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Old New Bloke
23rd Sep 2002, 19:43
I am reading a very good book and it contains luftwaffe reconaissance photos of various airfields at the time of the Second World War.

What I can't find is a detailed photo of Kenley, tried google, alta vista and BBC search to no avail. Does anyone know an on-line (or otherwise) resource where I might find detailed photos of Kenley.

It doesn't have to be Luftwaffe, I suppose the RAF would have taken some.

Kermit 180
24th Sep 2002, 08:16
I found a modern aerial picture of Kenley AirfieldModern Kenley (http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=europe&scale=10000&X=532776&Y=157914&width=700&height=410&gride=532273&gridn=160111)

and also a site where Luftwaffe reconnaissance photos are for sale Lufwaffe Aerial Reconnaissance Photos (http://www.lymeregis.com/publications/luftwaffe_arial_recon.htm)

Also whilst browsing, I found this site that may be useful to those who take an interest in the Battle of Britain Fighter Command HQ Uxbridge (http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/u/uxbridge/)

Nothing other than that really, perhaps someone else will have better luck helping you with your quest.


Who has control?
24th Sep 2002, 09:28
There is a book called 'Adolf Hitlers Holiday Snaps' which may contain WW2 aerial photos of Kenley - I'll look tonight.

Or the 'After the Battle' book about the Battle of Britain has aerial photos of most if not all of the airfields involved - again, I'll try & check tonight.

Old New Bloke
24th Sep 2002, 11:35
Thanks for that, Kermit and Who has control.

I have checked the website and there don't seem to be any for Kenley though I will order one of the Croydon ones. Incidentally, I wonder what the Luftwaffe's interest in some of these places was. For instance there are photos of Limpsfield...one wonders why they needed those unless there was a cricket match on at the time!!!!