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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...
Rating of 311/29/20051,204Google Earth Logo
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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flak_tower
No rating yet09/04/20096,326Google Earth Logo
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Building the Autobahn A71

Building the Autobahn A71

Some placemarks and an overlay to help you find the construction sites of the last section of the A71, connecting Thuringia with Bavaria. This section between Erfurt and Schweinfurt was finished in summer 2005.

More info: www.A71.de (in german)
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Kemps Dam, 7 October 1944

Kemps Dam, 7 October 1944

The Kembs Dam. This was another No 617 Squadron special operation. The Kembs Dam on the Rhine, just north of Basle, held back a vast quantity of water and it was feared that the Germans would release this to flood the Rhine valley near Mulhouse, a few miles north, should the American and French troops in that area attempt an advance. The Squadron was asked to destroy the lock gates of the dam. ...
Rating of 310/20/2005700Google Earth Logo
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Strike photo of Regensburg 17.08.1943

Strike photo of Regensburg 17.08.1943

The Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission was an air combat battle in World War II. A strategic bombing attack flown by B-17 Flying Fortresses of the U.S. Army Air Forces on August 17, 1943, it was conceived as an ambitious plan to cripple the German aircraft industry. The mission was also known as the "double-strike mission" because it entailed two large forces of bombers attacking separate...
Rating of 308/10/20071,740Google Earth Logo
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German Anti-Aircraft Emplacement Moerdijk Bridge

German Anti-Aircraft Emplacement Moerdijk Bridge

This German anti-aircraft emplacement (FLAK) was build on top of a Dutch casemate, at the north side of the Moerdijk Bridge.

The FLAK-emplacement was part of the Baupunkt 97 of the Stutzpunktgruppe Moerdijk.

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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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Vienna Flak-Towers

Vienna Flak-Towers

Flak towers (German: Flakturm) were large AA gun blockhouses used by the Luftwaffe to prevent overflights of key areas in certain cities in World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of people and to coordinate air defence. With concrete walls up to 3.5m thick these towers were considered to be invulnerable to attack with the usual ordnance carried by Allied bombe...
Rating of 411/23/20051,033Google Earth Logo
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461st BG (H), Mission 185 (Red Force), Ora Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H), Mission 185 (Red Force), Ora Marshalling Yard

28 February 1945

The busy month of February ended with another double header mission. The target for both Forces was the marshalling yard at Ora, Italy. Major Roberts, still flushing from his promotion, completed his tour of combat duty by leading the Red Force on this mission. The bombs were dropped visually on this "hot" target for a score of 15.6 percent. Nine of th...
No rating yet05/12/2007725Google Earth Logo
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Sweinfurt raid

Sweinfurt raid

The Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission was an air combat battle in World War II. A strategic bombing attack flown by B-17 Flying Fortresses of the U.S. Army Air Forces on August 17, 1943, it was conceived as an ambitious plan to cripple the German aircraft industry. The mission was also known as the "double-strike mission" because it entailed two large forces of bombers attacking separate...
No rating yet12/20/2009831Google Earth Logo
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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...
No rating yet01/23/2009757Google Earth Logo
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461st BG (H), Mission 163, Brod Railway Bridge

461st BG (H), Mission 163, Brod Railway Bridge

19 January 1945

Target: Brod Railroad Bridge, Yugoslavia

On the 19th of the month Major Mixson led a three flight formation on an attack on the railroad bridge across the Sava River at Brod, Yugoslavia. Despite the fact that some of the bombs were over, there was a solid concentration and direct hits on the target. The mission was scored at 43 percent, the highes...
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