Overlays with information about various wars|
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|On March 1st 1945 the distillation site of the hydrogenating factory near Moosbierbaum, Austria, was attacked by 461st Bombardment Group.|
Although only a 33% success was assessed the factory never reached operational status again.
|On January 20th 1945 a train station of Linz, Austria, was bombed.|
To hit the moving material there, 100lb bombs were used. Heavy flak fire hit 21 of 25 bombers, two of them exploded in the formation.
|Linz (Austria), February 25th 1945. Target was the Verschubanlage in the south. Very effective artificial fog covered the target.||08/13/2005||690|
|February 21st 1945, Knittelfeld (Austria), train station.|
After three runs the target was hit with 49% success.
|The bombs dropped on February 21st 1945 missed its target, the Suedbahnhof (Southern Central Station). The quay near Ausstellungsstrasse were hit.|
The bombers overrun the initialpoint Michelbach and raninto the flak at Moosbierbaum. The second part of the formation didn't trust the curse correction of the leading first formation and left formation. The first section had the corre...
|Attack on the Südbahnhof (southern central station) on February 19th 1945. The impacts are in the Verschubgelaende (area where trains are shifted, don't know English word) between Gudrunstrasse and Arsenal also in the housing area near Gudrunstrasse/Laxenburgerstrasse.|
Only 14 of the 24 bombers dropped the bombs over the primary target, the leader dropped them over secondary targ...
|Air raid against Graz, Austria, on February 13th 1945.|
Impacts are visible near Central Station, Rebengasse, Keplerstrasse and Annenstrasse.
|On December 25th 1944 the 461st Bombardment Group departured for an attack on a refinery in Czechoslovakia, but the group was late. Wels, Austria was the designated alternative target, but missed it.|
The impacts are on open field in the northwest corner of the picture.
|On December 11th 1944 several Bombardment Groups attacked the train station Matzleinsdorf before the 461st approached. Thick clouds of smoke are covering the 10. Bezirk.|
Heavy flak fire caused severe damage on 14 of 24 bombers, the bombs of the 461st were dropped too short.
|On August 22nd 1944 the 461st Bombardment Group attacked the oil depot of Lobau.|
The black smoke indicates direct hits with the 1,000lb-bombs. The 461st was attacked by 34 German fighters, 11 were shot down. 16 of the remaining 23 bombers were damaged by flak, another one was shot down later over Jugoslavia.
|Air raid of the 461st Bombardment Group against Korneuburg, Austria, on July 8th 1944.|
The target was a refinery. 52% of the dropped bombs were within 1,000 ft of the targetpoint.
The river of the overlay doesn't match because the pic was made with a tilt and not vertically. I focussed on the streets of the city.
|An aerial reconnaissance picture of the bombed area around Cologne Cathedral and the Central Station during WWII.||08/13/2005||1,555|
|An aerial reconnaissance picture made during WWI.|
The big green rectangle ~1 mile to the south is an American cemetery.
|An aerial reconnaissance picture made during WWI||08/13/2005||691|
|An aerial reconnaissance picture of Fort Douaumont after heaviest bombardment during WWI.|
The construction work for Fort de Douaumont started in 1885 and the fort was continually reinforced until 1913. The fort is situated on some of the highest ground in the area. It has a total surface area of 30,000 square metres and is approximately 400 metres long, with two subterranean leve...
|An aerial reconnaissance picture made during WWI.||08/13/2005||630|
|An aerial reconnaissance picture made by USAF during WWII.|
This picture shows the heavy damage caused by air-raids in 1944 and 1945. About 87% of the city was destroyed.
The left of the two bridges in the north of the pic is a railroad-bridge crossing the River Mosel, the right one is the Balduin bridge, the one of the oldest river-crossing-site of Koblenz.
|B17's of the USAF bombing Koblenz downtown.|
Koblenz, the city at the confluence of River Rhine and River Mosel, was established more than 2,000 years ago by Romans. They called it "Castrum ad Confluentes" (castle at the confluence). The next 2,000 years the name changed (Confluentes -> Covelenz -> Cobelenz -> Coblenz -> Koblenz).
Later it was frequently the residence of t...
|A reconnaissance picture of the Auschwitz-Birkenau-Comlex (concentration camp) from June 26th 1944.|
Auschwitz is the name loosely used to identify three main Nazi German concentration camps and 45-50 sub-camps. The name is derived from the Germanized form of the nearby Polish town of Oświęcim.
The three main camps were:
- Auschwitz I, the origina...
|An aerial reconnassaince picture of the Pegasus bridge (northwest corner) made during the Battle of Normandy.|
Pegasus was the name given to a bridge over the Caen canal, near the town of Ouistreham. The bridge was a major objective of the British 6th Airborne Division, which was landed by glider near it during the Normandy Invasion on the 5th/6th June 1944. It was given the perma...
|A map of the operations of the V Corps (Commander Maj. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow) during D-Day.||08/10/2005||3,052|
|An aerial reconnaissance picture of Juno Beach made during D-Day over Courseulles-sur-Mer.|
Juno was the second most heavily defended of the five landing sites chosen, after the more famous Omaha Beach. General Richter was in charge of the 716th Division guarding the beach, with 11 heavy batteries of 155 mm guns and 9 medium batteries of 75 mm guns at his disposal. Additionally, p...
|Another aerial reconnaissance picture of Gold Beach made during D-Day.||08/10/2005||1,435|
|An aerial reconnaissance picture of Gold Beach during D-Day.|
Gold Beach was the Allied codename for the centre invasion beach during the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944. It lay between Omaha Beach and Juno Beach, was 8km wide and divided into four sectors. From West to East they were How, Item, Jig, and King.
The grim task of invading Gold Be...
|A reconnaissance picture of the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen during "Operation Rheinuebung" in Kalvanes Bay. The picture was made by Lieutenant Michael Suckling (RAF) on 21st May 1941 at 13:15 from an altitude of 26,200 ft.||08/10/2005||1,558|