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398th BG (H), Lichtenfels, Germany - 23 February 1945 - Related Files

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Dresden after the air raids 1945

Dresden after the air raids 1945

All photographs were taken on 18 April 1945, one day after the last big raid on the city.

Dresden was both an important garrison as well as a centre of military industry during the Second World War. The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force and by the United States Army Air Force between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions o...
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461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

461st BG (H(, Mission 181, Kempten Marshalling Yard

22 February 1945

Colonel Lawhon took off in the lead of a thirty-plane four box formation to attack the marshalling yard at Ingolstadt, Germany, on 22 February. Due to impassible weather he was compelled to abandon the primary target and search for a target of opportunity to be bombed visually. The target selected was the marshalling yard at Kempton, Germany. The choke point of ...
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Mount Suribachi - Iwo Jima - February 1945

Mount Suribachi - Iwo Jima - February 1945

Smoke rising from Mount Suribachi as it is hit by aircraft bombs and ships' guns on 19 February 1945, probably just before U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
The rocks of Tobiishi Point, at Iwo Jima's southern end, are in the lower left.
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461st BG (H), Mission 176, Rosenheim - Kolbermoor Marshalling Yards

461st BG (H), Mission 176, Rosenheim - Kolbermoor Marshalling Yards

16 February 1945

On 16 February the Group finally came through with a superior bombing mission when Major Baker led a large formation against the Rosenheim West Marshalling Yard in Germany. A concentrated pattern of bombs fell across the East half of the small marshalling yard with many hits on freight cars, through tracks, and the choke point. With CAVU weather and no flak the ...
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German pocket battleship Deutschland

German pocket battleship Deutschland

Deutschland (later re-named Lützow), was the lead ship of her class that served in the German Kriegsmarine before and during World War II. The ship was originally classified as a Panzerschiff ("armoured ship") by Germany. The Kriegsmarine reclassified them as a heavy cruisers in February 1940. The British initially nicknamed the three ships of this class "pocket battleships"...
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Surrender of Germany in 1945

Surrender of Germany in 1945

In this house on 8 May 1945 the surrender of Germany was signed by general field marshal Keithel. With the surrender of the German armed forces in Berlin-Karlshorst the WW2 in Europe was ended.
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The Yalta Conference 1945

The Yalta Conference 1945

The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and codenamed the Argonaut Conference, was the wartime meeting from 4 February 1945 to 11 February 1945 among the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union—President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin, respectively—for the purpose of discussing Europe's po...
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461st BG (H), Mission 179, Rijeka (Fiume) Shipyard

461st BG (H), Mission 179, Rijeka (Fiume) Shipyard

20 February 1945

Thick Cirrus at the head of the Adriatic with tops over 23,000 feet compelled the Group leader, Major Mixson, to abandon the Bolzano Marshalling Yard, Italy, as a primary target on 20 February 1945. The second alternate target, the shipyards at Fiume, Italy, was bombed visually for a score of 37.3 percent. The main concentration of bombs fell in the built-up are...
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Ahlhorn Airfield before the attack of 21 February 1944

Ahlhorn Airfield before the attack of 21 February 1944

In the last week of February 1944 the USAAF 8th AF started an offensive against the German warplane industry, later known as the 'Big Week' offensive. On Sunday February 20th, the USAAF launches an attacks on German aircraft plants and airfields. For the first time, over 1,000 bombers are dispatched. Despite bad weather the following, the 8th AF launched another heavy attack on the German war i...
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National War Cemetery of Sigolsheim

National War Cemetery of Sigolsheim

The national war cemetery of Sigolsheim contains the burials of 1.494 French soldiers who fell during the battle of the Colmar Pocket (20 January 1945 - 9 February 1945).
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398th BG (H), Mission 76, Ludwigshafen Oil Plant

398th BG (H), Mission 76, Ludwigshafen Oil Plant

3 September 1944

Over 300 B-17's bomb Ludwigshafen/Opau synthetic oil plant. 5 escorting P-51 claim 7 combat victories.
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WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF

WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF

WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF. Picture made in February 1945. Berkamen (Northrhine-Westfalia) was one of the most destroyed small towns in Germany. Aim of the bombing raids were the coal mines and the Chemische Werke - today Schering AG
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