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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active others may be asleep.
  • 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.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth 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.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.

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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 21:24
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Sesquiplane link

I've just got home and found the link:

http://www.ww1aero.org.au/pdfs/Sample%20Journal%20Articles/Sesquiplanes[1]1972-73.pdf
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 21:27
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Not Tours, but getting closer. The wood isn't an exact match as some of it has gone, but the remnant is there. The image is looking almost due west.
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 22:35
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RAF Camp de Poulines
(OH if correct)
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Old 2nd Mar 2017, 23:06
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Well done DIBO!

The image is labelled "Vendome 1"

I had located Camp des Poulines in a more northern location from the one you have pointed out - and it didn't match the image at all, so had discounted this aerodrome as Vendome 1. However the road layout and field boundaries above map onto todays image, so I reckon you have it spot on.

Bloody good detective work from my crappy misleading directions with the wood still existing

I had located the "wood" at the Aerodrome de Blois Breuil, and had jumped to the conclusion that this was Vendome 1.


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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 07:54
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Great challenge, Mr. Hippo

Next:

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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 09:53
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RAF Shawbury circa 1945
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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 10:11
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I knew it would be easy. A lot more buildings than when I knew it in the 60s, back in the days when it was relatively quiet, before it was infested with helicopters.

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Old 3rd Mar 2017, 10:21
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Unfortunately not close to stock of pictures/photos, so have to declare Open House.
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 08:53
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Something for the weekend - all images are clickable.

For this aerodrome I know exactly where this one is as the road layout is the same now as it was 100 years ago.

North is in the direction of the white lines at the top of the image.


These were here - nothing remains though. I'm not sure how much help, if any, they are with the search, but I thought you may be interested to see them as they are all taken at this aerodrome.






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Old 4th Mar 2017, 10:26
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N France from the field layout and the line of trees aloing the road E of the hamlet

Cheerful geezer in last pic = Scotsman who has lost a shilling?
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 10:37
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Please tell us what you know about the tower/ are the two lower shacks, call you home lights? or........
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 10:38
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Might be France now, but wasn't then, so not a Scot.
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 12:16
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Alsace - Lorraine?
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 12:20
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That's the right region
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 13:11
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the railway bends to the NE coming from the south - almost all local railways seem to bend the other wayto the NW on modern maps
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 14:01
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The railways is still there.

Am just off to Lincoln - 3 hours away, so will be off-line for a while.
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 17:26
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I think the village is Puxieux, a few km's west of Metz but i've no idea if the airfield took the same name.

OH if correct.
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Old 4th Mar 2017, 18:12
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Well done Flap40, and yes it took the name of the village according to the documents I have.


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Old 5th Mar 2017, 15:13
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If you're lucky you'll never go here


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Mount Pleasant?
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