Airfield at Laon, France. Runways form the "V" right of center. Taxiways and hardstands are visible in the lower right corner.
242 B-17s are dispatched to bomb airfields in France; 113 hit Laon/Athies, 71 hit Juvincourt, 43 hit Laon/Couvron, 10 hit Lille/Vendeville and 1 hits Chievres; 2 B-17s are lost and 44 damaged; 1 airman is KIA, 1 WIA and 20 MIA.
Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned.
FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
Jean Baptiste Salis has started to collect old airplanes in Cerny La FertÚ-Alais where he creates the airfield between the two world wars. All the collection is destroyed during the conflict. His son Jean starts all over in 1972, rebuilding and restoring old airplanes. Today with 68 machines it is the most important flying museum in France. Every year, during ...
This photo was taken from the camera pit in Thunderbird on March 28, 1944. The target was an airfield at Dijon, France. Bomb strikes can be seen in one area of buildings. A following group of fortresses wiped out the next group of buildings, while a third group demolished the third group of buildings. The airfield was completely destroyed.
Aghione Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield in France, which was located approximately 27km southeast of Corte on Corsica. It was an all-weather temporary field built by the XII Engineer Command using Pierced Steel Planking for runways and parking areas, as well as for dispersal sites. In addition, tents were used for billeting and also for support facilities; an access road...
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) B.8 near Sommervieu, Normandy, France.
The airfield was completed by 22 June 1944 and was 1200m lond and 40m wide.
Some british squadrons (39 Recce Wing (400,168), 74 Squadron, 145 Wing (329,340,341)) were stationed here after the invasion.
Shamsi Airfield is an airfield located near Washki (about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Quetta) in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.
In 2009, media reports alleged that the airfield was used by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a base for Predator drone attacks on militants in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The airfield was constructed a...
On 25 June the Group returned to Paris and again lost one to the vicious flak over that city. The B-24 (44-40129) flown by 1st Lt. Marvin W. Butler of the 855th took a direct burst in the bomb bay and broke in two just aft of the wing. "The tail section floated down slow and easy like a big box kite," but nobody saw any chutes.
Luftwaffe airfield Germany May 30, 1944 bomb damage assessment. This was a Focke Wulf factory airfield. Many aircraft are visible on ground a number of which are destroyed. There seem to be a number of flak batteries as well.
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO): Loading of assault forces for Operation OVERLORD (invasion of Normandy) begins.
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (...
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