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  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted. Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
  • If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 48 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.
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  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 10:09
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Sorry not Oahu.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 14:10
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Understand the logic of the two previous suggestions but the pic was not taken in late 1941 or in 1942.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 16:06
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Are those Japanese flying boats?
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 16:26
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Cannot personally put a name to the aircraft types but they are highly unlikely to be Japanese.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 20:28
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Marignane, France ?
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 21:45
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No, but a lot, lot warmer.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 22:18
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Regarding the aircraft type, further research would indicate (I put it no stronger) that the most visible machine is likely to be a Martin Marlin.

I hope I do not get a barrage of abuse if I'm wrong.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 01:32
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I think the flying boat is a Nord 1401 Noroit. The location is the flood damaged French Naval base at Frejus-St.Raphael. On December 2nd, 1959, the Malpasset dam burst causing wide-spread flooding, which included the water aerodrome pictured.

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 07:27
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I bow to you in regard to the aircraft type. Your identification of Frejus-St Raphael after the dam burst (barrage - geddit?) is entirely correct and you have control.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 09:24
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Thank you. An absolutely superb challenge! Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 09:46
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Pisa,Italy.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 10:12
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Yes, you are correct. I too, have suspicions you may be a hacker. You have control.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 11:58
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Many thanks,Brian. for your kind words. P.M. for you.
Open House,as it is not really worth the angst and puerile comments.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 17:26
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You are too fast for us mere mortals. You must be a savant. You seldom, if ever ask questions, and rarely express any doubt about your answers. You dominate the thread in this category. Take it as a complement. I am in awe if you are real. So there!
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 17:56
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As its still OH....
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 19:29
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North Africa ?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:01
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Well, have to try the obvious one first. Cairo?



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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:44
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Not Cairo or anywhere else in North Africa
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 01:53
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West Africa, perhaps?
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 06:51
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It is West Africa
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