A recon photo of the German city of Düren taken as part of sortie 33/2032 of December 16, 1944, flown by Captain T. A. Roberts of the 33rd Photo Recon Squadron. Located on the east bank of the Roer River, the city was a center of fierce fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, which began on the day this photo was taken.
This photo is from an aerial record compiled by the government in 1944 and shows Wanstead Park and surrounds on 7 August 1944. The H.E. and V1 damage to Heronry Pond can be seen, plus V1 damage in Tennyson Avenue and in Wanstead Park Avenue (just in East Ham but dealt with by Wanstead CD). What appears to be a heavy anti-aircraft battery can also be seen on Wanstead Flats.
THERE ARE DOZENS of aerial photo calibration targets across the USA, curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts used for the development of aerial photography and aircraft. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, though some apparently later than that, and many are still in use, though their history is obscure.
This file contains Targets aligned along 20 miles close to Ed...
This unlabeled bomb damage assessment photo from a 33rd Photo Recon Squadron mission shows a portion of the 30-square-mile section of the German city of Eschweiler located behind the Siegfried Line. It was bombed by the 8th Air Force in November 1944 before being overrun by US infantry a few days later.
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.
Photo taken over the target, 3 Nov '44, daylight raid by American B-29s based in India. Note the roundhouse & turntable, camouflaged factory/industrial roofs, old bomb craters, rolling stock in the yard. Note also the roof of the roundhouse - some light, some dark - evidence of patchwork from past raids. Also, note the shadow on the outer edge of the roundhouse. You can see where sunlight has s...
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