Military Reconnaissance

The zigzag pattern of World War I trench systems could be viewed best from the air.
From the National Archives.

F-1 K3-B K-20

Aerial view of Corregidor, an island strategically situated in the mouth of Manila Bay in the northern Philippines. After a gallant defense effort by U.S. and Philippine troops, Corregidor was surrendered to Japan in May, 1942, and served as a Japanese garrison for nearly three years.
From the National Archives

Peenemunde Monte Cassino

Solomon Islands


Rabaul, located in the South Pacific east of New Guinea, was occupied by the Japanese in January 1942, and became a significant site for air and naval bases. Surrounded by volcanoes and possessing an excellent harbor, the Japanese stronghold was the target of repeated American air attacks which successfully neutralized its effectiveness.
From the National Archives

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