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Photo Gallery: Documenting Destruction

WWII Aerial Images Unearthed US Pilots' Snapshots Reveal Extent of Germany's Post-War Devastation

In May 1945, US pilots embarked on hundreds of reconnaissance flights, aboard the same bombers which had razed much of Germany to the ground. Instead of launching bombs, however, they shot photographs, creating a hard-hitting portrait of their trail of destruction.