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.
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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).
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...
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.