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Kassel-Waldau Airfield in July-August 1944 - Related Files

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Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

Montdidier Airfield, 17 July 1944

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 ...
No rating yet12/24/20081,220Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet12/19/20081,103Google Earth Logo
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Tinian North Airfield Overlay

Tinian North Airfield Overlay

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...
Rating of 307/01/2006757Google Earth Logo
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Kassel city bombing 1943

Kassel city bombing 1943

This overlay shows the area in Kassel city centre 1944 after RAF has bombeb it in 1943.

During World War II, during the night of October 22/23, 1943, 569 British bombers (Arthur Harris´ Bomber Command) razed Kassel destroying 90% of the city centre; about 10,000 people died in the raid and 150,000 were rendered homeless, in a firestorm comparable to the one in Hamburg in July 194...
Rating of 3.508/23/20051,220Google Earth Logo
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Halberstadt Airfield with a He111Z Zwilling - 7 July 1944

Halberstadt Airfield with a He111Z Zwilling - 7 July 1944

Luftwaffe airfield Halberstadt Germany. Lots of aircraft on the ground July 7, 1944 including a Heinkel 111Z or "Zwilling" glider tug. There were a total of 12 built.

Photo was taken by John S. Blyth flying a Sptifire MK XI. He was based at Mt Farm, UK with the 14th Squadron of the 7th PRG USAAF.

Source: Flickr
Rating of 412/19/20081,191Google Earth Logo
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Sommervieu Airfield, 5 July 1944

Sommervieu Airfield, 5 July 1944

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.
No rating yet06/03/20071,038Google Earth Logo
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Ghent Airfield 1944

Ghent Airfield 1944

Photo was taken July 19, 1944 by a Spitfire MK XI of the 7th PRG.
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Aitape Landings 22 April 1944

Aitape Landings 22 April 1944

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...
Rating of 506/20/2006575Google Earth Logo
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Borgo Airfield - Home of the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group in August 1944

Borgo Airfield - Home of the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group in August 1944

Borgo Airfield around the time of D-Day Southern France- August 15, 1944.

3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group

Constituted as 3rd Photographic Group on 9 Jun 1942 and activated on 20 Jun. Redesignated 3rd Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group in May 1943, 3rd Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) in Nov 1943, and 3rd Reconnaissance Group in May 1945. Moved, via Eng...
No rating yet02/24/2010723Google Earth Logo
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Bruges Railway Yard and Industry Complex, 21 July 1944

Bruges Railway Yard and Industry Complex, 21 July 1944

Sortie 2422 o the 7th PRG flown July 21, 1944 in Spitfire MK XI MB 948.
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Bombing on Aerodrome de Berck-sur-mer

Bombing on Aerodrome de Berck-sur-mer

Photo taken 6th July 1944 of a 8th Airforce attack on the occupied airfield at Berck-sur-mer.
No rating yet08/08/20101,018Google Earth Logo
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RAF Fairlop

RAF Fairlop

RAF Fairlop was first used during the First World War as a Royal Naval Air Station Training School.
A small flying club used the site between the wars and there were plans to build a commercial airport, but these were later abandoned.
With WW2 a year old, construction of the concrete runways in the familiar "A" pattern started in September 1940 and were completed August 1941.
Rating of 4.33333333312/09/20101,375Google Earth Logo
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