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Hey V-1 flying bomb launch site

Hey V-1 flying bomb launch site

Hey V-1 flying bomb launching site showing damage from bombing and (A) the launching ramp and (B) V-1 in the open.
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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress at John Wayne

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress at John Wayne

Model: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Registration: N9563Z
Serial: 83563
Nickname: Fuddy Duddy
One of less than 10 flying B-17’s in the World

Paint Scheme is that of the original Fuddy Duddy, assigned to the 8th Air Force, 447th Bomb Group, 708th Bomb Squadron.
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V1 launching site at Yvrench, France

V1 launching site at Yvrench, France

A few weeks after the Peenemunde raid, on November 9th 1943, a "suspicious erection" was noticed on a set of reconnaissance photos at Bois Carr, near Yvrench in France. This was the first V1 launching site to be analysed. It shows the long, low building of heavy concrete (christened a "ski site") which was used for the storage of flying bomb components. Within a few weeks, s...
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Former RAF Breighton

Former RAF Breighton

The RAF withdrew in 1965 and the airfield was later sold. The technical site was taken over for light industry as were two T2 hangars. Flying recommenced in the early 1980s, using a section of the perimeter track, and the Real Aeroplane Company now operates a flying club from new hangars and offices near the old technical site. Agricultural buildings have since been erected on parts of the runw...
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The Rotundas - WWII Government Bomb Shelters (with overlay)

The Rotundas - WWII Government Bomb Shelters (with overlay)

This site was originally a gas works with two gas holders (built 1875). The holes left by the gas holders were converted in World War 2 for use as bomb shelter 'citadels' - the North Rotunda and the South Rotunda. The Rotundas were designed to survive the impact of a 500lb bomb and had 12 foot thick concrete roofs. In 1943 the lowest level of the North Rotunda (codenamed Anson) was kitted out...
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456th B.G. (H), Munich

456th B.G. (H), Munich

A bomb fall plot of the March 24, 1945 raid on the Munich-Riem Airdrome, conducted by the A-2 section of the USAAF 304th Bomb Wing, 456th Bomb Group, flying B-24s. Notable annotations include that this was Mission No. 215 conducted from an altitude of between 23,600 and 24,700 feet and the attack took place between 1229 and 1231 hours. The image of the B-24 at the upper left indicates the direc...
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Bonnieres-Beauvior V-1 Weapon Site

Bonnieres-Beauvior V-1 Weapon Site

Bomb-cratered target area at the V-1 launching and storage site at Beauvoir, France. 9th Air Force bombers attacked it 12 times.
No rating yet12/03/20091,153Google Earth Logo
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Alamogordo, NM - site of first atomic bomb blast,

Alamogordo, NM - site of first atomic bomb blast,

The test of the first atomic explosion in history was conducted at the Jornada del Muerto trail (Journey of Death) at the Alamogordo Bombing Range in New Mexico. The device was called Gadget, the whole test operation was code-named TRINITY.

Gadget was a 150 cm sphere consisting of the basic explosive assembly described above with its dural shell, the firing electronics and equipm...
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Stornara Airfield - Home of the 456th Bomb Group

Stornara Airfield - Home of the 456th Bomb Group

The 456th Bomb Group (Heavy) was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. A "heavy bombardment group," the 456th operated B-24 Liberator aircraft and was known unofficially as "Steed's Flying Colts," after its commander.

The 456th Bomb Group flew 249 bombing missions from Italy while assigned to the Fifteenth Air Fo...
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Crashsite of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Crashsite of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Serial: 44-6504
Operator: USAAF 303rd Bomb Group (H); 360th BS
Accident Date: 16 December 1944
Accident Site: West Hill (The Cheviot)

Aircraft Accident Details

Together with others, the nine-man crew of B-17G 44-6504 had been given a mission to bomb a railway marshalling yard in Ulm, Germany. However, due to deteriorating weather conditions, th...
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303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

29 May 1944<br>
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Target: FW-190 Aircraft Factory at Posen, Poland
Crews Dispatched: 35
Length of Mission: 9 hours, 55 minutes
Bomb Load: 10 x 500 lb G.P. bombs
Bombing Altitude: 22,000 ft
Ammo Fired: 6,165 rounds

299 B-17s are dispatched to hit aviation industry targets at Krzesinki
(91 bomb) and <b>Pos...
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398th BG (H), Lichtenfels, Germany - 23 February 1945

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

On Feb 23, 1945, the 398th Bomb Group Low Squadron Lead in A/C 44-8476 led by Major Jean Miller, 603rd Squadron and Captain Kenneth W. Beckstrom, 603rd Squadron hit Lichtenfels, Germany with 13 planes from 13,000 ft. as a "target of opportunity." Lichtenfels is about halfway between Frankfurt and Eger, Czechoslovakia (now called Cheb).

This photo shows the partial resul...
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