Wizernes V-2 Complex under Construction

     

Wizernes V-2 Complex under Construction

The Wizernes V-2 complex under construction as seen by a low-flying Allied reconnaissance aircraft four days before the attempted August 4, 1944 Aphrodite mission. The massive reinforced concrete dome was camouflaged to blend in with the quarry in which it was located. The massive space beneath would have provided a shelter in which V-2 rockets could be positioned vertically, fueled and armed before being wheeled outside on a track for launching against England. National Archives and Records Administration 342-FH-3A19377

Image Number: WEB14382-2014
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