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A photo of Stalag VII A, ca. 1945, Moosburg

A photo of Stalag VII A, ca. 1945, Moosburg

The camp area is marked by a white line.

The largest German WW II POW camp was Stalag VII-A at Moosburg, Germany. Over 110,000 allied soldiers were imprisoned there. It was liberated by the U.S. 14th Armored Division following a short battle with SS soldiers of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division on 29 April, 1945.

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Ilyushin Il-82 (Il-76VKP) Airborne Command Post

Ilyushin Il-82 (Il-76VKP) Airborne Command Post

Janes reports that the service designation Il-82 has been applied to the Il-76VPK Airborne command post or airborne communications relay (Vozdushnyye Komandnyye Punkt: Airborne Command Post) adaptation of Il-76MD known as version 65C. Two examples (SSSR- [later RA-]76450 and 76451) delivered to Zhukovsky after modifications 22 September and 30 November 1987. The two aircraft (SSSR-76450 and -76...
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Two Boeing E-4 at Offutt AFB

Two Boeing E-4 at Offutt AFB

The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, with the project name "Nightwatch", is an aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). To create the E-4 series, four Boeing 747-200B airframes were specially modified to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority, namely the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and successors. The ...
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Boeing E-6B Mercury at James Connall

Boeing E-6B Mercury at James Connall

The Boeing E-6 Mercury is an American military aircraft that acts as an airborne command post and communications relay in times of crisis. It is an adaptation of the Boeing 707-320 airliner by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

The original E-6A was a communications relay aircraft that entered service with the US Navy in July 1989, replacing the EC-130Q. It conveyed instructions...
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Coutances 1944 - The day when the German front line collapsed

Coutances 1944 - The day when the German front line collapsed

In July 1944, after two weeks and a half of offensive, the Ist American Army under General Bradley had lost 40,000 men for an insignificant gain of land. The hoped breakthrough still did not occur west of Saint-Lô. That was the reason why the Operation Cobra was set out. The manoeuvre must concentrate an enormous force upon one sector of the front line, to obtain the breakthrough. The assault s...
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SAC bunker from the cold war

SAC bunker from the cold war

Originally built in 1957 as a hardened PACCS bunker as an extension of Westover AFB, MA. Originally designed to be a TOP SECRET nuclear bomb proof SAC Command Post, but replaced with a more suitable, much more spacious command post some distance from here.

Originally it was thought that the Soviets would not be able to reach into the U.S. to this distance with anything more then...
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E-6B Mercury at Albuquerque Airport

E-6B Mercury at Albuquerque Airport

The Boeing E-6 Mercury is an American military aircraft. It operates as an airborne command post and communications center, relaying instructions from the National Command Authority. Its role in relaying to the fleet ballistic missile submarines gives one of its missions the acronym TACAMO ("Take Charge and Move Out").
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Two E-6 Mercury at Al Udeid Ab AB, Quatar

Two E-6 Mercury at Al Udeid Ab AB, Quatar

The Boeing E-6 Mercury is an American military aircraft. It operates as an airborne command post and communications center, relaying instructions from the National Command Authority. Its role in relaying to the fleet ballistic missile submarines gives one of its missions the acronym TACAMO ("Take Charge and Move Out").
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D-Day Landings at Juno Beach

D-Day Landings at Juno Beach

Juno Beach was one of the five main landing sites of the Allied invasion of the coast of Normandy on D-Day during World War II. It was situated between Sword Beach and Gold Beach. It is also known as the Canadian beach, as it was assigned to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Juno Beach stretched from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on the east to Courseulles-sur-Mer on the west. The 3rd Canadian Division...
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IL-86WKP Airborne Commando Post

IL-86WKP Airborne Commando Post

The Ilyushin Il-80 (NATO reporting name: Maxdome) is a Russian airborne command post.

Modeled after the Ilyushin Il-86, the Il-80 is meant to be used as a command center for Russian officials such as the President, in the event of nuclear war. Its role is similar to that of the Boeing E-4B. The Il-80 has no external windows (save those on the cabin) in order to protect it from an...
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LVIII Panzer Corps Attack Sept 25-29 1944 Lorraine France

LVIII Panzer Corps Attack Sept 25-29 1944 Lorraine France

Topo map showing the LVIII Panzer Corps Attacks from Sept 25-29 1944 in Lorraine France
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Mount Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, Lyttelton

Mount Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, Lyttelton

In early 1942 surveys were carried out with a view to establishing four fixed HAA batteries around Lyttelton Harbour. Quail Island was chosen as one of the sites.
As the threat of enemy attack receded only one HAA battery was built. This was on high ground above the port of Lyttelton.
Although the contract was allocated in November 1942, by August 1942 work had already begun.
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