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Recapture of Guam

Recapture of Guam

Tha Capital of Guam, then called Agana under attack by US Forces 8 May 1942.
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Haleiwa Fighter Strip, Haleiwa Hawaii

Haleiwa Fighter Strip, Haleiwa Hawaii

A 1942 aerial view of the Haleiwa Airfield.
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Puunene Naval Air Station, Hawaii

Puunene Naval Air Station, Hawaii

Aerial view of Puunene, 1943
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Post-raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Post-raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

US 40th Photo Recon Squadron took this post-raid shot. The roundhouse, which had survived repeated bombing up to that point, was never the same. Only about half of the roundhouse was rebuilt.

See also:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24394/Pre-Raid-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-November-1944.htm
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24401/Bomb-run-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-...
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Bomb run photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Bomb run photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Precision daylight bombing.

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http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24394/Pre-Raid-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-November-1944.htm

http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24453/Post-raid-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-November-1944.htm
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Pre-Raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Pre-Raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Photo taken over the target, 3 Nov '44, daylight raid by American B-29s based in India. Note the roundhouse & turntable, camouflaged factory/industrial roofs, old bomb craters, rolling stock in the yard. Note also the roof of the roundhouse - some light, some dark - evidence of patchwork from past raids. Also, note the shadow on the outer edge of the roundhouse. You can see where sunlight has s...
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Mingaladon airfield, Rangoon, December 1944

Mingaladon airfield, Rangoon, December 1944

Bombed repeatedly by the RAF and Americans.
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Amarapura Bombing raid, Myanmar (Burma) 25 January 1945

Amarapura Bombing raid, Myanmar (Burma) 25 January 1945

Attacked by the No. 99 Squadron RAF.
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Martaban railway yard, Mynmar (Burma) 7 March 1945

Martaban railway yard, Mynmar (Burma) 7 March 1945

Bombed by the No. 99 Squadron RAF.
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Pyinmana railway yard 26 November 1944, Myanmar (Burma)

Pyinmana railway yard 26 November 1944, Myanmar (Burma)

Pyanmana railway yard bombed by the No. 99 Squadron RAF.
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Moulmein dock area 22.10.44 (2), Myanmar (Burma)

Moulmein dock area 22.10.44 (2), Myanmar (Burma)

Attack of the dock area.
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Moulmein dock area 19.10.1944 (2), Myanmar (Burma)

Moulmein dock area 19.10.1944 (2), Myanmar (Burma)

Attack of the No. 356 Squadron RAF.
Picture taken during the attack.
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Bomb pattern shot near Kyaukpyu, Myanmar (Burma) 21.01.1944

Bomb pattern shot near Kyaukpyu, Myanmar (Burma) 21.01.1944

Bomb run by No. 99 Squadron RAF.
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Moulmein Dock Area 19.10.44 (1), Myanmar (Burma)

Moulmein Dock Area 19.10.44 (1), Myanmar (Burma)

Attacked by the No. 356 Squadron RAF.
You can see the first bombs explode.
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Airfield Penzing after an air raid in spring 1945

Airfield Penzing after an air raid in spring 1945

With the re-establishment of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) in 1935, locations for air bases were selected throughout the entire country. The Penzing area was selected for one of these bases because of the suitable geographical, navigational and other technical aspects. Land was procured in 1935 and by spring of 1936 the construction of Landsberg Air Base was well underway. A small detachment...
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Moulmein dock area 22.10.1944 (1), Myanmar (Burma)

Moulmein dock area 22.10.1944 (1), Myanmar (Burma)

Attack of the No. 356 Squadron RAF.
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J.A. Jones Construction Company, Brunswick

J.A. Jones Construction Company, Brunswick

The J.A. Jones Construction Company, a construction engineering firm originally established in North Carolina, was founded in 1890 by James Addison Jones, subsequently becoming one of the major construction firms of the South. The J.A. Jones Company wasn't a shipbuilding company originally, but had established a reputation for good management, which led the USMC to consider the firm as a suitab...
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Khaeng Khoi, Thailand. 2 April 1945

Khaeng Khoi, Thailand. 2 April 1945

The railway yard and workshops under attack by aircraft of No. 356 (Liberator) Squadron RAF of the Strategic Air Force, Eastern Air Command. Smoke is billowing from fires started in rolling-stock and repair facilities.
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Aerial View of Bailleul, France (After Bombing, 1918)

Aerial View of Bailleul, France (After Bombing, 1918)

The town was left 98% in ruins at the end of the First World War, and at one time it was suggested that the ruins might be preserved as a stark reminder of the horrors of war.

See also this file:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24319/Aerial-View-of-Bailleul,-France-(Before-Bombing,-1918).htm
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A photo of Stalag VII A, ca. 1945, Moosburg

A photo of Stalag VII A, ca. 1945, Moosburg

The camp area is marked by a white line.

The largest German WW II POW camp was Stalag VII-A at Moosburg, Germany. Over 110,000 allied soldiers were imprisoned there. It was liberated by the U.S. 14th Armored Division following a short battle with SS soldiers of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division on 29 April, 1945.

More information and pictures here:
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Aerial View of Bailleul, France (Before Bombing, 1918)

Aerial View of Bailleul, France (Before Bombing, 1918)

The town was left 98% in ruins at the end of the First World War, and at one time it was suggested that the ruins might be preserved as a stark reminder of the horrors of war.

See also this file:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24374/Aerial-View-of-Bailleul,-France-(After-Bombing,-1918).htm
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Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

The city of Düren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. During 1944 and 1945, the protracted and bloody Battle for Hürtgenwald was fought on Düren's district area, and on November 16 1944, Düren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings. Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombin...
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The 486th strikes a secret airfield at Essay, France

The 486th strikes a secret airfield at Essay, France

In the german Luftwaffe, the airfield was called Nancy-Essay.
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Bombs away near Brest, France

Bombs away near Brest, France

Strike photo from the 486th BG (H).
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POW camp Oflag 79 at Brunswick-Querum

POW camp Oflag 79 at Brunswick-Querum

Oflag 79 was a World War II German prisoner-of-war camp for officers located at Querum, near Braunschweig

It was located in a three story brick building that had previously been the home of a German parachute regiment, near the Herman Goering aircraft engine factory.
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