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301st BG (H), Mission 273, Wollersdorf Aircraft Factory

301st BG (H), Mission 273, Wollersdorf Aircraft Factory

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 829 bombers (largest number of bombers completing attacks in a single day up to this time) bomb targets in Austria and Yugoslavia; B-17s and B-24s attack an aircraft factory at Wollesdorf, Austria; B-24s also attack industrial areas at Wiener Neustadt and Atzgersdorf, Austria and troop concentrations at Poderica, Yugoslavia. P-38s and P-51s escort the...
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Ahlhorn Airfield before the attack of 21 February 1944

Ahlhorn Airfield before the attack of 21 February 1944

In the last week of February 1944 the USAAF 8th AF started an offensive against the German warplane industry, later known as the 'Big Week' offensive. On Sunday February 20th, the USAAF launches an attacks on German aircraft plants and airfields. For the first time, over 1,000 bombers are dispatched. Despite bad weather the following, the 8th AF launched another heavy attack on the German war i...
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461st BG (H), Mission 63,  Aircraft Engine Factory Ostmark

461st BG (H), Mission 63, Aircraft Engine Factory Ostmark

16 July 1944, Target: Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory, Austria

The Group continued the use of pathfinder methods with a formation of four flights against the Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory in Austria on 16 July. Bombing through an almost complete undercast, the Group missed the target when the bombs fell short and to the right.

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS ...
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Neustadt Donau

Neustadt Donau

HQ Overlay for Neustadt Donau
Rating of 503/09/2006463Google Earth Logo
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New years concert location

New years concert location

Wiener Musikverein (concert house). Place, where the "Wiener Philharmoniker" play the New years concert
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RAF Exeter taken on 20 May 1944

RAF Exeter taken on 20 May 1944

With the advent of World War II the landing area was increased to around 3,000 ft north to south and 4,500 ft east to west in the early months of the war. An asphalt perimeter track and several hardstands for aircraft parking followed and in 1941 hard-surfaced runways were put down. These were 4,350 ft aligned 13-31, 4,070 ft aligned 08-26 and 2,700 ft at 02-20.

In 1942, the 08-...
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Halberstadt Airfield with a He111Z Zwilling - 7 July 1944

Halberstadt Airfield with a He111Z Zwilling - 7 July 1944

Luftwaffe airfield Halberstadt Germany. Lots of aircraft on the ground July 7, 1944 including a Heinkel 111Z or "Zwilling" glider tug. There were a total of 12 built.

Photo was taken by John S. Blyth flying a Sptifire MK XI. He was based at Mt Farm, UK with the 14th Squadron of the 7th PRG USAAF.

Source: Flickr
Rating of 412/19/20081,033Google Earth Logo
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Wiener Riesenrad

Wiener Riesenrad

Wiener Riesenrad im Prater
Rating of 411/03/2005260Google Earth Logo
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This is a strike photo of a target in Luxembourg by an unidentified Bomb Gr

This is a strike photo of a target in Luxembourg by an unidentified Bomb Gr

The photo was taken on 11 May or 9 August 1944, by an attack of the USAAF against the railway yard in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg.
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381st Bomb Group 1944

381st Bomb Group 1944

Aerial pictures of some missions flown by the 381st Bomb Group, 8th Air Fleet USAAF
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USAAF raid on Dueren, 16. November 1944

USAAF raid on Dueren, 16. November 1944

Picture was taken after the raid.

486 of 495 B-17s hit transportation targets in the Duren area; 1 B-17 is damaged beyond repair and 8 damaged; 1 airman is WIA. Escort is 151 of 159 P-51s; 1 is damaged beyond repair.
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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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