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Matsuwa Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matua or Matsuwa is an island in the central Kuril Islands archipelago. It is located at 48.1° N 153.2° E and has an area of 52 km2.

In the northwestern end of the island is Sarychev Peak, elevation 1496 m, which has periodically erupted and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Islands. This peak has erupted at least 14 times since 1765. The largest such eruption occu...
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Japanese Airfield, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Japanese Airfield, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Aerial recon photo of Japanese Kuabu Airfield- Located on Paramushiru Island.
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Paramushir Island, Kuril Island Chain, Overlay

Paramushir Island, Kuril Island Chain, Overlay

The largest of the Northern Islands and second largest member of the Kuril Islands after Iturup, Paramushir measures 100 km in length and averages around 20 km across covering an area of 2,053 km². The island is composed of a series of volcanoes that include Ekebo (1,156 m), Chikurachki (the tallest at 1,816 m), Tatarinov (1,530 m) and Fuss Peak (1,772 m).
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Shumshu Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Shumshu Island, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

The northernmost of the Kuril Islands, located only 11 km southwest of the Kamchatka Peninsula's southernmost point of Cape Lopatka (visible at the extreme right of the image) and 2 km north of Paramushir (at left). Covering an area of 388 km² and with dimensions of 28 km in length (southwest to northeast) and 15 km in width, Shumshu (Остров Шу...
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Kuril Islands (map overlay)

Kuril Islands (map overlay)

Chain of about 50 small islands belonging to Russia, stretching from the northeast of Hokkaido, Japan, to the south of Kamchatka, Russia, area 14,765 sq km/5,700 sq mi; population (1990 est) 25,000. The islands include many volcanoes, 35 of which are still active; there are also many hot springs. Offshore is the Kuril Trench, one of the deepest ocean areas in the world, which reaches a depth of...
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Cool volcanic island

Cool volcanic island

Volcanic island off the Kamchatka peninsula

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Atlasova (Остров Атласов)is a member of the Northern Kuril Islands, located off the northeast coast of its larger neighbour Paramushir. The island, which sits westwards of the main northeast to southwest trending line of t...
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Chikurachki Volcano (eruption overlay)

Chikurachki Volcano (eruption overlay)

At 1,816 meters (5,958 feet), Chikurachki is the tallest of the many volcanoes on Paramushir Island. Paramushir is part of the Kuril Island arc
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Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain

Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain

The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain is an over and under water mountain chain composed of the Hawaiian Ridge, consisting of the islands of the Hawaiian chain northwest to Kure Atoll, and the Emperor Seamounts, a vast underwater mountain region of seamounts along a line southeast to northwest beneath the northern Pacific Ocean. The seamount chain, containing over 80 identified undersea volcanoes...
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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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Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Japanese Suribachi Airfield, Overlay

Aerial recon photo of the airfield at the south coast of Paramushir Island.
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Aerial photo of Attu Naval Air Station, 1944

Aerial photo of Attu Naval Air Station, 1944

Attu Airfield is an airfield located on Attu Island, Alaska. It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu. Mountains are located to three sides of the airfield.

The airfield was built by United States Army Engineers during World War II. The first USAAF aircraft to land at the airfield was a C-47 Skytrain, landing fighters crews at Alexai Point. It was used as a staging a...
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RAF bombing of Heligoland 1945

RAF bombing of Heligoland 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 were turned almost into crater-pitted moonscapes. 3 Halifaxes were lost.
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