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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...
Rating of 510/23/20083,358Google Earth Logo
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Vipiteno bomb strike, 8 April 1945

Vipiteno bomb strike, 8 April 1945

Mission: #446
Target type: railroad bridge

Thirty two aircraft of the 376th BG had numerous, excellent hits registered.
No rating yet10/26/2005649Google Earth Logo
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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...
Rating of 410/23/20082,041Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 410/26/2005849Google Earth Logo
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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
Rating of 3.33333333311/07/20051,279Google Earth Logo
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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...
Rating of 305/15/2006876Google Earth Logo
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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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Rating of 406/09/20092,165Google Earth Logo
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457th BG (H), Mission 221

457th BG (H), Mission 221

A strike photo showing bomb straddling the river at Bremen shipyards on Mar 30th, 1945.
Rating of 305/15/2006828Google Earth Logo
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458th BG (H), Lechfeld Airfield, 9 April 1945 - B-24 goes down

458th BG (H), Lechfeld Airfield, 9 April 1945 - B-24 goes down

A bomb strike camera caught "Final Approach" in her final moments.

On April 9, 1944 the 458th BG flew their 222nd mission to the airfield at Lechfeld, Germany. On the bomb run, “Final Approach”, flown by 2Lt Leonard Abramowitz, "...suffered a direct flak hit on bomb run almost simultaneously with bomb release. #2 Engine went on fire and A/C went into power dive in...
Rating of 412/20/20081,968Google Earth Logo
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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
No rating yet01/02/20081,251Google Earth Logo
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Dreye bomb strike, 21 March 1945

Dreye bomb strike, 21 March 1945

20 Lancasters of No 617 Squadron attacked the Arberger railway bridge just outside Bremen. 2 piers of the bridge were destroyed. 1 Lancaster lost.
Rating of 310/31/20051,328Google Earth Logo
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9th Air Force aircraft bombing the oil depot at Deggendorf, Germany, in Apr

9th Air Force aircraft bombing the oil depot at Deggendorf, Germany, in Apr

A USAAF strike photo of an attack on Deggendorf harbour, Bavaria, on 20 April 1945. Deggendorf was attacked from Douglas A-20 Havocs of the 426th Bomb Group. The Siriuswerke ("Deggendorfer Bleicherde - Fabriken") and the Wallner company were destroyed. A 5000 t grain silo and twelve oil tanks were destroyed at Wallner, as were the quais and most of the buildings. The photo shows most ...
Rating of 512/02/20091,818Google Earth Logo
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