Overlays with information about various wars|
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|Attack of the 3rd Division, 486th BG (H)|
|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.
|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.||02/26/2007||698|
|Hey V-1 flying bomb launching site showing damage from bombing and (A) the launching ramp and (B) V-1 in the open.||02/26/2007||1,201|
|This is a famous WW2 photo of a stricken bomber during a raid over Germany in WW2.||02/25/2007||1,195|
|This photo was taken before the invasion of the island began.||02/22/2007||882|
|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.||02/22/2007||784|
|Germany - Emden 1943 - Overlay||02/20/2007||459|
|Germany - Emden-Marienwehr 1945 - Overlay||02/20/2007||450|
|Juno Beach - Berniere-sur-Mer 1945 Overlay||02/19/2007||593|
|Germany Meschede 1945 Overlay||02/18/2007||493|
|Frankfurt 1945 Rebstockgelaende - Overlay||02/18/2007||488|
|Frankfurt 1945 / 2006 - Overlay||02/18/2007||537|
|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.||02/17/2007||600|
|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.||02/17/2007||664|
|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 ...
|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.
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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. ||02/16/2007||432|
|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.
|Twentieth Air Force|
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.
|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.||02/14/2007||422|
|Great care was taken to assure that the Palace Grounds remained undamaged during the extensive bombing of Japan.||02/14/2007||579|