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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.

Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki.

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Old 26th Dec 2017, 09:33
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Harmon it is. Well done nvubu, you have control.
Harmon AFB was closed in 1949 and was merged with the neighboring Naval Air Station Agana, which is now the civil airport.
Then


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Old 26th Dec 2017, 10:38
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Damn.. i've been there as well......
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 10:44
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Like nvubu, I can't see any go Terry's images. Just a question mark.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 12:45
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First one I've have a success without seeing any of the images . Here's the photo I have that let me to Harmon and Agana - image taken while in Japanese hands.






And the next mystery aerodrome is
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 16:50
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Like nvubu, I can't see any go Terry's images. Just a question mark.
When I access PPRuNe via Safari I also only see question marks. However when I access via Firefox I can see the full images.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 18:09
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I've always been able to see Terry's images previously - just checked some previous ones, they are OK. I use IE normally.

In Edge Firefox, Opera & Chrome the images are OK

I had wondered if it is one of Microsoft's "upgrades" where they are trying to force you to use Edge by removing capability in IE - YouTube videos no longer work for me in IE either.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 20:13
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Originally Posted by Heathrow Harry"
Damn.. i've been there as well......
Yes. Me too. I used to have crew layovers at a nice beach resort in that area, and never realised that there used to be an airfield so close to the civil airport.
I knew about the large military airfields at the North end of the island, with their multiple runways, so mentioning a single runway must have been a clue that nvubu pounced on.

The lack of images is wierd. I did exactly as I had done before and linked to images in my dropbox, so it appears to be a browser issue.
Next time I will try uploding to a PPRuNe album and linking there.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 20:19
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and the next mystery aerodrome is
Somewhere in the Pacific theatre?
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 20:27
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When I access PPRuNe via Safari I also only see question marks. However when I access via Firefox I can see the full images.
Just tried Firefox on my Mac - I can see the images unlike Safari, where I only see "?". Very odd.
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 23:45
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Originally Posted by nvubu View Post
I've always been able to see Terry's images previously - just checked some previous ones, they are OK. I use IE normally.

In Edge Firefox, Opera & Chrome the images are OK

I had wondered if it is one of Microsoft's "upgrades" where they are trying to force you to use Edge by removing capability in IE - YouTube videos no longer work for me in IE either.
The device I'm using is an ASUS Netbook. It came with Win 10 installed but I've never used that as I downloaded Chrome as soon as I got it home. Doesn't stop it 'freezing' for 15 minutes every week or so for Microsoft updates and a caption occasionally appears pleading with me to use Microsoft Edge when I'm opening Chrome.
I only get a question mark instead of a photo when someone tries to post the photo using Photobucket.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 06:31
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Originally Posted by Terry Dactil View Post
Somewhere in the Pacific theatre?
Yes - Pacific theatre.

This flight to the mystery aerodrome originated in Guam.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 08:26
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Jacksons Field Port Moresby PNG?
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:19
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Not PNG.

The C54 was carrying high priority personnel, medical equipment and supplies. On the return trip to Guam they carried wounded patients.

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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:35
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Tinian?
Saipan?
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:48
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Neither Tinian or Saipan.

It was a 6 hour flight from Guam.

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Old 27th Dec 2017, 17:31
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S Korea? Somewhere like Ulsan???
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 17:38
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Not S Korea - further south.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 17:47
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Six hours in a C54 would be around 1,200/1,300 miles. About right for either Okinawa or Manila. Yontan on Okinawa was the first airfield captured by the Allies. It's no longer in use but the broad avenue in its place has a hill behind it that closely resembles the one in nvubu's photo.

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Old 27th Dec 2017, 18:42
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Well done Broadreach - Yontan, Okinawa it is. Photos taken 10 July 1945.

You have the floor.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 21:25
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Thanks nvubu and I have to declare Open House. You provided a few super clues, without which I'd never have been able to get near a solution. Six hours from Guam and the usual cargo back and forth could have applied equally to Yokinawa or Manila. I wasn't too sure abut my dates - Okinawa v Philippines - but suspected that extraction of the wounded to Guam would more likely have been from Japan's islands than from SE Asia.

After posting Yontan I went back to Gurgle and had a great disappointment: searched for "C54 Yontan" and came up with a derivative of your image challenge. Which of course knocked all the air out of awaiting your confirmation or not of my earlier guess.

Again< Open House
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