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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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Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia 1944

Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia 1944

Warships at the Base piers, circa August 1944. Among them are:
USS Missouri (BB-63), the largest ship;
USS Alaska (CB-1), on the other side of the pier;
USS Croatan (CVE-25), and destroyers of the Fletcher and "Four-Pipe, Flush-Deck" classes at the next pier.
Rating of 3.506/01/20061,005Google Earth Logo
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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...
Rating of 3.42857142805/31/20061,521Google Earth Logo
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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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457th BG (H), Mission 213

457th BG (H), Mission 213

Strike Photos for Group Mission #213 to Fulda-Plauen, Germany on Mar 19th, 1945.
Plauen was the primary target but with full cloud cover over the target the group elected to proceed to bomb the marshalling yards at the secondary target (Fulda). The bomb drop was unusual in that one of the first bombs dropped by the group landed on a muntition train and the resultant explosion blew up mos...
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Airfield St. Avord 1944

Airfield St. Avord 1944

Bombing of St. Avord, France airfield at 28.4.44 by the 381st BG. The photo was taken from 14,100 feet by a B-17G.
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Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Aerial recon photo of the airfield at the south coast of Paramushir Island.
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Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...
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Japanese Airfield, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Japanese Airfield, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Aerial recon photo of Japanese Kuabu Airfield- Located on Paramushiru Island.
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Operation Market Garden - Nijmegen bridges Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Nijmegen bridges Overlay

Aerial view of the railroad and street bridge of Nijmegen.

Also included, a view of the city of Nijmegen, Holland, and the Nijmegen Bridge over the Waal (Rhine) River in the background. The city was hit by German and Allied bombardment and shelling. September 28, 1944.
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Operation Market Garden - Arnhem bridge after battle Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Arnhem bridge after battle Overlay

An aerial vertical view of the destroyed bridge with a fly-by photo.
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Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

An aerial view of the Railway Bridge which was blown by the Germans on Sunday 17th September 1944.
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Concentration Camp Bergen-Belsen Overlay

Concentration Camp Bergen-Belsen Overlay

Bergen-Belsen, (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in Lower Saxony, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Between 1943 and 1945 an estimated 50,000 European civilians died there. A memorial and an exhibition centre exist on the site now.
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