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Wilhelmshaven bomb strike, 11-12 and 18 February 1943 - Related Files

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Before and after aerial photos of the bombing of Wilhelmshaven

Before and after aerial photos of the bombing of Wilhelmshaven

The German port city of Wilhelmshaven was bombed twice in 1943 -- once by the USAAF on January 27, and again by the RAF Bomber Command on February 11-12. These aerial reconnaissance images show Wilhelmshaven before and after the two bombings. The second bombing, carried out at night, was especially challenging because of dense cloud cover. Planes equipped with the RAF's newly developed H2S grou...
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Strike photos of the 100th Bomb Group, 1943 - 1945

Strike photos of the 100th Bomb Group, 1943 - 1945

100th Bomb Group
13th Combat Wing
3rd Air Division
8th AF
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303rd BG - Bomb strike on Muenster, Germany

303rd BG - Bomb strike on Muenster, Germany

303rd BG: Munster, Germany Bomb Strike - Mission #263, 26 October 1944
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Brest bomb strike, 5 April 1943

Brest bomb strike, 5 April 1943

12 Venturas attacked a tanker at Brest. The ship was not hit but nearby dock installations were. 3 Venturas were lost.
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Graz bomb strike, 19 February 1945

Graz bomb strike, 19 February 1945

Mission: #412
Target type: marshalling yard

The main target was hit with poor results. One squadron bombed Fiume, Italy, Ship Yards (secondary target), also with poor results.
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457th BG (H), Mission 213

457th BG (H), Mission 213

Strike Photos for Group Mission #213 to Fulda-Plauen, Germany on Mar 19th, 1945.
Plauen was the primary target but with full cloud cover over the target the group elected to proceed to bomb the marshalling yards at the secondary target (Fulda). The bomb drop was unusual in that one of the first bombs dropped by the group landed on a muntition train and the resultant explosion blew up mos...
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Neuburg bomb strike, 24 March 1945

Neuburg bomb strike, 24 March 1945

Mission: #436
Target type: Jet training field

Aerial photos show that the 376th Bomb Group had covered the entire field with clusters of fragmentation bombs.
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Bochum bomb strike, 12-13 June 1943

Bochum bomb strike, 12-13 June 1943

503 aircraft - 323 Lancasters, 167 Halifaxes, 11 Mosquitos to Bochum.

This raid took place over a completely cloud-covered target but accurate Oboe skymarking enabled the all Lancaster/Halifax Main Force to cause severe damage to the centre of Bochum. 14 Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes lost, 4.8 per cent of the force.
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German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord - Part 3

German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord - Part 3

RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fætten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942.

Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II, one of three K-Class cruisers named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln (Cologne). The others in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe. The K-class ...
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German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord

German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord

RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fætten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 3.

Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II, one of three K-Class cruisers named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln (Cologne). The others in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe...
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Destroyer D186 Moelders as museum ship

Destroyer D186 Moelders as museum ship

D186 Mölders was a guided missile destroyer of the Bundesmarine (West German Navy) and later the Deutsche Marine (Navy of reunited Germany). It was the second ship of the Lütjens class, a modification of the Charles F. Adams class.

On March 3, 1965 Bath Iron Works got the order to build Mölders and her keel was laid down on April 12, 1966 with the hull number DDG-29. April 13, 1...
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320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

23 February 1945

27 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing were over the target and 9 B-26's dropped 72 x 500 lb. demolition bombs in the first bomb run at 11:51 hours from 10.500 ft and 18 B-26's dropped 144 x 500 lb. demolition bombs at 12:01 hours from 11.600 to 10.800 ft. on the second bomb run.
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