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Ahlhorn Airfield after the attack of 21 February 1944

Ahlhorn Airfield after the attack of 21 February 1944

1. 336 B-17s are dispatched to the Gutersloh, Lippstadt and Werl Airfields; because of thick overcast, 285 hit Achmer, Hopsten, Rheine, Diepholz, Quakenbruck and Bramsche Airfields and the marshalling yards at Coevorden and Lingen; they claim 12-5-8 Luftwaffe aircraft; 8 B-17s are lost, 3 damaged beyond repair and 63 damaged; casualties are 4 KIA, 13 WIA and 75 MIA.

2. 281 B-17s...
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Brandenburg-Neuendorf Airfield, 6 August 1944

Brandenburg-Neuendorf Airfield, 6 August 1944

Portion of a Luftwaffe airfield in a photo taken on August 6, 1944 from a Spitfire MK XI of the 7th PRG.

There are some Heinkel He 177 in the splitter boxes at teh middle left side. Also four Fighter (Bf 109?) in the upper right sector, maybe it's the airfield security swarm.
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Tutow AB

Tutow AB

The biggest airfield in Nazi-Germany and main flight training school. 1932 they began building the airfield and 1933 they errected the "Deutsche Luftsport Verband" and was the beginning of the new Luftwaffe that was forbidden after the WWI capitulation.
It was also the first modern civil settlement in Germany for the families of the Luftwaffe pilots, it had all you could imagine to have ...
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Strassfeld Airfield

Strassfeld Airfield

Strassfeld Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield located in Germany, about 5 miles east-northeast of Euskirchen (Nordrhein-Westfalen); approximately 310 miles southwest of Berlin.

Strassfield was built prior to World War II as a grass airfield, probably a small airport serving the Euskirchen area.

The Luftwaffe did not use the airfield until March...
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The 486th strikes a secret airfield at Essay, France

The 486th strikes a secret airfield at Essay, France

In the german Luftwaffe, the airfield was called Nancy-Essay.
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3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

Atlantic was built during WW2 as a satellite airfield for MCAS Cherry Point. The Navy acquired 1,470 acres of land in early 1942, and construction commenced later that year.

The 1st aircraft reportedly arrived at Atlantic in 1943 [but that is contradicted by the 1942 photos above], the Douglas SDB Dauntless dive bombers of VMSB-341, followed shortly by VMSB-342.

A...
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German Airfield Rom

German Airfield Rom

A few days after the occupation of Denmark, the local Danish authorities were informed by the Germans that an airfield was to be established on an approx. 600 ha. area to the south of Rom church.

Work started that year and by 1941, the grass airstrips, the concrete taxiways, the dispersal bays, the ammunition and fuel depots and the anti-aircraft defences had taken form. The 43 c...
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RAF Welford on May 1944

RAF Welford on May 1944

Note the many CG-4A gliders on the airfield.

Welford airfield (also called Welford Park) was built as one of the many Operational Training Unit airfields for the Southern Counties and was intended originally as a base for No 92 group Bomber Command. The original design called for a standard RAF 3 runway layout with the main runway of 2000ft aligned NW/SE to be a satellite airfiel...
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Bunker Caesar of the german Luftwaffe in Driebergen

Bunker Caesar of the german Luftwaffe in Driebergen

In 1943 the Germans started to build a big bunker for the Luftwaffe at the Bornia Estate. The bunker got the codename Csar and type number L 487B. Early 1944 this bunker was completed, but because of a reorganisation within the Luftwaffe, the bunker was never put into use by the Germans.
Only when the war was finished, the bunker was put into use by the Dutch Royal Air Force. However, i...
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Oschersleben Airfield, 30 May 1944

Oschersleben Airfield, 30 May 1944

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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Ypenburg Airfield - Now and 25 Years before

Ypenburg Airfield - Now and 25 Years before

The airfield was founded in 1936, initially for recreational purposes. At the beginning of World War II German forces attempted to capture the airfield, in 1940, via an airborne landing during the Battle for The Hague. This failed however and Dutch forces recaptured the airfield. After the Netherlands eventually surrendered to Germany, the Luftwaffe made no use of the airfield during the remain...
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RAF Gosfield photographed in March 1945

RAF Gosfield photographed in March 1945

RAF Gosfield is a former World War II airfield in England located near Gosfield Village in Essex, approximately 4 miles from Braintree and 2 miles from Halstead. During the war it was used by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force as USAAF station 154.

Gosfield had been utilised as a landing ground during World War I but it is not known if this ...
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