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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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IJN Yamato (R.I.P.) Overlay

IJN Yamato (R.I.P.) Overlay

On 7 April 1945, while still some 200 miles north of Okinawa, Yamato was attacked by a massive force of U.S. carrier planes and sunk. Fewer than 300 men of Yamato's crew were rescued and nearly 2500 of her men were lost.

After the war, the great battleship became an object of intense fascination in Japan, as well as in foreign countries. Yamato's remains were located and examined...
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Landing Plane

Landing Plane

ready for landing, Naha, Okinawa, Japan
No rating yet11/22/2006401Google Earth Logo
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The capture of Ie Shima, Okinawa 16-24 April 1945

The capture of Ie Shima, Okinawa 16-24 April 1945

While the XXIV Corps prepared to resume its offensive against the Shuri defenses, the Marine conquest of the Motobu Peninsula facilitated the 77th Division's assault on Ie Shima, a small island three and one-half miles off the western end of the peninsula. The division's 305th and 306th Infantry landed on 16 April, followed almost immediately by the 307th, which had been held in reserve, when r...
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Kerama Islands 26-29th March 1945

Kerama Islands 26-29th March 1945

First phase in the capture of Okinawa.
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Meedhuizen (NL) in april 1945

Meedhuizen (NL) in april 1945

The small village of Meedhuizen (Groningen, Holland) captured by an allied aerial photo april 1945.
No rating yet07/07/20071,142Google Earth Logo
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City of Rotterdam April 1945

City of Rotterdam April 1945

This photograph showing the bridges over the Maas in Rotterdam was taken on April 13th, 1945. In the top left corner, the empty lots of the bombarded inner city are clearly visible.
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Aircraft on static display at Kadena Airbase

Aircraft on static display at Kadena Airbase

From top to bottom: CT-39, F-80, F-100, F-105, F-86, F-4.

Across road to east: F-15

Kadena Air Base is a United States Air Force base located in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Kadena Air Base is the hub of U.S. airpower in the Pacific, and home to the USAF's 18th Wing and a variety of associate units.
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the lost camps of Kaufering

the lost camps of Kaufering

There were eleven Dachu sub-camps near Landsberg am Lech, all with the name Kaufering, numbered I through XI. Kaufering I and Kaufering IV had been designated as sick camps for prisoners who could no longer work. Kaufering IV was liberated by the 12th Armored Division on April 27, 1945 with help from soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, who arrived on April 28, 1945.

After re...
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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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461st BG (H), Mission 222, Linz Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 222, Linz Marshalling Yards

25 April 1945

Linz Main Marshalling Yard, Austria

With the offensive in Italy progressing successfully, the Air Force suddenly turned to bombing in support of the Russian armies on the Southeastern front. The mission on 25 April 1945 was to Linz, Austria, with the Main Marshalling Yard as the primary target. Major Phillips led the mission with Lt. Colonel Gregory l...
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Dresden after the air raids 1945

Dresden after the air raids 1945

All photographs were taken on 18 April 1945, one day after the last big raid on the city.

Dresden was both an important garrison as well as a centre of military industry during the Second World War. The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force and by the United States Army Air Force between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions o...
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