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301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

301st BG (H), Mission 329, Flak-Tower, Vienna

23 Aug 1944

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force):
In Austria, 472 B-24s and B-17s supported by P-51s and P-38s bomb the S industrial area of Vienna, the Wiener-Neudorf aircraft engine factory, Vosendorf oil refinery, and Markersdorf Airfield, and attack targets at Ferrara, Italy, missing a river bridge but hitting a synthetic rubber factory.

Flak-Tow...
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Flak-Towers in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna

Flak-Towers in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna

Flak towers (German: Flaktürme) were large, above-ground anti-aircraft gun blockhouses used by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied air raids on certain cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of people and to coordinate air defence.

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Gasometer towers-vienna

Gasometer towers-vienna

the gasometer towers in vienna, a few years ago a famous place for techno events, now used for shopping and habitation
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Wien IV (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien IV (Vienna - Overlay)

The bombs dropped on February 21st 1945 missed its target, the Suedbahnhof (Southern Central Station). The quay near Ausstellungsstrasse were hit.

The bombers overrun the initialpoint Michelbach and raninto the flak at Moosbierbaum. The second part of the formation didn't trust the curse correction of the leading first formation and left formation. The first section had the corre...
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Wien III (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien III (Vienna - Overlay)

Attack on the Südbahnhof (southern central station) on February 19th 1945. The impacts are in the Verschubgelaende (area where trains are shifted, don't know English word) between Gudrunstrasse and Arsenal also in the housing area near Gudrunstrasse/Laxenburgerstrasse.

Only 14 of the 24 bombers dropped the bombs over the primary target, the leader dropped them over secondary targ...
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Wien II (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien II (Vienna - Overlay)

On December 11th 1944 several Bombardment Groups attacked the train station Matzleinsdorf before the 461st approached. Thick clouds of smoke are covering the 10. Bezirk.

Heavy flak fire caused severe damage on 14 of 24 bombers, the bombs of the 461st were dropped too short.
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461st BG (H), Mission 13, Bad Voslau Airdrome

461st BG (H), Mission 13, Bad Voslau Airdrome

23 April 1944

When the crew members learned at briefing that they were to attack their first target in the Vienna Area, they fully realized that they were now in the big time. Before our Group hit its target the 304th Wing had performed an outstanding job in practically demolishing the buildings at the Airdrome. Uncovering the three flights of each Section in approaching the targ...
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De Redin Towers, Malta

De Redin Towers, Malta

The De Redin towers are a series of small fortified watch towers on the island of Malta.

They were built by the Knights of Malta.

Thirteen were built under the auspices of Grand Master Fra Martin de Redin. Though they are usually known as De Redin towers, towers to a similar design were built under his predecessor Grand Master Fra Juan de Lascaris-Castellar.
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The Towers of Bologna

The Towers of Bologna

The Two Towers are among the city's most recognisable landmarks. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the noble families of Bologna raised over 100 towers across the city. Of the 20 that survive today, the Asinelli and the Garisenda towers are Bologna's most famous and they situated at the end of Via Rizzoli. paolo.tritto@gmail.com


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Wien I (Vienna - Overlay)

Wien I (Vienna - Overlay)

On August 22nd 1944 the 461st Bombardment Group attacked the oil depot of Lobau.
The black smoke indicates direct hits with the 1,000lb-bombs. The 461st was attacked by 34 German fighters, 11 were shot down. 16 of the remaining 23 bombers were damaged by flak, another one was shot down later over Jugoslavia.
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461st BG (H), Mission 173, Maribor Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 173, Maribor Marshalling Yards

13 February 1945

Mission No. 173 finally turned out to be another double header mission, each with a different target. A TWX which was received from the Air Force through channels, however, directed that in the future double header missions should be counted as one mission.

The target of the Red Force was the Central Repair Shops at Vienna, Austria. Major Poole l...
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Top 50 Tall Towers

Top 50 Tall Towers

The collection of the worlds 50 tallest towers. Measured in Meters and Feet. An interesting view for all TV Tower Junkies out there. If you are also a fan of skyscraperpage.com, this is my source you will really enjoy this collection. I am currently working on the top50. collected by Calenglinnar

Updated: 28.03.07
The 25 tallest towers in the world. New: This time with exact ...
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