|(This photo has north on the right-hand side)|
Here's the caption that was on the back of the photo:
Bombs dropped by US Army Eight Air Force heavy bombers during a daylight attack May 4 cause smoke to rise above the Ford and General Motors plants in Antwerp, Belgium. This US Army official photo, made from a bomber during the raid, shows parts of both factories obscured by smoke. May 16, 1943.
|Diagram of the docks where my grandfather's battalion unloaded supplies from ships and guarded warehouses, 1944 to 1946. I found this in the National Archives official historical report of the 519th Port Battalion.|
I looked on Google Maps and found what the Luchtbal area of Antwerp looks like today.
|The Antwerp docks in a 2013 Google Maps photo.|
|The docks in this 1943 photo.|
|This map shows where German v-bombs fell in the docks after the Allies liberated Antwerp. I got this image from v2rocket.com|