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Pre-Raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Pre-Raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

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...
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Post-raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Post-raid photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

US 40th Photo Recon Squadron took this post-raid shot. The roundhouse, which had survived repeated bombing up to that point, was never the same. Only about half of the roundhouse was rebuilt.

See also:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24394/Pre-Raid-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-November-1944.htm
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24401/Bomb-run-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-...
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Bomb run photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Bomb run photo of Rangoon railway yard, November 1944

Precision daylight bombing.

See also:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24394/Pre-Raid-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-November-1944.htm

http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile24453/Post-raid-photo-of-Rangoon-railway-yard,-November-1944.htm
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Mordanschlag von Solingen - Denkmal

Mordanschlag von Solingen - Denkmal

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.
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Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

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...
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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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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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Aachen bomb strike,  27-28 May 1944

Aachen bomb strike, 27-28 May 1944

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...
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Turntable for Trolley Bus in Solingen

Turntable for Trolley Bus in Solingen

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...
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Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

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...
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Solingen Gliding School

Solingen Gliding School

Solingen Gliding School in Germany with 6 gliders and 122 475 painted on the tarmac.
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Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

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 ...
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