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39th Bomb Group (VH), Kanoya Airfield, Kuyshu

39th Bomb Group (VH), Kanoya Airfield, Kuyshu

28 April 1945

HQ AAF (Twentieth Air Force):
Missions 114 to 119:
119 B-29s hit airfields at Kushira, Kanoya, Miyakonojo, Kokubu, Miyazaki, and Izumi on Kyushu Island, Japan; 4 others hit targets of opportunity; they claim a total of 14 Japanese fighters; 5 B-29s are lost.
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Blangermont V-Weapon Site

Blangermont V-Weapon Site

V weapons site France July 7, 1944. Pilot was from 7th PRG, Mt Farm, UK flying a Spit MK XI.

The NoBall target category was that against enemy missile launchers, bivouac areas, field headquarters, enemy supply/logistic points in support of field operations and concentrated areas of troop and weapon marshalling. These type targets fell more into a tactical bombing attack grouping ...
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B-24J from the 859th Bomb Squadron near Magdeburg

B-24J from the 859th Bomb Squadron near Magdeburg

Close-up showing the 859th squadron number (X4) and the tail code (J+) that identifies the Liberator as 44-40132 I'LL BE AROUND.

Lt Menweg's 44-40132 I'LL BE AROUND on the 29 Jun 44 Mission 43 to Magdeburg.
Note blank circle on the wing. Group letter had not yet been applied to any 492nd aircraft at this time.

Of 591 B-24s, 81 hit Magdeburg, 74 hit Oschersle...
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303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

29 May 1944<br>
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Target: FW-190 Aircraft Factory at Posen, Poland
Crews Dispatched: 35
Length of Mission: 9 hours, 55 minutes
Bomb Load: 10 x 500 lb G.P. bombs
Bombing Altitude: 22,000 ft
Ammo Fired: 6,165 rounds

299 B-17s are dispatched to hit aviation industry targets at Krzesinki
(91 bomb) and <b>Pos...
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Ghent Airfield 1944

Ghent Airfield 1944

Photo was taken July 19, 1944 by a Spitfire MK XI of the 7th PRG.
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Italian Aircraft Carrier Aquila in Genoa

Italian Aircraft Carrier Aquila in Genoa

By Letter A is the Carrier Aquila and in middle drydock can be seen two german VIIc class submarines.

Aquila - ex Roma shown laid up at Genoa in 1945. The only Italian aircraft carrier of World War Two and converted from the passenger liner Roma. Work began in November 1941. At the time of Italy's surrender the Aquila was nearly completed but was sabotaged to prevent its use b...
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Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

The most severe bombing of Sofia ever occurred on March 30, 1944. Some 370 american heavy bombers flied upon Sofia destroying 3575 buildings. The casualties were relatively modest due to the preliminarily evacuation of the civilians. The target of the bombing, as the image clearly depicts, were neither military installations, nor armed forces, but the very historical downtown of the city of Sof...
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Kasimovo Aerodrome - 21 May 1943

Kasimovo Aerodrome - 21 May 1943

Kasimovo at Leningrad Oblast on 21th May 1943 and photographed by Finnish Air Force.

The interpreter has found five R-5s / R-Zs, eight unknown single-engined planes, a Tomahawk, eleven LaGG-3s or La-5s, two Su-2s and a I-16. Total of 28 planes.

Finnish National Archive Sörnäinen. File PK 2266/1.
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Lavansaari Aerodrome - 26 August 1943

Lavansaari Aerodrome - 26 August 1943

Lavansaari aerodrome in Gulf of Finland on 26th August 1943. The photo interpreter has marked down only three fighter aeroplanes at the north part of the runway but I can see two fighters taking off and an Douglas A-20 at a stand from a close-up.

Finnish National Archive Sörnäinen. File PK 2103/63.
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Hallinkangas Aerodrome - 10 August 1944

Hallinkangas Aerodrome - 10 August 1944

Former Finnish Air Force aerodrome now used by the Soviet Air Force at Hallinkangas on 10th August 1944.

Finnish National Archive Sörnäinen. File PK 2266/1.
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Morje Aerodrome - 21 May 1943

Morje Aerodrome - 21 May 1943

Morje aerodrome at Leningrad Oblast on 21st May 1943. There are no aeroplanes at the aerodrome and overall the place seems to be not in use.

Finnish National Archive Sörnäinen. File PK 2266/1.
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Dornier DO17s over Victoria Docks London 1940

Dornier DO17s over Victoria Docks London 1940

Two Dornier DO17s passing over targets at Victoria Docks London. Photo taken sometime during 1940.
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458th BG (H), Bad Reichenhall, 25 April 1945

458th BG (H), Bad Reichenhall, 25 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 2 missions are flown.
Mission 968: 589 bombers and 486 fighters fly the final heavy bomber
mission against an industrial target, airfields and rail targets in SE
Germany and Czechoslovakia; they claim 1-1-0 Luftwaffe aircraft (including
an Ar 234 jet); 6 bombers and 1 fighter are lost:
1. 307 B-17s are sent to hit t...
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458th BG (H), Lechfeld Airfield, 9 April 1945

458th BG (H), Lechfeld Airfield, 9 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 3 missions are flown.
Mission 935: 1,252 bombers and 846 fighters are dispatched to visually
attack underground oil storage, an ammunition plant and 10 jet airfields;
they claim 85-1-60 Luftwaffe aircraft; 7 bombers and 5 fighters are lost:
1. 333 B-17s are sent to hit a munitons plant at Wolfratshausen (76) and
Obe...
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Bomber Command over Wizernes

Bomber Command over Wizernes

Lancaster bomber over Wizernes V-weapons site during the daylight raid of 20 July 1944.
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Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.

About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.

Translation:
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461st Bomb Group (H), Mission 202, Wels Airdrome

461st Bomb Group (H), Mission 202, Wels Airdrome

25 March 1945, Target: Wels Airdrome, Austria

MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (MTO)

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): In Czechoslovakia, 650+ B-17s and B-24s strike 2 airfields and a tank works at Prague (the patterns of the bombs also hit 2 other nearby airfields) and an airfield at Cheb. Alternate targets that are bombed include Wels, Austria and Ud...
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Mittelland Canal near Minden after USAAF attack

Mittelland Canal near Minden after USAAF attack

Mittelland Canal (near Minden), after 8th Air Force attack on 26th Ocotober 1944. Five barges were washed through the 80-feet breach in embankment cut by 851-ton load. Canal and adjected aqueduct were both drained. More barges are seen stranded on canal bottom.
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Concentration Camp Gross-Rosen

Concentration Camp Gross-Rosen

KL Gross-Rosen (Groß-Rosen) was a German concentration camp, located in Gross-Rosen, Lower Silesia (now Rogoźnica, Poland). It was located directly on the rail line between Jauer (now Jawor) and Striegau (now Strzegom).

It was set up in the summer of 1940 as a satellite camp to Sachsenhausen, and became an independent camp on May 1, 1941. Initially, work was carried out in t...
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Operation Barbarossa advance

Operation Barbarossa advance

This is a time overlay showing German advances into Russia from the start of Operation Barbarossa June 22 1941 until December 9 1941.
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461st BG (H), Mission 35, Wels Aircraft Factory

461st BG (H), Mission 35, Wels Aircraft Factory

30 May, 1944

At Wels, Austria, the Group had the new and pleasant experience of attacking an aircraft factory at which there was no flak. Neither were fighters seen on this mission. The lead navigator, Lt. Dusenberry, carefully kept the Group out of range of the heavily defended areas close to the target. The lead bombardier, Lt. Murphy, completely sprayed the target with incendi...
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461st BG (H), Mission 13, Bad Voslau Airdrome

461st BG (H), Mission 13, Bad Voslau Airdrome

23 April 1944

When the crew members learned at briefing that they were to attack their first target in the Vienna Area, they fully realized that they were now in the big time. Before our Group hit its target the 304th Wing had performed an outstanding job in practically demolishing the buildings at the Airdrome. Uncovering the three flights of each Section in approaching the targ...
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Semlin camp after the allied bombing of April 1944

Semlin camp after the allied bombing of April 1944

During the Allied bombing of Belgrade, on 17 April, 1944, the Semlin camp suffered extensive damage. The largest pavilion - No.3 - which housed most of the interns was directly hit and almost completely destroyed. Estimates regarding the number of casualties vary considerably, ranging from eighty to two hundred dead. Many more we wounded in the attack.

The photo is from a report...
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376th BG (H) - Mission 436 - Neuburg Airfield

376th BG (H) - Mission 436 - Neuburg Airfield

24 March 1945

Aerial photos show that the 376th Bomb Group had covered the entire field with clusters of fragmentation bombs.
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Aerial of Hatfield Airf. - Home of the de Havilland Mosquito - 31.01.1940

Aerial of Hatfield Airf. - Home of the de Havilland Mosquito - 31.01.1940

1930, Site purchased by de Havilland, factory and offices built 1934 producing Dragon, Tiger Moth, Rapide and Dominie aircraft.
de Havilland flying school trained civilian and RAF pilots with Tiger Moths. Became No.1 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, renamed No.1 Elementary Flying Training School 9.39, moved to Panshanger 06.41.
25.11.40, The first flight of the Mosq...
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