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  1. ConradBirgersson

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    this is a areal recon photograf tanken over cologne.

    what i need is help to determent what the thing that i have ringed in is

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    yours
    Conrad
     
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    Hard to tell at that size of pic. And which ring are you referring to? Do you have a larger pic?

    By the date, its probably showing bomb damage in various areas post-war.
     
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    Conrad,

    Are you asking about all 5 of the circled items (three are yellow and two are red) or about one specific location? Once you have identified which item (or items) we are looking at, someone can give you a better answer.

    Kind regards,
    Mark
     
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    as many as you can help me with... red 2 is a cathedral, but the rest is harder for me to tell
     
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    Ok,

    Red 1 is a damaged railway bridge.

    Red 2 is the Cologne Cathedral.

    The others are harder to identify, although comparison with modern-day Cologne via Google Maps or GoogleEarth may be helpful.

    Hope this helps (a little!).

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    yeah, a lot

    yours
    Conrad
     
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    according to the coordinates given on that website, this is what the area looks like today.

    from Bing Maps / bird's eye view.
     

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    This might help. Overlay on Google Earth

    Flexi
     

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    yeah, it did realy
     
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    Nice work Flexibull, impressive.

    How did you do it?
     
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    #12 FlexiBull, Jan 12, 2011
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    It's fairly easy.

    There are several website that have done some of the important raids already and provide a link that opens up a file in Google Earth.

    In Google Earth pull into the appropriate area/town your interested in, click "Add", then "image overlay".

    You then get a new window opening. Choose "browse" to locate your image, name it or it can get lost.

    Then have hours of fun rotating, resizing your image using the green markers until it fits the Google map. There is a "transparency" slider bar that is very useful.

    I have entered all my Dad's missions over the Italy and the Balkans during WW2. I have his original target photos.

    Dad liked Milan so much they went back twice in one night!

    I have done some for a few other people as well.

    Lancaster raid on Bergen.

    They look a little static on here but on Google Earth, using the transparency bar it is quite revealing to show the town underneath as the image is made transparent.
     

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