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Aerial View Collection

Background imageAerial View Collection: Ibrox Park Rangers football stadium ground Glasgow. Aerial view, date unknown

Ibrox Park Rangers football stadium ground Glasgow. Aerial view, date unknown. Circa 1960

Background imageAerial View Collection: A Heinkel 111 bomber aircraft of the German Luftwaffe flies over Tower Bridge

A Heinkel 111 bomber aircraft of the German Luftwaffe flies over Tower Bridge on the River Thames in London during the Battle of Britain in World War Two. 7th September 1940

Background imageAerial View Collection: Vulcan Delta bomber NQJ swoops spectacularly over the city of Coventry as a thank you to

Vulcan Delta bomber NQJ swoops spectacularly over the city of Coventry as a thank you to the people who helped save her. The plane crossed the city at 2000 feet to salute those in Coventry

Background imageAerial View Collection: Sergeant S. W. Loader of New Barnet climbs into his Spitfire to join a Channel sweep

Sergeant S. W. Loader of New Barnet climbs into his Spitfire to join a Channel sweep
Sergeant S.W. Loader of New Barnet climbs into his Spitfire to join a Channel sweep during the Second World War. February 1944

Background imageAerial View Collection: Daylight attack on the power station at Pont A Vendin and the factories at La Basse in

Daylight attack on the power station at Pont A Vendin and the factories at La Basse in enemy occupied Northern France during the Second World War

Background imageAerial View Collection: Smoke and dust billow upward during a successful attack by United States Army Air Force

Smoke and dust billow upward during a successful attack by United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses, after five minutes of concentrated bombing on Toulon harbour

Background imageAerial View Collection: Hampden Park, Glasgow - aerial view, 1994 Lesser Hampden also visible

Hampden Park, Glasgow - aerial view, 1994 Lesser Hampden also visible

Background imageAerial View Collection: On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont Ferrand

On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont Ferrand / Aulnat Airfield in German occupied France

Background imageAerial View Collection: On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont

On the night of 29th - 30th April 1944, RAF Bombers attacked the Clermont Ferrand/Aulnat Airfield in German occupied France

Background imageAerial View Collection: Aerial view of Old Trafford after the demolition of the Stretford End

Aerial view of Old Trafford after the demolition of the Stretford End, at the close of the 1992 season to comply with the Taylor Report. July 1992

Background imageAerial View Collection: Aerial view of Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft and gliders of the 9th Troop Carrier

Aerial view of Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft and gliders of the 9th Troop Carrier Command, a unit of the Ninth US Air Force

Background imageAerial View Collection: Damage to the Rheinmetall Borsig AG plant in Dusseldorf following an attack by bombers

Damage to the Rheinmetall Borsig AG plant in Dusseldorf following an attack by bombers of RAF Bomber Command on the night of the 22nd/23rd April 1944

Background imageAerial View Collection: This synthetic oil plant at Bottrop, west of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, produced 100

This synthetic oil plant at Bottrop, west of Gelsenkirchen, Germany, produced 100, 000 barrels of oil per month for the German war machine before it was wrecked from the air

Background imageAerial View Collection: Liberators and Flying Fortresses of the US Eighth Air Force struck at the source of

Liberators and Flying Fortresses of the US Eighth Air Force struck at the source of the Luftwaffe during Mondays daylight operations, the 21st so far this month

Background imageAerial View Collection: The Gnome and Rhone aircraft factories at Limoges in German occupied France

The Gnome and Rhone aircraft factories at Limoges in German occupied France, which not only manufactures air engines for the Luftwaffe

Background imageAerial View Collection: View over Bootle, Liverpool, from the top of a sixteen storey block of flats which is

View over Bootle, Liverpool, from the top of a sixteen storey block of flats which is included in the Church Street redevelopment scheme of 199 homes at Coffee House Bridge

Background imageAerial View Collection: Aerial view showing the residential suburb of Walker in Newcastle upon Tyne

Aerial view showing the residential suburb of Walker in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England with the newly constructed 15 storey flats visible in the background near the St Anthonys gas

Background imageAerial View Collection: General view showing One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London during its construction

General view showing One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London during its construction. The building is the tallest in the United Kingdom at 770 feet above ground level. July 1991

Background imageAerial View Collection: Aerial view of ships taking part in the sailing round the world yacht race

Aerial view of ships taking part in the sailing round the world yacht race September 1973

Background imageAerial View Collection: Avro Lancaster planes of RAF Bomber Command carpet bomb a road junction near Villers

Avro Lancaster planes of RAF Bomber Command carpet bomb a road junction near Villers Bocage, Normandy, Northern France through which the 2nd

Background imageAerial View Collection: Operating from a landing strip carved by RAF airmen and Yugoslav Partisans with picks

Operating from a landing strip carved by RAF airmen and Yugoslav Partisans with picks and shovels out of vineyards among the rocky hill of a

Background imageAerial View Collection: A Yugoslav Squadron flying Spitfires from a Tactical Wing of the Balkan Air Force based

A Yugoslav Squadron flying Spitfires from a Tactical Wing of the Balkan Air Force based in Italy, recently flew their first offensive mission over their homeland

Background imageAerial View Collection: Captain Alvin D. Skaggs of Lawton, Oklahoma, ponders his luck as he holds charred remains

Captain Alvin D. Skaggs of Lawton, Oklahoma, ponders his luck as he holds charred remains of his pilots seat from the smouldering wreck of his ship, the B-24 Liberator bomber " Vadie Raye"

Background imageAerial View Collection: A Lockheed Hudson of the RAF Coastal Command received direct hits from ant-aircraft guns

A Lockheed Hudson of the RAF Coastal Command received direct hits from ant-aircraft guns when on reconnaissance over Norway

Background imageAerial View Collection: An American bomber of the United States Army Force involved in an aerial battle over

An American bomber of the United States Army Force involved in an aerial battle over Germany during the Second World War, as indicated by the long ghost-like smoke trails in the sky. November 1943

Background imageAerial View Collection: Aerial view showing damage caused to the the Luftwaffe fighter

Aerial view showing damage caused to the the Luftwaffe fighter and bomber base at Leeuwarden, Holland after an attack by B-26 Marauder medium bombers of the US Ninth Air Force on 24th February 1944

Background imageAerial View Collection: Mosquito fighters of RAF Coastal Command intercept and destroy nine German torpedo

Mosquito fighters of RAF Coastal Command intercept and destroy nine German torpedo bombers near the Scottish coast after an anti-shipping sortie in the Kattegat

Background imageAerial View Collection: Owing to peculiar air conditions and mechanical difficulties

Owing to peculiar air conditions and mechanical difficulties, the B-24 Liberator bomber " Golden Gaboon", piloted by let Lieutenant Wilbur T

Background imageAerial View Collection: A rear gunner of the United States Army Air Force pictured in a Lockheed Hudson light

A rear gunner of the United States Army Air Force pictured in a Lockheed Hudson light bomber aircraft before embarking on a mission during the Second World War. July 1942

Background imageAerial View Collection: Versatile Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers which have been operating from England for

Versatile Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers which have been operating from England for several weeks under the US Ninth Air Force

Background imageAerial View Collection: RAF Coastal Command Beaufighters attack enemy shipping in the waters of the North Sea off

RAF Coastal Command Beaufighters attack enemy shipping in the waters of the North Sea off the Dutch Coast on 1st March 1944 and score a hit with a torpedo on a medium sized merchant vessel

Background imageAerial View Collection: Essential supplies for Allied forces fighting in the Salerno area of Southern Italy are

Essential supplies for Allied forces fighting in the Salerno area of Southern Italy are flown to their destination by an American transport plane. Below is the town of Belvedere, Italy

Background imageAerial View Collection: RAF daylight raid on Cologne 2nd March 1945 which was the last of the 262 air raids

RAF daylight raid on Cologne 2nd March 1945 which was the last of the 262 air raids the city suffered throughout the war. In the morning and afternoon of 2nd March

Background imageAerial View Collection: B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the United States Army Eighth Air Force sent their bombs

B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the United States Army Eighth Air Force sent their bombs plummeting through clouds on to the important railway marshalling yards at Mainz during a daylight attack

Background imageAerial View Collection: A Halifax bomber of RAF Bomber Command in flight over the target area during a raid

A Halifax bomber of RAF Bomber Command in flight over the target area during a raid on the synthetic oil plant at Wanne-Eickel in the Ruhr region of Germany

Background imageAerial View Collection: A Messerschmitt 110 goes down in flaming pieces before the massed fire power of

A Messerschmitt 110 goes down in flaming pieces before the massed fire power of the Flying Fortresses of the American Eighth Air Force in their attack on the ball-bearing factory at Schweinfurt

Background imageAerial View Collection: Liberator bombers of Strategic Air Force of the Eastern Air Command flew over 2

Liberator bombers of Strategic Air Force of the Eastern Air Command flew over 2, 300 miles to bomb the newly built Japanese port of Khao Huagang in Southern Burma

Background imageAerial View Collection: All the large cooling towers at the at the Bohlen Synthetic Oil plan near Leipzig were

All the large cooling towers at the at the Bohlen Synthetic Oil plan near Leipzig were partially destroyed, loading sheds and distillation plant considerably damage

Background imageAerial View Collection: Twenty three buildings and installations at the Marseburg Synthetic Oil plant

Twenty three buildings and installations at the Marseburg Synthetic Oil plant, 20 miles west of Leipzig were damaged during the attack by the US 8th Air Force heavy bombers on the 20th July 1944

Background imageAerial View Collection: Cutting the neck. Heavy high explosive concentration of bombs

Cutting the neck. Heavy high explosive concentration of bombs, dropped by the US 8th Air Forces Third Division cuts across the choke point where the rails narrow to funnel over the rail over canal

Background imageAerial View Collection: Bombs on Bergen. Striking at German supply lines just behind the battle lines

Bombs on Bergen. Striking at German supply lines just behind the battle lines. US 8th Air Force bombers attack rail marshalling yards at Bergen, Germany

Background imageAerial View Collection: In their drive forward down the Pi Chaung and Kaladan valleys on the Arakan fronts

In their drive forward down the Pi Chaung and Kaladan valleys on the Arakan fronts, British and West African troops of the 81st Division have advanced more than 50 miles in 40 days

Background imageAerial View Collection: Night raid on Brunswick by Bomber Command. 14th October 1944 Brunswick with its

Night raid on Brunswick by Bomber Command. 14th October 1944 Brunswick with its streets clearly illuminated by the light of many fires and thousands of burning incendiaries bombs dropped by the RAF

Background imageAerial View Collection: On 6th September 1944, aircraft of RAF Bomber Command attacked Eden in force

On 6th September 1944, aircraft of RAF Bomber Command attacked Eden in force. Reconnaissance pictures show that very heavy damage has been inflicted on the town In the heart of the city

Background imageAerial View Collection: Raid by heavy bombers of the American Eighth Air Force on two important targets in

Raid by heavy bombers of the American Eighth Air Force on two important targets in the German occupied town of Brest, Brittany in Western France

Background imageAerial View Collection: Mosquitos attack Hague Target. By pin-pointing, attacking

Mosquitos attack Hague Target. By pin-pointing, attacking and destroying one particular building in the Hague, Holland, RAF mosquitos of the 2nd tactical air force Carried out one of the most

Background imageAerial View Collection: An oil blaze started by Beaufighters of the RAF in an attack on Thegon pump station some

An oil blaze started by Beaufighters of the RAF in an attack on Thegon pump station some miles north west of Moulmein near the month of the Sittang River in Burma

Background imageAerial View Collection: Picture taken during a very successful attack on an oil storage tank at Sadaing Tank Farm

Picture taken during a very successful attack on an oil storage tank at Sadaing Tank Farm just south of Yonangyaung, Burma, by RAF Beaufighters. Five storage tanks originally stood, on this site



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