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RAF bombing Morlaix, 1943

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Morlaix Viaduct, 29 January 1943

12 Bostons bombed a railway viaduct at Morlaix and 2 of 12 Venturas dispatched bombed a steelworks at Ijmuiden. 1 Boston lost.
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Former Alconbury AFB

Former Alconbury AFB

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)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/alconbury.htm
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Ijmuiden Steelworks, 9 January 1943

Ijmuiden Steelworks, 9 January 1943

12 Venturas dispatched to Ijmuiden steelworks, 12 Bostons to Abbeville airfields and 7 Mosquitos to railway targets at Mons and Rouen.
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Warsaw Ghetto after uprising and destruction 1943

Warsaw Ghetto after uprising and destruction 1943

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.[3]

Th...
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Lorient submarine pens

Lorient submarine pens

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...
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Crash site of a RAF Vickers Wellington bomber on 30th Jan 1943

Crash site of a RAF Vickers Wellington bomber on 30th Jan 1943

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...
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3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

Atlantic was built during WW2 as a satellite airfield for MCAS Cherry Point. The Navy acquired 1,470 acres of land in early 1942, and construction commenced later that year.

The 1st aircraft reportedly arrived at Atlantic in 1943 [but that is contradicted by the 1942 photos above], the Douglas SDB Dauntless dive bombers of VMSB-341, followed shortly by VMSB-342.

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3D First bridge - River Kwai (in wood)

3D First bridge - River Kwai (in wood)

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
Rating of 3.62510/15/20053,413Google Earth Logo
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German cruiser Seydlitz in Bremen 1942

German cruiser Seydlitz in Bremen 1942

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 LŘtzow, but the req...
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340th BG (M), Mission, Sofia Marshalling Yard

340th BG (M), Mission, Sofia Marshalling Yard

14 November 1943

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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Gibraltar airport 1943

Gibraltar airport 1943

Airport and Runway Aerial View 1943
Rating of 305/30/2006667Google Earth Logo
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320th BG, Mission 124, January 1944

320th BG, Mission 124, January 1944

2 January 1944 Ventimiglia Railroad Bridge, Italy
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