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|The German port city of Wilhelmshaven was bombed twice in 1943 -- once by the USAAF on January 27, and again by the RAF Bomber Command on February 11-12. These aerial reconnaissance images show Wilhelmshaven before and after the two bombings. The second bombing, carried out at night, was especially challenging because of dense cloud cover. Planes equipped with the RAF's newly developed H2S grou...||08/06/2008||1,007|
|The most severe bombing of Sofia ever occurred on March 30, 1944. Some 370 american heavy bombers flied upon Sofia destroying 3575 buildings. The casualties were relatively modest due to the preliminarily evacuation of the civilians. The target of the bombing, as the image clearly depicts, were neither military installations, nor armed forces, but the very historical downtown of the city of Sof...||11/10/2009||1,872|
|Lorient housed a German submarine base during World War II; although the city was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids, the base survived through the end of the war. As they could not destroy the base itself, the Allies decided to bomb the city, on purpose, to cut the supplying of the U-Boats. Without gasoline, food, or water it became impossible for these submarines to return to the Atlanti...||06/27/2006||3,326|
|WWII City of Bergkamen after heavy bombing raid USAF. Picture made in February 1945. Berkamen (Northrhine-Westfalia) was one of the most destroyed small towns in Germany. Aim of the bombing raids were the coal mines and the Chemische Werke - today Schering AG ||10/05/2005||1,644|
|Several high-res. aerial view pictures and a aerial map made as overlays of Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. |
|Picture taken during bombing the Old rijkswerf 19-02-1943||04/07/2006||771|
|Nearly every point in Kassel that had to be seen or is important for visitors and inhabitants.|
All the historical sights, places, buildings and Objekts of interest, museums, hospitals, offices, public or important institutions and factories, some schools, highway exits
|The Regional Airport from Kassel-Kalden in Hessen, Germany|
You can read it on the ground.
|Morlaix Viaduct, 29 January 1943|
12 Bostons bombed a railway viaduct at Morlaix and 2 of 12 Venturas dispatched bombed a steelworks at Ijmuiden. 1 Boston lost.
|The civilian leadership of the city built this observation bunker in Braunschweig in 1943 - the work was performed by concentration camp prisoners. The U-shaped concrete bunker was built on the side of the Nußberg hill at the Franzsches Feld (near the 1935 Thingplatz) overlooking the city, and was used to observe bombing attacks and quickly identify the resulting fire locations. It had undergro...||06/29/2006||921|
|before picture of bombing old rijkswerf 19-02-1943||04/07/2006||652|
|This overlay shows the destroyed dam a view hours after the bombing. The hole caused by the especially manufactured bouncing-bomb can be seen and on the left you can see the flooded area down the river Eder. (The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrong. It was used in the famous Dambusters raid to attack major dams in Germany during World War II.)|