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Old 11th Oct 2018, 14:38
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So many clues with country and ICAO code, two airfields, geography with rising ground and two rivers.

Open house I'm afraid.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 17:51
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Hi,

I stumbled over this nice thread a week ago.
I was just too late with Juvincourt.
As I understand open house?
May I present my first challenge?
Also luftwaffe history.

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Old 11th Oct 2018, 18:23
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Welkom...………….
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 18:28
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Welkom....
bedankt
dit is een Makkie voor jou?
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 19:01
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Deelen? OH if correct.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 20:43
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Ah yes, it does look like Deelen. If so, did I read somewhere that there were freight or parcel flights from the UK (possibly Luton) to there in the 80s or 90s? Sorry for thread drift. And apologies if I dreamt the parcel flights
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 22:20
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Deelen it is.
credits to Eckhard.
I never thought it would be difficult but this is quick.
I grew up near Arnhem. Did see the Starfighters fly over and later Alouettes and the first Bolkows from Deelen.
In the 80s and 90s I was studying in Haarlem below the landing route of Schiphol. So I know nothing of the freight flights from Luton. I was in my room in Haarlem when the ElAl freighter dived into the Bijlmermeer (that is opposite of Haarlem from Schiphol so I did not see anything, but it gave some thoughts anyway.

Open House but if Jensdad has a suggestion he can go first.

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Old 11th Oct 2018, 23:36
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Thank you and welcome to the thread, SLB. Great memories of the Starfighters!
Eckhard did all the work, until he mentioned Deelen I was thinking it looked like one of the bases in Belgium. So OH
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 10:38
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Hmm, the fields, and the fact that someone has dropped bombs on it in 1943, makes me think mainland Europe. Although the runway layout looks like either US or Royal Navy ...
We aren't still in the Low Countries, are we?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 11:10
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542 operated Spitfires of various Mks across N.Europe throughout WW2,from Benson.
ORB anyone....?
Could be a before/after a bomber raid..?
about 15 small bombs...
Looks more like a test establishment,only 2-3 aircraft visible...
Any idea if the white lines at the bottom left end of the main runway are an early ILS/FIDO aid...?

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 11:41
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Couldn't be this wee place could it??

''By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles, all 1,020 metres (3,350 ft) or less. One was extended to become today's runway 04/22; two others crossed that runway at 52.312N 4.800E. The airport was captured by the German military that same year and renamed Fliegerhorst Schiphol. A large amount of anti-aircraft defences were installed in the vicinity of the airport and fake decoy airfields were constructed in the vicinity near Bennebroek, Vijfhuizen and Vogelenzang to try to confuse allied bombers. A railway connection was also built. Despite these defences, the airfield was still bombed intensively; an exceptionally heavy attack on 13 December 1943 caused so much damage that it rendered the airfield unusable as an active base.'' (Wikipedia)
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 16:26
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That was quick. Schiphol it is. Jensdad has it.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 17:08
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Thank you Archer 4. I love the photos on this thread, and the way they lead me to find out stuff about airfields that I thought I was familiar with!
Where's this welcoming little place?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 22:55
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Very wild guess based on big rise buildings
some hills and watch towers with proper sun awnings

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion?

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 23:11
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Good work, SLB, but unfortunately it isn't Ben Gurion.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 10:05
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Much further East...?
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 10:42
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That's what I am thinking.

Korea or China maybe, such as the China/India border.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 11:24
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Taipei RCTP.

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Old 13th Oct 2018, 11:49
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Amman Marka?
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