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D-Day Mullberry Harbour

D-Day Mullberry Harbour

A Mulberry Harbour was a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on a beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy.

By June 9, just 3 days after D-Day, two harbours codenamed Mulberry 'A' and 'B' were constructed at Omaha Beach and Arromanches, respectively. However, a large storm on June 19 destroyed the American harbour at Omaha, leaving only the Br...
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Vrutky - railway depot during bombing on September 13, 1944.

Vrutky - railway depot during bombing on September 13, 1944.

Military aid for the armed insurgent forces came from the American strategic Air Force on September 13, 1944. From September 10, 1944, they registered an increased movement of German transports at the Vrķtky railway station. This increase in activity was due to the transferrence of soldiers and military material from the German 1008th and the 1009th Battalions for the support of the 178th Divis...
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Military Airport Chievres

Military Airport Chievres

In 1939 the Belgian government decided to built a military airbase near ChiŤvres. The preparatory work starting at the end of the same year.
After the German invasion of Belgium on May 10 1940, the Germans occupied the area on May 19 1940 and install the JG 26; that will remain until early June.
In June 1940 started the construction of the buildings of the German airbase.
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Aerial Photo of Boulogne-Sur-Mer Harbour - September 25, 1944

Aerial Photo of Boulogne-Sur-Mer Harbour - September 25, 1944

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" ...
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USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

USS Torsk SS-423 - submarine

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Torsk is one of two surviving Tench class Fleet Submarines in the United States. USS Torsk (SS-423) was built at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The submarine was launched on 6 September 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Allen B. Reed. Torsk was placed in commission on 16 December 1944 with Commander Bafford E...
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Temporary STALAG Luft VI for Enlisted Men at St Wendel

Temporary STALAG Luft VI for Enlisted Men at St Wendel

Opened: From August until September 1944. Temporary POW Camp to replace the original Stalag Luft VI, which was closed in July 1944 after complains by Red Cross.

Camp Description: In summer 1944, Stalag Luft 6 far away in the East was closed, not only because of complaints from the International Red Cross but also because of the Russian pressure against the Germans along the Russi...
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398th BG (H), Mission 76, Ludwigshafen Oil Plant

398th BG (H), Mission 76, Ludwigshafen Oil Plant

3 September 1944

Over 300 B-17's bomb Ludwigshafen/Opau synthetic oil plant. 5 escorting P-51 claim 7 combat victories.
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More Gliders near Wolfheze

More Gliders near Wolfheze

Airspeed Horsa and Hamilcar gliders on Landing Zone 'S', Wolfheze, Gelderland, Netherlands. Photo taken on 19 September 1944, Sortie No. 106G_2996.
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Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

Operation Market Garden - Arnhem railway bridge Overlay

An aerial view of the Railway Bridge which was blown by the Germans on Sunday 17th September 1944.
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Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches, Gold Beach

Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches, Gold Beach

Artificial harbour to offload cargo and vehicles after D-Day in Normandy.
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Stalag Luft 1 at Barth-Vogelsang

Stalag Luft 1 at Barth-Vogelsang

Stalag Luft 1 was situated at Barth, Germany, a small town on the Baltic Sea 23 kilometers northwest of Stralsund.

Stalag Luft One opened as a camp for British officers late in 1942, American Airmen began to arrive early in 1943. By January 1944, the camp had been split into two compounds each with seven barracks, the South (Officers) and the West (Enlisted men). As the numbers ...
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Gliders near Wolfheze, September 1944

Gliders near Wolfheze, September 1944

Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing Airspeed Horsa and GAL Hamilcar gliders on Landing Zone (LZ) 'Z' near Wolfheze woods, west-north-west of Arnhem.
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