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|Montdidier Airfield on July 17, 1944. This was for bomb damage assessment. The airfield looks abandoned. |
FRIDAY, 14 JULY 1944
Mission 473: During the evening 131 B-24s are dispatched to hit airfields in France; 54 hit Montdidier Airfield and 39 hit Peronne Airfield; 9 B-24s are damaged. 40 other B-24s fail to bomb because of failure of blind-bombing equipment. Escort is ...
|Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) B.8 near Sommervieu, Normandy, France. |
The airfield was completed by 22 June 1944 and was 1200m lond and 40m wide.
Some british squadrons (39 Recce Wing (400,168), 74 Squadron, 145 Wing (329,340,341)) were stationed here after the invasion.
|Photo was taken July 19, 1944 by a Spitfire MK XI of the 7th PRG.||11/10/2009||522|
|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.
|Luftwaffe airfield Germany May 30, 1944 bomb damage assessment. This was a Focke Wulf factory airfield. Many aircraft are visible on ground a number of which are destroyed. There seem to be a number of flak batteries as well. |
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO): Loading of assault forces for Operation OVERLORD (invasion of Normandy) begins.
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (...
|Bomb damage assesment photo taken from a Spitfire MK XI of the 7th PRG.||12/24/2008||630|
|Tinian was in the central Pacific Marianas, in sight of Saipan three miles away, only 1,450 miles from Tokyo. Since its capture by the Marines during July-August 1944, it had been turned into the largest airfield in the world with over 500 B-29s operating from there on daily missions. The 509th, with its aircraft identified by a distinctive insignia of a circled black arrow, ran more combat tra...||07/01/2006||687|
|Sortie 2422 o the 7th PRG flown July 21, 1944 in Spitfire MK XI MB 948.||01/09/2009||510|
|Photo taken 6th July 1944 of a 8th Airforce attack on the occupied airfield at Berck-sur-mer.||08/08/2010||815|
|Occupied by the Japanese. Assaulted by US Army during Operation Persecution, commanded by Brigadier General Jens A. Doe. April 1944 the 32nd Division landed without opposition in the Aitape area, in conjunction with the main landing at Hollandia. The object of this operation was to secure and hold the Tadji Airfield, and hold the flank and prevent Japanese from Wewak from attacking toward Holla...||06/20/2006||509|
|Attu Airfield is an airfield located on Attu Island, Alaska. It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu. Mountains are located to three sides of the airfield. |
The airfield was built by United States Army Engineers during World War II. The first USAAF aircraft to land at the airfield was a C-47 Skytrain, landing fighters crews at Alexai Point. It was used as a staging a...
|A few days after the occupation of Denmark, the local Danish authorities were informed by the Germans that an airfield was to be established on an approx. 600 ha. area to the south of Rom church.|
Work started that year and by 1941, the grass airstrips, the concrete taxiways, the dispersal bays, the ammunition and fuel depots and the anti-aircraft defences had taken form. The 43 c...