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Ijmuiden Steelworks, 9 January 1943

Ijmuiden Steelworks, 9 January 1943

12 Venturas dispatched to Ijmuiden steelworks, 12 Bostons to Abbeville airfields and 7 Mosquitos to railway targets at Mons and Rouen.
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Regunning USS California (BB-44) at Pearl Harbor

Regunning USS California (BB-44) at Pearl Harbor

At the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 18 July 1942, during reinstallation of her 14"/50 main battery guns. A large floating crane is alongside her starboard bow, placing a gun in Turret # 1. Guns are also visible in Turret # 3, whose top has not yet been put in place.

Note anti-torpedo nets protecting the ship.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer docks, 17 May 1942

Boulogne-sur-Mer docks, 17 May 1942

12 Bostons to Boulogne docks which were accurately bombed without loss to the Bostons.
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First major raid against Germany, Target Luebeck, 28-29 March 1942

First major raid against Germany, Target Luebeck, 28-29 March 1942

234 aircraft - 146 Wellingtons, 41 Hampdens, 26 Stirlings, 21 Manchesters. 12 aircraft - 7 Wellingtons, 3 Stirlings, 1 Hampden, 1 Manchester - lost.

This raid was the first major success for Bomber Command against a German target. The attack was carried out in good visibility, with the help of an almost full moon and, because of the light defences of this target, from a low level...
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First RAF raid against Stuttgart, 24-25 July 1944

First RAF raid against Stuttgart, 24-25 July 1944

461 Lancasters and 153 Halifaxes to Stuttgart. 17 Lancasters and 4 Halifaxes lost, 4.6 per cent of the force. This was the first of 3 heavy raids on Stuttgart in 5 nights and the only report available is a composite one for the 3 raids. The 3 raids caused the most serious damage of the war in the central districts of Stuttgart which, being situated in a series of narrow valleys, had eluded Bomb...
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Culmont Railway Depot, 12-13 July 1944

Culmont Railway Depot, 12-13 July 1944

378 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups attacked railway targets at Culmont, Revigny and Tours. Culmont and Tours were accurately bombed but cloud interfered with the all-No 1 Group raid at Revigny and only half of the force bombed. 10 Lancasters were lost on the Revigny raid and 2 on the Culmont raid.
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Bombed railway yard at Valenciennes , 15-16 June 1944

Bombed railway yard at Valenciennes , 15-16 June 1944

224 aircraft - 184 Lancasters, 30 Stirlings, 10 Mosquitos - of Nos 3 and 8 Groups attacked railway yards at Lens and Valenciennes. The raids took place in clear visibility and both targets were accurately bombed. 6 Lancasters were lost from the Lens raid and 5 Lancasters from Valenciennes.
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Railway Bridge Destroyed at Saumur, 31 May-1 June 1944

Railway Bridge Destroyed at Saumur, 31 May-1 June 1944

82 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos of No 5 Group attacked and destroyed a railway junction at Saumur without loss.
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Saumur Tunnel, 9th June 1944

Saumur Tunnel, 9th June 1944

The first 12,000-lb Tallboy bombs developed by Barnes Wallis were used on this night by 617 Squadron in a raid on a railway tunnel near Saumur, 125 miles south of the battle area. The raid was prepared in great haste because a German Panzer unit was expected to move by train through the tunnel. The target area was illuminated with flares by 4 Lancasters of 83 Squadron and marked at low level by...
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Destroyed Bridge at Orleans

Destroyed Bridge at Orleans

Bombed by the RAF May 1944.
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Tours-Parcay Airfield, 7-8 May 1944

Tours-Parcay Airfield, 7-8 May 1944

53 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitos of No 5 Group bombed the airfield at Tours and caused much damage. 1 Lancaster and 1 Mosquito lost.
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Ball Bearing Factory at Annecy, 9-10 May 1944

Ball Bearing Factory at Annecy, 9-10 May 1944

39 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos of No 5 Group to a small ball-bearing factory at Annecy on the France-Switzerland border. Weather en route was very bad and only 2 Mosquito marker aircraft reached the target, but the factory was accurately bombed. No aircraft lost.
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Neunkirchen Marshalling Yard Damage

Neunkirchen Marshalling Yard Damage

Ninth AF 2nd Phase Interpretation Report US10/D SPECIAL

DATE: 15 Jan 45, HOUR: 1300A

PERIOD UNDER REVIEW: This report covers all damage to annotated area through 15 Jan 45.

COVER: The M/Y is covered on prints of good quality.

STATEMENT: Within the dotted lines is evidence of a terrific explosion. The area of devastation measures ap...
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Hundsbach Espionage School Damage

Hundsbach Espionage School Damage

Ninth AF 2nd Phase Interpretation Report US10/D 734

TOT: 20 Feb 45, 1115A

PERIOD UNDER REVIEW: This report covers DAMAGE FROM 1130A hours, 14.2.45 to date.

COVER: The target is covered on prints of excellent quality.

STATEMENT: Outlined areas are buildings, which have been either destroyed or severely damaged. Approximately 75% of ...
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Lebach Supply Depot and Sidings

Lebach Supply Depot and Sidings

Ninth AF 2nd Phase Interpretation Report US10/D 659

DATE: 19 Jan 45

PERIOD UNDER REVIEW: This report covers all damage to the target as it existed at 1530A hours on 19.1.45

COVER: The target (US10/T 441) is covered on prints of good quality.

STATEMENT: One small warehouse type building destroyed. One large warehouse type building d...
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Bombing of the Marshalling yard in Straubing, 20.4.1945

Bombing of the Marshalling yard in Straubing, 20.4.1945

Ninth Air Force: In Germany, 564 A-20s, A-26s and B-26s strike oil storage at Deggendorf and Annaburg, marshalling yards at Memmingen and Wittenberg, ordnance depots at Nordlingen and Straubing, and other targets including flak positions; fighters escort the bombers, fly patrols, sweeps, and armed reconnaissance, attack special targets, and cooperate with US ground forces including the VII Corp...
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Rail bridge at Verberie 9.8.1944

Rail bridge at Verberie 9.8.1944

TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Ninth Air Force): In France, close to 400 B-26s and A-20s attack an ammunition dump in Foret de Blois, shipping at Brest, and other targets, including rail bridges at 10 locations in N and W France; fighters escort IX Bomber Command aircraft, cover ground forces, and fly armed reconnaissance in the wide areas of N France (around Paris, as far S as Orleans, and as far NE as ...
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Gablingen Airfield 24.4.1944 near Augsburg

Gablingen Airfield 24.4.1944 near Augsburg

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 315: 754 bombers and 867 fighters are dispatched to bomb airfields, aircraft production industries and targets of opportunity in Germany; the bomber claim 20-1-36 Luftwaffe aircraft and the fighters claim 124-6-58 fighters; 40 bombers and 17 fighters are lost; details are:

1. Of 281 B-17s dispatched, 109 hit Erding Air Depot, 84 hi...
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Donges Oil Refinery, 23-24 July 1944

Donges Oil Refinery, 23-24 July 1944

119 aircraft - 100 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters, 5 Mosquitos - of Nos 6 and 8 Groups attacked an oil refinery and storage depot at Donges, near the mouth of the River Loire. This was the start of a new campaign against oil targets in the occupied Countries. The bombing took place in good visibility. The target was severely damaged and a tanker was hit and capsized. No aircraft lost.
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The Faculty of Engineering in Kiel, Germany

The Faculty of Engineering in Kiel, Germany

Aerial view taken from the USAAF on 4.4.45.
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American Civil War - Cold Harbor (Overlays)

American Civil War - Cold Harbor (Overlays)

The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were slaughtered in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified troops of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Grant said of the battle in his memoirs &qu...
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The scars of the Battle of Messines

The scars of the Battle of Messines

The Battle of Messines was launched on June 7, 1917 by British General Herbert Plumer's second army, which included the 16th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) Division, near the villages of Mesen (in French Messines, as it was on most maps at that time). The target of the offensive was the Messines Ridge (a ridge running north from Messines village past Wytschaete village, which the Irish ...
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Nagasaki after atomic bomb

Nagasaki after atomic bomb

Overlay showing ground zero after the Nagasaki atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945.
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Nagasaki before atomic bombing

Nagasaki before atomic bombing

Overlay showing Nagasaki, Japan before the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945.
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Attacks on Yalu River Bridges, November 1950

Attacks on Yalu River Bridges, November 1950

A Navy AD-3 "Skyraider" attack plane pulls out of its dive (top center) after dropping a 2000-pound bomb on the Korean side of a bridge over the Yalu River, at Sinuiju, North Korea. Note bomb craters in the vicinity of the bridges.
Photograph is dated 15 November 1950, but may have been taken a few days earlier.
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