Dummies and decoys are fake military equipment that are intended to deceive the enemy. Dummies and decoys are only one aspect of military deception. During World War II, multiple dummy airMilitary Fakefields and even towns were used in England to divert German bombers from the real targets. ...read more
This is an amazing find. Our friends of militaryfinder1945 have found a real King Tiger battlefield found on the eastern front. Is this place where Kurt Knispel or Kurt Panzermeyer fought? They found a traces. Concretely, three huge King Tiger ammunition casings!
The final battle for Munich began 29 Apr 1945, when the US 20th Armored Division, US 3rd Infantry Division, US 42nd Infantry Division and US 45th Infantry Division assaulted through the outskirts of the city, also liberating Dachau concentration camp in the process. Some sectors were well...read more
Maybe you didn't know, but in Jersey was a heavily fortified island with coastal fortifications during Nazi Germany's occupation of the Channel Islands. They were amongst the most heavily fortified parts of the Atlantic Wall. In Jersey, the fortifications included Hohlgangsanlage tunnels and...read more
This B-24 Liberator was forced to land in a sago swamp on October 18, 1943, in Papua New Guinea, after running low on fuel after a bombing mission. The crew evacuated before the pilot and co-pilot landed safely in a swamp. After the crash, a US Army salvage team recovered the four engines,...read more
Remains of warships of British Royal Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, and US Navy sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942, have been destroyed and almost vanished as a whole by illegal scrap metal scavengers. The fact is very serious if we...read more
This is an airshow in 1945, in USA, with many rare Nazi German WW2 planes and helicopters among others: Junkers Ju 290 bomber, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, Messerschmitt, Me 262 fighter, Messerschmitt Me 263 fighter, V2 rocket, etc.
Operation LUSTY (LUftwaffe Secret TechnologY) was the...read more
Some time ago guys of "World War II Metal Detecting" were on a road trip through Europe, when they visited Poland for a visit to the town of Kostrzyn nad Odra, the old part of town to be exact. This part of the town, located on the German-Polish border and the Oder river, was destroyed during...read more
“A child is born with no state of mind,blind to the ways of mankind” I would never have imagined I would use the words of a 1980’s hip hop song in a blog relating to WWII. The words are from the 1982 Hip Hop hit “the Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. But the words are so true...read more