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Old 11th Nov 2017, 08:06
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I realised that when HH went for Borneo, so thought I'd better be a bit more specific


More thread drift.


I went with my family to Arras earlier this year on the 100th anniversary of my Great Uncle's death. Very sobering.
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 09:37
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I helped lead a Local history Society tour to Ypres/Ieper and the Somme in September - as you say vey sobering indeed - makes you think........................
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 08:15
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I don't have any other photos of this site that aren't already on the web. I do however have a map from 1972 - cue feverish searching on GE


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Old 12th Nov 2017, 15:44
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I'm guessing Cheo Reo or Bao Loc, just from their locations on nvubu's map.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 16:09
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Yes, it's one of those
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 16:18
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Good guess, eh?

I am familiar with most of the other airfields, as HH pointed out, but I had never heard of either of those and both would be in the appropriate hilly terrain.

I'm off to bed, so I'll leave the investigation to someone else.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 16:33
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You do realise that this map may make another appearance


Also maybe a Lima site in future as well

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Old 12th Nov 2017, 23:15
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I'm off to bed, so I'll leave the investigation to someone else.
Investigated with the help of Google. I believe it's Cheo Reo. I42 has control as he did the hard work.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 23:34
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That's the one. You could sneak one in while he's asleep.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 00:46
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Airclues,

Thanks but I donít have anything available so itís Open House.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 22:16
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OK, another one from me to keep the thread going
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 14:15
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And an overhead - village and road network on the right haven't changed much. North is at about 4 o'clock


No strip fields remain though.

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Old 15th Nov 2017, 20:14
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Probably France....?
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 21:01
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Yes it's in France
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 15:40
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Northeast France?
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 19:18
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Yes, but more east than north. Still very active.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 13:15
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Clue time: At the time of the photos it was Independant
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 19:18
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I'm thinking Alsace was an independent state at one point... If so, it wouldn't be the current Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport would it??
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My bad phrasing again

Not a state, but what was based there was Independent.

Currently very active military base.

Not too far from Strasburg.
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Originally Posted by nvubu View Post
Yes it's in France
Do the French really build their airfields so blurred or is it just my netbook screen?
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