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Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Destroyed by the RAF.
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Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

Destruction of the Historical Sofia in 1944

The most severe bombing of Sofia ever occurred on March 30, 1944. Some 370 american heavy bombers flied upon Sofia destroying 3575 buildings. The casualties were relatively modest due to the preliminarily evacuation of the civilians. The target of the bombing, as the image clearly depicts, were neither military installations, nor armed forces, but the very historical downtown of the city of Sof...
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Railway Bridge Destroyed at Saumur, 31 May-1 June 1944

Railway Bridge Destroyed at Saumur, 31 May-1 June 1944

82 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos of No 5 Group attacked and destroyed a railway junction at Saumur without loss.
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Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.

About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.

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Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

Dueren before the raid from 16. November 1944

The city of Düren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. During 1944 and 1945, the protracted and bloody Battle for Hürtgenwald was fought on Düren's district area, and on November 16 1944, Düren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings. Approximately 22,000 people lived in Düren at that time, and 3,000 of them died during the bombin...
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Babi Yar - One of the worst massacres on jews by the Nazis

Babi Yar - One of the worst massacres on jews by the Nazis

On september 29th and 30th 1941 more than 100,000 jews, Romas and Sowiet soldiers were murdered by shooting in a gorge by the Nazis here in Babi Yar in Kiew as a revenge for bombings of german installations. They were blamed for it but actually it was the Soviet organisation NKVD who did it.

http://www.berdichev.org/babi_yar.htm
(warning: this site contains horrible photos)
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Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
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Destroyed Bridge at Orleans

Destroyed Bridge at Orleans

Bombed by the RAF May 1944.
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Abazzia di Montecassino, Frosinone

Abazzia di Montecassino, Frosinone

The "Montecassino Abbey" has been built around 529., but it has been rebuilt many different times after it has been completely o partially destroyed by different causes: in 577 barbarians invasions, in 883 fires, in 1349 an earthquake and in 1944 it has been in the middle of a battlefield so parts of the Abbey has been destroyed.

Website: http://www.montecassino.it/ (th...
Rating of 307/03/2006248Google Earth Logo
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WW2 V2 Nazi bunker - La coupole

WW2 V2 Nazi bunker - La coupole

Situated in the Pas-de-Calais, 5 km from the town of Saint-Omer, LA COUPOLE is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944, to store, prepare and launch the V2 rockets (first missiles to reach the stratosphere), the secret weapon that Hitler was counting on to destroy London and reverse the course of the war.

http://www.lacoupole.com/en/default.asp
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Dnieper dam blown up in 1941

Dnieper dam blown up in 1941

During World War II, the strategically important dam and plant were partially destroyed by retreating Soviet troops in 1941, and then again by the retreating German troops in 1943. In the end the dam was heavily damaged, and the powerhouse hall was nearly destroyed. Both were rebuilt between 1944 and 1949. Power generation was restarted in 1950. In 1969-80, the second powerhouse was built with ...
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Port Chicago Disaster 1944

Port Chicago Disaster 1944

Just before 10:20 p.m. on July 17th, 1944, the worst home front disaster of WWII, occurred at a Naval pier in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Five thousand tons of ammunition in ships being loaded by black sailors exploded, sending a blast more than 12,000 feet into the sky.

The explosion destroyed the pier, a train, and both ships, instantly killing everyone aboard ...
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