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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 23:00
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A trench system for airfield defence, possibly? Haven't a foggiest which airfield it is btw
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 23:32
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Methinks the X is farmers plough or crop seeding marks. On a second look there are a series of white marks that could be the anchor points for an aerial of some sort!

The 'seahorse head' looks like soil erosion.

As to the location, NBI

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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 23:41
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This might help
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 03:47
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Is there a Heinkel He 111Z “Zwilling” in the first photo, at top right?
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 09:05
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eckhard, reckon so.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 09:40
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Morning - I see this one is proving harder than the last few aerodromes.

You can see almost all the airfield in this one - well that not obscured by bomb bursts.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 16:14
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Originally Posted by nvubu View Post
It definitely isn't a mark on the film as it appears on a number of other images I have. Here is it at full resolution from the image. No idea what the cross is either.


But they don't appear today - although there is something where the X was - and this GE image has some sort of crop shadow where the seahorse is/was.
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Probably a local low that collected water and drained down the channel. After 60 years its been reduced in size but not eliminated
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 16:36
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My first thought was Volkel but it doesn’t seem to match against Google Earth........
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 17:55
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It isn't in Holland. Images posted match up with the current GE.

Here are a couple more, not so obscured by bombing. Both show the sea horse feature, and if you click the link underneath the image you will get a much larger version.

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Old 24th Dec 2017, 18:09
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eckhard & zetec2

I've blown up the section of the image with the HE111Z in it



The full sized original image is here
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 20:27
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I'll take a stab at Dijon. GS-Kommando 1 was based there with HE111Z's in late 1943.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 20:51
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Well done, Dijon it is - CGB has it - you have the Christmas honours

Couple more images - without any bombs bursting - interesting in the number of aircraft present and the changes in the aircraft stands.






One of the aircraft pens in this image is still present.



Happy Christmas to everyone.
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 05:51
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It's going to have to be Open House.
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 21:18
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Since aircraft pens have been mentioned .....
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 22:33
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Tindal, NT, during the war?
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 23:43
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No, not in Australia.
It is in a different hemisphere.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 08:57
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Got that crushed coral look... Guam??
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 09:26
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Yes, it is one of many airfields that are (were) on Guam, but which one?
Construction was started by the Japanese and finished by the Americans.
It had only one runway, but it looks there was no problem finding somewhere to park!

Only a short length of the runway remains visible today as it has all been built over. However the layout of the roads is still the same.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 09:33
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Can't see any images
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 09:50
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From your description and checking my Guam airfield images - Harmon seems to fit the bill
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