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sladys
07-28-2007, 06:26 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile26343/D-Day---Carpiquet-airbase-bombardment.htm>D-Day - Carpiquet airbase bombardment</a></b><br><br>Air raid on the air base of Carpiquet.<br />
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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.<br />
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.<br />
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Found here:<br />
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photosnormandie/373594531/<br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/62571carpi.jpg>