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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.