WWII Aircraft Bombing Visualization

WWII Background

WWII is a world-wide war concerned with nearly all countries and lasted from1939 to 1945, which destroyed so many years’ culture and industry’s accumulation. There is no doubt that wars are man-made disasters, no more than such a large-scale world war. Aircraft bombing wasthe most destructive attacking method during WWII and completely changed the trend of this war.

Data Processing

The dataset is from about WWII and the concrete link has been put in the reference chapter.

Data Visualization

Bombed Countries

During WWII, many countries and their people have suffered from aircraft bombing mission. What is the distribution of these bombed country and how much weight did they suffer? To solve these doubt, we have done the visualization on the world map.

Map of Countries Bombed
Map of Main Targets Bombed

Bombed Countries Ranking

To find which countries were the most seriously destroyed by bombing missions more reliably rather than by eyes, we have drawed a bar chart to rank these countries by total bomb weight of attacking missions.

Bombed Countries Ranking

Mission Source Distribution

Similarly, the mission source countries can also be found and marked on a world map.

Map of Source Countries

Bombing Weight by Source Countries

As time went through WWII, source countries would continue their bombing missions. What’s the trend of their bombing weight? This is a good question related to science, industry and so many areas, so that will be good for research.

Bombing Weight Trend

Aircraft Mission

During WWII, different kinds of aircrafts are devoted in the bombing missions. They were used in various missions and had different performances. The visualization of this part is referenced from Kaggle.

Aircraft Bombing Weight
Aircraft Mission Altitude


There is no doubt that wars should be avoided, because the loss of war can’t be afforded.



[1] WWII Dataset



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