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Aitape Landings 22 April 1944

Aitape Landings 22 April 1944

Occupied by the Japanese. Assaulted by US Army during Operation Persecution, commanded by Brigadier General Jens A. Doe. April 1944 the 32nd Division landed without opposition in the Aitape area, in conjunction with the main landing at Hollandia. The object of this operation was to secure and hold the Tadji Airfield, and hold the flank and prevent Japanese from Wewak from attacking toward Holla...
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Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

During World War II, Operation Detroit was the insertion, by parachute and glider, of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy on the night of 5–6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord. The drop zone for the 82nd Airborne was around Sainte-Mère-Église, to the west of Utah beach, intending to protect the western flank of the invasion.

The objective of the division was to s...
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Residenz Building in Munich after Bombing Raid - April 1944

Residenz Building in Munich after Bombing Raid - April 1944

Part of a vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial taken over Munich, Germany after the raid by aircraft of Nos. 1 and 5 Groups, Bomber Command, on the night of 24/25 April 1944, showing the building complex of the Residenz, gutted by incendiary fire. Damage has also been caused to the Feldherrnhalle fronting onto Odeonsplatz (lower right), which was an important Nazi Party 'shrine'.
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Carpiquet airbase 1944

Carpiquet airbase 1944

This air base saw heavy fights during Opeation Overlord. Build in 1937, it was conquered in June 1940 by the Wehrmacht and becaom ethe home base of a German bomber squadron.

Actually Carpiquet air base should had been taken during D-Day, but the Allies didn't succeed. Canadian forces attacked the airfield on 04.07.1944 (Operation WIndsor). It was finally taken by 08.07.44.
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Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz, Germany - Mission #141 of the 303rd BG, 25 April 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-32027 Betty Jane 427BS — Altitude: 20,400 feet, Pilot: 2Lt Phil W. O'Hare

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German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst in Brest

German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst in Brest

The two ships returned from the open Atlantic to the port of Brest, France, and then started preparations for their next operation. Gneisenau went into the dry dock for minor repairs. In early April, 1941, an unexploded bomb, dropped by RAF Bomber Command bombers during near constant air-raids on the ships, forced Gneisenau out of drydock, and she was anchored in the inner harbor. 22 Squadron o...
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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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RAF Shepherds Grove in 1945

RAF Shepherds Grove in 1945

RAF Shepherds Grove is a former Royal Air Force base in Suffolk England 9 miles NE of Bury St Edmunds.

The base was built for the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force during World War II. However the facility was not used by the USAAF and was opened by 3 Group, RAF on 3 April 1944. The name came from a small copse nearby and the airfield is close to Walsham le Willows i...
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Operation Barbarossa WWII , Overlay

Operation Barbarossa WWII , Overlay

Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. It was to be the turning point for the fortunes of Hitler's Third Reich in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front which was opened by Operat...
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Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Photographs of Helgoland taken before and after the attack by Bomber Command on 18 April 1945.
Left - 16 April 1945
Right - 19 April 1945

18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas...
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D-Day - Juno Beach, Bernieres-sur-Mer (Overlay II)

D-Day - Juno Beach, Bernieres-sur-Mer (Overlay II)

Le Régiment de la Chaudière was formed following the fusion of the Regiments of Dorchester and Beauce on the 15th of December, 1936. The regiment was sent to England in August 1941, but would see no action until the D-Day landings of June 1944. Le Régiment de la Chaudière came ashore at Bernières-sur-Mer after The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, surprising the locals who hadn't expected to find f...
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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.

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