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Old 4th Nov 2012, 17:22
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Here are some shots of the airfield in action



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Old 4th Nov 2012, 17:58
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If only to eliminate it for others....wild shot..Stoney Cross?
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 18:02
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RAF Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, England ?
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 18:56
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RAF Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, England

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That's the one. Here's an overhead to compare with today



Over to you evansb

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 20:14
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Thank you. Lovely challenge, that was! Here is another mystery aerodrome:
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Just going back to Nuthampstead for a minute, especially at this time of year it doesn't do any harm to recall this well known story from there:

IT WAS A FORTRESS COMING HOME - They Could Hear It Before They Could See it - By Allen Ostrom
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 00:21
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Busy little field ... supporting the Korean war ? ... somewhere in Japan ?
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 01:51
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I'm thinking Berlin Airlift but in the USA.
There was an airfield where they did heavy maintenance on aircraft involved.
Not near my library at the moment but am I "warm"
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 02:40
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Only a guess, Tacoma
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 12:04
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Update of list of Aerodromes to 4 Nov 2012

The list has been updated today up to and including 4 November 2012.
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If its Japan, I can't get the C-124As (no pimple) away from Tachikawa - the main USAF transport base in Japan - (other than Ashiya - which it ain't) during the Korean War. Its changed a lot and was considered short (only 4900ft) even then.

So my half guess is Tachikawa - near Tokyo.

Found this gruesome quote -

"According to a report by Major General Victor E. Bertrandias, Deputy Inspector General, Department of the Air Force, there were a total of 685 personnel, including 149 pilots, killed in transport accidents in 1951 and 1952. There were 107 cargo-type aircraft destroyed, resulting in a materiel loss of many millions of dollars.


The first airplane crash with over 100 fatalities involved a Douglas C-124A Globemaster carrying U.S. military personnel from Japan to Korea on June 18, 1953. The accident occurred approximately three miles from Tachikawa, Japan. Seven crew members and 122 passengers perished in the accident. There were no survivors."

See here -
Korean War Educator: Topics - Airplane Crashes - Globemaster, Japan


Thanks for the list update Mel. LFH

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Old 6th Nov 2012, 18:24
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Lordflasheart is correct. Tachikawa Air base, Japan, Your turn.

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Thankyou EvansB. You got an icy blast coming Friday/Saturday - High of Minus 12C . Hope you're all prepared.

More American planes - Navy style this time.


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Old 6th Nov 2012, 23:11
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Dunsfold??
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Not Dunsfold, Chevy. Nice try, but Dunsfold's 'other runway angle off' is less than the mystery field. And 25 ain't the main. LFH
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RNAS Culdrose, (HMS Seahawk), Cornwall, England ?



Re: Lethbridge WX: Yes, -16C is the low temperature forecast for Friday. I have snow tires on all four wheels, windshield washer is good to -35, and the engine block pre-heater is functional. I live in a land of temperature extremes. Due to the Chinook winds, Lethbridge can be Canada's hot spot one day, and one of the cooler cities the next.

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 07:34
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Ah yes, memories of Claresholm.
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Spot on evansb. You have control.

Big swansong Skyraider Balbo in 1959. Though 849D flight did a full year embarked in 1960.

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I have snow tires on all four wheels, windshield washer is good to -35, and the engine block pre-heater is functional.
Which reminds me I must toddle up the road and get a can of windscreen deicer spray - should last til New Year.

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Thank you. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Somewhere in France?
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