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Operation Chastise 16th - 17th May 1943

Operation Chastise 16th - 17th May 1943

The attacks on Eder-, Moehne- and Sorpe-dam from the british No. 617 Squadron.

Operation Chastise was the official name for the attacks on German dams on May 17, 1943 in World War II using a specially developed "bouncing bomb". The attack was carried out by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, subsequently known as the Dam Busters.

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Eder dam bombing - dambuster raid

Eder dam bombing - dambuster raid

This overlay shows the destroyed dam a view hours after the bombing. The hole caused by the especially manufactured bouncing-bomb can be seen and on the left you can see the flooded area down the river Eder. (The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrong. It was used in the famous Dambusters raid to attack major dams in Germany during World War II.)
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Burgwald baracks

Burgwald baracks

Das Fernmelderegiment 320
Das Fernmelderegiment 320 gehört zur Fernmeldetruppe Elektronische Kampfführung (EloKa). Seit der Aufstellung des Fernmeldebataillons 320 am 01. Juni 1962 in der Burgwald-Kaserne Frankenberg/Eder ist seine Hauptaufgabe die Aufklärung fremder Streitkräfte mit Mitteln und Methoden der Fernmelde- und Elektronischen Aufklärung.

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Rating of 3.33333333307/31/2005396Google Earth Logo
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Monte Cassino before the Battle

Monte Cassino before the Battle

Air photograph issued for operation dickens. The road to the monastery winds up towards the top of the picture.

General Freyberg set the next attack for 24 February. Called Operation DICKENS, the attack comprised two infantry divisions and a tank regiment. Believing a direct approach would prove more effective, Freyberg planned to attack frontally into the town of Cassino, but h...
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Israel-Lebanon Conflict

Israel-Lebanon Conflict

A network link detailing the Israel-Lebanon conflict currently occuring. On July 12, 2006 Israel launched a war against Lebanon variously called "Operation Just Return" 1, "Operation Just Reward"2 and "Change of Direction"3 in response to the capture of two IDF soldier by Hizbullah near Aita Shaab on the border with Israel in South Lebanon.

The cons...
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Operation Barbarossa WWII , Overlay

Operation Barbarossa WWII , Overlay

Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. It was to be the turning point for the fortunes of Hitler's Third Reich in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front which was opened by Operat...
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First Artificial Heart Recipient

First Artificial Heart Recipient

Barney Clark was a retired Seattle dentist who was the first recipient of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart. Clark was 61 years old and had heart disease. He donated himself for scientific experimentation. The operation was performed on December 1, 1982 by Dr. William C. DeVries at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The transplant itself was successful, though Clark lived for ...
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Operation Barbarossa advance

Operation Barbarossa advance

This is a time overlay showing German advances into Russia from the start of Operation Barbarossa June 22 1941 until December 9 1941.
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Fedala harbour, September 1942

Fedala harbour, September 1942

Operation Brushwood was a part of Operation Torch, Allied landings in Africa during World War II.

Taking place on 8 November 1942 they were intended to capture the port of Lyautey as part of a larger operation to capture Casablanca in Morocco.

The landing troops were uncertain of their position, and the second wave was delayed. This gave the defenders time to org...
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook her maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's callsign is "Gold Eagle".

Besides deploy...
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1-130th Aviation Battalion North Carolina National Guard

1-130th Aviation Battalion North Carolina National Guard

On the apron you can see 10x AH-64A/D Apache, 2x UH-1 and 5x AH-1 Cobra.

The Morrisville-based 1st Battalion of the 130th Aviation Regiment, North Carolina Army National Guard, held a farewell ceremony for activated soldiers and their families Sunday, January 19, 2003.

The first North Carolina National Guard combat unit activated since the September 2001 terroris...
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Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

During World War II, Operation Detroit was the insertion, by parachute and glider, of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy on the night of 5–6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord. The drop zone for the 82nd Airborne was around Sainte-Mère-Église, to the west of Utah beach, intending to protect the western flank of the invasion.

The objective of the division was to s...
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