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Aerial reconnaissance photo over Möhne Dam, showing flooding, Soest, Westfalen-Süd, Germany, late 17 May or 18 May 1943Möhne Dam breached after the previous day
Aerial reconnaissance photo over Möhne Dam, showing flooding, Soest, Westfalen-Süd, Germany, late 17 May or 18 May 1943Möhne Dam breached after the previous day's RAF attack, 18 May 1943; photo taken by Flying Officer Jerry Fray of No. 542 Squadron from his Spitfire PR IX aircraft
Damaged Möhnesee dam, Germany, late May 1943; note barrage balloonDamaged Möhnesee dam, viewed from a short distance down the Möhne River, Germany, late May 1943
Damaged Möhnesee dam, Germany, late May 1943; note barrage balloonDamaged Möhnesee dam, viewed from a short distance down the Möhne River, Germany, late May 1943
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