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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.
No rating yet02/26/20071,201Google Earth Logo
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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 3.2502/25/20071,195Google 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.
Rating of 502/22/2007882Google Earth Logo
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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
No rating yet02/20/2007459Google Earth Logo
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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
Rating of 502/19/2007593Google Earth Logo
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Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay

Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay

Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay
No rating yet02/18/2007493Google Earth Logo
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Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay
No rating yet02/18/2007488Google Earth Logo
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Frankfurt 1945 - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 - Overlay

Frankfurt 1945 / 2006 - Overlay
Rating of 002/18/2007537Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet02/17/2007600Google Earth Logo
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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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Aerial photo of Station 137 - Lavenham-Alpheton

Aerial photo of Station 137 - Lavenham-Alpheton

Home of the 487th Bomb Group (H) from 22. Sep. 1943 to 7. Nov. 1945.

The group flew both the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the Eighth Air Force's strategic bombing campaign and began combat in May 1944, bombing airfields in France in preparation for the invasion of Normandy; then pounded coastal defenses, road junctions, bridges and locomotives during th...
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Post-strike photo of Cologne raid, 2 March 1945

Post-strike photo of Cologne raid, 2 March 1945

Six weeks after this final raid on what remained of Cologne, this photo was taken and shows the bombed-out remains of the city.

858 aircraft - 531 Lancasters, 303 Halifaxes, 24 Mosquitos - raided Cologne in 2 waves. 6 Lancasters and 2 Halifaxes were lost and 1 Halifax crashed in Belgium. The first raid was carried out by 703 aircraft and the second by 155 Lancasters of No 3 Grou...
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Orote Peninsula, Guam, 6 June 1945

Orote Peninsula, Guam, 6 June 1945

Aerial view looking down on the peninsula. No evidence remains of the Sumay Marine Detachment or the village of Sumay.

On December 8, 1941, Japanese forces landed on Guam and defeated a relatively small and poorly equipped ground force consisting of U. S. Marines and sailors and natives of Guam serving in the Navy Insular Guard. As the Spaniards and the Americans did before them...
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Amiens-Longeau Marshalling Yards, 16-17 March 1944

Amiens-Longeau Marshalling Yards, 16-17 March 1944

130 aircraft - 81 Halifaxes, 41 Stirlings, 8 Mosquitos - repeated the previous night's attack on Amiens. No aircraft lost. The Bomber Command report again reported successful bombing.
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Attack on Belloy-Sur-Somme V-Weapon site, 6 July 1944

Attack on Belloy-Sur-Somme V-Weapon site, 6 July 1944

Mission 456:
In the late afternoon 73 of 104 B-17s and 148 of 176 B-24s strike 6 V-weapon sites and supply installations, 3 railroad bridges, a highway bridge, and an airfield in N France. Escort is provided by 443 P-38s, P-47s and P-51s; 1 P-47 is lost; afterwards a squadron of P-47s dive-bombs 3 airfields in the Conches area.
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Post Incendiary Strike, Nagoya, 13 March 1945

Post Incendiary Strike, Nagoya, 13 March 1945

Twentieth Air Force
Mission 41:

Attacking at altitudes ranging from 5,100 to 8,500 feet (1,554 to 2,591 m), 285 of 310 B-29s bomb the Nagoya, Japan urban area with incendiaries during the night of 11/12 Mar destroying 2.05 square miles (5.31 square km); 6 others hit a secondary target; 1 B-29 is lost.
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Harburg oil refinery attack, 7-8 March 1945

Harburg oil refinery attack, 7-8 March 1945

234 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos of No 5 Group carried out an accurate attack on the oil refinery at Harburg. 14 Lancasters lost. No 189 Squadron, from Fulbeck, lost 4 of its 16 Lancasters on the raid. One local report states that a rubber factory was seriously damaged as well as the oil targets.
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Closeup View of Imperial Palace Grounds, Tokyo, Early 1945

Closeup View of Imperial Palace Grounds, Tokyo, Early 1945

Great care was taken to assure that the Palace Grounds remained undamaged during the extensive bombing of Japan.
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