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|An aerial recon' photograph in vertical format taken over the area at cape Gloucester that was first developed by the japanese then after capture by the Americans.|
The air base was not used for any length of time.
The nearby volcane has since obliterated a lot of the original features.
The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater...
|Gloucester Cathedral, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter in 681 (dissolved by King Henry VIII of England).
|B-24J Liberator 42-52003 of the 27th Air Transport Group crashed on 11th October 1944. Parts of the wreckage still remain. Just oe of many aircraft lost in this area....||02/03/2008||1,660|
|This is a collection of most of the airfields used by the Royal Airforce defending Great Britain in the Battle of Britain in WWII. |
Some airfields may torn down, I wasn't able to find all of them. Some positions of airfields are uncertain as there is no longer an airfield but due to size and shape it might be a former airfield.
Corrections, suggestions and comments are welcome.
|During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...||05/13/2006||918|
|Thurleigh (pronounced "THIR-lye") was built for RAF Bomber Command in 1941 by W & C French Ltd. one mile north of the village of Thurleigh on farmland between the farms of Buryfields, Bletsoe Park, Manor, and Whitwickgreen. It was eventually modified to Air Ministry Class A airfield specifications, with three converging runways, extended in 1942 to lengths of 6,000 feet (runway 06-24) and 4,200...||05/30/2008||684|
|Gloucester Park Harness Racing, Perth Western Australia.||10/18/2005||299|
|The Cape May Canal was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the second world war as a protected route to avoid German submarines operating off Cape May Point and to become part of the Intracoastal Waterway System (ICW). The canal extends about three miles from Cape May Harbor to the Delaware Bay. ||08/03/2005||465|
|Cape May ferry from Cape May, NJ to Lewis, DE...a short 1 hour trip across the Delaware Bay.||07/20/2005||711|
|The cape's lighthouse |
Construction of the lighthouse was completed in 1772, and the structure rises 144 meters in height above the cape.
The cape is a popular tourist attraction, and the site features a monument with a crucifix bearing an inscription Portuguese:
Here, where the land ends and the sea begins...(Luis de Camões)
|General Motors Hydramatic transmission plant just outside of the Willow Run airport - Belleville, Michigan. This plant was once owned by the Ford Motor Company (as was the airport itself) and was where the B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft were mass produced and tested. ||07/31/2005||612|
|This file contains most of the larger airfields, which was used by the german Luftwaffe during World War II. Small landing strips are hard to find, but maybe I will find them.|
The airfields are sorted in the Luftgaukommandos 1940 (Air Force Command).
There are many missing, but they will be added soon as possible.