pens and submarines afloat, additional widespread damage was inflicted upon harbor installations and naval vessels which, while rendered unseawort...
|111 Halifaxes and 26 Lancasters of Nos 6 and 8 Groups attacked the oil plant at Wanne-Eickel. A direct hit on a storage tank early in the raid produced dense cloud and smoke which hindered later bombing. A German report says that the refinery itself was not seriously damaged but that the GAVEG chemical factory was destroyed; it is possible that the bombers were aiming at the wrong target.||05/22/2007||876|
|Unknown dated photo of an attack in Winter 1944.||05/18/2007||1,340|
|This recon image shows the two bridges over the River Kwai, on the north bank the work camp can be see. |
This image was taken late 1944.
|This picture shows Colditz Castel on 10 April 1945.||05/17/2007||977|
|Aerial photo taken by the german Luftwaffe.|
RAF Dyce was situated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Today it is the site of Aberdeen Airport.
Soviet ships being loaded at the Mariel Naval Base in Cuba, Nov 5, 1962. They were removing missiles from the country.
Never before and after, the world was so near at the beginning of World War III.
|During World War II, the strategically important dam and plant were partially destroyed by retreating Soviet troops in 1941, and then again by the retreating German troops in 1943. In the end the dam was heavily damaged, and the powerhouse hall was nearly destroyed. Both were rebuilt between 1944 and 1949. Power generation was restarted in 1950. In 1969-80, the second powerhouse was built with ...||05/17/2007||1,348|
|This is an aerial Photo of Burscough airfield which was situated 2 miles north of Ormskirk in Lancashire, England. |
It was a Royal Naval Air station and the last to be built during WWII.It is believed that this airfiled was earmarked for the RAF however it was built with the normal Navy plan incorporating 4 runways and not 3 as was normal for an RAF station. The runways were also...
|This photo shows the place where now the Millenium Dome stands. |
'Image from Cities Revealed® aerial photography, © The GeoInformation Group, 2001'
|British Forces (2nd East Yorks) landing late morning on Sword Beach, west of Ouistreham. The first major target for this sector was the capture of Pegasus Bridge.||05/17/2007||2,316|
|The US First Army under Lt. General Omar Bradley, pictured here in the early stages of the assault. This was perhaps the most fiercely fought over of the five beaches.||05/17/2007||1,521|
|Twelve of Bomber Command's new Lancaster heavy bombers were dispatched unescorted on a daring low-level raid 500 miles across France and Germany to attempt a precision attack on the MAN factory at Augsburg where U-boat engines were built. ||05/17/2007||1,006|
|The attack on the Eder dam |
The Eder valley was heavily fogged but not defended. The tricky topography of the surrounding hills made the approach difficult and the first aircraft, Shannon's, made six runs before taking a break. Maudslay (Z for Zebra) then attempted a run but the bomb struck the top of the dam and the aircraft was caught in the blast. Shannon made another run and ...
|1 month after the VE-Day, this picture shows the main railway station and the cathedral of Cologne. ||05/16/2007||1,178|
|26 May 1944 |
On this day 984 french citizen died and more than 1100 buildings were destroyed.
|31 July 1944 |
Back to Bucharest for the last mission of the month with the usual results over that target area. The target was the Prahova Oil Refinery which is located near the railroad tracks in the northwest section of the City. The cloud coverage was five tenths. As usual there was moderate, inaccurate flak. Only 8.8 percent of the bombs were scored within a 1000 feet of the ...
|19 July 1944 |
Success still crowned the efforts of Major Burke as a Group leader on the difficult mission to the Schleissheim Airdrome Installations at Munich. The target was partially obscured by clouds and the flak holed eighteen of the twenty-three planes over the target, but 43 percent of the 1000 pound general purpose bombs were within 1000 feet of the briefed aiming point.
|11 July 1944 |
Lt. Colonel Applegate led the Group in an attack on submarines stationed in the harbor of Toulon. The weather was excellent and the Germans were slow in starting their smoke pots. The flak was only moderate in intensity. For some reason, however, most of the bombs overshot the target to the right with only fair results.
|6 August 1944 |
For this mission the strategy of the Fifteenth Air Force, which at the time was not being revealed to Group personnel, continued to anticipate the invasion of southern France. The target was a large Marshalling Yard in the comparatively small town of Miramas, France. With excellent weather, no fighter opposition, and not much flak at the target, Major Goree and Lt....
|14 June 1944 |
The Air Force was still slaving away at German oil. The Group bombardiers were still hot. With CAVU weather, no enemy fighters, and only slight flak the 461st got 39 percent of its bombs within 1000 feet of the center of impact on the oil storage installations at Szony, Hungary.
|26 June 1944 |
For its fiftieth mission the Group was back again to an oil target. The target, a concentrated one, was a refinery in the open country near the small town of Korneuburg in Austria. Lt. Colonel Knapp led the formation. The pilot of the lead plane was a new one in the number one position of "A" Flight of the first attack unit, Lt. Alkire. The target was obsc...
|28 June 1944 |
With the intentions of cutting the railroad lines connecting Bucharest and Ploesti, the Air Force again assigned the Chitila Marshalling Yard at Bucharest to the Group as a target. As has been the case on many of the missions which Colonel Glantzberg had led, poor weather hindered the success of the mission. A great deal of bad weather was experienced en route to th...