Annotated vertical aerial photograph taken during a 'Circus' operation by a combined force of Bristol Blenheim Mark IVs drawn from Nos. 21, 105 and 110 Squadrons RAF, which attacked the Etabs. Kuhlmann chemical factory at Choques, France. Bombs can be seen exploding on, the power house ('1'), the chemical works ('2'), the railway sidings and rolling stock ('3'), and other buildings believed to ...
The embarkation point towards the top of the photo was designed for the embarkation of landing ships and tanks, that towards the bottom was for the embarkation of landing craft and troops. The circular structures towards the bottom left are fuel storage tanks. Many landing craft operated a shuttle service between England and Normandy taking on diesel from fuelling facilities at the hards.
Giant sushis in the middle of the Kuwait desert?
Admin Note - these appear to be some kind of storage tanks. But since they do look a little like sushi, the file is approved with its original title and description.
111 Halifaxes and 26 Lancasters of Nos 6 and 8 Groups attacked the oil plant at Wanne-Eickel. A direct hit on a storage tank early in the raid produced dense cloud and smoke which hindered later bombing. A German report says that the refinery itself was not seriously damaged but that the GAVEG chemical factory was destroyed; it is possible that the bombers were aiming at the wrong target.
This is the biggest underground storage for nuclear weapons in the world. More than 3,000 warheads are stored there. If you zoom in, you can see many gates which lead to the storage complex in the mountain range. And you can also see that the complete area is fenced around several times on a broad stripe.