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Carlstrom Field 1943, Arcadia, FL

Carlstrom Field 1943, Arcadia, FL

A close-up of Carlstrom's hangars & ramp, from a 1943 USDA aerial photo of Carlstrom Field.
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RAF Andrews Field taken on 26 July 1948

RAF Andrews Field taken on 26 July 1948

Great Saling was the original Air Ministry name for the airfield when construction was begun in 1942 by the 819th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the US Army however on 21 May 1943 the official name was changed to Andrews Field in honour of Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews.

Frank M. Andrews was a pioneer exponent of air power and was destined to become a very high ranking fi...
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Oroville Army Air Field in 1943

Oroville Army Air Field in 1943

In 1936, the City of Oroville acquired 188 acres of grazing land for use as a municipal airport. During 1941, the city and the Works Project Administration (WPA) extended the runways and increased the total airport land area to 428 acres.

In 1942, the War Department leased the Oroville Municipal Airport and renamed it Oroville Army Air Field (AAF). That same year the Army purcha...
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First nuclear chain reaction, Stagg Field, Chicago 1942

First nuclear chain reaction, Stagg Field, Chicago 1942

(Wikipedia) On December 2, 1942, under the direction of the brilliant Enrico Fermi, the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction took place in the world's first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, shortened as CP-1, built on a racquets court under the abandoned west stands of the Alonzo Stagg Field stadium on the University of Chi...
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WWII Torretta Airfield, Italy

WWII Torretta Airfield, Italy

The first aerodrome that 150 and 142 occupied in Italy was Cerignola #3 at Torretta 8 miles from the Italian cathedral Town of Cerignola. It had first been surveyed as a possible airfield in October 1943. All of 205 Group's squadrons landed at Torretta after leaving the Kairouan/Oudna Area and then moved on to other fields leaving 150 and 142 Squadrons in residence between December 1943 and Feb...
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Echeverria Field, Wickenburg, AZ

Echeverria Field, Wickenburg, AZ

Echeverria Field started out in 1940 as a AAF contract glider pilot school during WW2, operated by the Arizona Gliding Academy & the Claiborne Flight Academy.

According to the book "Best Place in the Country" by Mike Hoza & Steve Hoza, the Claiborne Flight Academy was owned by Harry Claiborne, and began training pilots in 1942.

In 1943, glider t...
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Field of Dreams Ball Field

Field of Dreams Ball Field

Baseball diamond used in the movie Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner located northeast of Dyersville, IA
No rating yet11/20/20071,069Google Earth Logo
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Warsaw Ghetto after uprising and destruction 1943

Warsaw Ghetto after uprising and destruction 1943

On January 18, 1943, the first instance of armed resistance occurred when the Germans started the final expulsion of the remaining Jews. The Jewish fighters had some success: the expulsion stopped after four days and the ŻOB and ŻZW resistance organizations took control of the Ghetto, building shelters and fighting posts and operating against Jewish collaborators.[3]

Th...
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Gumrak Airfield - Stalingrad

Gumrak Airfield - Stalingrad

During the battle of Stalingrad, and especially of their 6th army was encircled, the Germans used the Gumrak airfield for their operations: re-supply, taking wounded away, ect. The overlay photo was taken on March 6, 1943, after the field was overrun by the Red Army
No rating yet04/12/20072,188Google Earth Logo
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Crash site of a RAF Vickers Wellington bomber on 30th Jan 1943

Crash site of a RAF Vickers Wellington bomber on 30th Jan 1943

The crash site of aircraft X3941, a British Vickers Wellington Mark III bomber, which crashed on 30th January 1943. The aircraft belonged to Number 27 Operational Training Unit. It was on a night-time exercise from Church Broughton when the crash occurred. The aircraft was operating over hilly terrain around Beeley Moor, it struck a line of trees near Gladwins Mark and crashed into a field. Two...
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(Original) Norfolk Naval Air Station - Chambers Field, Norfolk, VA

(Original) Norfolk Naval Air Station - Chambers Field, Norfolk, VA

An undated Navy aerial photo showing Chambers Field at the top left, the new East Field at the bottom center, and the seaplane base at the top right.
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340th BG (M), Mission, Sofia Marshalling Yard

340th BG (M), Mission, Sofia Marshalling Yard

14 November 1943

The first air raid of the Bulgarian capital was carried out on 14 November 1943 by 91 B-25 Mitchell bombers. 47 buildings and structures were destroyed, 59 civilians and military men were killed and over 128 were injured.
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