Google Earth - WW2 Artifacts and other Related Objects

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

  1. adrielle.martin

    adrielle.martin Junior Member

    Do you think it is safe to have pics of Airfield or Military areas online. I mean, if we have access, surely terrorist group wont stay behind. A blue print of an airfield would be more than enough for them to blow it up.
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Will some kind member please post the link to the definitive list of GOOGLE EARTH sites of WW2 interest ?

    I know I have seen it somewhere. I think it was Adam who posted it, but can't find the bloody thing for love nor money !

    Many thanks

    Ron
     
  3. Owen

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  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Owen

    Mille Grazie !

    Ron
     
  5. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    This had me thinking, late 1950s early 60s we would (at relatives) stay at Montrose, then on the links there was a municipal 9 hole golf course -'pitch and putt'. Much to explore many of the gun emplacements were still extant. The RAF aerodrome was closed, the stop butts were still in situ with the target gear still there. I note now on Google Earth butts (top of drome outline N.E) can still be seen minus metal work. WW1 and WW2 station. The claim is that Montrose was Britain's first operational airfield, 1913, It does have it's own resident ghost.




    Ghosts at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. The hauntings of LT Desmond Arthur.


    +56° 43' 45.07", -2° 26' 58.12"











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  6. 26delta

    26delta Senior Member

    [*]The Aeroplane Graveyard: 32° 9'15.63"N 110°49'59.03"W[/LIST]

    ... and Americans wonder why the US Government pays $4000 for a toilet seat.
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Will some kind member please post the link to the definitive list of GOOGLE EARTH sites of WW2 interest ?

    I know I have seen it somewhere. I think it was Adam who posted it, but can't find the bloody thing for love nor money !

    Many thanks

    Ron

    post #103 on this thread from 2006.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/76721-post103.html

    edit ah post # 234 from 2009.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/182492-post234.html
    Missed this, sorry.
    I did start building a rather more fulsome list than either of the above from the suggestions on this thread:
    WW2 Talk Google Earth KMZ List
    Stopped updating it after a power-cut during the last large addition caused me some 'irritation'. :unsure:
    Never did get started on a proper overlay either.
    Ought to pull my finger out...
     
  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Adam

    Many, many thanks !

    Ron
     
  9. Poor Old Spike

    Poor Old Spike Discharged

    CATALINA DOWN

    PBY Catalina wreck, Gulf of Aqaba, Saudi Arabia.
    In 1960, Thomas Kendall, his family, and a photographer from Life magazine set off on a round the world pleasure trip in this Catalina.
    On 22nd March they touched down in the Gulf of Aqaba.
    The following day they were attacked with automatic gun fire from a headland nearby by local people who had mistaken them for Israeli commandos.
    Mr Kendall and his secretary were injured and 4,000 litres of fuel poured onto the sand. After interogation in Jeddah they were all released.

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    Computer-enhanced pics- WW2 Photos
     
  10. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    that's a cracker!

    Time story here
     
  11. Poor Old Spike

    Poor Old Spike Discharged

  12. Under shell

    Under shell Junior Member

    V2 Launch Site, i was wacthing a doc these days (Operation CrossBow) and they used Spitfires with cameras to take photos in 3D and one day they discover this spot.


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    50°42'19.27"N 2°14'31.85"E
     
  13. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    RAF Ridgewell/Station 167 near Haverhill in Suffolk (although Ridgewell is in Essex) - Home to Stirlings of 90 Squadron before 1943 and then USAAF 381st Bomb Group with B-17's.
    Co-ords: 52° 2'39.21"N 0°33'35.92"E
     

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  14. 26delta

    26delta Senior Member

    I've just started on a project to develop a virtual tour of the military installations during the height of WW2. I need help in two areas. (1) Images of 6-inch naval guns (Vickers type) in operation; and, (2) images of gunners in BD uniform (male and female).

    Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
     
  15. 7mark

    7mark Active Member

    Lisahally Londonderry Pier, were the U-Boot fleet surrendered, use to play on it as a kid

    55° 2'14.71"N 7°16'11.40"W

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  16. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

  17. Jen'sHusband

    Jen'sHusband Punchbag

    Has anyone mentioned the abandoned Bren Carrier on Sable Island, NS, Canada yet?
     
  18. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Fruitcake, got the coordinates for that?
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  20. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Cheers for that Adam, why is the carrier there?
     

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