Aerial photo of the "Marpi" area, at the north end of Saipan island near the end of World War II. Note the extensive building of roads, military housing, and other buildings during the U.S. occupation of Saipan after the battle. Fighter airstrip is shown in the photo.
This is a collection of most of the airfields used by the Royal Airforce defending Great Britain in the Battle of Britain in WWII.
Some airfields may torn down, I wasn't able to find all of them. Some positions of airfields are uncertain as there is no longer an airfield but due to size and shape it might be a former airfield.
Corrections, suggestions and comments are welcome.
Aerial photo of the "Micro Beach" area of Saipan, at the end of World War II. This is the area which is now incorporated as The American Memorial Park. Note the many buildings within the current park boundaries, and in the surrounding Garapan area; the "inner cove" and "outer cove" marinas at Smiling Cove, and the busy harbor area including "Baker Dock" s...
1,004 aircraft - 599 Lancasters, 385 Halifaxes, 19 Mosquitos, 1 Lightning - attacked 9 airfields in Holland and Belgium in preparation for a renewed night offensive against Germany. Visibility was perfect and all raids were considered successful. 3 Lancasters lost.
1. 336 B-17s are dispatched to the Gutersloh, Lippstadt and Werl Airfields; because of thick overcast, 285 hit Achmer, Hopsten, Rheine, Diepholz, Quakenbruck and Bramsche Airfields and the marshalling yards at Coevorden and Lingen; they claim 12-5-8 Luftwaffe aircraft; 8 B-17s are lost, 3 damaged beyond repair and 63 damaged; casualties are 4 KIA, 13 WIA and 75 MIA.
It's hard to believe now, but in the early days of aviation there were more than a dozen little airfields scattered along the banks of the River Wye, running through Herefordshire. The location and history of these airfields is listed in a book called "Wings Over The Wye". This early aircraft hangar is probably the only one remaining from those early times, now used for agricultural p...
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): In Czechoslovakia, 650+ B-17s and B-24s strike 2 airfields and a tank works at Prague (the patterns of the bombs also hit 2 other nearby airfields) and an airfield at Cheb. Alternate targets that are bombed include Wels, Austria and Ud...
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