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Old 26th Dec 2015, 09:59
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A bit further SW.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 12:08
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Portimao???
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 13:46
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Good shot Chevron but a bit wide of the mark. Right country but this one is inland and relatively high up.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 20:00
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..Beja.. Perhaps?
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 20:21
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Getting warmer. Another view of the same apron.

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Old 27th Dec 2015, 20:56
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Viseu? OH if correct.
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 21:44
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Indeed, correct. Hopefully given away by the VOR in the background.

PS. A lovely airfield.
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 22:09
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CGB: lovely photo it reminds me of the photos of the Martin Mars photos when they were in full use in BC. Theyr on the web but I'll try to find them

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Old 27th Dec 2015, 23:15
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Spoat Lake Water Aerodrome (CAA9), Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada:
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 23:40
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That's the one Brian, but I was looking for the sequence of photos of the landing close to the shore The only one I could find was on a Key site so I copy it here. The photo posted by CGB reminded me of it, because they had the wheels up! (Spanish reg I notice)




Sorry for the thred drift,
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 10:01
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As it's open house. Here's one from the other side of the world.

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Old 28th Dec 2015, 10:18
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Iwo Jima??
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 12:48
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Not Iwo Jima - Quite a bit south of there.


Low level raid

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Old 28th Dec 2015, 13:40
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I wouldnt want to be inside those tents when the "Parafrags" go bang, great pictures folks.
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 14:45
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Here's a slightly different perspective of the same place:



Photo taken from a B25, but the phosphorus is Japanese.

This image is present on Google images - but there aren't any location details associated with any of the instances - that I can see.

GE perspective does seem to match up with this photo
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 11:13
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Seems like Vunakanau airfield to me (Papua New Guinea)...These photos are famous!

Just for fun (and if I am not mistaken) look at what it is like now: -4.327319 152.133494

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Old 29th Dec 2015, 17:15
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Spot on, Vunakanau airfield it is. You have control.


Which are the famous photos?
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 17:57
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At least thefirst two ones; they are often used to illustrate japanese airfields attacks....
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Old 30th Dec 2015, 15:25
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Hello everyone (and happy New Year 2016!)

Here my (relatively) easy proposal...It might not take long...



For help be aware there are really two airfields on this image: an old one and a new one; from a certain standpoint there would even be three of them, with a newer one... There is also a medium sized camp, of a type quite common...
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Old 30th Dec 2015, 16:25
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Berck-sur-Mer?
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