Photo taken over the target, 3 Nov '44, daylight raid by American B-29s based in India. Note the roundhouse & turntable, camouflaged factory/industrial roofs, old bomb craters, rolling stock in the yard. Note also the roof of the roundhouse - some light, some dark - evidence of patchwork from past raids. Also, note the shadow on the outer edge of the roundhouse. You can see where sunlight has s...
The city of Düren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. During 1944 and 1945, the protracted and bloody Battle for Hürtgenwald was fought on Düren's district area, and on November 16 1944, Düren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings. Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombin...
Die kreisfreie Stadt Solingen (Nordrhein-Westfalen) wurde am 29. Mai 1993 zum Schauplatz eines Mordanschlages, bei dem fünf Menschen ums Leben kamen. Das häufig verharmlosend als "Brandanschlag von Solingen" bezeichnete Verbrechen hatte einen rechtsextremem Hintergrund.
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.
162 Lancasters and 8 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3 and 8 Groups to attack the Rothe Erde railway yards at Aachen. 12 Lancasters lost, 7.0 per cent of the force. The railway lines at the yards, which were not seriously hit in the raid of 2 nights earlier, were now severely damaged and all through traffic was halted. A large proportion of delayed-action bombs were dropped. The local people were impressed...
Here you see one of the endstations of the trolley bus in Solingen, Germany.
Bus this is an very special place, cause here is a turntable, where the complete bus will be complete rotated on the table and drives back on his road. The start and stop station for this line you can find a few meters east of the turntable.
This turntable for trolley busses you can find worldwiede only o...
This picture was taken on 23 April 1945 and shows the moonscape like island. The large craters are from the 5 tons Tallboy bombs, which where dropped in the air raid.
Helgoland, April 18/19, 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Avro Lancasters, 332 Handley Page Halifaxes, 20 de Havilland Mosquitos of all groups - successfully used Tallboys to bomb the Naval base, airfield, and town int...
Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned.
FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
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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