This was a major US base, home to F15 Eagles and U2s - now a shadow of its former self. being used as a motor industry car park (as is Thurleigh to the west)
On January 18, 1943, the first instance of armed resistance occurred when the Germans started the final expulsion of the remaining Jews. The Jewish fighters had some success: the expulsion stopped after four days and the ŻOB and ŻZW resistance organizations took control of the Ghetto, building shelters and fighting posts and operating against Jewish collaborators.
Lorient housed a German submarine base during World War II; although the city was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids, the base survived through the end of the war. As they could not destroy the base itself, the Allies decided to bomb the city, on purpose, to cut the supplying of the U-Boats. Without gasoline, food, or water it became impossible for these submarines to return to the Atlanti...
The crash site of aircraft X3941, a British Vickers Wellington Mark III bomber, which crashed on 30th January 1943. The aircraft belonged to Number 27 Operational Training Unit. It was on a night-time exercise from Church Broughton when the crash occurred. The aircraft was operating over hilly terrain around Beeley Moor, it struck a line of trees near Gladwins Mark and crashed into a field. Two...
Wooden bridge which spanned the Mae Klong River (renamed Kwai Yai River in 1960). Construction began in October 1942, it was completed and operational by early February 1943. Both the wooden and the adjacent steel bridge were subjected to numerous air raids between January and June 1945
Seydlitz was a heavy cruiser of the German navy, fourth in the Hipper class, but was never completed. The keel was laid on 29 December 1936 at DeSchiMAG shipyards in Bremen, Germany, and the ship was launched on 19 January 1939. At the outbreak of World War II the cruiser was only two thirds completed. The Soviet Union sought to buy her, along with her also unfinished sister Lützow, but the req...
The first air raid of the Bulgarian capital was carried out on 14 November 1943 by 91 B-25 Mitchell bombers. 47 buildings and structures were destroyed, 59 civilians and military men were killed and over 128 were injured.
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