Aerial Photography; World War II, European Theater, Germany. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

"The first 'Grand Slam' (22,000 lb bomb) was dropped on the Bielefeld viaduct with results as shown. The stereo above is the same railway viaduct." Scrapbook page, at top: Stereoview aerial image showing the bombed out viaduct at Bielefeld, Germany, March 14, 1945. The image below shows a closer aerial view of the same viaduct, May 7, 1945.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aerial reconnaissance
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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US Government


March 14 and May 7, 1945

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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