43 thoughts on “WW2 Aerial Shots”

  1. In the black-and white photoseries (begins with 5th photo) the plane is Focke Wulf Fw189. It was the main recce plane from the germans.


    A absolutely adore the design of that airplane.

    Thanks a lot for the pictures

    • The machine belonged to Aufklarungsgruppe 10. The year is very probably 1942 when the Soviets tried, unsuccessfully, to take over the initiative after the Battle of Moscow and were beaten back to defensive.
      Agfa Isopan F was manufactured long into 50s. Leica II – III on the photos is a legend, too. Its clones were manufactured in USSR using the machinery confiscated in Germany under various names (Zorki, FED) well until mid-80s with only minor changes.

  2. It’s Kharkov and Gosprom building in it. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosprom and follow interwiki links for more info.

  3. I think picture number 15 wasn’t taken in Russia, nor in Soviet Union. It don’t look like russian building. Where it is?

  4. Since when is there a difference between Russians and Soviets as far as WWII is concerned? Why not say: thanks to the Jews, Ukrainians, Georgians, Russians, Belarussians, Chechens, Armenians, Ossetians, Dagestani, Ingush, Tatars, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Azeri, Kazachs, Turkmens, Kalmyks, Bashkirs, Wolga-Germans, Maris, Karelians, Mongols, Koreans, Buryats, Chuvash and all the other nationalities of the USSR?

    • Actually, the US were fighting in Northern Africa since 1942 and in Italy since 1943, they were bombing Germany since 1942, and by the way, fighting a little bit against Japan as well. But don’t let facts stop you from listening to propaganda.

    • Not to forget the immense amount of munitions that the US produced and sent to their allies throughout the entire war. Every member of the Allies played their part.

      On another note, people generally seem to unfairly equal every German soldier to have been a “Nazi soldier”. True, they fought for the completely wrong cause and there were of course a great number of soldiers in formations such as the Waffen-SS, but just like in any war a lot of the people sent to fight were pressed into service and had very little say in it. The fault chiefly lies with the maniac leaders that rose to power due to the circumstances of that time.

      All due respects go to anyone who was caught up in that war and did not succumb to over-nationalistic and prejudiced ideals. The best thing we can do in our times is to bury the past (though never forget it) and move on with renewed friendships and alliances.

    • It is known, that after 1933 Germans built their tanks and planes in Soviet Russia, on Soviet territory, with Soviet help.

      Why UK and France had to paid for Soviet Union, which broke restrictions of Treaty of Versailles?
      I think if Soviet Russia broke the rule, Soviet Russia should have paid for this!

    • Looks like somekind of inner joke, the guys are smilling and the priest is just a soldier with a rough costume…

      Anyone can read the lines in the coffin?

  5. S according to this logic, it is normal that people from the Baltic states and other Soviet republics still hate the Russians for what they suffered under Stalin.

  6. Жаль,по англиёски не умею…Падонки немецкие,над разрушенными аэродромами да над своей территорией снимали-Полетали бы так над нашими войсками.Надеюсь эта “рама” получила свой 85 мм зенитный снаряд!

  7. Pat R., these pictures were probably film and or cameras/film, taken off of dead soldiers or from their belongings after abandonment during their rout, err, retreat. They are rather well-taken pictures from a nice camera I would think. Thank you to whomever took these photos and whomever took care of these and made them available for the internet. A picture is a slice of history frozen in time for all eternity.–Rich

  8. ihr dummen unwissenden hurensöhne,habt ja nicht die geringste ahnung was ihr für ein wunderbares leben leben könntet unter dem hakenkreuz 🙂

  9. To the writer that asked about “Blue Helmts”, The term United nations was in use from the late war onward, to describe the allies. It has nothing to do with the organisation formed post war, except maybe providing a name for that organosation.
    As far as the burning coffin is concerned, I believe “Mich Auch” translates into “Me also”
    Really great photos, much historic value. Hal Sr

  10. Picture No 15 is definitely taken in either Russia or the Ukraine. The building could be any one of thousands upon thousands of Russian or Ukrainian churches.

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