THEN & NOW PHOTOS

Interesting photos depicting scenes from WW2 (then) and the present day (now).

Stacks - P51 Mustang Marinell
Eric's Ratcliffe - Military Tours Marinell p51 mustang
Stacks - P51 Mustang Marinell
Eric's Ratcliffe - Military Tours Marinell p51 mustang

P51 Mustang Marinell from the 339th Fighter Group based at Fowlmere (left), next to a 2015 tour participant by the same plane (right). This plane crashed in France 1944 and was rebuilt by Mr Maurice Hammond of Hardwick Warbirds.

P51 Mustang Marinell from the 339th Fighter Group based at Fowlmere (left), next to a 2015 tour participant by the same plane (right). This plane crashed in France 1944 and was rebuilt by Mr Maurice Hammond of Hardwick Warbirds.

Liberation Cafe Gondree Normandy 1944
Battlefield tour 2015 Pegasus bridge
Liberation Cafe Gondree Normandy 1944
Battlefield tour 2015 Pegasus bridge

Time for a tipple! Troops enjoying a glass or two outside the cafe Gondree, Pegasus Bridge, Normandy (left). Scene re-created with Pilots of the Commemorative Airforce 2015 (right).

Time for a tipple! Troops enjoying a glass or two outside the cafe Gondree, Pegasus Bridge, Normandy (left). Scene re-created with Pilots of the Commemorative Airforce 2015 (right).

Dead German Soldier Stavalot
Recreated scene rof a dead German soldier lying on the ground in the market place, Stavalot near Spa Belgium
Dead German Soldier Stavalot
Recreated scene rof a dead German soldier lying on the ground in the market place, Stavalot near Spa Belgium

Dead German soldier laying on the ground in the market place, Stavalot near Spa Belgium (left). Scene re-created from a Battle of the Bulge photo (right).

Dead German soldier laying on the ground in the market place, Stavalot near Spa Belgium (left). Scene re-created from a Battle of the Bulge photo (right).

Omaha Beach Easy Red sector 1944
July Tour 2015 Omaha beach
Omaha Beach Easy Red sector 1944
July Tour 2015 Omaha beach

Troops leaving Omaha beach Easy Red sector (left). Scene re-created by July 2015 tour participants following in their footsteps (right).

Troops leaving Omaha beach Easy Red sector (left). Scene re-created by July 2015 tour participants following in their footsteps (right).

Colleville church 1944 Omaha beach Normandy
Colleville Church Omaha beach
Colleville church 1944 Omaha beach Normandy
Colleville Church Omaha beach

Colleville Sur Mere Church after being heavily damaged on D-Day in 1944 (left), compared with the same site in 2017 (right).

Pointe d' Hoc D-Day 6th June
Pointe d 'Hoc Normandy D-Day 2017 stormed by the Rangers on
Pointe d' Hoc D-Day 6th June
Pointe d 'Hoc Normandy D-Day 2017 stormed by the Rangers on

Pointe du Hoc on D-Day 6th June (left) and the same site 70 years on (right). The American flag in the left image marked the CP of Lt. Colonel Rudder – leader of the 5th Ranger Battalion.

Pointe du Hoc on D-Day 6th June (left) and the same site 70 years on (right). The American flag in the left image marked the CP of Lt. Colonel Rudder – leader of the 5th Ranger Battalion.

445th Bomber crew member Tibenham
Quonset crew quarters Tibenham airfield
445th Bomber crew member Tibenham
Quonset crew quarters Tibenham airfield

Tibenham Airfield site 7 in 1944 (left) and as it is today (right). Isolated buildings remain hidden away.

Art Shay Navigator 445th
Art Shay Navigator Tibenham airfield
Tibenham airfield, Norfolk
Art Shay Navigator 445th
Art Shay Navigator Tibenham airfield
Tibenham airfield, Norfolk

Art Shay Navigator 445th stands under the wing of his aircraft on a 703 squadron hardstand, Tibenham 1944 (left). The site today recreated with a 1944 ghost image (centre) and the Tibenham site today, 2018 (right).

Art Shay Navigator 445th stands under the wing of his aircraft on a 703 squadron hardstand, Tibenham 1944 (left). The site today recreated with a 1944 ghost image (centre) and the Tibenham site today, 2018 (right).