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Old 11th Apr 2013, 15:44
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Maybe it was post D Day and the bombing was an attempt to attack something hiding in the wood. eg Tanks.
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Oi fink Duckbutt is there.
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Absolutely excellent Duckbutt!

The WWI field (in the lower right corner) is Lannoy/Auxi le Chateau from where J McCudden took off for the last time...

The small wood is the bois d'Acquet and after it outlived its usefulness as the dispersal area of the WWII Auxi airfield (between the two woods center and upper right) the Luftwaffe advantage of the wood to build a V1 launching site of second generation ("Bel Hamelin" type) which explains the extensive bombing...
A house serving as Kasino is visible along the peripheral road on the right and its basement and chimney are still there:



This airfield was probably used by Stukas in 1940, and abandoned shortly afterward. Earthen revetments are still visible in the wood.


DB you have the helm!

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Thanks. I should have course said V1 not V2. Here's my next effort:

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Morning Db.

I've taken your photograph into Photoshop and played with it to try to identify the aircraft.

Are they Ansons? If so, I would assume an RAF base.
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They almost certainly are Ansons and it is an RAF Station.
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An RAF station, but in Canada? (From the architecture of the hangars)
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It is Chevvron.
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Thanks chevron.

Ansons + RAF base + Canada = Charlottetown Prince Edward Island.
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Might it be CFB Trenton?

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LM has it, Charlottetown PEI.
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Cheers mate, but if it's OK with you I would like to donate this to chevvron, who did an excellent spot with the hangars and led me to it.
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Thanks for the offer LM but it was you who actually got the name, and I'd only OH it anyway.
I've got some photos on an Xd card but can't figure out how to get them onto my Chromebook so I could post them.
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Now that the dust has settled from the back-slapping - is it open house?



And a query. I watched Red Tails the other day and I know a lot of CGI was involved in its making, but there is one scene where the Yanks are giving the Krauts a pasting on the ground and you see a control tower on the left. It looked real and I wondered if they combined real objects with CGI for the scene?

Does the control tower exist in real life somewhere? I though if anyone would know you guys would. Cheers.



Red Tails (2012) - IMDb
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Hello!

The control tower is typical of a pre-war german tower, and the hangar behind is also from pre-war german inspiration...However we are supposed to be in Italy there...

The worse thing for me is the respective distance between the tower, the runway, the hangar and the aircraft parked alongside the runway...This is so utterly ridiculous I almost choked when I saw it the first time!

Needless to say no airfield existed -or exists- even remotely resembling to this one

Concerning your airfield, coul it be a RAF base in the thirties?

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Filton originally had aircraft sheds of this style, but the parked aircraft look like Glosters of some sort, so maybe Brockworth aka Hucclecote?
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The aircraft look more like Westland Wapitis to me.

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The aircraft look more like Westland Wapitis to me.
Airman in khaki?
Possibly 30 Sqn's Wapiti IIBs at Hinaidi Iraq?
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Needless to say no airfield existed -or exists- even remotely resembling to this one
Fair enough. Thanks mate.

Sunday afternoon clues...

We're in India - North West Frontier.
Water supplied from the Kabul River.
Wapiti's.
39 Squadron.

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RAF Risalpur?

OH if correct

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