World War

Sep 12, 2021


World War I, also known as the Great War, began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. His murder catapulted into a war across Europe that lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers). Thanks to new military technologies and the horrors of trench warfare, World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people—soldiers and civilians alike—were dead.

Data Description

  • Aerial bombing Data description:
    • Mission Date: Date of mission
    • Theater of Operations: Region in which active military operations are in progress; “the army was in the field awaiting action”; Example: “he served in the Vietnam theater for three years”
    • Country: Country that makes mission or operation like USA
    • Air Force: Name or id of air force unity like 5AF
    • Aircraft Series: Model or type of aircraft like B24
    • Callsign: Before bomb attack, message, code, announcement, or tune that is broadcast by radio.
    • Takeoff Base: Takeoff airport name like Ponte Olivo Airfield
    • Takeoff Location: takeoff region Sicily
    • Takeoff Latitude: Latitude of takeoff region
    • Takeoff Longitude: Longitude of takeoff region
    • Target Country: Target country like Germany
    • Target City: Target city like Berlin
    • Target Type: Type of target like city area
    • Target Industry: Target industy like town or urban
    • Target Priority: Target priority like 1 (most)
    • Target Latitude: Latitude of target
    • Target Longitude: Longitude of target
  • Weather Condition data description:
    • Weather station location:
      • WBAN: Weather station number
      • NAME: weather station name
      • STATE/COUNTRY ID: acronym of countries
      • Latitude: Latitude of weather station
      • Longitude: Longitude of weather station
    • Weather:
      • STA: eather station number (WBAN)
      • Date: Date of temperature measurement
      • MeanTemp: Mean temperature

Number of Aerial Bombing By each Country

USA              1895
NEW ZEALAND       102
Name: Country, dtype: int64

Countries Targeted Most

ITALY      1114
BURMA       335
LIBYA       272
GREECE      228
TUNISIA     113
EGYPT        80
JAPAN        71
CHINA        52
SICILY       46
GERMANY      42
Name: Target Country, dtype: int64

Type of Aircraft Series Used Most in The World War

A36             990
LIB             532
B25             416
B24             337
BLEN            180
WELL            129
B17             119
PV-1 VENTURA     70
WHIT             32
HALI             18
Name: Aircraft Series, dtype: int64

Take off bases of countries who attack

* In plot below, blue color draw the attention, it is USA and red color is Great Britain

Bombing Paths from Attacker Country to Target