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|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||767|
|Aerial recon photo of Japanese Kuabu Airfield- Located on Paramushiru Island.||05/13/2006||900|
|Attu Airfield is an airfield located on Attu Island, Alaska. It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu. Mountains are located to three sides of the airfield. |
The airfield was built by United States Army Engineers during World War II. The first USAAF aircraft to land at the airfield was a C-47 Skytrain, landing fighters crews at Alexai Point. It was used as a staging a...
|Aerial recon photo of the airfield at the south coast of Paramushir Island.||05/14/2006||673|
|One of the most famous Indian battles in American history is the Battle of the Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand or the Battle of Greasy Grass.|
On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and 264 men of the 7th U.S. Cavalry were slaughtered by Teton Dakota/Sioux and Cheyenne camped along the banks of the Little Bighorn River in southeastern Montana.
|This is the horn antenna of the Bell Laboratories. In 1964 Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias accidentally discovered with this antenna the Cosmic microwave background radiation, considered as the best evidence for the Big Bang theory.|
In 1978, Wilson and Penzias received the Nobel Price for their discovery.
|Thitu Island (or Pagasa in Filipino) is the second largest island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The territory is contested by Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia. Currently claimed by the Philippines, it has a landing strip (Rancudo Airfield) with two commercial flights weekly and a small harbour. There are 100 inhabitants, mostly military, fishermen and weatherme...||11/18/2006||918|
|Ammonites are an extinct group of marine animals (subclass Ammonoidea) in the phylum Mollusca and class Cephalopoda. Their closest living relative is probably the modern nautilus, whom they resemble. Their fossil shells have the form of flat spirals (though there are some rarer non-spiraled forms, called heteromorphs) and are responsible for the animals' name as they somewhat resemble a tightly...||08/30/2005||813|
|Western end of the Island, first built up in 1898-99 as a defensive position protecting Long Island Sound and armed with two 12 inch and two 10 inch "rifles" on disappearing carriages. |
Operational during WW2 with a small airfield. Linked with Fort Terry, Fort Michie which were sub-posts, and Camp Hero. Closed in the late 1950s and sold to private interests.
|Wyoming landscape in Big Horn area resembles a face of a person with closed eye facing to the west. Eye to the left of placemark. Maybe Sitting Bull or George Armstrong Custer reflecting on the battle of the Little Bighorn that took place a few miles up north, back in 1876...
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|Shamsi Airfield is an airfield located near Washki (about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Quetta) in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.|
In 2009, media reports alleged that the airfield was used by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a base for Predator drone attacks on militants in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The airfield was constructed a...
|Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.||02/27/2007||521|