Here you can clearly see the contours of the overgrown Opel circuit. It was used from 1919 to 1946 for public cycle- and car racing but also as a proving ground for new developments like the Raketenwagen RAK 1 by the Adam Opel AG.
It was considered as Europe's fastest circuit because a average speed up to 140km/h was possible
Operation Crossroads was an atmospheric nuclear weapon test series conducted by the United States in the summer of 1946. The series consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 21 kilotons: ABLE detonated at an altitude of 520 feet (158 m) on 1 July 1946; BAKER detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on 25 July 1946. A third planned burst, CHARLIE, was scrubbed after BAKER presented more radi...
The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials, or tribunals, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after its defeat in World War II. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, from 1945 to 1946, at the Palace of Justice. The first and best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminal...
Nissen huts at the former 633 German POW Camp Boughton, near Ollerton. There were over one thousand POW camps on British soil by 1946 and a million prisoners, many of whom were being processed through the denazification program.
The aircraft NZ4115 (c/n1552) was built for the RAF (SZ584) in1945, and in May 1946 was loaned to BOAC (G-AHJR). After be-ing returned to the RAF, the aircraft was refurbished prior to beingsold to the RNZAF. After being retired by the RNZAF, the aircraftwas donated to MOTAT in December 1966.
First US troops in Berlin were from the 2nd "Hell on Wheels" Armored Division who were soon replaced by elements of the 82nd "All American" Airborne Division and 78th "Lightening" Infantry Division. Shortly, these two divisions were withdrawn; replaced by the 3rd "Old Guard" Infantry Regiment which was inactivated in 1946. 3rd Battalion, ...
The Jefferson Barracks Military Post, located on the Mississippi River just south of St. Louis, Missouri, was an active U.S. Army installation from 1826 through 1946. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Barracks
Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 in Berlin – December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the completion of the first functional tape-stored-program-controlled computer, the Z3, in 1941. The Z3 is sometimes claimed to be "first computer" as such, though this depends on complex and subtle definitional issues, as the machine was not truly general-purpose i...
A private airstrip prior to World War II, the Camden airfield hosted Nos 4, 15, 21, 32 and 78 Squadrons at various stages during the war, in addition to the Central Flying School between 1940 and 1942, and a British transport unit, RAF No 243 Squadron, during the latter part of World War II. By 1946, the airfield had been returned to its civil status.
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