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...
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.
Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska (USA), circa 1943.
Original caption: "A train of bombs drops from United States Army Air forces plane on territory in the Aleutians held by the Japanese. Our fighting forces harass the enemy at this important outpost daily."
Aerial photo by member of 3 Squadron at about 10.40 a.m. April 21, 1918.
This photo was taken by either Lieuts. Simpson and Banks or Garrett and Barrow just prior to being attacked by von Richthofen and Weiss.
27/28 December 1944
Opladen: 328 aircraft - 227 Halifaxes, 66 Lancasters, 35 Mosquitos. 2 Lancasters lost. 9 of the Mosquitos bombed 3½ hours before the main raid. The aiming point for the attack was the marshalling yards but results are not known.
6 March 1945
TACTICAL OPERATIONS (Ninth Air Force): In Germany, 260+ A-26s, and B-26s hit Recklinghausen, Siegburg, an...