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Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
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Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

The most severe bombing of Sofia ever occurred on March 30, 1944. Some 370 american heavy bombers flied upon Sofia destroying 3575 buildings. The casualties were relatively modest due to the preliminarily evacuation of the civilians. The target of the bombing, as the image clearly depicts, were neither military installations, nor armed forces, but the very historical downtown of the city of Sof...
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Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz 25.04.1944

Bombing of Metz, Germany - Mission #141 of the 303rd BG, 25 April 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-32027 Betty Jane 427BS — Altitude: 20,400 feet, Pilot: 2Lt Phil W. O'Hare

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Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz, France - Mission #226 of the 303rd BG, 12 August 1944

Photo taken from: B-17G #42-97781 The '8' Ball MK III 359BS — Altitude: 20,200 feet, Time: 10:46:30, Pilot: 1Lt Lewis M. Walker

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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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Dubova refinery before bombing by 15th Air Force

Dubova refinery before bombing by 15th Air Force

Aerial view of the Dubová refinery, taken on August 20, 1944 before the bombing, which started at 10:48.

460+ B-24s and B-17s, some fighter-escorted, bomb the airfield and marshalling yard at Szolnok, Hungary and oil refineries at Dubova, Czechoslovakia, and Czechowice and Auschwitz, Poland.
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Semlin camp after the allied bombing of April 1944

Semlin camp after the allied bombing of April 1944

During the Allied bombing of Belgrade, on 17 April, 1944, the Semlin camp suffered extensive damage. The largest pavilion - No.3 - which housed most of the interns was directly hit and almost completely destroyed. Estimates regarding the number of casualties vary considerably, ranging from eighty to two hundred dead. Many more we wounded in the attack.

The photo is from a report...
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Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

The city of Düren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. During 1944 and 1945, the protracted and bloody Battle for Hürtgenwald was fought on Düren's district area, and on November 16 1944, Düren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings. Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombin...
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Bombing raid on Wangerooge, 25 April 1944

Bombing raid on Wangerooge, 25 April 1944

Wangerooge: 482 aircraft - 308 Halifaxes, 158 Lancasters, 16 Mosquitos - of Nos 4, 6 and 8 Groups. 5 Halifaxes and 2 Lancasters lost. The raid was intended to knock out the coastal batteries on this Frisian island which controlled the approaches to the ports of Bremen and Wilhelmshaven. No doubt the experience of Antwerp, when guns on the approaches had prevented the port being used for several...
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Aerial photo of Station 137 - Lavenham-Alpheton

Aerial photo of Station 137 - Lavenham-Alpheton

Home of the 487th Bomb Group (H) from 22. Sep. 1943 to 7. Nov. 1945.

The group flew both the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the Eighth Air Force's strategic bombing campaign and began combat in May 1944, bombing airfields in France in preparation for the invasion of Normandy; then pounded coastal defenses, road junctions, bridges and locomotives during th...
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Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned.

FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
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Sud-Quest Aircraft Factory after Bombing Raid - 11 March 1944

Sud-Quest Aircraft Factory after Bombing Raid - 11 March 1944

Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing severe damage to the SNCA de Sud-Ouest aircraft factory at Chateauroux/Deols airfield, France, following an attack by 30 Avro Lancasters of No. 5 Group, Bomber Command, on the night of 10/11 March 1944.
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