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In the late afternoon 73 of 104 B-17s and 148 of 176 B-24s strike 6 V-weapon sites and supply installations, 3 railroad bridges, a highway bridge, and an airfield in N France. Escort is provided by 443 P-38s, P-47s and P-51s; 1 P-47 is lost; afterwards a squadron of P-47s dive-bombs 3 airfields in the Conches area.
|Bomb-cratered target area at the V-1 launching and storage site at Beauvoir, France. 9th Air Force bombers attacked it 12 times.||12/03/2009||1,206|
|The Marais site used to belong to Sully, Henri IV's great counsellor, who lived in the somptuous Hurault mansion castle (only staves and dunjeon still exist nowadays).|
The duchess of Talleyrand bought the Marais Chateau in 1899 from the duchess of Noailles. After the German occupation, she has begun to restore the Marais chateau.
|V weapons site France July 6, 1944. Pilot was from 7th PRG, Mt Farm, UK.|
The NoBall target category was that against enemy missile launchers, bivouac areas, field headquarters, enemy supply/logistic points in support of field operations and concentrated areas of troop and weapon marshalling. These type targets fell more into a tactical bombing attack grouping as opposed to the st...
|V weapons site France July 7, 1944. Pilot was from 7th PRG, Mt Farm, UK flying a Spit MK XI.|
The NoBall target category was that against enemy missile launchers, bivouac areas, field headquarters, enemy supply/logistic points in support of field operations and concentrated areas of troop and weapon marshalling. These type targets fell more into a tactical bombing attack grouping ...
|Fifteenth century Chateau de Detilly stands majestically within 7 acres of beautifully manicured gardens that include a magnificent formal walk. A fully restored Chapel sits next to the Chateau and the Orangery, that now serves as the pool house, looks onto the large heated pool. The Chateau is situated in the heart of the Loire near Saumur and Chinon. Its long drive leads one through an impres...||02/14/2006||342|
|A 1,235-acre 35-bedroom wine chateau located in the Var department in Provence, southeast France|
One of the current residences of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
|1974 Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark bought this winery castle at Cahors in France.|
Every summer the royal family have their summer holidays here.
If you are lucky you can even see the Queen when she is going shopping at the nearby villages.
The chateau has been restored often since 1974. To the chateau there is a souvenir shop and sale of th...
|Wikipedia: The Chateau Marmont is a hotel on the Sunset Strip which has served as the backdrop for a number of events in the lives of well-known rock stars and actors.|
In 1982, John Belushi died of a drug overdose in one of its garden bungalows.
Jim Morrison used up what he called the eighth of his nine lives falling out of a window at the hotel.
James Dean hopped i...
|Near the village of Hardinvast, to the south of Cherbourg there is a V1 site , possibly the last of the "ski" to be partly constructed.|
At the end of 1943 when the Gestapo took control of both the V1 and V2 programmes, they decided that these larger sites were a liability as they were being visited by both British and American bombers.
The site is also built with local b...
|Built around 1533 at tha same place than an old fortress by Charles Tiercelin (Francois 1rst trusty companion), this castle is an excellent example of the first "Renaissance" style between military and residential purposes.|
Edifié vers 1533, certainement à l'emplacement d'un ancien château-fort, par Charles Tiercelin, compagnon de François Ier, le château de La Roche du Maine est...
|Chateau d'If. Used from 1634 as a detention center for political prisoners. Its most famous and romantic prisoner is the fictional inmate Edmond Dantès, the hero of Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Montecristo.|