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Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Photographs of Helgoland taken before and after the attack by Bomber Command on 18 April 1945.
Left - 16 April 1945
Right - 19 April 1945

18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas...
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Meedhuizen (NL) in april 1945

Meedhuizen (NL) in april 1945

The small village of Meedhuizen (Groningen, Holland) captured by an allied aerial photo april 1945.
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City of Rotterdam April 1945

City of Rotterdam April 1945

This photograph showing the bridges over the Maas in Rotterdam was taken on April 13th, 1945. In the top left corner, the empty lots of the bombarded inner city are clearly visible.
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the lost camps of Kaufering

the lost camps of Kaufering

There were eleven Dachu sub-camps near Landsberg am Lech, all with the name Kaufering, numbered I through XI. Kaufering I and Kaufering IV had been designated as sick camps for prisoners who could no longer work. Kaufering IV was liberated by the 12th Armored Division on April 27, 1945 with help from soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, who arrived on April 28, 1945.

After re...
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Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

This picture was taken on 23 April 1945 and shows the moonscape like island. The large craters are from the 5 tons Tallboy bombs, which where dropped in the air raid.

Helgoland, April 18/19, 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Avro Lancasters, 332 Handley Page Halifaxes, 20 de Havilland Mosquitos of all groups - successfully used Tallboys to bomb the Naval base, airfield, and town int...
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BARTOLOMEU DIAS Museum Complex, Mossel Bay, SOUTH AFRICA

BARTOLOMEU DIAS Museum Complex, Mossel Bay, SOUTH AFRICA

More than 500 years ago, fearless European navigators began their great voyages of trade and discovery to the East. Rounding the tip of Africa toward the heady aromas of wealth from the East, became the burning ambition of the early Portuguese explorers. First to achieve this impossible dream was Bartolomeu Dias. Blown around the tip of Africa in 1488, he eventually set foot on South African so...
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Dresden after the air raids 1945

Dresden after the air raids 1945

All photographs were taken on 18 April 1945, one day after the last big raid on the city.

Dresden was both an important garrison as well as a centre of military industry during the Second World War. The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force and by the United States Army Air Force between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions o...
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Bunker Complex Koralle

Bunker Complex Koralle

The construction of this underground bunker complex began in 1939. Due the enormous threat of air bombing it was decided to transfer the headquarters of the Oberkommandos der Kriegsmarine (OKM) seated in Berlin to this complex. From 30 January 1943 till 19 April 1945 "Koralle" remained in this function. The Befehlshabers der U-Boote (BdU), which directed all of the U-boat activities, ...
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Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

Target photograph taken by Squadron Leader Allardyce over Heligoland, April 18th 1945.

No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron dispatched 27 Avro Lancaster's against this target. The following ordinance were dropped by the squadron. 200 x 1000lb AMN.M65(TD.025), 16 x 1000lb MC and 198 x 500lb MC.

969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups att...
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Spandau Citadel October 1944

Spandau Citadel October 1944

Picture was taken by the 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron.
The 14th flew combat reconnaissance missions in the European Theater of Operations from, 12 August 1943ľ25 April 1945 and conducted damage assessment of Germany until 23 July 1945.
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Venosa Airfield - 485th Bombardment Group - Apr 1944-15 May 1945

Venosa Airfield - 485th Bombardment Group - Apr 1944-15 May 1945

Semi-permanent heavy bomber airfield used by Fifteenth Air Force. Built by COE beginning in Sep 1943. One PSP runway with extensive taxiway and hardstand parking areas. Steel control tower. Opened 14 Mar 1944. Last combat operations flown in late April 1945. Closed on 4 Jul 1945. Today is agricultural area with no structures or any facilities in existence, however extensive evidence of land sca...
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3D Kwai river bridge (Old steel)

3D Kwai river bridge (Old steel)

Bridge over Kwai river (3d model) "first construction of the steel bridge"

The eleven span bridge spanning the Mae Klong river (renamed Kwai Yai river in 1960). Dismantled by the Japanese in Java and transported to the site in 1942, the bridge was rebuilt using prisoner of war (POW) labour, and opened for use in April 1943. One span of the bridge was destroyed by Allied aircraft ...
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