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US Navy Base Facilities in Brisbane Area

US Navy Base Facilities in Brisbane Area

On 15 September 1944, Brisbane was a major U.S. Naval base. In a secret CinC, SWPA letter AG-461 dated 30 June 1944, it was reported that Brisbane provided an Operating Base for:-

* Task Forces
* Submarines and Escort Craft
* Convoy assembly port

It provided Logistic support as:-

* Commander Services...
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Scuttled french fleet in Toulon

Scuttled french fleet in Toulon

It's an overlay from the Illustrated London News from 26th December 1942, which shows smoke driffting away from the french fleet over the harbour of Toulon.
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D-Day - The massacre at Hemevez

D-Day - The massacre at Hemevez

D-Day: 7 paratroopers of the HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division were murdered by German soldiers.

http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_hemevez.php
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D-Day - Bridgehead at La Fiere

D-Day - Bridgehead at La Fiere

D+3, the 82nd AD is establishing the bridgehead at La Fiere
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D-Day - the 508th at Chef-Du-Pont

D-Day - the 508th at Chef-Du-Pont

D+2/3: the 508th PIR is capturing Chef-Du-Pont
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D-Day - Attack on St. Come-Du-Mont

D-Day - Attack on St. Come-Du-Mont

D+2: The 101st AD is capturing St. Comte-Du-Monte.
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D-Day - D plus 1 for the 101st AD

D-Day - D plus 1 for the 101st AD

D+1: The 101st AD is moving towards Carentan, one of the key positions on the Contentin Penisula to the victory of the invasion.
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D-Day - The 82. AD along River Merderet

D-Day - The 82. AD along River Merderet

The D-Day for the 82nd Airborne Division, at the River Merderet.

http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_page.php?page=82
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D-Day - First movements of 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

D-Day - First movements of 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Roll of honor

213 brave men of the 505th / 82. AD were KIA or DOW

Private John Steele became famous for his bad luck hanging at the churchs roof top for hours.
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D-Day - First movements of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

D-Day - First movements of 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Known from the miniseries Band of brothers

Roll of honor

506th Parachute Infantry Rgt : Colonel Robert Sink
Rgt Hq Co : Captain Edward A. Peters (KIA 6 June)
Rgt Service Co : Captain George L. Barton III

1/506th : Lt Col. William L. Turner (KIA 7 June), Lt Col. James L. LaPrade (From 7 June)
Hq Co : Captain Lloyd E. Patch
...
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D-Day - First movements of 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment

D-Day - First movements of 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment

Known by the computer game Brothers in Arms

Roll of honor

502nd Parachute Infantry Rgt : Colonel George Moseley (WIA 6 June), Lt Col. John H. Michaelis (From 9 June)
Rgt Hq Co : Captain Rudolph M. Jones
Rgt Service Co : Captain Eldia R. Haire

1/502nd : Lt Col. Patrick F. Cassidy
Hq Co : Captain James J. Hatch
A Co : Captai...
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D-Day - First movements of 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

D-Day - First movements of 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

Roll of honor

501st Parachute Infantry Rgt :Colonel Howard R. Johnson
Rgt Hq Co : Captain William G. Burd
Rgt Service Co : Captain William H. Butler

1/501st : Lt Col. Robert C. Caroll (KIA 6 June), Lt Col. Harry W. O. Kinnard (From 8 June)
Hq Co : Captain John W. Simmons
A Co : Captain William W. Paty, Jr (WIA,POW 7 June)
B Co : ...
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D-Day - Drop pattern of 82. Airborne Division

D-Day - Drop pattern of 82. Airborne Division

The map shows the drop points of the units of the 82. Airborne Division.

http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_index.php
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D-Day - Drop pattern of 101. Airborne Division

D-Day - Drop pattern of 101. Airborne Division

That map shows the drop points of the units of the 101. Airborne Division.

http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus/en_index.php
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D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division

D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division


101. AD:
DZ "A"
St Martin de Varreville: 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment and 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion : Seize Exits 3 and 4 at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and Audouville-la-Hubert. Destroy the German heavy artillery battery at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and the buildings coded WXYZ at Mezieres.

DZ "C"
Hiesville: 3/501st Parachute In...
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D--Day - Securing St. Mere Eglise

D--Day - Securing St. Mere Eglise

D+1: troops of the 82nd AD are securing St. Mere Eglise
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My Lai Massacre

My Lai Massacre

The My Lai Massacre was a massacre committed by 120 U.S. soldiers on at least 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, mostly women and children, on March 16, 1968, in the hamlet of My Lai, during the Vietnam War.
It prompted widespread outrage around the world and reduced American support at home for the war in Vietnam. The massacre is also known as the Song My Massacre.
A memorial at ...
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Fedala harbour, September 1942

Fedala harbour, September 1942

Operation Brushwood was a part of Operation Torch, Allied landings in Africa during World War II.

Taking place on 8 November 1942 they were intended to capture the port of Lyautey as part of a larger operation to capture Casablanca in Morocco.

The landing troops were uncertain of their position, and the second wave was delayed. This gave the defenders time to org...
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Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines

Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines

Cavite Navy Yard burns in this Japanese photograph taken after the bombing on 10 December 1941.

Sangley Point Naval Base is a naval of the Armed Forces of the Philippines located in Cavite City in the province of Cavite. The base was also a former U.S. naval station. The base occupies the northern portion of the Cavite City peninsula and is surrounded by Manila Bay. During the Wo...
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IJN Yamato (R.I.P.) Overlay

IJN Yamato (R.I.P.) Overlay

On 7 April 1945, while still some 200 miles north of Okinawa, Yamato was attacked by a massive force of U.S. carrier planes and sunk. Fewer than 300 men of Yamato's crew were rescued and nearly 2500 of her men were lost.

After the war, the great battleship became an object of intense fascination in Japan, as well as in foreign countries. Yamato's remains were located and examined...
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Gibraltar airport 1943

Gibraltar airport 1943

Airport and Runway Aerial View 1943
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Russian battleship MARAT

Russian battleship MARAT

23 Sep, 1941
It was the famous Stuka-ace Hans-Ulrich Rudel who deliverd the striking blow to Marat on the 23d of september. His gunner reported back to Rudel seconds after he released the bomb that the "ship is blowing up, you got her". The 1000kg bomb fell down the "steamtower" and exploded inside the ship. Rudel thus also destroyed a battleship in addition to the hundreds of tanks he h...
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Recon photo of Kassel, 1944

Recon photo of Kassel, 1944

Photo was taken from the 486th BG.
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457th BG (H), Mission 221

457th BG (H), Mission 221

A strike photo showing bomb straddling the river at Bremen shipyards on Mar 30th, 1945.
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457th BG (H), Mission 174

457th BG (H), Mission 174

These are photos of Group Mission #174 to Cologne, Germany on Jan 14th, 1945. The Allies were just breaking out of the battle of the bulge and pushing the Germany army back to Germany. This tactical mission was to destroy a bridge across the Rhine to prevent supplies from arriving and troops from fleeing. Bombing results were excellent.
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