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Carpiquet airbase 1944

Carpiquet airbase 1944

This air base saw heavy fights during Opeation Overlord. Build in 1937, it was conquered in June 1940 by the Wehrmacht and becaom ethe home base of a German bomber squadron.

Actually Carpiquet air base should had been taken during D-Day, but the Allies didn't succeed. Canadian forces attacked the airfield on 04.07.1944 (Operation WIndsor). It was finally taken by 08.07.44.
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Hopsten Airfield in 1945

Hopsten Airfield in 1945

In the history of military aviation, Hopsten AB has been well known for more than half a Century. The area was used long before the Second World War as an airfield for the locally based fighter and bomber units. In 1938, the military leadership ordered the construction of a small airfield - then only measuring 200 hectares - in the vicinity of Dreierwalde. The construction on the state-owned la...
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Hill Air force Base Museum

Hill Air force Base Museum

A museum of aircraft located at the United States Hill Airforce Base in Roy, Utah. Specific details on the museum and the planes can be found at http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/. If you move to the S.E. you will find the base runways and various aircraft (specifically F-16's).
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Naval Air Station Cecil Field

Naval Air Station Cecil Field

Cecil Commerce Centre, named after a Navy pilot, was set up just before World War II.
At 22,939 acres, the Naval Air Station Cecil Field complex was the largest military base in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. It was comprised of four separate facilities, the Cecil Field Complex (Cecil Field), the Outlying Field ("OLF") Whitehouse, the Yellow Water Weapons Department and the ...
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Takeoff from Bournemouth

Takeoff from Bournemouth

Large 4 engine passanger plane at start of takeoff.
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Former RAF Burn

Former RAF Burn

RAF Burn became a bomber base within No. 4 Group, Bomber Command. Construction began in late 1941 and despite topographical limitations , the three runways were laid. The main strip was 5,700 feet (1737 mtrs) in length, running almost due north/south and the two intersecting runways being 4,620 feet (1400 mtrs) and 4,290 feet (1300 mtrs) respectively and the perimiter track had 36 heavy bomber ...
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Air Force Base at Kirkuk, Iraq

Air Force Base at Kirkuk, Iraq

Very widespread air force base. There are several military planes visible in the south-eastern corner as well as tons of hangars and shelters in the north-west and south-west of the runways.
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Military Airport Chievres

Military Airport Chievres

In 1939 the Belgian government decided to built a military airbase near Chièvres. The preparatory work starting at the end of the same year.
After the German invasion of Belgium on May 10 1940, the Germans occupied the area on May 19 1940 and install the JG 26; that will remain until early June.
In June 1940 started the construction of the buildings of the German airbase.
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RAF Exeter taken on 20 May 1944

RAF Exeter taken on 20 May 1944

With the advent of World War II the landing area was increased to around 3,000 ft north to south and 4,500 ft east to west in the early months of the war. An asphalt perimeter track and several hardstands for aircraft parking followed and in 1941 hard-surfaced runways were put down. These were 4,350 ft aligned 13-31, 4,070 ft aligned 08-26 and 2,700 ft at 02-20.

In 1942, the 08-...
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US Navy Base Facilities in Brisbane Area

US Navy Base Facilities in Brisbane Area

On 15 September 1944, Brisbane was a major U.S. Naval base. In a secret CinC, SWPA letter AG-461 dated 30 June 1944, it was reported that Brisbane provided an Operating Base for:-

* Task Forces
* Submarines and Escort Craft
* Convoy assembly port

It provided Logistic support as:-

* Commander Services...
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RAF Birch in September 1944

RAF Birch in September 1944

RAF Birch is a former World War II airfield in England. It is located about 2 miles north-east of Tiptree in Essex.
Birch Airfield was assigned USAAF designation as Station 149.

Birch Airfield was allocated in August 1942 to the United States Army Air Force Eighth Air Force for development into a heavy bomber base but construction work did not get under way until well in...
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f-16s Ready For Takeoff

f-16s Ready For Takeoff

Two F-16 fighters ready for takeoff from Ellington Field. These may belong to the Texas Air National Guard.
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