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Old 26th Jan 2009, 19:38
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Well some very good attempts so far, but none correct yet ! with help from google earth I have measured the distance from each suggested airfield to the target ?
We have had Redhill, Heston, Bembridge, Cowes, White Waltham, Heathrow.
The distances from these to the target as the crow flies ..... (not in any order ??? )
40 miles. 88 miles. 34 miles. 26 miles. 87 miles. 23 miles. ???

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 20:07
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Fair Oaks possibly
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 20:42
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So Sorry KeMac ! a few miles out ? Keith.
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 21:48
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Is it Dunsfold?
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 22:00
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WebPilot, sorry not Dunsfold ! the photo was taken on 21.07.47, this is possibly of no help to anyone ??

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 22:19
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Panshanger?
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JENKINS, It's not Booker ! It's a very small airfield, not too far from the largest city in the UK, I cycled there many times in the 60's ! It's not far from the place of my birth ? (not much help to anyone ? )

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 22:28
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Woodley ... ?
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Old 26th Jan 2009, 23:02
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Captain Airclues Has it ! Yes it is indeed Panshanger, photo taken from the front of Micheal Packham's supurb book which contains much well researched detail about this place !

Over to you CA.

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Old 26th Jan 2009, 23:06
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Thanks Keith,

OPEN HOUSE

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Old 27th Jan 2009, 03:32
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Definitely going to have to put the historian hats on for this one but it had a strong international connection.

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Old 27th Jan 2009, 06:36
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Looks to be a mid-west pre-ww2 training base.... how about Dodge City AAF?
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Old 27th Jan 2009, 14:09
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Good detective skills BR! Not Dodge City though.
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 05:37
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Time for a few clues it seems.

This Field has twice come to very vibrant life in time of war but languished in between and is now all but gone.



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Old 28th Jan 2009, 10:45
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Park Field AB, Memphis?
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 12:09
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The hangars and flightline certainly look very similar but no, not Park Field.

Obviously built in the same era, probably from the same plans... "Aerodrome, MK1, Training, for use of".
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 12:39
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Dorr Field, FL, then?
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 15:32
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How about Taliaferro Field / Hicks Field, near the North Richland Hills, Texas?
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 16:18
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Spot on Aviate1138. You have control!

A short piece about the field and its US/Canadian history:

Tarrant County TXGenWeb - The History of Hicks Field
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 20:19
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Thanks StbdD

Here we go........

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