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Chateau de Cappy German garrison

Chateau de Cappy German garrison

The German flying aces of Jagdgeschwader 1, Manfred von Richthofen's squadron, lived in this castle when not flying.
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Le Hamel near the crash site of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Le Hamel near the crash site of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Aerial photo by member of 3 Squadron at about 10.40 a.m. April 21, 1918.
This photo was taken by either Lieuts. Simpson and Banks or Garrett and Barrow just prior to being attacked by von Richthofen and Weiss.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
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The site where Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) was shot down

The site where Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) was shot down

Manfred von Richthofen was killed just after 11 a.m. on 21 April 1918, while flying over Morlancourt Ridge, near the Somme River.

At the time, the Baron had been pursuing (at very low altitude) a Sopwith Camel piloted by a novice Canadian pilot, Lieutenant Wilfrid "Wop" May of No. 209 Squadron, Royal Air Force. In turn, the Baron was spotted and briefly attacked by a Camel pilote...
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Airfield at Juvincourt, France

Airfield at Juvincourt, France

The airfield at Juvincourt, France, 10 miles north of Reims, which was used as a base for XIX TAC fighter-bombers for many months during the winter of 1944-45.
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Carpiquet airbase 1944

Carpiquet airbase 1944

This air base saw heavy fights during Opeation Overlord. Build in 1937, it was conquered in June 1940 by the Wehrmacht and becaom ethe home base of a German bomber squadron.

Actually Carpiquet air base should had been taken during D-Day, but the Allies didn't succeed. Canadian forces attacked the airfield on 04.07.1944 (Operation WIndsor). It was finally taken by 08.07.44.
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Ypenburg Airfield - Now and 25 Years before

Ypenburg Airfield - Now and 25 Years before

The airfield was founded in 1936, initially for recreational purposes. At the beginning of World War II German forces attempted to capture the airfield, in 1940, via an airborne landing during the Battle for The Hague. This failed however and Dutch forces recaptured the airfield. After the Netherlands eventually surrendered to Germany, the Luftwaffe made no use of the airfield during the remain...
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The 486th strikes a secret airfield at Essay, France

The 486th strikes a secret airfield at Essay, France

In the german Luftwaffe, the airfield was called Nancy-Essay.
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Shamsi Airfield

Shamsi Airfield

Shamsi Airfield is an airfield located near Washki (about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Quetta) in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.
In 2009, media reports alleged that the airfield was used by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a base for Predator drone attacks on militants in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The airfield was constructed a...
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German Paratrooper School Altenstadt

German Paratrooper School Altenstadt

Here is the base for all german paratrooper. It calls LLTS. You can see many of details. The airfield, dropzone and the tower for the training on ground.
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Bairnsdale airfield, Australia

Bairnsdale airfield, Australia

Another Empire Air Training Scheme base, Bairnsdale was initially home to No.1 Operational Training Unit (OTU) from June 1942. By April 1943, No.1 OTU had relocated to East Sale, and the RAAF's General Reconnaissance School operated from the airfield until the end of World War II.
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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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La Pallice german U-Boat Bunker, France

La Pallice german U-Boat Bunker, France

From September 1940 was La Pallice the alternative base for the Italian Betasom submarines (the main base of operations being Bordeaux). The 3rd Flotilla took over the base on October 27, 1941.

In April 1941 the German Command decided to build also a bunker in La Pallice. The first two pens were finished in October 1941. The U-boat bunker was 195 m wide, 165 m long and 19m high....
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