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Former RAF Burn

Former RAF Burn

RAF Burn became a bomber base within No. 4 Group, Bomber Command. Construction began in late 1941 and despite topographical limitations , the three runways were laid. The main strip was 5,700 feet (1737 mtrs) in length, running almost due north/south and the two intersecting runways being 4,620 feet (1400 mtrs) and 4,290 feet (1300 mtrs) respectively and the perimiter track had 36 heavy bomber ...
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Saint Vith during an RAF bomardement in December 1944

Saint Vith during an RAF bomardement in December 1944

26 December 1944
The weather at last improved and allowed Bomber Command to intervene in the Ardennes battle. 294 aircraft - 146 Lancasters, 136 Halifaxes, 12 Mosquitos - of all the bomber groups (not No 100 Group) attacked German troop positions near St Vith. This was the first time since mid-October that aircraft from all the bomber groups had joined together in one raid. The bombing a...
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First attack of the RAFs new Lancaster bomber against Augsburg

First attack of the RAFs new Lancaster bomber against Augsburg

Twelve of Bomber Command's new Lancaster heavy bombers were dispatched unescorted on a daring low-level raid 500 miles across France and Germany to attempt a precision attack on the MAN factory at Augsburg where U-boat engines were built.
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RAF bombing Darmstadt, 1944

RAF bombing Darmstadt, 1944

11/12 September 1944

Darmstadt: 226 Lancasters and 14 Mosquitos of No 5 Group. 12 Lancasters lost, 5.3 per cent of the Lancaster force. A previous No 5 Group attack in August had failed to harm Darmstadt but, in clear weather conditions, the group's marking methods produced an outstandingly accurate and concentrated raid on this almost intact city of 120,000 people. A fierce fire...
Rating of 510/19/20051,267Google Earth Logo
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Radio Beam Remote V2 Guidance Bunker at Roquetoire

Radio Beam Remote V2 Guidance Bunker at Roquetoire

One very unique structure related to the Wizernes project is in the small French place of Roquetoire, about 8-9 km away from the small town Wizernes and southeast from St. Omer. In this fortress-like concrete structure (medium sized compared to other German works), there was established an ultramodern, ground-based, radio beam remote V2 guidance system. The system received the code name "U...
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Cold War Relics 2

Cold War Relics 2

Nuclear and Bomber Command relics in UK
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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 3.508/23/20051,138Google Earth Logo
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Antwerpen bomb strike, October 1940

Antwerpen bomb strike, October 1940

Bomber Command paid some visit to Antwerpen and caused considerable amount of damage
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301st BG (H), Mission unknown, Argos Bridge

301st BG (H), Mission unknown, Argos Bridge

9 October 1943

MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Twelfth Air Force):
XII Bomber Command B-17's bomb airfields at Larissa, Athens and Salonika, Greece and Argos, Italy. B-24's hit Kastelli/ Pediada Airfield on Crete. P-38's fly a sweep between the island of Corfu, Greece and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia and escort shipping in the Karpathos Straits between Carpathos and Rhodes...
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La Coupole - V2 rocket base near Wizernes

La Coupole - V2 rocket base near Wizernes

Aerial photo shows the results of the first bombing raids.

La Coupole ("The Cupola") is the name of a Second World War V-2 rocket base constructed by Nazi Germany at Wizernes, south west of the French town of Saint-Omer, between Lille and Calais.

Set in a former limestone quarry close to the villages of Helfaut and Wizernes, the complex was intended to ...
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Amiens-Longeau Marshalling Yards, 16-17 March 1944

Amiens-Longeau Marshalling Yards, 16-17 March 1944

130 aircraft - 81 Halifaxes, 41 Stirlings, 8 Mosquitos - repeated the previous night's attack on Amiens. No aircraft lost. The Bomber Command report again reported successful bombing.
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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton

This museum incorporates themed collections for 446th Bombardment Group USAAF, RAF Bomber Command, Royal Observer Corps, No. 6 Group, Air Sea Rescue & Coastal Command. It has a surprisingly large and varied collection of aircraft and, despite mostly being kept outside in all weathers, they are mostly in remarkably good order.

They also have a staggering amoung very interestin...
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