I'm beginning to think that some of the historic imagery date stamps are wrong.
Here we have an aerial shot of RAF Wyton in the Historical imagery, date-stamped 1 Jan 1945. It clearly shows the unmistakeable shapes of 4 English Electric Canberra aircraft in the northern corner of the airfield. Now, the prototype Canberra had its first flight in 1949. The first production aircraft were not released to the RAF until 1951, and they did not arrive at RAF Wyton until sometime between 1953 and 1954. So there's clearly an anomaly here.
Similarly, quite a lot of the imagery around East Anglia - bomber country - shows the same date-stamp, yet the airfields are surprisingly devoid of aircraft and many of them have large white Xs painted on the ends of their runways, suggesting that the airfields are now disused and that the imagery is post-war, or, at least, post VE-Day. RAF Metfield - also date-stamped 1/1/45 - was a US base operating B-24s as well as C-47s and C-54s. It was handed back to the RAF in May 1945, suggesting that this is the earliest possible date for the aerial imagery.
Has anyone else seen similar anachronisms in the Historical imagery?