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Old 20th May 2008, 22:08
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In the early 1940's there was a connection (in name only) with a colourful aristocrat who died a bit before the photo was taken in the 1920's.
I'm guessing the aristocat is Manfred von Richthofen.

The possible 1940s connection is that Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" was based near the channel coast in France in the early 1940s (Le Touquet-Etaples airfield?)

The location in the photo looks very much like a racecourse, which in the 20s and 30s often served as airfields, and the only place I can think of in the Pas de Calais area that had a flourishing racecouse is Le Touquet Paris-Plage.

So how about Le Touquet?

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Old 20th May 2008, 23:15
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Dortmund, Germany.
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Old 21st May 2008, 06:54
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I think evansb has it,,,, Dortmond , home of the Richthofenkaserne airfield???
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Yes evansb has it, photo probably taken at the opening of Dortmund Brackel in 1925 or 6.

As denis555 says, known as Richthofenkaserne during WW2.

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Old 21st May 2008, 12:34
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Here is the next aerodrome challenge:
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CFB Penhold ?
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You are correct. In record time! RCAF Penhold, just south of Red Deer, Alberta, taken in January 1964. You have control.
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A little bit further back in history ....

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The Latecoere factory at Biscarosse?
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Not sure if it's the factory per se, or the assembly area and the Aeropostale base at Hortiquets ... but it's Biscarrosse lake in any case

Here's Hortiquets a few weeks ago

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Gosh, my first score in absolutely ages.

There are two aerodromes in this picture:
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Looks like Daytona to me.
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I will try OSCEOLA Naval Outer Landing Field. Fla. ??? Keith
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Looks like Daytona to me.
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Talladega Race Track Alabama

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Yes, thatís it. The speedway is built over Anniston AFB and the active airfield to the right is Talladega Municipal.
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Well a few hours and no takers, something a little different, possibly more to do with characters than airfields, see what happens ? Keith.

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RAF Tibenham?
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Don't know who they are but I will take a guess at Twinwood Farm.
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