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|High altitude view of the airfield (center-left), old Messerschmitt factory (center) and the village of Haunstetten (right). |
The former factory airfield now houses parts of the university and a housing estate. The streets there are named after well-known persons who have gone down in the history of aircraft construction at Augsburg, thus representing a reminder as to the earlier...
|It was on this airfield of the Messerschmitt Factory Augsburg-Haunstetten on May 10th. 1941, at about 6:00 P.M. that Rudolf Hess took off in a Messerschmitt Bf 110, Messerschmitt to his famous flight to Scotland.|
Today the area is a part of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).
Some of the airfield is still visible.
|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.||06/06/2008||617|
|The mission over Berlin lasted approximately 30 minutes which was a long time to spend over that fine city during that period. Half a dozen Messerschmitt Bf 109 can be seen on the left side. |
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.
|The factory is still in use and is owned by the Krauss Maffei Company. Two of the buildings have unique camouflage. ||12/24/2008||729|
|Post-attack reconnaissance photograph shows destruction caused at Nice marshalling yard by aircraft of MASAF, which pounded communication objectives from 19 May to 16 August 1944.||05/22/2007||478|
|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.
|this plane is ready to land at augsburg airport, approx. 57 meters high.||11/18/2006||331|
|Boeing plant aerial photo taken from around 5000 feet. This was taken in either 1944 or 1945. You can see the B-29s on the tarmac and other aircraft around the field.|
The idea of deceiving the enemy as to what you are doing is not new. Trying to hide individual items from observation is not new, trying to hide whole factories from aerial bombing during The Second World War was ne...
|The train of Tank cars attacked at this point by 2 Group on the night of 6/7 August 1944 is completely burned out. No truck count is possible but the train is approx. 820 feet long. Both tracks are blocked temorarily.||10/22/2008||550|
|The museum of air and ground technology is situated on the old military airfield on the northeast edge of VyÜkov (in the direction of Prostějov). Fighter planes, bombers, transport and exploration aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines, military fighting and transportation technology, artillery weapons, anti-aircraft weapons and many others can all be seen here. The oldest exhibits in the...||02/02/2010||289|
|The Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant was a large German cargo glider developed during World War II.|
The first Me 321A-1 production aircraft entered service in May 1941 with Grossraumlastensegler 321 at Leipheim, initially towed by Ju 90s and later by the He 111Z and the Troikaschlepp arrangement of three Bf 110s. The later Me 321B-1 variant had a crew of three and was armed with fo...