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Brandenburg-Neuendorf Airfield, 6 August 1944

Brandenburg-Neuendorf Airfield, 6 August 1944

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.
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Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Here a trace, there a memory. Only if you drive into the hamlet of La Gleize via the Churchroad, you feel the ominous strengths of that dark December month. Because there, still as massive and threatening as it was on Saturday 16 December 1944, when it rattled over the border for that daring adventure, Obersturmbannführer Jochen Peipers last Tiger-tank stands.

This Tiger II (Köni...
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Sherman Tank Balgerhoeke

Sherman Tank Balgerhoeke

Balgerhoeke was liberated on September 15, 1944 by the Canadian South Alberta Regiment.
In honour of the liberation of Balgehoeke, this Sherman tank was placed at the bridge.
Near the tank is a list with the names of the members of the regiment who were killed during the liberation of Balgerhoeke.
They were buried at the Canadian War Cemetery in Adegem, not far from Balger...
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Wanstead Park taken on 7 August 1944, East End, London

Wanstead Park taken on 7 August 1944, East End, London

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.
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Hallinkangas Aerodrome - 10 August 1944

Hallinkangas Aerodrome - 10 August 1944

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.
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Exercise Tiger Memorial - Sherman Tank - Torcross

Exercise Tiger Memorial - Sherman Tank - Torcross

Torcross is a village in the South Hams district of Devon. It stands at the southern end of Slapton Sands, which was the scene in 1944 of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger, a full-scale rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Nine German torpedo boats (E-boats), alerted by heavy radio traffic, intercepted the exercise sinking two tank landing ships. This Sherman tank, sunk in the action, was r...
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Basdorf BMW Engine Factory, 6 August 1944

Basdorf BMW Engine Factory, 6 August 1944

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:
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4. Of 207 B-17s, 103 hit Berlin, 80 hit Basdorf and 5 hit targets of...
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Anti tank ditch Se Immendorf 1944 in Germany

Anti tank ditch Se Immendorf 1944 in Germany

Anti tank ditch SE IMMENDORF 1944 in Germany
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Sherman Firefly Tank at Leopoldsburg

Sherman Firefly Tank at Leopoldsburg

A combination of an M4A4 with a Firefly-tower stands at the station of Leopoldsburg.

The tank is a remembrance to the order (0-groep) of general Brian Horrocks to the commanders of the groundforces which took part in operation Market Garden on Friday 15 September 1944 in the former Splendid cinema, opposite the station.

Address:Station, 3970, Leopoldsburg
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Tank driving for all

Tank driving for all

Here at Helmdon you can do it for an amount of £235.

It's called Full Monty Tank Day and includes driving 4 different military vehicles, You will learn to fire a Flintlock Musket and a 17th century Mortar.

This place became famous in a TV show with the Teutuls (Orange County Choppers) during a visit in the UK.

When you zoom in you can see some of the...
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Bramo Basdorf August

Bramo Basdorf August

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.
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Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

Bombing of Metz 12.08.1944

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

http://www.303rdbg.com
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