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Attack on Belloy-Sur-Somme V-Weapon site, 6 July 1944

Attack on Belloy-Sur-Somme V-Weapon site, 6 July 1944

Mission 456:
In the late afternoon 73 of 104 B-17s and 148 of 176 B-24s strike 6 V-weapon sites and supply installations, 3 railroad bridges, a highway bridge, and an airfield in N France. Escort is provided by 443 P-38s, P-47s and P-51s; 1 P-47 is lost; afterwards a squadron of P-47s dive-bombs 3 airfields in the Conches area.
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Flers V-Weapon Site

Flers V-Weapon Site

V weapons site France July 6, 1944. Pilot was from 7th PRG, Mt Farm, UK.

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 as opposed to the st...
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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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Bonnieres-Beauvior V-1 Weapon Site

Bonnieres-Beauvior V-1 Weapon Site

Bomb-cratered target area at the V-1 launching and storage site at Beauvoir, France. 9th Air Force bombers attacked it 12 times.
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Chateau De Bosmelet V-Weapon Site

Chateau De Bosmelet V-Weapon Site

V Weapons site France with great old chateau.

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 as opposed to the strategic type comprised of f...
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V1 Weapon Site near La Fournellerie

V1 Weapon Site near La Fournellerie

Near the village of Hardinvast, to the south of Cherbourg there is a V1 site , possibly the last of the "ski" to be partly constructed.
At the end of 1943 when the Gestapo took control of both the V1 and V2 programmes, they decided that these larger sites were a liability as they were being visited by both British and American bombers.
The site is also built with local b...
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Sottevast V2 Facility

Sottevast V2 Facility

The two massive German works projects in the Cherbourg peninsular were intended for the launching of V-weapons toward England. The Germans had started construction of a protected launching site at Brecourt and like the giant V-2 launching bunker near Sottevast, both were captured by advancing Allied troops before their completion.

The site at Sottevast was intended for operations...
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Crash site of a USAAF C-47 Dakota in 1944

Crash site of a USAAF C-47 Dakota in 1944

The crash site of aircraft 41-38608, a Second World War American Douglas Dakota (also known as the C-47 Sytrain), which crashed near Dawson Farm near Bosley on 22-DEC-1944. The aircraft belonged to the 33rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the 363 Tactical Air Command Reconnaissance Group, United States Army 9th Air Force. It was on an aborted flight from Burtonwood to le Culot in France: the a...
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WW2 V2 Nazi bunker - La coupole

WW2 V2 Nazi bunker - La coupole

Situated in the Pas-de-Calais, 5 km from the town of Saint-Omer, LA COUPOLE is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944, to store, prepare and launch the V2 rockets (first missiles to reach the stratosphere), the secret weapon that Hitler was counting on to destroy London and reverse the course of the war.

http://www.lacoupole.com/en/default.asp
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Crash site of a US Navy Martin PBM-5 Mariner that went down on 30 November

Crash site of a US Navy Martin PBM-5 Mariner that went down on 30 November

On 30 November 1944, at approximately 11:10 p.m., a US Navy Martin PBM-5 seaplane took off from Alameda Naval Air Station, California. The 8 men on the plane were heading to Kaneohe Bay Air Station, Hawaii. Sadly, shortly after take-off, at 11:25 p.m., the plane slammed in to Mount Tamalpais at an elevation of 1,450 feet. The men were all killed instantly. The site of the crash is obscure and n...
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V-3 Launch Site Museum Miedzyzdroje

V-3 Launch Site Museum Miedzyzdroje

Not far from Peenemunde (the test location for V-1 and V-2 weapons, lies the village of Miedzyzdroje.
It was here, where Nazi-Germany tested the V-3 weapon on true scale for the first time in history.

The museum:
The museum is situated in the old storage bunker of the V-3 rockets. The remains of the original launch pads can be visited nearby.

Address:...
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V1 Weapon Site near La Glacerie

V1 Weapon Site near La Glacerie

La Glacerie is one of nine V1 Ski sites in Normandy. The buildings are mostly made from local brick and only the bunker is made from concrete. The ramp shows signs of bomb damage, but the rest of the site remains in good condition. This is one of the few sites that has not been taken over completely for farm usage, although it always seems that the anti magnetic building makes a very fine cow s...
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