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Normandy Memorial, France

Normandy Memorial, France

The World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is situated on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel in Colleville-sur Mer, France.
It contains the graves of 9,387 American military Dead, most of whom gave their lives during the landings and ensuing operations of World War II.
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Hitlers Berghof Overlay

Hitlers Berghof Overlay

The Berghof was Adolf Hitler's home in the mountains of Bavaria.

Key to the identifications:

A - Hintereck area
B - Greenhouse building
C - SS Kaserne
D - Kindergarten and Modellhaus/Filmarchiv
E - Hotel Zum Türken
F - Platterhof complex
G - Hitler's Berghof
H - Gästehaus Hoher Göll
J - SS guard house
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Innsbruck (Overlay)

Innsbruck (Overlay)

Aerial picture of Innsbruck made during WWII.
No rating yet08/20/2005653Google Earth Logo
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Berlin Tank-Factory (Overlay)

Berlin Tank-Factory (Overlay)

Aerial picture of the bomb raid against the Daimler-Benz tank factory in Berlin carried out by B17-bombers of the 774th Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group on March 24th 1945.
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Pearl Harbor XI (Overlay), July 28, 1942

Pearl Harbor XI (Overlay), July 28, 1942

Vertical aerial view of the drydock area, 28 July 1942.

Floating drydock YFD-2 is at left, with USS Alywin (DD-355) inside. Small drydock in center holds USS Growler (SS-215) and USS Nautilus (SS-16. USS Litchfield (DD-336) and an ARD floating drydock are in Drydock # 2, in right center. Drydock # 1, at right, contains USS West Virginia (BB-4. Submarines partially visible alongside...
Rating of 3.208/17/20052,407Google Earth Logo
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Pearl Harbor X (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor X (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Vertical aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on 10 December 1941, showing damage from the Japanese raid three days earlier.

In upper center is the floating drydock YFD-2, with the destroyer Shaw (DD-373), whose bow was blown off, floating at an angle at one end.

The torpedoed cruiser Helena (CL-50) is in Drydock Number Two, in center, for repairs. She was the fir...
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Pearl Harbor IX (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor IX (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Vertical aerial view of "Battleship Row", beside Ford Island, on 10 December 1941, three days after the Japanese raid.
Ships seen are (from left to right): USS Arizona, burned out and sunk, with oil streaming from her bunkers; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia sunk alongside; and USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma capsized alongside.
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Pearl Harbor VIII (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor VIII (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Aerial view of "Battleship Row" moorings on the southern side of Ford Island, 10 December 1941, showing damage from the Japanese raid three days earlier.

In upper left is the sunken USS California (BB-44), with smaller vessels clustered around her.

Diagonally, from left center to lower right are:

USS Maryland (BB-46), lightly damaged, with the capsized USS...
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Pearl Harbor VII (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor VII (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Vertical aerial photograph of the Ford Island Naval Air Station's seaplane base on 10 December 1941, three days after the Japanese air raid. One hangar has suffered major damage, with about a third of its roof destroyed. Among the planes in the area are about seventeen PBY patrol planes, many with ailerons and flaps missing.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) is docked at right.
Part of the Pearl...
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Pearl Harbor VI (Overlay), December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor VI (Overlay), December 7, 1941

Photograph of the western side of Ford Island and ships in moorings offshore, taken from a Japanese Navy plane during the attack.

Ships are (from left to right):

USS Detroit (CL-;
USS Raleigh (CL-7), listing to port after being hit by one torpedo;
USS Utah (AG-16), capsized after being hit by two torpedoes; and
USS Tangier (AV-,

Japane...
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Pearl Harbor V (Overlay), December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor V (Overlay), December 7, 1941

Vertical aerial view of "Battleship Row", beside Ford Island, soon after USS Arizona was hit by bombs and her forward magazines exploded. Photographed from a Japanese aircraft.

Ships seen are (from left to right): USS Nevada; USS Arizona (burning intensely) with USS Vestal moored outboard; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia moored outboard; and USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma caps...
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Pearl Harbor III (Overlay) - November 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor III (Overlay) - November 10, 1941

Vertical aerial photograph of Ford Island, taken 10 November 1941, with five battleships tied up along "Battleship Row" at the top of the image. USS Lexington (CV-2), a seaplane tender and a light cruiser are moored on the island's other (northwestern) side.
Approximately 21 PBY patrol planes are parked at the Naval Air Station's seaplane base, in the upper right.
The bright diago...
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Pearl Harbor II (Overlay) - October 22, 1941

Pearl Harbor II (Overlay) - October 22, 1941

Vertical aerial photograph of Ford Island, taken 22 October 1941.

The USS Saratoga (CV-3) is moored in the lower right center, on Ford Island's northwestern side. Three battleships and an oiler are moored along "Battleship Row", on the island's southeastern side. Another battleship is alongside 1010 dock, in the top center.

In the extreme top right corner is the Navy Y...
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Pearl Harbor I (Overlay) - May 1940

Pearl Harbor I (Overlay) - May 1940

Vertical aerial photograph from 17,200 feet altitude, looking directly down on East Loch and on the Fleet Air Base on Ford Island. Taken on 3 May 1940, after the conclusion of Fleet Problem XXI, and just prior to the 7 May receipt of word that the Fleet was to be retained in Hawaiian waters.

There are eight battleships and the carrier Yorktown (CV-5) tied up along the island's sout...
Rating of 3.57142857108/17/20051,271Google Earth Logo
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Chart of Pearl Harbor (Overlay)

Chart of Pearl Harbor (Overlay)

December 7, 1941 - Chart showing battleship moorings and positions of ships in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard drydocks, the direction of the initial Japanese torpedo plane attack, and the direction of movement of USS Nevada (BB-36) and USS Vestal (AR-4).
Rating of 2.508/17/20052,209Google Earth Logo
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Baghdad during war

Baghdad during war

Here is an overlay. Baghdad during the war 23. march 2003
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Concentration camp Hessental (Overlay)

Concentration camp Hessental (Overlay)

The camp Hessental (the triangle pointing to the north) was set up in summer 1944 in the formaer barracks of the Reichsarbeitsdienst near the train station Hessental. The first occupancy with 600 inmates was on October 14th 1944, until December it were 800 inmates, mostly Polish jews from the area Radom.

Systematical undernourishment and the hygienic deficency caused serious dese...
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Dresden (Overlay)

Dresden (Overlay)

From the diary of Dresden:

In the evening February 13th, 244 Lancaster bombers and 9 Mosquitos of the 5th Bomberfleet of the RAF took of from their base in South-England. Codename of the mission: Chevin.

21.39: Air raid warning in Dresden

21.45: The newsspeaker in Dresden reports the approach of strong forces.

22.00: The first marking ...
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Omaha Beach (Overlay)

Omaha Beach (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture of Omaha Beach made during D-Day (position uncertain).

Omaha Beach was the Allied codename for one of the principal landing points during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The beach is about 3.5 miles long, from Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to Vierville-sur-Mer.
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Holzwickede II (Overlay)

Holzwickede II (Overlay)

Aerial reconnaissance pictures of the air raid against Holzwickede, Germany on March 23rd 1945. It's assumed that the pictures were shot on March 26th.

Target was the train station of Holzwickede.
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Holzwickede I (Overlay)

Holzwickede I (Overlay)

This picture displays the air raid against the train station of Holzwickede, Germany, in the year 1944. Holzwic.
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Graz III (Overlay)

Graz III (Overlay)

March 1945, Graz (Austria), only four bombers of the 461st Bombardment Group attacked the Central Station. Three were damaged by flak, but the target was hit.
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Strasshof (Overlay)

Strasshof (Overlay)

March 1945, Strasshof (Austria),
The train station was bombed with 100lb bombs. Four bombers were hit by flak, two went down.
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Graz II (Overlay)

Graz II (Overlay)

The picture of a bomb raid during WWII shows heavy hits around the Central Station.
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Moosbierbaum II (Overlay)

Moosbierbaum II (Overlay)

The picture was made February 14th 1945 and shows the hits in the factory sites of Moosbierbaum, Austria, and the unavailing attempt to cover the target with artificial fog.
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