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| Located next to the M4 motorway at the Membury services.|
Membury is the highest point on the M4 between London and the Severn Bridge
It has a 152.4 m (500 ft) high guyed steel lattice mast. It was constructed in 1965
|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.
|This photo is from an aerial record compiled by the government in 1944 and shows Wanstead Park and surrounds on 7 August 1944. The H.E. and V1 damage to Heronry Pond can be seen, plus V1 damage in Tennyson Avenue and in Wanstead Park Avenue (just in East Ham but dealt with by Wanstead CD). What appears to be a heavy anti-aircraft battery can also be seen on Wanstead Flats.||06/06/2008||667|
|The train of Tank cars attacked at this point by 2 Group on the night of 6/7 August 1944 is completely burned out. No truck count is possible but the train is approx. 820 feet long. Both tracks are blocked temorarily.||10/22/2008||606|
|Former Finnish Air Force aerodrome now used by the Soviet Air Force at Hallinkangas on 10th August 1944.|
Finnish National Archive Sörnäinen. File PK 2266/1.
|Sortie 2732 of the 7th PRG flown on August 6, 1944 in Spitfire MK XI PA 944.|
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO)
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 428: 1,234 bombers and 1,170 fighters are dispatched to hit targets in Germany; 45 bombers and 4 fighters are lost:
4. Of 207 B-17s, 103 hit Berlin, 80 hit Basdorf and 5 hit targets of...
|Recorded: 29.August 1944|
Bramo Factory building was heavily damaged by the U.S. 8th AF heavy bomber attack of 21 June 44. Twenty direct hits gutted the large main workshop, four smaller workshops were seriously damaged.
|Bombing of Metz, France - Mission #226 of the 303rd BG, 12 August 1944|
Photo taken from: B-17G #42-97781 The '8' Ball MK III 359BS — Altitude: 20,200 feet, Time: 10:46:30, Pilot: 1Lt Lewis M. Walker
|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...
|Warships at the Base piers, circa August 1944. Among them are:|
USS Missouri (BB-63), the largest ship;
USS Alaska (CB-1), on the other side of the pier;
USS Croatan (CVE-25), and destroyers of the Fletcher and "Four-Pipe, Flush-Deck" classes at the next pier.
|Post-attack reconnaissance photograph shows destruction caused at Nice marshalling yard by aircraft of MASAF, which pounded communication objectives from 19 May to 16 August 1944.||05/22/2007||512|
|Borgo Airfield around the time of D-Day Southern France- August 15, 1944.|
3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group
Constituted as 3rd Photographic Group on 9 Jun 1942 and activated on 20 Jun. Redesignated 3rd Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group in May 1943, 3rd Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) in Nov 1943, and 3rd Reconnaissance Group in May 1945. Moved, via Eng...