Vertical aerial photograph of the ship and nearby buildings and terrain at Nabe, near the Kure Navy Yard, Japan. Taken from a USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) plane during air attacks on 28 July 1945.
Smoke is coming from under Aoba's bridge, to starboard, where she had been hit by a carrier plane's bomb. Large hole in her stern is from direct hits made by USAAF B-24 bombers.
On June 15, 1944, 297 planes (155 Avro Lancasters, 130 Handley Page Halifaxes, and 12 De Havilland Mosquitos) of the Royal Air Force bombed Boulogne harbour to suppress German naval activity following D-Day. Some of the Lancasters carried Tallboy bombs. As a result, the harbour and the surrounding area were completely destroyed. In August, 1944 the town had been declared a "fortress" ...
THERE ARE DOZENS of aerial photo calibration targets across the USA, curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts used for the development of aerial photography and aircraft. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, though some apparently later than that, and many are still in use, though their history is obscure.
This file contains Targets aligned along 20 miles close to Ed...
A USAAF strike photo of an attack on Deggendorf harbour, Bavaria, on 20 April 1945. Deggendorf was attacked from Douglas A-20 Havocs of the 426th Bomb Group. The Siriuswerke ("Deggendorfer Bleicherde - Fabriken") and the Wallner company were destroyed. A 5000 t grain silo and twelve oil tanks were destroyed at Wallner, as were the quais and most of the buildings. The photo shows most ...
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