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320th BG, Mission 426, Breisach Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 426, Breisach Railroad Bridge

33 B-26's of the 441Sq & 442 Sq dropped at 14:12 hours, 135 x 1000 lb demolition bombs.
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Hutchinson Naval Air Station - Sunflower Gliderport (SN76), Yoder

Hutchinson Naval Air Station - Sunflower Gliderport (SN76), Yoder

A 1945 aerial view of Hutchinson.

Hutchinson was selected in 1942 as a site to provide primary training for the Naval Air Reserve.

Until the station was completed, the Navy made temporary use of the town's municipal airport. The airfield was commissioned at the end of 1942.

The first training planes used were N2S-3s & N2S-4s, which were later ...
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Dodge City Army Airfield - Ford County Airport, Dodge City

Dodge City Army Airfield - Ford County Airport, Dodge City

Aerial view of Dodge City AAF while under construction in 1943.

Dodge City AAF was located 6 miles northwest of the town of Dodge City. The Army Airfield was built in 1942 for the 70,000 Pilot Training Program, to train pilots & crews of medium bombers, primarily B-25s.
Dodge City was also used during WW2 to train French aircrews.
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NAS Glynco, Brunswick, GA

NAS Glynco, Brunswick, GA

A 1942 aerial view of NAS Glynco.

Naval Air Station Glynco was built in 1942 as Navy antisubmarine blimp base.
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NAS Richmond, Miami, FL

NAS Richmond, Miami, FL

Commissioned September 15, 1942 and named for the sawmill community, which it replaced, NAS Richmond became the world’s largest blimp base. Located on 2,107 acres nineteen miles southwest of Miami’s central business district, the need for this facility came from the Nazi U-boat threat to Allied merchant marine. To provide anti-submarine patrol, rescue, escort and utility services in this area, ...
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(Original) Flagler Beach Airport, Flagler Beach, FL

(Original) Flagler Beach Airport, Flagler Beach, FL

A 1943 USDA aerial view of Flagler Beach Airport.
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Dorr Field 1943, Arcadia, FL

Dorr Field 1943, Arcadia, FL

A 1943 USDA aerial photo of Dorr Field
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Carlstrom Field 1943, Arcadia, FL

Carlstrom Field 1943, Arcadia, FL

A close-up of Carlstrom's hangars & ramp, from a 1943 USDA aerial photo of Carlstrom Field.
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A close-up of B-17 bombers on Buckinghams ramp, from the April 14 1944

A close-up of B-17 bombers on Buckinghams ramp, from the April 14 1944

Buckingham was a flexible gunnery training base, used to train the gunners who would defend bombers.

It was constructed starting in 1942 at a cost of $10 million on a total of 7,000 acres of swamp land, which had to be drained with an extensive system of newly constructed canals.

Training was conducted in both air-to-air & air-to-surface gunnery.

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Kodiak Harbor Defenses

Kodiak Harbor Defenses

Located approximately 250 miles southwest of Anchorage, Kodiak Island was one of the major centers of Alaskan military activity during World War Two. Facilities on the island included several airfields, a Naval operating base and several other installations.

To protect this important harbor the Coast Artillery Installed a total of 8 major gun batteries, ranging in caliber from 8...
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Fort Segarra, U.S. Virgin Islands

Fort Segarra, U.S. Virgin Islands

Fort Segarra is an underground fort, part of the United States' defense strategies during World War II. Its purpose was to help protect a submarine base on St. Thomas. The war ended before its completion and the project was subsequently abandoned. Visitors to Water Island can view gun emplacements, walk inside tunnels and visit underground rooms. The observation deck on the roof of the fort off...
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Dutch Harbor Defenses, Unalaska Island

Dutch Harbor Defenses, Unalaska Island

Located on Unalaska Island approximately 780 miles southwest of Anchorage, Dutch Harbor was the site of an important Naval operating base during the Aleutian Campaign of World War Two. To protect this strategic harbor from enemy attack, the Coast Artillery Corps would construct a total of seven gun batteries in the harbor, along with numerous fire control stations, searchlight positions and oth...
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320th BG, Mission 483, Haslach Marshalling Yard

320th BG, Mission 483, Haslach Marshalling Yard

2 March 1945.

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Ninth Air Force): In Germany, the 9th Bombardment Division hits 5 bridges, 2 communications centers, 3 ordnance and motor transport depots, several city areas, and 6 targets of opportunity; the objectives are to hinder movement of enemy troops trying to help the German army caught in front of the US Third Army, to obstruct movement in general, and ...
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320th BG, Mission 141, Terni Marshalling Yard

320th BG, Mission 141, Terni Marshalling Yard

27 January 1944.

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): In Italy, B-25's attack roads at Velletri, the railway at Colleferro and marshalling yard at Orte; B-26's bomb bridges at Ceprano and marshalling yard at Terni; A-20's give close support to the US Fifth Army attack near Terelle; A-36's bomb railways and buildings at Poggio Mirteto, Ceccano, and Ciampino, hit rail and road tr...
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320th BG, Mission 127, Piombino Iron and Steel Work

320th BG, Mission 127, Piombino Iron and Steel Work

10 January 1944.

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): In Italy, B-25's hit San Benedetto de Marsi; P-40's, with RAF, SAAF, and RAAF airplanes, hit communications, gun positions, trucks, and tanks at numerous points in and NW of the battle area; other P-40's give close support to ground forces in the Chieti area; and A-36's hit trucks, tanks, trains, and other targets of opportuni...
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320th BG, Mission 126, Grosseto Marshalling Yard

320th BG, Mission 126, Grosseto Marshalling Yard

8 January 1944

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force): B-25's bomb the harbor,warehouses, and railway at Metkovic, Yugoslavia. In Italy, A-20's hit railway stations at Frosinone and in the Colleferro-Segni area; B-26's bomb marshalling yards at Grosseto and Lucca; P-40's support the US Fifth Army in the mountains E and SE of Cassino, and, with A-36's, hit railway targets S of Rome...
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320th BG, Mission 124, January 1944

320th BG, Mission 124, January 1944

2 January 1944 Ventimiglia Railroad Bridge, Italy
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320th BG, Mission 125, January 1944

320th BG, Mission 125, January 1944

3 January 1944 Roccasecca Road Bridge, Italy
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Gumrak Airfield - Stalingrad

Gumrak Airfield - Stalingrad

During the battle of Stalingrad, and especially of their 6th army was encircled, the Germans used the Gumrak airfield for their operations: re-supply, taking wounded away, ect. The overlay photo was taken on March 6, 1943, after the field was overrun by the Red Army
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This is a strike photo of a target in Luxembourg by an unidentified Bomb Gr

This is a strike photo of a target in Luxembourg by an unidentified Bomb Gr

The photo was taken on 11 May or 9 August 1944, by an attack of the USAAF against the railway yard in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg.
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Labour camp at Brandenburg-Wilhelmshof

Labour camp at Brandenburg-Wilhelmshof

Nearly 2000 people were held here during World War II. The camp held civilians forcably abducted in the occupied countries to provide labor in the German war industry, repair bombed railroads and bridges or work on farms.
By 1944 19.9% of all workers were foreigners, either civilians or prisoners of war.
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Gliders near Wolfheze, September 1944

Gliders near Wolfheze, September 1944

Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing Airspeed Horsa and GAL Hamilcar gliders on Landing Zone (LZ) 'Z' near Wolfheze woods, west-north-west of Arnhem.
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Kawasaki Aircraft Plant, Akashi

Kawasaki Aircraft Plant, Akashi

A precision bombing mission involved an attack against a specific target. This was a precision bombing mission against the Kawasaki Aircraft Plant at Akashi. Notice how the area surrounding the factories is relatively untouched.
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Aerial photograph of Vimy Ridge

Aerial photograph of Vimy Ridge

Portion of the 4th Canadian Division Front April 7th, 1917.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known as the Battle of Arras during the First World War. It is also considered a major event in Canadian history for the primary role Canadian forces played in the attack.
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The so-called Mystery Towers

The so-called Mystery Towers

were built towards the end of the First World War (1914 - 18) at the entrance to Shoreham Harbour, Sussex.

Post September 1920 aerial view of remaining Tower.
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