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Attack of the ORYOKU MARU at Olongapo Point, December 1944 - Related Files

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Sinking of the ENOURA MARU in Takao (Kao-hsiung) on 9th January 1945

Sinking of the ENOURA MARU in Takao (Kao-hsiung) on 9th January 1945

On December 27, 1944 the POWs that survived the attacks on the Oryoku Maru were loaded into the cargo holds of two ships - the Enoura Maru and the Brazil Maru - for the voyage to Takao, Formosa where they arrived on December 31, 1944. On January 6, 1945 the Japanese consolidated all surviving POWs into the holds of the Enoura Maru. On January 9, 1945 the Enoura Maru was still in the harbor at T...
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USS Becuna - Submarine

USS Becuna - Submarine

USS Becuna (SS/AGSS-319), an example of the standard fleet-type Balao class submarine of World War II, Becuna was commissioned in May, 1944 and conducted five wartime patrols with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Becuna sank the 7500 ton freighter Nichiyoku Maru, two small coastal freighters, assisted USS Hawkbill with the sinking of the oiler Tokuwa Maru, and damaged another oiler. The submarine also s...
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Shipwreck Borneo Maru

Shipwreck Borneo Maru

This shipwreck belongs to the former Japanese transport ship "Borneo Maru", which sunk on 5 October 1942 during the Aleutian Islands Campaign (3.6.1942 - 15.8.1943).

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/8161/Shipwreck-Borneo-Maru.htm
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Dock area during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941

Dock area during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941

The Photograph did not match exactly, because of the angle of the plane.
You can see USS Nevada passing the docks and the burning destroyers in Dry Dock 1.

The second wave's dive bomber attack on Pearl Harbor focused on the ships around the docks. The USS Pennsylvania and the USS Cassin and USS Downs were in Dry Dock 1 and came under heavy attack. The USS Nevada makes a r...
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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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Cologne under attack by the 8th US Airforce

Cologne under attack by the 8th US Airforce

Unknown dated photo of an attack in Winter 1944.
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Moulmein dock area 19.10.1944 (2), Myanmar (Burma)

Moulmein dock area 19.10.1944 (2), Myanmar (Burma)

Attack of the No. 356 Squadron RAF.
Picture taken during the attack.
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Wels I (Overlay)

Wels I (Overlay)

On December 25th 1944 the 461st Bombardment Group departured for an attack on a refinery in Czechoslovakia, but the group was late. Wels, Austria was the designated alternative target, but missed it.
The impacts are on open field in the northwest corner of the picture.
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Aerial Photo of Opladen at 22 March 1945

Aerial Photo of Opladen at 22 March 1945

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...
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Unyo Maru

Unyo Maru

This is a sailing ship built in Meiji Era for researching fishing bank and developing crabbing ship and practical training for whale catch.
Now Unyo Maru at the campus of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology ( Integrated university of Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries).

http://www.minato-ala.net/mag/photo/0701_4_kounan4ch...
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USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8987/usstorskvp7.jpg

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 an RAF bomardement in December 1944

Saint Vith during an RAF bomardement in December 1944

26 December 1944
The weather at last improved and allowed Bomber Command to intervene in the Ardennes battle. 294 aircraft - 146 Lancasters, 136 Halifaxes, 12 Mosquitos - of all the bomber groups (not No 100 Group) attacked German troop positions near St Vith. This was the first time since mid-October that aircraft from all the bomber groups had joined together in one raid. The bombing a...
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