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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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Japanese Airfield at Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll

Japanese Airfield at Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll

In order to create a suitable defense system at its perimeter, the Japanese navy decided to develop some of the atolls of the Marshall Islands into bases for seaplane, naval surface units submarines, and, with the advent of long-range land-based bombers, as airfields. Taroa was to become a major airbase. The development of Taroa base began in December 1939, when a battalion of Japanese prisoner...
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Munda Point airfield 1943

Munda Point airfield 1943

The objective of the Central Solomons campaign was the Japanese airfield on Munda Point, which, in friendly hands, would be a stepping-stone in the conquest of the Solomons Islands chain. The airfield runs west to east and a taxi-way snakes through both sides of the field. Kokengolo Hill is on its north side. This photograph records the results of a Marine dive-bomber attack, which resulted in ...
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Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...
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B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester

B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester

B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in preparation of the American invasion, Dec 1943

The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater of World War II, which took place between late December 1943 and April 1944, on the island of New Britain, part of the Territory of New Guinea.

The battle was a maj...
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Japanese Seaplane Base on Wotje Island, Wotje Atoll

Japanese Seaplane Base on Wotje Island, Wotje Atoll

The garrison of Wotje, at peak strength in December 1943, consisted on 3,298 men, 2,103 Navy and 429 Army personnel, and 766 civilian (and Korean) construction workers under the command of Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Nobukazu Yoshimi, of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Of these only 1244 or 37.72% survived until surrender in August 1944. Between mid-1943 and Aug. 1945, US aircraft dropped 3500t bo...
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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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Bataan Airfield

Bataan Airfield

Bataan Airfield was a former wartime United States Army Air Forces airfield on Luzon in the Philippines. It was overrun by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Battle of the Philippines (1942). The airfield was located near the village of Lucanin, south Lamao in Bataan Provience.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Airfield
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Aerial Photo of the Airfield at Cape Gloucester - June 16, 1944

Aerial Photo of the Airfield at Cape Gloucester - June 16, 1944

An aerial recon' photograph in vertical format taken over the area at cape Gloucester that was first developed by the japanese then after capture by the Americans.

The air base was not used for any length of time.

The nearby volcane has since obliterated a lot of the original features.

The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater...
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3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

Atlantic was built during WW2 as a satellite airfield for MCAS Cherry Point. The Navy acquired 1,470 acres of land in early 1942, and construction commenced later that year.

The 1st aircraft reportedly arrived at Atlantic in 1943 [but that is contradicted by the 1942 photos above], the Douglas SDB Dauntless dive bombers of VMSB-341, followed shortly by VMSB-342.

A...
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German Airfield Rom

German Airfield Rom

A few days after the occupation of Denmark, the local Danish authorities were informed by the Germans that an airfield was to be established on an approx. 600 ha. area to the south of Rom church.

Work started that year and by 1941, the grass airstrips, the concrete taxiways, the dispersal bays, the ammunition and fuel depots and the anti-aircraft defences had taken form. The 43 c...
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RAF Birch in September 1944

RAF Birch in September 1944

RAF Birch is a former World War II airfield in England. It is located about 2 miles north-east of Tiptree in Essex.
Birch Airfield was assigned USAAF designation as Station 149.

Birch Airfield was allocated in August 1942 to the United States Army Air Force Eighth Air Force for development into a heavy bomber base but construction work did not get under way until well in...
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