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Tulagi Island prior to allied invasion - Summer 1942

Tulagi Island prior to allied invasion - Summer 1942

Annotated vertical aerial photograph, prepared for planning purposes shortly before the island was captured by U.S. Marines on 7-8 August 1942.
"Beach Blue" was the Marine landing area during that operation.

The original photograph came from the illustrations package for Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison "History of United States Naval Operations in World W...
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Kolombangara volcano, Solomon Islands.

Kolombangara volcano, Solomon Islands.

Kolombangara volcano, Solomon Islands. Kolombangara is an island in the New Georgia Islands group of the Solomons.
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Vancouver Seaplane Base

Vancouver Seaplane Base

DeHavilland Otter at the Vancouver Seaplane base. Note the Aircraft doing a water taxi SouthWest of the ref point.
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Wreck of the World Discoverer at Solomon Islands

Wreck of the World Discoverer at Solomon Islands

The World Discoverer was a cruise ship designed for and built by Schichau Unterweser, Germany in 1974. Originally named BEWA Discoverer, the ship was completed in Bremerhaven, Germany.

On Sunday April 30, 2000 at 4:00 pm local time (0500 GMT), the ship struck a large uncharted rock or reef on the Sandfly Passage, Solomon Islands. The captain sent a distress signal, which was rece...
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Tikopia, Solomon island

Tikopia, Solomon island

situated in the south pacific, tikopia island is part of the solomon islands. Considered as nearly an "utopian" society, Tikopia island is nowadays presented in the international press and TV as an example about how to preserve the earth.Thanks to its sustainable economy and especial comunity laws, 1200 persons are living in a 5kms2-square since the 6th century BC.
Rating of 4.512/18/2008643Google Earth Logo
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Lake Hood Seaplane Airport, Alaska

Lake Hood Seaplane Airport, Alaska

The seaplane airport north of Anchorage International Airport is said to be the world┤s busiest seaplane port.
There is one seaplane taking off (already posted here) plus dozens of seaplanes parked in the northern and north-eastern part of the lake as well as on solid ground to the south-west
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Carew Airfield

Carew Airfield

In World War 1 the airfield was used as a base for maritime patrols and it played an important role in the Atlantic maritime theatre, until operational flying ceased in 1942. In 1942 the base became No.10 Radio School, a training base for aircrew wireless operators, a role it was to perform until the end of the war. The station closed in 1945.
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Paris-Poissy 1942

Paris-Poissy 1942

2/3 April 1942
40 Wellingtons and 10 Stirlings carried out successful bombing of the motor factory . 1 Wellington lost.
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Seaplane

Seaplane

A seaplane parked on the boat ramp at Bremen docks
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Pearl Harbor III (Overlay) - November 10, 1941

Pearl Harbor III (Overlay) - November 10, 1941

Vertical aerial photograph of Ford Island, taken 10 November 1941, with five battleships tied up along "Battleship Row" at the top of the image. USS Lexington (CV-2), a seaplane tender and a light cruiser are moored on the island's other (northwestern) side.
Approximately 21 PBY patrol planes are parked at the Naval Air Station's seaplane base, in the upper right.
The bright diago...
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Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

Detailed Photograph of Helgoland after the Bomb Raid

This picture was taken on 23 April 1945 and shows the moonscape like island. The large craters are from the 5 tons Tallboy bombs, which where dropped in the air raid.

Helgoland, April 18/19, 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Avro Lancasters, 332 Handley Page Halifaxes, 20 de Havilland Mosquitos of all groups - successfully used Tallboys to bomb the Naval base, airfield, and town int...
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Seaplane taking off

Seaplane taking off

Seaplane just starting its takeoff.
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