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Kobe Bombing, 5 Mar 1945

Kobe Bombing, 5 Mar 1945

Note the damage of prior raids.
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Damage of the Yap airfield, 1944

Damage of the Yap airfield, 1944

Extent of damage from the 7th AAF raids on Yapís airstrip number one can be seen in this picture of the bomb-pocked airfield and parking areas. A great number of fighter planes are visible.
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Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
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U.S. Army Duty Station in South Korea - 1968

U.S. Army Duty Station in South Korea - 1968

I was in the U.S. Army stationed in South Korea during 1968-1969.

This Google Earth Hack identifies many locations in South Korea that I traversed:

The DMZ and various buildings and roads
Kimpo Airfield
Osan Air Force Base
Younsan, 8th Army HQ
Incheon
Seoul Main Train Station
Site of 83rd Ordnance HQ
Site of 83rd Ord...
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Bombing of Woleai Island, 1944

Bombing of Woleai Island, 1944

Bombs burst on the airstrip on Woleai Island in the Caroline Island Group to add to the destruction wrought by previous missions. This mission was carried out by planes of the 13th Air Forceís 868th Bombardment Squadron on July 8, 1944.
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Stalag Luft 1 at Barth-Vogelsang

Stalag Luft 1 at Barth-Vogelsang

Stalag Luft 1 was situated at Barth, Germany, a small town on the Baltic Sea 23 kilometers northwest of Stralsund.

Stalag Luft One opened as a camp for British officers late in 1942, American Airmen began to arrive early in 1943. By January 1944, the camp had been split into two compounds each with seven barracks, the South (Officers) and the West (Enlisted men). As the numbers ...
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Mariendorf district of Berlin, August 6, 1944

Mariendorf district of Berlin, August 6, 1944

Picture taken by a B-17G #43-38029 from an nominal altitude of 25,000 feet. The target was the DAIMLER-BENZ aircraft parts factory. The oval track at top is the Trabrennbahn used for horse racing (sulky). The pilot was LT Andrews.
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Aerial picture from the FLAK-Barracks Hausen, 23 March 1945

Aerial picture from the FLAK-Barracks Hausen, 23 March 1945

Picture was taken after the capture of Frankfurt during March 1945.
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Bombs away over Frankfurt, March 9th, 1945

Bombs away over Frankfurt, March 9th, 1945

Attack of the 3rd Division, 486th BG (H)

http://www.486th.org/Mssn/M151t191/F161.htm
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Oil storage facilities near Ghent destroyed, 18-19 August 1944

Oil storage facilities near Ghent destroyed, 18-19 August 1944

The reemains of what was an oil store and depot on the banks of the Terneuzen Canal near Ghent after two raids by the Bomber Command.

108 Lancasters and 5 Mosquitos of Nos 1 and 8 Groups attacked and caused severe damage to the oil depot and storage tanks at Ertvelde Rieme to the north of Ghent. No aircraft lost.
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Raids against belgian airfields, like this one at St.Trond, 15 August 1944

Raids against belgian airfields, like this one at St.Trond, 15 August 1944

1,004 aircraft - 599 Lancasters, 385 Halifaxes, 19 Mosquitos, 1 Lightning - attacked 9 airfields in Holland and Belgium in preparation for a renewed night offensive against Germany. Visibility was perfect and all raids were considered successful. 3 Lancasters lost.
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Hey V-1 flying bomb launch site

Hey V-1 flying bomb launch site

Hey V-1 flying bomb launching site showing damage from bombing and (A) the launching ramp and (B) V-1 in the open.
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Handley Page Halifax

Handley Page Halifax

This is a famous WW2 photo of a stricken bomber during a raid over Germany in WW2.
Rating of 3.2502/25/20071,254Google Earth Logo
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Bombs Away at Iwo Jima

Bombs Away at Iwo Jima

This photo was taken before the invasion of the island began.
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Severodvinsk shipyard 1969

Severodvinsk shipyard 1969

Aerial reconnaissance photograph of Severodvinsk shipyard, the largest construction facility in the Soviet Union, taken by a KH4-B spy satellite on February 10, 1969.
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Germany - Emden 1943 - Overlay

Germany - Emden 1943 - Overlay

Germany - Emden 1943 - Overlay
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Germany - Emden-Marienwehr 1945 - Overlay

Germany - Emden-Marienwehr 1945 - Overlay

Germany - Emden-Marienwehr 1945 - Overlay
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Juno Beach - Berniere-sur-Mer 1945 Overlay

Juno Beach - Berniere-sur-Mer 1945 Overlay

Juno Beach - Berniere-sur-Mer 1945 Overlay
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Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay

Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay

Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay
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Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay
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Frankfurt 1945 - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 / 2006 - Overlay
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USAAF raid against the Gear Factory Friedrichshafen

USAAF raid against the Gear Factory Friedrichshafen

U.S. Eight Air Force Liberators blasted the Zahnradfabrik Works during Saturdays's 18 March 44 operations. The Zahnradfabrik A.G. Works, one of the largest gear cutting factories in the world is left burning with half of the west end of the plant hit by incendiaries and high explosives. As the Liberators headed for home, huge columns of smoke surge up from the Friedrichshafen area.
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Attack on the Maybach Engine Works, Friedrichshafen

Attack on the Maybach Engine Works, Friedrichshafen

U.S. 8th AF Liberators blasted the Maybach Engine Works during Saturday's March 18, operations. In this photograph the Maybach Engine Works receives a heavy concentration of incendiaries. As the Liberators headed for home, huge colums of smoke a surge up from the Friedrichshafen area.
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RAF attack of the Eagles Nest at Berchtesgaden

RAF attack of the Eagles Nest at Berchtesgaden

Famous picture of a Lancaster over Hitlers retreat at Bechtesgaden during the daylight attack of 25 April 1945.

Berchtesgaden: 359 Lancasters and 16 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups. 2 Lancasters lost. This raid was against Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' chalet and the local SS guard barracks. Among the force were 16 Lancasters of No 617 Squadron dropping their last Tallboys. 8 Oboe ...
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Laon-Couvron Airfield, 9 May 1944

Laon-Couvron Airfield, 9 May 1944

Airfield at Laon, France. Runways form the "V" right of center. Taxiways and hardstands are visible in the lower right corner.

242 B-17s are dispatched to bomb airfields in France; 113 hit Laon/Athies, 71 hit Juvincourt, 43 hit Laon/Couvron, 10 hit Lille/Vendeville and 1 hits Chievres; 2 B-17s are lost and 44 damaged; 1 airman is KIA, 1 WIA and 20 MIA.
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