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Lancaster Bomber over Stadtlohn - 21 March 1945

Lancaster Bomber over Stadtlohn - 21 March 1945

In March 1945 towards the end of World War II, Stadtlohn was hit by massive allied airstrikes that almost destroyed the entire town. On March 31, 1945 British forces marched into the town.
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British air photo after the bombing of Koblenz on November 6th 1944

British air photo after the bombing of Koblenz on November 6th 1944

128 Lancasters of No 3 Group to the new target of Koblenz, making a night G-H attack. 2 Lancasters lost. This was a successful raid with most of the damage being caused by a large area of fire in the centre of the town. The British Bombing Survey Unit later estimated that 303 acres, 58 per cent of the town's built-up area, were destroyed.
Rating of 512/01/20097,011Google Earth Logo
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Osnabrueck bomb strike, 17-18 August 1942

Osnabrueck bomb strike, 17-18 August 1942

139 aircraft of 5 types. 5 aircraft - 3 Wellingtons, 1 Lancaster, 1 Stirling - lost, 3.6 per cent of the force.
111 crews reported accurate bombing. Osnabrück recorded a sharp attack on the north and north-western parts of the town with 77 houses and 4 military buildings destroyed and 125 other buildings seriously damaged, including the town's main hospital, a paper-mill and a copper-wir...
Rating of 110/26/2005631Google Earth Logo
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Kostrzyn nad Odra remains after total bombing

Kostrzyn nad Odra remains after total bombing

At the outbreak of World War II Küstrin had 24,000 inhabitants. However, due to Allied air raids on the railway hub and local factories and especially during the Battle of the Oder-Neisse and Battle of the Seelow Heights, almost 95% of the buildings were destroyed (including all 32 of the city's factories) and the town was generally deserted. The suburb Alt-Drewitz (modern Drzewice, one of Kost...
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Staromestska radnice  (Old Town Hall), Prague

Staromestska radnice (Old Town Hall), Prague

Established 1338 as the seat of the Old Town authorities. The oldest gothic part of the complex which includes a tower and an oriel chapel is richly decorated with coats of arms.

It was built in the latter half of the 14th century. In the top part of the astronomical clock (early 15th century) the 12 apostles appear every hour between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m The bottom part was supplemented wi...
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Le Quesnoy enclosure

Le Quesnoy enclosure

Baudouin IV, the Count of Hainaut, built a castle there in 1150 and encircled the town with a moat and walls.

This territory very quickly became the stakes for powerful gentry. With the passing years and battles, the town was burnt, then found itself ruled by the House of Bavière, thus no longer under French rule for 300 years.

The town was returned to French rule ...
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Bitche  citadel

Bitche citadel

The town of Bitche, which was formed of the villages of Rohr and Kaltenhausen in the 17th century, derives its name from the old stronghold (mentioned in 1172 as Bytis Castrum) standing on a rock some 80 m. above the town.

The citadel, which had been constructed by Vauban on the site of the old castle after the capture of Bitche by the French in 1624, had been destroyed when it w...
Rating of 3.507/16/2006433Google Earth Logo
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Destroyed Air Base

Destroyed Air Base

Destroyed flight shelter close to Kuwaiti border.
No rating yet08/04/2005656Google Earth Logo
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Destroyed airplane at Wau airfield, Sudan

Destroyed airplane at Wau airfield, Sudan

This Shaanxi Y-8 was destroyed during the landing on the runway.
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2 destroyed Shorts SC-7 Skyvan

2 destroyed Shorts SC-7 Skyvan

At Simon Bolivar International - Caracas these 2 planes were destroyed in an accident.
Rating of 2.509/22/20052,194Google Earth Logo
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Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Destroyed by the RAF.
Rating of 410/20/2005663Google Earth Logo
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Town Destroyed by Tornado Overlay - Greensburg, Kansas

Town Destroyed by Tornado Overlay - Greensburg, Kansas

At 9:45 p.m. CDT on May 4, 2007, Greensburg was hit by an EF5 tornado. The tornado was estimated to be 1.7 miles in width and traveled for nearly 22 miles. Ninety-five percent of the city was confirmed to be destroyed, with the other five percent in severe damage. The National Weather Service estimated winds of the tornado to reach 205 mph. This was the first tornado to ever be rated EF5 since ...
Rating of 3.505/14/20072,280Google Earth Logo

 

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