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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 15:17
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Tinker AFB in Oklahoma???
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 16:15
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Oklahoma is not okay. Not a military field, per se. The airport was renamed several years after the photo was taken.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 16:27
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I was going to suggest Willow Run, but I don't think it's ever been called anything else although the code KYIP might indicate some peole call it Ypsilanti.

And those don't look like B-24s either !
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 16:54
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Palmdale, CA?
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 16:58
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I'll go with Willow Run, I've flown into there a lot and it certainly looks like YIP would have looked in the early days.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 17:46
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Sorry, not Palmdale, CA, nor Willowrun (Yipsilanti) MI. The airport is currently active. Portions of the factory apron and parts of the runways visible in the photo are still in use today. The airport was developed under similar circumstances as Willowrun.

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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 18:47
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Second guess would be Tulsa. The DC-3s fit.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 19:24
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I'll go for Long Beach.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 21:08
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Sorry, not Long Beach, nor Tulsa. Remember, Oklahoma is not okay. Nor is California for that matter.
The factory produced over 600 aircraft before the plant closed in 1945. The airport location identifier (K___) reflects the original name of the airport, not the current moniker.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 21:25
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Chicago O'Hare (KORD) previously Orchard Place/Douglas Field???
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 21:46
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KMG 365 is spot on Well done. Orchard Field-Douglas (ORD) was renamed in 1949 after Lt. Cmdr. Edward "Butch" O'Hare, a World War II flying ace who was awarded the Medal Of Honor(sic). The first passenger service commenced in 1955, and the International Terminal was completed in 1958. When Midway Airport's domestic traffic was transferred in 1962, Chicago's O'Hare airport instantly became one of the world's busiest airport. Over to you.
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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 22:21
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Thanks, evansb!

I was at O'Hare just last month. Didn't look anything like your photo.

Here's the next one. Taken in the 1960's:

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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 15:14
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Unscientific guess - Charlotte NC.
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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 15:57
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Ding ding ding ding ding ding. We have a winner!

Well done, PT!

The airport was built in the '50s and the photo shows the old terminal. In the early '80s a new terminal was built on the other side of the airfield. The old terminal is still standing and is used as office space. Much of that area is now used for cargo operations.

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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 16:47
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Recognized the old terminal.
Something a bit different this time, if you've been there you'll get it instantly otherwise...



Lat. N longt. E

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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 23:09
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Tinian in the Marianas?
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 02:51
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Danang, VN

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Old 24th Oct 2007, 04:04
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Agree: Da nang it is
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 14:52
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Da Nang is correct. Over to Cubs2jets.
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 19:13
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Can I throw this into the ring? -

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