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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...
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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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Gold Coast Squadron over Heligoland during RAF raid of 18 April 1945

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

Target photograph taken by Squadron Leader Allardyce over Heligoland, April 18th 1945.

No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron dispatched 27 Avro Lancaster's against this target. The following ordinance were dropped by the squadron. 200 x 1000lb AMN.M65(TD.025), 16 x 1000lb MC and 198 x 500lb MC.

969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups att...
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Nuclear Bomb Crater

Nuclear Bomb Crater

Ever wanted to see what the creater of a 81 Kt nuclear bomb detonation looks like. This is the crater from Operation Greenhouse. The USA nuclear test program in 1951 on the Enewetak Atol, Pacific Ocean.
Rating of 3.507/31/20066,941Google Earth Logo
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Smoking bomb crater, Area 51

Smoking bomb crater, Area 51

A smoking bomb crater in the test range around Area 51 (Admin note - it looks like trees and shadows to me)
Rating of 2.33333333308/21/20053,129Google Earth Logo
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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...
Rating of 510/23/20082,749Google Earth Logo
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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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Sedan Crater

Sedan Crater

A big ole crater, located in southern Nevada.

Sedan was a cratering experiment as part of the Plowshare program - the peaceful uses of nuclear explosives. The 104-kiloton nuclear device explosion displaced about 12 million tons of earth, creating a crater 1,280 feet in diameter and 320 feet deep.
Rating of 3.65384615307/03/20055,487Google Earth Logo
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The Kamil Crater in Egypt

The Kamil Crater in Egypt

The Kamil Crater in Egypt was found by V. De Michele in 2009 using Google Earth. An article in Science Express today announced the results of a 2010 expedition to the site. The site is indeed an impact crater, 45 meters in diameter and 16 meters deep, created by an iron meteorite 1.3 meters in diameter. Over 5,000 meteorite fragments were identified, totaling 1.7 tons! Owing to the existance ...
No rating yet08/08/2010779Google Earth Logo
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Wien bomb strike, 22 March 1945

Wien bomb strike, 22 March 1945

Mission: #434

Target type: ordnance depot

Forty aircraft of the 376th BG, loaded with 38 tons of fragmentation bombs and 35 tons of hundred pound bombs, covered the entire area completely.
No rating yet10/26/2005555Google Earth Logo
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Nyiragongo Crater

Nyiragongo Crater

This crater is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The main crater is about two km (6,562 ft.) wide and usually contains a lava lake. The crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls - one at about 3175m (10,400 ft) and a lower one at about 2975m (9,800 ft).
No rating yet04/03/2011644Google Earth Logo
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Silverpit crater

Silverpit crater

The Silverpit crater in the North Sea was discovered in 2002 during a seismic oil exploration .
The crater is about 2.4 km wide and surrounded by a set of concentric rings, which extend to about 10 km away from its centre.
Its age is thought to be about 65 million years old, roughly coincident with the formation of the Chicxulub Crater.
The crater currently lies below a ...
Rating of 2.512/09/20051,574Google Earth Logo
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