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320th BG, Mission 418, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 418, Pizzighettone Railroad Bridge

18 November 1944

34 B-26's dropped 119 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs and 12 x 1.000 lb demolition bombs with 6 hour delay fuses on the alternate target at 12:21 hours.
The primary target, Avisio Railroad Viaduct, was obscured by a effective smoke screen.
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320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

23 February 1945

27 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing were over the target and 9 B-26's dropped 72 x 500 lb. demolition bombs in the first bomb run at 11:51 hours from 10.500 ft and 18 B-26's dropped 144 x 500 lb. demolition bombs at 12:01 hours from 11.600 to 10.800 ft. on the second bomb run.
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320th BG, Mission 468 - 470, St. Georgen Marshalling Yard

320th BG, Mission 468 - 470, St. Georgen Marshalling Yard

22 February 1945

6 B-26's dropped 42 x 500 lb. demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb. with fuse delay at 13:31 hours from 10.500 ft, instead of the primary target Ebingen railway station

6 B-26's dropped 35 x 500 lb. demolition bombs and 6 x 500 lb. with fuse delay at 13:32 hours from 10.300 ft, instead of the primary target Strassberg railway station.

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Newport Naval Outer Landing Field, Newport, MI

Newport Naval Outer Landing Field, Newport, MI

World War 2-era view of Newport.

This field was built during the WW2 era as the largest of 16 satellite landing fields which supported primary flight training at Grosse Isle Naval Air Station.
The date of construction of Newport NOLF has not been determined, but the earliest depiction of the field which has been located was a 1942 map, which labeled it as "Newport F...
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320th BG, Mission 417, Rastatt Raiload Bridge

320th BG, Mission 417, Rastatt Raiload Bridge

At 13:42 (1 December 1944) , 16 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing dropped 63 x 1000 pound demolition bombs on the primary target.
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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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