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Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945 - Related Files

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Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Photographs of Helgoland taken before and after the attack by Bomber Command on 18 April 1945.
Left - 16 April 1945
Right - 19 April 1945

18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas...
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RAF bombing of Heligoland 1945

RAF bombing of Heligoland 1945

18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas were turned almost into crater-pitted moonscapes. 3 Halifaxes were lost.
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Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

This picture was taken on 23 April 1945 and shows the moonscape like island. The large craters are from the 5 tons Tallboy bombs, which where dropped in the air raid.

Helgoland, April 18/19, 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Avro Lancasters, 332 Handley Page Halifaxes, 20 de Havilland Mosquitos of all groups - successfully used Tallboys to bomb the Naval base, airfield, and town int...
Rating of 410/23/20081,780Google Earth Logo
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Amarapura Bombing raid, Myanmar (Burma) 25 January 1945

Amarapura Bombing raid, Myanmar (Burma) 25 January 1945

Attacked by the No. 99 Squadron RAF.
No rating yet03/03/2007511Google Earth Logo
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RAF Bombing Raid at Brest on 18 December 1941

RAF Bombing Raid at Brest on 18 December 1941

On the morning of 18th December 1941,six aircraft and crews from 35 Squadron took part in a daylight raid against the German Battleships, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in Brest Harbour along with five aircraft from 10 Squadron and six from 76 Squadron.
No rating yet08/06/2008648Google Earth Logo
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Bombing raid on Wangerooge, 25 April 1944

Bombing raid on Wangerooge, 25 April 1944

Wangerooge: 482 aircraft - 308 Halifaxes, 158 Lancasters, 16 Mosquitos - of Nos 4, 6 and 8 Groups. 5 Halifaxes and 2 Lancasters lost. The raid was intended to knock out the coastal batteries on this Frisian island which controlled the approaches to the ports of Bremen and Wilhelmshaven. No doubt the experience of Antwerp, when guns on the approaches had prevented the port being used for several...
No rating yet07/25/20071,455Google Earth Logo
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Movieworld Gold Coast

Movieworld Gold Coast

A view of the Movieworld theme park on the Gold Coast, just south of Brisbane in Australia
Rating of 3.2508/27/2005494Google Earth Logo
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Dresden after the air raids 1945

Dresden after the air raids 1945

All photographs were taken on 18 April 1945, one day after the last big raid on the city.

Dresden was both an important garrison as well as a centre of military industry during the Second World War. The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force and by the United States Army Air Force between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions o...
No rating yet06/25/20071,751Google Earth Logo
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GCI hotel, goldcoast

GCI hotel, goldcoast

Gold Coast International hotel
: Situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the Gold Coast International has for many years set the standards for professionalism and personable service.
Rating of 408/28/2006273Google Earth Logo
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Spandau Citadel October 1944

Spandau Citadel October 1944

Picture was taken by the 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron.
The 14th flew combat reconnaissance missions in the European Theater of Operations from, 12 August 1943–25 April 1945 and conducted damage assessment of Germany until 23 July 1945.
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303th B.G. (H), Heligoland

303th B.G. (H), Heligoland

Mission 36
Bombs falling towards Heligoland from 26,000 feet - 15 May 1943. Photo taken from the camera pit of #41-24577 "Hell's Angels"
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Saumur Tunnel, 9th June 1944

Saumur Tunnel, 9th June 1944

The first 12,000-lb Tallboy bombs developed by Barnes Wallis were used on this night by 617 Squadron in a raid on a railway tunnel near Saumur, 125 miles south of the battle area. The raid was prepared in great haste because a German Panzer unit was expected to move by train through the tunnel. The target area was illuminated with flares by 4 Lancasters of 83 Squadron and marked at low level by...
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