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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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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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Castelvetrano Airfield after a Bombing Raid - 3 January 1942

Castelvetrano Airfield after a Bombing Raid - 3 January 1942

Vertical aerial reconnaissance view of Castelvetrano airfield, Sicily, the day before a successful attack was made on it by Malta-based Bristol Blenheims of Nos. 18 and 107 Squadrons RAF. A number of Junkers Ju 52 and Savoia Marchetti SM 82 transport aircraft, many of which were destroyed during the raid, can be seen parked around the airfield perimeter.
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Post-strike photo of Cologne raid, 2 March 1945

Post-strike photo of Cologne raid, 2 March 1945

Six weeks after this final raid on what remained of Cologne, this photo was taken and shows the bombed-out remains of the city.

858 aircraft - 531 Lancasters, 303 Halifaxes, 24 Mosquitos - raided Cologne in 2 waves. 6 Lancasters and 2 Halifaxes were lost and 1 Halifax crashed in Belgium. The first raid was carried out by 703 aircraft and the second by 155 Lancasters of No 3 Grou...
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Air Raid Shelter Strzegomska

Air Raid Shelter Strzegomska

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) was built between 1942 and 1943. It offered protection during bombardments. The bunker is 25 meters high. The outer walls has a thickness of 1,10 meter. During the siege of Breslau (now: Wroclaw) in 1945, the air raid shelter served as Festunglazaret II.

Address:ul. Legnicka, Wroclaw
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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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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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French School bombing in Copenhagen 1945

French School bombing in Copenhagen 1945

On this site in Frederiksberg stood The French School or also known as Institut Jeanne d'Arc. It was hit by bombs during the controversial british Operation Carthage raid against the SS Headquarter Shell-Huset in Copenhagen on March 21st. 1945.

In the school were 529 people. 482 children, 34 katholic nunns, 8 civil teachers and 5 parent or workers. 87 children and 13 adults, most...
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Asch Airfield

Asch Airfield

Asch Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield which is located approximately 3 miles south-southeast of As, Belgium (Limburg); approximately 55 miles south-southeast of Brussels.

The airfield was built by the United States Army Air Force IX Engineer Command, 852nd and 846th Engineer Aviation Battalions in November 1944.

Known as Advanced Landing Grou...
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Bremen under Attack by RAF Bombers - March 1945

Bremen under Attack by RAF Bombers - March 1945

21 March 1945
133 Lancasters and 6 Mosquitos of Nos 1 and 8 Groups attacked the Deutsche Vacuum oil refinery at Bremen .This appeared to be an accurate raid in clear weather conditions. No aircraft lost.
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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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Operation Carthage bomb raid in Copenhagen 1945

Operation Carthage bomb raid in Copenhagen 1945

Operation Carthage (1945-03-21) was a controversial British air raid on Copenhagen, Denmark, during World War II. The target of the raid was the Shellhus, Gestapo headquarters, in the city centre, a building that had been used for the storage of dossiers and the torture of Danish citizens.

The raid was requested by members of the Danish resistance movement in the hope of freeing ...
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