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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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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.

See also:
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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