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What World War 2 places have you visited?

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  1. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Yeah A58. Ive seen em now. Just always looked at that particular memorial from a 1d perspective on surface. Just towers to me until seen from above in full outline. I'd always thought is was just some designers modern interperatational view. But from above its plain to see and a elegant memorial.
     
  2. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    That's cheating mate.:D
     
  3. Lance Corporal

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    Was stationed on Oahu when in the marines in the '80s at Kaneohe Bay and Pearl Harbor. My squadrons hangar still bore evidence of strafing japanese planes. K-Bay was at the time of the attack the U.S. Navy seaplane base on Oahu. Found some concrete bunkers on the north shore overlooking beaches near Kailua. Climbed the "stairway to heaven" to top of mountain range where a zero still lies (not much left of it). Had the honor to pull morning and evening colors at the U.S.S. Utah memorial several times on Ford Island. Visited the U.S.S. Arizona memorial. Went aboard and toured the U.S.S. Missouri when she came into port with the U.S.S. Nimitz and was still actively part of the fleet. Also have been to Fort Niagara where the Niagara river enters Lake Ontario, german P.O.W.'s were held there during the war and they painted a large mural in the officer's mess.
     
  4. BADGERATOR

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    ...Channel Islands - just about every bunker, hospital, fortification & place of historical note on the islands except Alderney... All the Normandy Beaches & Battlefields, St Mere Eglise, Caen, Falaise, Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery, Pont-du-Hoc, Hill 112, etc etc... Anne Frank House, Hollandsche Schouwburg [Amsterdam]... Terezin Ghetto & Small Fortress Gestapo Prison [Czech Republic]... Fort Douaumont, Tranchée des Baionettes, The Ossuary & Cemetary [Verdun - France]... + many other places of interest / museums / airfields / battlefields in Europe & all over the UK... eg: where the Germans dropped bombs on Norfolk from a Zeppelin!! Cabinet War Rooms London... Thorpe Abbotts 100th Bomb Group Museum Norfolk... Occupation & Resistance Museums in Prague, Amsterdam & Copenhagen... Les Invalides in Paris... Imperial War Museums in London & Duxford...

    I know the thread was WW2 places but I can't leave out WW1... sorry!!
     
  5. Gromit801

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    Does London, Biggen Hill, Duxford, Debden, Hornchurch, North Weald, Kenley, and Manston count?
     
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  6. edhunter76

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    Not so many, but some. In Poland I travelled across the country and visited a lot of places. I have to mention Wrocklaw, Krakow, Auschwitz and Plaszow camps. Everybody knows Plaszow from the Schindlers list. There are nothing left today but a huge memorial.

    In Wrocklaw (Breslau) you can still see the marks of the siege of Breslau, one of the sickest battles at the end of the war.

    Wrocław - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Siege of Breslau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  7. 1ST Chutes

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    Pearl
    K-Bay
    Okinawa
    Iwo Jima
    Guam
    Luzon
     
  8. colletorww2

    colletorww2 Ace

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    I thought Iwo Jima wasn't allowed for tourists.
     
  9. 1ST Chutes

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    Our BLT was allowed to land on Iwo Jima by the JDF in April of 88 for a walking tour. I believe US MAC still had daily flights going to and from Iwo and Oki in support of the Seabee's and USMC Engineers that were assisting the JDF in building a Comm/EW Station and I know the MAW had a ground detachment on Iwo at the time.
     
  10. syscom3

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    Ive been to Corregidore, Intramuros (Manila) and the US Military Cemetery Philipines.

    In Jakarta, I went to the location where Sukarno proclaimed independence for Indonesia. That happened the day after Japan surrendered. Thus some of the last shots of WW2 and the first shots of the cold war were fired here.
     
  11. Ken The Kanuck

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    New Guinea and Burma and a bunch more but it was called a world war for a reason.

    KTK
     
  12. Eddie D

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    All over Berlin and Reichstag plus almost every other major city in Germany, didnt get to see any battlefields or anything besides Berlin (if you want to call that a battlefield since its huge city again now). I also went to Dachcau.
     
  13. Big Easy

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    In the Pacific Theater of World War II.

    Hawaii.

    The Hawaiian island of Oahu.

    Fort DeRussy
    Punchbowl National Cemetery
    Pearl Harbor
    1.) U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
    2.) U.S.S. Utah Memorial
    3.) Ford Island Naval Air Station
    Hickam Field
    Wheeler Field
    Bellows Field
    Kaneohe Naval Air Station
    Remnant Army Air Corps airstrips ( such as Dillingham Field )

    Washington.

    Bremerton Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington.

    U.S.S. Missouri
    U.S. Army Coastal Artillery Forts
    1.) Fort Townsend
    2.) Fort Flagler
    3.) Fort Worden
    4.) Fort Casey
    5.) Fort Columbia

    Oregon.

    Tillamook Naval Air Station
    U.S. Army Coastal Artillery Forts
    1. Fort Stevens ( Only U.S. military installation on the west coast fired upon by an enemy force in World War II )

    California.

    The Presidio
    S.S. Jerimiah O'Brien ( also saw service at the Normandy landings on D-Day )

    In the European Theater of World War II.

    France.

    Metz
    Hagenau
    Strasbourg
    ( Portions of ) The Maginot Line

    Germany.

    Paderborn Training Grounds
    Wewelsburg Castle
    The Ruhr
    The Hurtgen Forest
    Remagen Bridge
    Heidelberg ( GroBDeutschland Kaserne )

    Big Easy
     
  14. LJAd

    LJAd Well-Known Member

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    it is to day the 60 th anniversary of the inauguration of the Mardasson at Bastogne (I don't know if there is an English translation),some years ago it was closed for restoration,but now,it is all right.
    I visited some 40 years ago,I remember two things:very cold (in the summer) and very impressive.
     
  15. Gebirgsjaeger

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    Was at a few places like:

    Oslo ( Akershus)
    Bergen
    Trondheim
    Normandy
    Verdun
    Alsace
    Minsk
    and different locations of the WWI at Italian Alps.

    Was in Egypt but couldn´t make the trip to Lybia.


    Regards

    Ulrich
     
  16. Jim932

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    Pearl Harbor
    USS Missouri
    USS New Jersey
    USS Hornet
    USS Arizona Memorial
    USS Becuna
    Santa Barbara coastal area (shelled by a Japanese submarine)
    Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
    Oslo
    Danzig (Gdansk)
    Helsinki
    Cairo
    Crete
    Athens
    Rome
    Florence
    Venice
    Brussels
    Amsterdam
    Lyons
    Paris
    Cannes
    Nice
    Marseilles
     
  17. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I haven't visited nearly enough. Not much to see here in Ontario.

    NORTH AMERICA:
    -USS Slater (DDE - Albany, NY)
    -USS Massachusetts (BB - Fall River, MA)
    -USS New Jersey (BB - Camden NJ)
    -Camp Hero (16" coastal gun battery installation, Long Island NY)
    -USS Intrepid (CV - New York, NY)
    -USS Little Rock (Converted CC - Buffalo, NY)
    -HMCS Haida (DD - Hamilton, NY)
    -Lots of air force museums (USAF Museum, CWH Museum, and many more)

    Here's an interesting one: LST 576 (I think). It saw service on D-Day and was later converted to a car ferry servicing Long Island NY and Connecticut. Still active as of April.

    EUROPE:
    -London, England
    -Operation Dragoon landing site (French Riviera)
    -Berchtesgaden/Obersalzberg, Germany (Hitler's mountain retreat, home to the "Eagles Nest"
    -Vienna, Austria (been here more times than I can count!). I've seen every flak tower at least 5 times.
    -Southern Austria (route of advancement for Soviets during the approach to Vienna)
    -Western Austria (route of advancement for Americans)
    -Most of southern Finland (Winter War/Soviet 1944 invasion)
    -Frankfurt Germany
    -Amsterdam
    -Brussels
    -Luxembourg (although not the Ardennes, probably my biggest regret from when I was last there)

    ASIA:
    -Hiroshima
    -Tokyo
    -Misawa (where they trained for Pearl Harbour, home to a large Japanese air base during the war)
    -and pretty much everywhere in-between (got to love the high-speed rail network)


    I'm always looking forward to adding more!
     
  18. BrianP

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    I'm jealous of all of you. I haven't really been anywhere in regards to World War II.

    I've visited the U.S.S. Kidd a million times in Baton Rouge, LA. and the U.S.S. Alabama in Mobile Bay.

    I lived in New South Wales, Australia for five years. I guess you could count Sydney Harbour since it was attacked once, and parts of the city; I think the northern suburbs, were shelled. The Japanese midget submarine that was sunk in the harbour, as well as the pilot house of the ferry that was sunk was on display in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The AWM is the best dang museum I've ever been to. I worked for awhile next to the Bankstown Airport in Sydney, which was an USAAF airbase, and lived for awhile next to HMAS Albatross near Nowra, NSW, which was utilized by the USAAF and RAAF.

    I got to spend a couple of days in Tokyo once, and flew over New Guinea though we didn't land, and the Coral Sea.

    One of these days, howver, I am determined to visit Europe. I love London even though I've never been there, and I want to visit Normandy, Germany (where my ancestors came from), Austria, Italy, Poland, and Russia (Volgograd, St. Petersburg and Moscow). Come heck or high water, I'm going one day.
     
  19. MIYoung

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    Hi,

    Was looking for more places to visit but have been to the following

    Munich
    Nuremburg - Rally Grounds
    Berlin
    Wolfsschanze, Gierłoż, Poland
    Various airfield in East of England -Including Martlesahm Heath - Our office was WWII era building.
    Gun Emplacements in Calais
    Mulberry Harbour and Landing Craft, off Bognor Regis (Sunk at 10m depth)
    La Cupole - V2 rocket installation

    Mark
     
  20. dmether

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    Had to add mine in here as well:

    Germany:
    Buchenwald

    France:
    Metz-Battle of Horseshoe Woods

    Luxemburg:
    American cemetery
    Sandweiler German war cemetery

    Belgium:
    Ardennes
    Ardennes American cemetery

    Netherlands:
    Arnhem

    Hawaii:
    Bellows Airfield
    Pearl Harbor
    Hickam

    Burma:
    Myitkjina Airfield

    Okinawa:
    Took a U of M class on the battle, visited all the notable battle sites, also found the spot
    where S/Sgt Anderson earned the Medal of Honor

    Philippines:
    American World War II cemetery, Manila
    Bataan
    Cabanatuan
    Clark AB
    Camp O’Donnell
    Leyte-MacArthurs landing site
    Various POW sites throughout Luzon

    Papua New Guinea:
    Lae and Nadzab air fields
     

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