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Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot 5 April 1945

Ingolstadt Ordnance Depot 5 April 1945

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 2 missions are flown. Mission 928: 1,358 bombers and 662 fighters attack marshalling yards, ordnance depots, armament works and airfields in Germany; they claim 8-0-6 aircraft; 10 bombers and 1 P-51 are lost:
1. 436 B-17s are dispatched to hit munitions dumps at Ingolstadt (211) and Grafenwohr (94), and the marshalling yard at Bayreuth (73); targe...
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Muenster bomb strike, 11-12 June 1943

Muenster bomb strike, 11-12 June 1943

72 aircraft - 29 Lancasters, 22 Halifaxes, 21 Stirlings - were dispatched on an interesting raid. All the aircraft were provided by No 8 Group and it was really a mass H2S trial. 33 of the aircraft carried markers or flares, the remaining aircraft acting as the bombing force, although the marker aircraft also bombed. The marking and bombing were very accurate and the whole raid lasted less than...
Rating of 1.66666666610/29/2005842Google Earth Logo
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461st BG (H), Mission 63,  Aircraft Engine Factory Ostmark

461st BG (H), Mission 63, Aircraft Engine Factory Ostmark

16 July 1944, Target: Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory, Austria

The Group continued the use of pathfinder methods with a formation of four flights against the Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory in Austria on 16 July. Bombing through an almost complete undercast, the Group missed the target when the bombs fell short and to the right.

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS ...
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Wilhelmshaven bomb strike, 11-12 and 18 February 1943

Wilhelmshaven bomb strike, 11-12 and 18 February 1943

Wilhelmshaven. This was an interesting and important raid by 177 aircraft - 129 Lancasters, 40 Halifaxes and 8 Stirlings. The Pathfinders found that the Wilhelmshaven area was completely covered by cloud and they had to employ their least reliable marking method, skymarking by parachute flares using H2S. The marking was carried out with great accuracy and the Main Force bombing was very effecti...
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Donges Oil Refinery, 23-24 July 1944

Donges Oil Refinery, 23-24 July 1944

119 aircraft - 100 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters, 5 Mosquitos - of Nos 6 and 8 Groups attacked an oil refinery and storage depot at Donges, near the mouth of the River Loire. This was the start of a new campaign against oil targets in the occupied Countries. The bombing took place in good visibility. The target was severely damaged and a tanker was hit and capsized. No aircraft lost.
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Bombing of the Marshalling yard in Straubing, 20.4.1945

Bombing of the Marshalling yard in Straubing, 20.4.1945

Ninth Air Force: In Germany, 564 A-20s, A-26s and B-26s strike oil storage at Deggendorf and Annaburg, marshalling yards at Memmingen and Wittenberg, ordnance depots at Nordlingen and Straubing, and other targets including flak positions; fighters escort the bombers, fly patrols, sweeps, and armed reconnaissance, attack special targets, and cooperate with US ground forces including the VII Corp...
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Precision Bombing of Marienburg

Precision Bombing of Marienburg

Marienburg in East Prussia was the home of a Focke-Wulf aircraft assembly plant where half of all Fw-190's were produced. The first big raid by the 8th Air Force was on this well defended plant. A survivor is quoted as saying: "Coming back, the Germans were up in full force and we lost at least 80 ships-800 men, many of them pals".

The plant was destroyed in this dayli...
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Gablingen Airfield 24.4.1944 near Augsburg

Gablingen Airfield 24.4.1944 near Augsburg

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): Mission 315: 754 bombers and 867 fighters are dispatched to bomb airfields, aircraft production industries and targets of opportunity in Germany; the bomber claim 20-1-36 Luftwaffe aircraft and the fighters claim 124-6-58 fighters; 40 bombers and 17 fighters are lost; details are:

1. Of 281 B-17s dispatched, 109 hit Erding Air Depot, 84 hi...
No rating yet02/08/20071,113Google Earth Logo
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Battle of Britain (Luftschlacht um England)

Battle of Britain (Luftschlacht um England)

A series of air battles between Great Britain and Germany, fought over Britain from Aug. to Oct., 1940. As a prelude to a planned invasion of England, Germany attacked British coastal defenses, radar stations, and shipping. On Aug. 24 the attack was shifted inland to Royal Air Force installations and aircraft factories in an effort to gain control of the air over S England. Failing to destroy t...
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Many retired F-104G Starfighters at Agrinion Air Base

Many retired F-104G Starfighters at Agrinion Air Base

The Hellenic Air Force received a large number of Starfighters from the US under MAP early 60s. Early 70s, late 70s and in the 80s MAP aircraft were obtained from the Spanish, German and Dutch Air Forces via the US.
From March 1993 the remaining F-104s were replaced by A7 Corsair aircraft obtained from the US (former US Navy aircraft). In total the Hellenic Air Force has retrieved 51 F-...
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Vrutky - railway depot during bombing on September 13, 1944.

Vrutky - railway depot during bombing on September 13, 1944.

Military aid for the armed insurgent forces came from the American strategic Air Force on September 13, 1944. From September 10, 1944, they registered an increased movement of German transports at the Vrútky railway station. This increase in activity was due to the transferrence of soldiers and military material from the German 1008th and the 1009th Battalions for the support of the 178th Divis...
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Aerial View of Hickham Field - 1 October 1941

Aerial View of Hickham Field - 1 October 1941

When the Japanese attacked O‘ahu's military installations on December 7, 1941, Hickam suffered extensive property damage, aircraft losses, and personnel casualties totaling 139 killed and 303 wounded. The bombing and strafing of Hickam Field was an important objective, because the success of the Japanese attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor was dependent on eliminating air opposition and...
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