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  • 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.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 22:49
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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France ?
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 22:52
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It isn't Issy-les-Moulineaux.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 23:41
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Reims in 1909? I have a Science Museum repro poster for that event.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 00:00
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It isn't in Reims.
There was one of these hangers there. Well that image didn't appear

This one may help you



Off to bed now.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 08:59
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They certainly look like Nieuports, which is seducing me into thinking France.

Issoudun ?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 11:09
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I did Issoudun a fair while back, so not there.
You need to be looking at another country.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 12:27
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I have been trying to identify the markings in your last picture but to no avail.

They appear to be civilian and possibly at a training airfield.

Holland or Italy ?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 12:57
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I thought you might be doing that - I haven't obscured anything.
I think you are right with both your points of your second sentence - as we are still pre-war.

Do these help you answer your third sentence?


The crew of the above
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 12:59
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Centocelle, Rome?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 13:03
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Jenkins now has the correct country. Centocelle is for another time though.

My next set of images (WWII) may well give it away
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 13:07
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I'm sure I asked if was Italy above.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 13:18
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You did - I posted a couple of images to help you decide which one.

The airfield no longer exists - was abandoned after WWII.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 13:52
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Is it the original Turin ?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 14:31
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And what might that be called and where/what is it now ?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 14:37
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I don't know.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 15:01
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Any help.

The airfield is about 2/3 the way up the left hand side of the image, going off the edge.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 15:21
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All I have been able to find is an old Pathe newsreel captioned Turino AKA.

Over and out.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 15:48
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It looks as if it is now the Parco Publica Gustavo Colonnetti in Turin

Was it Idroscalo Turin - an old seaplane base on the Po?? Doesn't look like the other older airport at Cerrina which is kms away further east

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Old 10th Dec 2018, 15:51
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Perhaps the airfield was called Mirafiori.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 15:56
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I think that's it Dook................... it was also "Gino Lisa" I think when the Aeroclub Turin were there
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