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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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Camden Aerodrome 3. Sept 1942, New South Wales, Australia

Camden Aerodrome 3. Sept 1942, New South Wales, Australia

A private airstrip prior to World War II, the Camden airfield hosted Nos 4, 15, 21, 32 and 78 Squadrons at various stages during the war, in addition to the Central Flying School between 1940 and 1942, and a British transport unit, RAF No 243 Squadron, during the latter part of World War II. By 1946, the airfield had been returned to its civil status.
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Bridge at Nijmegen, Netherlands

Bridge at Nijmegen, Netherlands

Known from the book and movie "A Bridge Too Far", the bridge across the Waal River at Nijmegen, Holland was captured by the Allies, after many losses, on September 20, 1944.
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Aerial photo of the Micro Beach area of Saipan

Aerial photo of the Micro Beach area of Saipan

Aerial photo of the "Micro Beach" area of Saipan, at the end of World War II. This is the area which is now incorporated as The American Memorial Park. Note the many buildings within the current park boundaries, and in the surrounding Garapan area; the "inner cove" and "outer cove" marinas at Smiling Cove, and the busy harbor area including "Baker Dock" s...
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Aerial photograph from the Marpi area, Saipan

Aerial photograph from the Marpi area, Saipan

Aerial photo of the "Marpi" area, at the north end of Saipan island near the end of World War II. Note the extensive building of roads, military housing, and other buildings during the U.S. occupation of Saipan after the battle. Fighter airstrip is shown in the photo.
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Fortress Modlin before World War II

Fortress Modlin before World War II

Pre-War aerial photograph of the fortress.

During the Invasion of Poland at the beginning of the Second World War, Modlin Fortress was a headquarters of the Modlin Army until it retreated eastwards. From September 13 to September 29, 1939 it was defended by Polish forces under the command of general Wiktor Thommée against assaulting German units. During that time, the fighting w...
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Remains of the Abbey of Monte Cassino 1944

Remains of the Abbey of Monte Cassino 1944

This is the picture of aerial reconnaissance of the bombing of the Abbey of Montecassino. 250 bombers, medium and heavy planes, dropped 500 tons of bombs, in two separated waves.

http://www.montecassino1944.it/pagina-1-i.html
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UK village Burton Bradstock 1942

UK village Burton Bradstock 1942

R.A.F. reconnaissance photo of Burton Bradstock and Freshwater Bay taken on 7th. June, 1942.
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Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco

Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco

Aerial photograph shot at 7000 feet altitude, showing one unidentified CVL type carrier in docks along with several other ships. Hunters' Point (San Francisco Naval Shipyard) San Francisco, CA
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City of Rotterdam April 1945

City of Rotterdam April 1945

This photograph showing the bridges over the Maas in Rotterdam was taken on April 13th, 1945. In the top left corner, the empty lots of the bombarded inner city are clearly visible.
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Aerial photo of a French attack on the naval base at Trieste

Aerial photo of a French attack on the naval base at Trieste

On top of the middle, you can see 3 bombs falling during this attack in World War I.
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Brandenburg-Briest-Airfield

Brandenburg-Briest-Airfield

Brandenburg-Briest-Airfield
Tue., April 10.1945
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