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The destroyed old part of Heilbronn after the December 1944 bombings - Related Files

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Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

The city of Düren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. During 1944 and 1945, the protracted and bloody Battle for Hürtgenwald was fought on Düren's district area, and on November 16 1944, Düren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings. Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombin...
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Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Here a trace, there a memory. Only if you drive into the hamlet of La Gleize via the Churchroad, you feel the ominous strengths of that dark December month. Because there, still as massive and threatening as it was on Saturday 16 December 1944, when it rattled over the border for that daring adventure, Obersturmbannführer Jochen Peipers last Tiger-tank stands.

This Tiger II (Köni...
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Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Destroyed by the RAF.
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Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

The most severe bombing of Sofia ever occurred on March 30, 1944. Some 370 american heavy bombers flied upon Sofia destroying 3575 buildings. The casualties were relatively modest due to the preliminarily evacuation of the civilians. The target of the bombing, as the image clearly depicts, were neither military installations, nor armed forces, but the very historical downtown of the city of Sof...
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Pearl Harbor VII (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor VII (Overlay), December 10, 1941

Vertical aerial photograph of the Ford Island Naval Air Station's seaplane base on 10 December 1941, three days after the Japanese air raid. One hangar has suffered major damage, with about a third of its roof destroyed. Among the planes in the area are about seventeen PBY patrol planes, many with ailerons and flaps missing.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) is docked at right.
Part of the Pearl...
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coal power plant heilbronn

coal power plant heilbronn

coal power plant in Heilbronn, Germany (B-W)
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USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

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Torsk is one of two surviving Tench class Fleet Submarines in the United States. USS Torsk (SS-423) was built at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The submarine was launched on 6 September 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Allen B. Reed. Torsk was placed in commission on 16 December 1944 with Commander Bafford E...
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Saint Vith during the Ardennes Offensive - January 1945

Saint Vith during the Ardennes Offensive - January 1945

All roads and rail lines obstructed by allied bombs at St.Vith during the Hun Winter Offensive in the Ardennes - 14 January 1945.

St-Vith is a town in the Belgian Province of Liège. At the beginning of the German Blitzkrieg in 1940, the town and most of Eastern Belgium was annexed by Germany. They felt this was a just cause. After all, the district of Eupen-Malmedy had been part ...
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Railway Bridge Destroyed at Saumur, 31 May-1 June 1944

Railway Bridge Destroyed at Saumur, 31 May-1 June 1944

82 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos of No 5 Group attacked and destroyed a railway junction at Saumur without loss.
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Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.

About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.

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Destroyed Camp

Destroyed Camp

Destroyed Camp in a remote part of northern China
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Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
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