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Weird, Funny, and Ridiculous Place Names - Oceania

Weird, Funny, and Ridiculous Place Names - Oceania

Quite possibly the funniest collection out there! This is just the first continent I am releasing of this collection (first one done).. Contains places such as:
"Blackbutt, Australia;" "Bobs Farm, Australia;" "Ivy Tank Motel, Australia;" "Monkeyjacket, Australia;" "Robinhood, Australia;" "Sea Elephant, Australia;" "Happy ...
No rating yet02/25/2007805Google Earth Logo
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457th BG (H), Mission 174

457th BG (H), Mission 174

These are photos of Group Mission #174 to Cologne, Germany on Jan 14th, 1945. The Allies were just breaking out of the battle of the bulge and pushing the Germany army back to Germany. This tactical mission was to destroy a bridge across the Rhine to prevent supplies from arriving and troops from fleeing. Bombing results were excellent.
Rating of 4.505/15/2006798Google Earth Logo
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461st BG (H), Mission 56, Aviano Oil Storage

461st BG (H), Mission 56, Aviano Oil Storage

6 July 1944

The target for Mission No. 56, which was approximately 600 feet square, was probably the smallest target ever assigned to this Group. It was an oil storage plant in open country near an airdrome at the Town of Aviano, Italy. Major Burke continued to be the fair-haired Group leader when a score of 48 percent was recorded for this mission. Then 1st Lt. Ausbon E. Aldred...
No rating yet05/14/2007671Google Earth Logo
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National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Canberra's National Museum of Australia is one of the most important museums in Australia as its motto "Explore Australia's Land. Nation. People."
Rating of 3.509/03/2005435Google Earth Logo
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461st BG (H), Mission 78, Almasfuzito Oil Refinery

461st BG (H), Mission 78, Almasfuzito Oil Refinery

9 August 1944

The veteran team of Lt. Colonel Knapp, Captain Strong, Lt. King, Lt. Coles, and Lt. Sullivan came through with their second superior mission of the young month when they scored 62 percent on the oil refinery at Almasfuzito, Hungary. Conditions for the attack were ideal -- CAVU weather, no fighters, and not too much flak. Although Captain Strong and Lt. Sullivan did...
No rating yet05/30/2007564Google Earth Logo
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Crash of the Bomber Hard to Get in Brunkensen at 7 April 1945

Crash of the Bomber Hard to Get in Brunkensen at 7 April 1945

This B17-G of the 570th Bomb Squadron was shot down by a Messerschmitt Me262 at their 55 mission (Group Mission 291).

All crew members bailed out and captured as POWs.
No rating yet06/22/20071,019Google Earth Logo
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458th BG (H), Bad Reichenhall, 25 April 1945

458th BG (H), Bad Reichenhall, 25 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 2 missions are flown.
Mission 968: 589 bombers and 486 fighters fly the final heavy bomber
mission against an industrial target, airfields and rail targets in SE
Germany and Czechoslovakia; they claim 1-1-0 Luftwaffe aircraft (including
an Ar 234 jet); 6 bombers and 1 fighter are lost:
1. 307 B-17s are sent to hit t...
No rating yet08/01/2009607Google Earth Logo
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461st BG (H), Mission 41, Antheor Railroad Viaduct

461st BG (H), Mission 41, Antheor Railroad Viaduct

7 June 1944

Major Dooley celebrated his promotion by leading the first successful Group mission ever flown by this Group against a railroad viaduct. The target was at Antheor, France. A high overcast made it necessary to drop the bomb run to 18,000 feet. Using 1,000 pounders the bombardiers turned in a score of 49 percent in placing several hits directly on the viaduct. All plan...
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461st BG (H), Mission 35, Wels Aircraft Factory

461st BG (H), Mission 35, Wels Aircraft Factory

30 May, 1944

At Wels, Austria, the Group had the new and pleasant experience of attacking an aircraft factory at which there was no flak. Neither were fighters seen on this mission. The lead navigator, Lt. Dusenberry, carefully kept the Group out of range of the heavily defended areas close to the target. The lead bombardier, Lt. Murphy, completely sprayed the target with incendi...
No rating yet01/22/2009961Google Earth Logo
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320th BG April 1945

320th BG April 1945

Mission 535,536,540-542,545,547,569,572,576 & 579 of the 320th BG. All targets are in Germany, except the last mission.
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461st BG (H), Mission 76, Miramas Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 76, Miramas Marshalling Yard

6 August 1944

For this mission the strategy of the Fifteenth Air Force, which at the time was not being revealed to Group personnel, continued to anticipate the invasion of southern France. The target was a large Marshalling Yard in the comparatively small town of Miramas, France. With excellent weather, no fighter opposition, and not much flak at the target, Major Goree and Lt....
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Old Melbourne Jail, Victoria, Australia.

Old Melbourne Jail, Victoria, Australia.

Old Melbourne Jail, Victoria, Australia. Built in the mid 1800's, between 1842 and 1929 [when it closed] there were 135 hangings including the famous bushranger Ned Kelly. Thankfully capital punishment is no more a part of Australia.
Rating of 310/21/2005380Google Earth Logo
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