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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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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.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
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  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other search engine, pics
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • 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 6th Oct 2012, 18:43
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For Flap40: Desvres Airfield. There's a photo of it under attack in 1941 at the IWM
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Old 6th Oct 2012, 20:09
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Thumbs up

Congratulations! Flap40 was right...but Nvubu got the name! By the way how did you identify it? a memory of the (highly interesting thanks for the pointer!) IWM photo? the rather specific setup?
For your information on the IWM photo you may see two hangars side by side in a dark color (probably dark green) on the top left of the copse. Those were serving as "workhalle" for the III./JG3 based airfield and have survived to this day. This type I know of in only one another place (half surviving there..). A next time...
Nvubu, up to you!

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 07:14
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I pass control to Flap40 as I had no idea where the airfield was - apart from somewhere in France
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 09:23
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Since I did not get the name - Open House.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 10:08
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Here goes then

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 15:52
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Somewhere hot? Africa?
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 16:34
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Not Africa! Can be hottish.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 16:56
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Could be Australian perhaps?
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 17:31
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Perhaps it could be!
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 19:38
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Tocumwal, NSW?

Some of those enormous hangars still exist!

If correct, OH.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 21:16
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Well done Dora. NSW/VIC border, near Newell highway. It was a USAAF base for a couple of years from 1940, then the RAAF had it from '42 to 1960. Fascinating history.

OH it is

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 21:31
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As it's open house, here's the next aerodrome challenge not on Mel's list...



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Old 7th Oct 2012, 23:12
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I reckon that the area marked on that wall map isn't the airfield, but some sort of irrigation water (can still be seen on Google Maps). Isn't Tocumwal Airport the old RAAF base (Google Maps shows the old hangars and runways there) - which, on that wall map, would be just to the right of that racecourse? Also seems to tie in with this - racecourse would be just off right of piccy, low-ish down, I thunk! But it's late here


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Old 8th Oct 2012, 00:23
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Tocumwal Airport is where you described where you described it in relation to the Race Track. So on the RHS of the Newell Highway. I think a fair bit of gliding goes on there now.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 00:48
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I reckon that the area marked on that wall map isn't the airfield
I'm sorry mate. It was open house, so I just posted the next aerodrome challenge.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 01:57
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Is that airfield in NSW as opposed to on the border of Vic / NSW ?
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 05:39
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Inland NSW mate, no borders involved.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 05:46
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I thought it was.

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Old 8th Oct 2012, 06:02
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It's Narrandera NSW.

If correct, again OH.

BTW, in the last Tocumwal photo; the three upper hangars are extant, while the two on the bottom edge of the frame have gone. To be clear, Tocumwal IS in NSW, not Victoria!
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Narrandera Airport, NSW.

I thought I knew the photo and the town, just had
to work out which one.


Open House if correct,
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