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Operation Bodenplatte

The latter days of 1944 saw the Luftwaffe forces operating far fewer airfields and beset by fuel, maintenance and crew shortages. Thrown into ever more desperate situations against the almost total air superiority of the Allied forces the Luftwaffe tried one last maximum effort - Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate). Virtually every strike aircraft that could be made operational was tasked against the continental Allied bases on Jan 1st 1945 and although many RAF and USAF aircraft were destroyed, estimates are in the 600-700 region, in this massive attack some 300 Luftwaffe aircraft were lost along with many irreplaceable highly experienced pilots. A signal victory on the day but a massive strategic loss. The back of the Luftwaffe was broken at last.

The usual composite presentation of airshow aircraft pics, backgound archive images and some wee additions here and there.

The very best of fortune in 2011 for all of you and many thanks for all your help and encouragement in the past - stiil struggling with some family problems - hopefully back soon,

Title:Operation Bodenplatte
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:1 Jan 2011 - 6:47 PM
Tags:Aircraft, Digital art, Fw190, Ww2
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Jestertheclown

Hi Pat,
Wishing you and yours a very happy and peaceful New Year.
Very best wishes,
Bren.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 7:18 PM

All the very best for 2011 Pat and look forward to many top class images as this and very informative narratives.
As always first class and a great realistic scene
Richard

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snowjunkie
1 Jan 2011 - 7:36 PM

Great to learn new stuff - I'd never heard of this. Thanks for that. Nice work.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 8:01 PM

A wonderful combination of images - very realistic with the snow covered countryside as a background
Very best wishes for the coming year
Helen

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UBOAT
UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
1 Jan 2011 - 8:17 PM

A great composition Grampa, Well put together and interesting 262s.

connor

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cdavis  4 Scotland
1 Jan 2011 - 8:59 PM

Another great aircraft composite, I had ago at these a few weeks ago, not as easy as you make it look, my efforts were well received on here but yours do have that unrivalled magic about them, if you have any tips you could share then I'd be very grateful to hear them. all the best for 2011. Chris

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franken
franken e2 Member 113061 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 9:07 PM

Excellent image.

Best wishes for 2010.


Ken

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
1 Jan 2011 - 9:52 PM

happy new year toyou and yours Pat
bryan

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
1 Jan 2011 - 11:43 PM


Quote: Another great aircraft composite, I had ago at these a few weeks ago, not as easy as you make it look, my efforts were well received on here but yours do have that unrivalled magic about them, if you have any tips you could share then I'd be very grateful to hear them. all the best for 2011. Chris

Thanks for the comment Chris - just had a look at your posts, sorry to have missed them. Will drop you a message and we can discuss the composite 'field'.
Pat

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ChrisBanks
1 Jan 2011 - 11:43 PM

Works well.

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DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 9:39 AM

First class image.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful images with us over the last twelve months and may you continue to do so during the next twelve.


.....................Happy New Year.............................. Smile


David.

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Imagephotographics

Great image/work once again Pat - All the best for 2011 !

Chris

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horley
horley  6 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 - 4:13 PM

another great picture and interesting facts .wishing you and your family all the very best for the new year.terry

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alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2011 - 8:43 PM

Another interesting history lesson Pat. All the best to you too for 2011.
alan

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teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2011 - 11:41 AM

Another brilliant work of art Pat and superb narrative really bringing the image to life. Hope you had a good Christmas and all the very best for 2011.
Sylvia

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