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Old 4th Mar 2009, 14:35
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As it's open house here's one to keep things rolling.

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Old 4th Mar 2009, 17:16
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A huge ramp; very geometric layout. A superpower is my guess, but current or former?

I'll go former - Russian?
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 17:47
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Sorry, not Russian.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 21:53
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Former Walker U.S. Army Airfield, near Victoria, Kansas.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 22:46
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evansb has it! Yes - not to be confused with the other Walker AAF base in Virginia (previously set). The Kansas base was used for B29 training amongst other things. Obviously an encyclopaedic knowledge of the NA cotinent where he lives! You have control sir.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 22:52
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Thanks! My 1965 Jet Navigation Chart also shows Walker listed as "Victoria-Pratt" airport. Here is the next "Which Aerodrome?"

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Old 5th Mar 2009, 04:53
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An RCAF station and a visiting RAF Hastings, looks great, no idea where but who cares.
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 08:10
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Would say the pic was taken late forties. My guess RCAF Greenwood.
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 14:49
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Sorry, not RCAF Greenwood. It is indeed a visiting RAF HP Hastings. OTRW, Krakatoa is quite brilliant.

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Old 5th Mar 2009, 16:00
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Looks to me like Keflavik but don't know why...
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 18:34
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Sorry, not in Iceland. Too far east. Krakatoa's suggestion was also too far east. Here is a photo taken in 1949 from the control tower of the mystery aerodrome:
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Old 5th Mar 2009, 22:59
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Bag-Town,er Bagotville,,,?
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Old 6th Mar 2009, 02:15
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Brian,

Is that three Black Widows and a Chinook?
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Old 6th Mar 2009, 04:31
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Sorry, not Bagotville, Quebec. Still too far east. Bagotville has been done before, (by me actually, with a fly-by photo of Canadian built Hurricanes..., yet another superfluity).

Yes, India Four Two, they are Northrop F(P)-61 Black Widows. Perhaps a strong nor-wester is pushing them, but that would not be a true Chinook wind, would it? The hills visible in the distance have been described as peaceful.

Here is another clue:

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Old 6th Mar 2009, 08:45
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Edmonton, Alberta?

A DH Sea Hornet was there for cold weather testing with the RCAF in the late 1940s, I understand?
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Old 6th Mar 2009, 09:51
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I was quite distracted by the photo of the Sea Hornet (aaaah - de Havilland) and I'm not sure about your clue, but it looks like it might be Ft. St. John, BC (in the "Peace River Country").
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Old 6th Mar 2009, 15:01
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India Four Two is correct Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada. (CYXJ). The airfield, big enough to accomodate four-engined bombers, was built near the Alaska Highway, and was part of the Northwest Staging Route during WW.II. For those who don't know, the route provided aerodromes for military aircraft ferried from the U.S. to Russia during WW.II. Simon has control.

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Old 6th Mar 2009, 17:50
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This won't last long, but it is a nice picture:

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Old 6th Mar 2009, 22:06
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Bagotville?
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 00:06
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Not Bagotville.
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