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Old 8th Apr 2009, 21:06
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Think backgrd noise has it, Hickam as was with the seaplane 'rwys' in Keehi lagoon...
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 23:18
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one11 has it. It is hard to believe that John Rodgers Airport, in the original photo taken in 1928, has turned into today's Honolulu International. I cropped the original photo, because the skyline was an immediate giveaway:




The other three photos were taken in 1939, 1943 and 1945. The water runways can still be seen on Google Earth, partially obscured by the 1970s "reef runway":



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Old 9th Apr 2009, 05:57
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Isn't Hickam the same airfield?
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Isn't Hickam the same airfield?
Yes....so I guess you have control
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Old 9th Apr 2009, 07:27
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BN and One11,

That's a tricky one. Hickam AFB was opened in 1935 as a self-contained airfield, to the west of John Rodgers civil airfield. It maintained its own runways throughout WWII, but sometime in the 70s (I think), the runways were closed and Hickam now uses the runways at HNL under a joint-use agreement.

So I still think One11 is correct.
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In the interests of keeping things moving and following India Four Two 's reasoning, here is a rather different watery one..........
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A wider angle to show some signage and another DC-8 which may narrow it down at bit...............

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Old 10th Apr 2009, 12:11
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Southern France? Nice, Cannes, or Toulon?
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Old 10th Apr 2009, 12:43
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Not France although there was a French airmail connection in the 30s
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Gancia would be too obvious, so how about Tunis/Carthage?
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Old 10th Apr 2009, 19:22
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Ezeiza International Aeroporte, Buenos Aires, Argentina?
Canadian Pacific DC-8-40, and a Panagra DC-8-30 on apron.

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Old 10th Apr 2009, 21:16
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Evansb , you are correct with both the airport and the DC-8s. Postcard airport view from the 1960's. I guess the pool is long gone as are both carriers, but it must outrank the many lost terraces in the spotters nostalgia stakes.

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Thank you. Beautiful post card. Here is the next challenge:
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Tunis El Aounia (Carthage). Air France Languedoc. Lovely aircraft.
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ARCHIE1 is correct You have control.
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Thanks, evansb.

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I must be psychic, I answered too early!
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Hi folks,
Can I jump in quickly with this one



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Somewhere in Sweden or Denmark?
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Right continent but too far North.....
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