Google Earth - WW2 Artifacts and other Related Objects

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by David Layne, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    What is the airfield directly in front of the Lancaster shown at these coordinates? 52 20'10.87"N 0 11'43.34"W
     
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  3. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    What is the airfield directly in front of the Lancaster shown at these coordinates? 52 20'10.87"N 0 11'43.34"W


    O.K. got it.


    The airfield NNW of the Lancaster is R.A.F. Alconbury, the one ENE is R.A.F. Wyton.
     
  4. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    I found the Lancaster (magnificent aircraft) and Alconbury. To the SW of the Lancaster is a marker that says RAF Brampton, but it's a residential area. (?)

    JT
     
  5. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice one! Wonder what other original bits of WW2 kit we can find on Google Earth??
     
  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Along those lines; below is an image of Bognor/Aldwick seafront. It shows a Mulberry section that came adrift on the way to Normandy and has been there ever since. Location:

    50°46'39.94"N 0°41'52.30"W

    I now read the council are going to get rid of it. Glad I got the chance to explore it when I lived there many moons ago!
     
  8. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    Nice one! Wonder what other original bits of WW2 kit we can find on Google Earth??

    Quite a few, actually, so long as they are in areas with decent resolution. I posted the coordinates of North Field on Tinian at the War in the Air board.

    How did you copy that image from Google Earth? I can't even get the coordinates to copy.

    JT
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    • B17? at Duxford: 52° 5'31.93"N 0° 7'44.97"E (The V1 launching rail and Tank park are also clearly visible.)
    • HMS Belfast: 51°30'23.39"N 0° 4'52.99"W Casting a fine shadow.
    • HMS Alliance: 50°47'18.04"N 1° 7'10.74"W (The Pompey dockyards across the way are worth a shufti too)
    • U534: 53°24'16.25"N 3° 1'37.70"W
    And not strictly ww2 but shocking nonetheless,
    • The Aeroplane Graveyard: 32° 9'15.63"N 110°49'59.03"W
     
  10. Owen

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  11. Owen

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    The Aeroplane Graveyard: 32° 9'15.63"N 110°49'59.03"W

    Blooming 'eck! Lots of dead B-52s.
     
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  13. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

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  15. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    How did you copy that image from Google Earth? I can't even get the coordinates to copy.

    JT

    You can email the view you are looking at to yourself; and then download the attachment. At least you can in the new Beta version of GE I am using!
     
  16. Owen

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    Memorial at Calais to Rifle Brigade in 1940.
    (Yes I know I just posted it on GWF too.)
    View attachment 608
     
  17. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Changed the name of the topic to reflect the new direction it is going.
     
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  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Madingley American War Graves: 52°13'0.45"N 0° 3'18.37"E
    German Cemetary, Cannock chase: 52°44'23.59"N 2° 1'20.43"W
     
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