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Aerial view of Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland, Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by a British RAF aircraft; note battlecruiser Gneisenau (white arrow) and carrier Graf Zeppelin (bottom)

Caption     Aerial view of Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland, Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by a British RAF aircraft; note battlecruiser Gneisenau (white arrow) and carrier Graf Zeppelin (bottom) ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 91656
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Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Gneisenau   Main article  Photos  
Graf Zeppelin   Main article  Photos  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos at Same Place Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. mike says:
13 Jul 2020 04:47:30 AM

is that an aircraft carrier in the lower right hand side of this picture?
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
13 Jul 2020 05:06:38 AM

Yes, Mike, that ship is the Graf Zeppelin, completed but not yet (and never would be) completed.
3. mike says:
14 Jul 2020 06:47:58 AM

sorry when I messaged yesterday I had just made my first cup of coffee and was waiting for it to cool I hadn't read the caption yet.

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WW2-Era Place Name Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland
Lat/Long 54.5395, 18.5133
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