WWII Aerial Photos and Maps

This site contains digitized copies of maps, still photos, and aerial photographs copied primarily from originals in the U.S. National Archives, the U.S. Library of Congress, and donations from fellow researchers.

The aerial photographs were taken in and around large cities such as Leningrad, Moscow, Stalingrad, and Warsaw and of rural areas around these cities. Target Dossier photos were taken of cities, towns, and villages throughout Eastern Europe and North Africa.
The maps include scales of 1:1000 000, 1:500 000, 1:300 000, 1:100 000, 1:50 000 and 1:25 000 and cover many major battles and campaigns. Still photos cover areas in Eastern and Western Europe and categories such as ships, tanks, planes, generals, civilians, countries.

There are collections of German and Russian daily reports and situation maps and many other types of maps.

I HAVE HIGHER QUALITY VERSIONS OF MOST OF THE IMAGES ON THIS SITE. Email me if you need them. None of the images on this web site are for sale. They are available free of any charge for the purpose of historical research.

I have posted German Eastern Front situation maps for most of 1942. The quality of these maps is much better than the ones that were there in the past. Please check under 'German Situation Maps' for the latest additions.

Most of the images in this web site where obtained from the National Archives at College Park, Maryland and without the help of the personnel in the German Captured Documents areas, microfilm, maps, and aerial photography, the collection on this website would have been impossible to assemble.
The personnel at the Library of Congress in the Maps and Cartography section were very helpful in obtaining copies of Russian topographical maps.
I have also found many maps at the online Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, the online site of the Institut für Geographie und Geologie der Universität Greifswald, and received many donated maps from persons interested in my site.
Stalingrad Assorted Maps
Still Photos
Target Dossiers
German Situation Maps
Pre-War Topographical Maps
Aerial Photographs
Army Map Service
19th Century Russian Maps
German City and Regional Maps
Russian Situation Maps
German Units
Allied 12th Army Group
Russian Documents
Luftwaffe Von Rohden Collection
Army Group
Other Country Maps
Wehrmacht Cemeteries
Italian Army