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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 08:24
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Alconbury it is. Apologies it is on the list but I posted it in error for another location. OH it is.
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 11:14
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If its OH then here's another:

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Old 19th Jan 2012, 11:24
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Greybull Wyoming?
If correct, then Open house.

OPF
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 11:45
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Greybull Wyoming it is. OH declared.
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 06:36
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Image download worked!


This is easy,just south of the Equator!
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RAF Eastleigh ? Can't make out if it's a serviceable "frontline" Venom FB1 or 4 or a relic of a bygone era. Guess it's frontline - don't think they were much into the bye-gone lot after 1963. OH if correct. LFH
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 23:20
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Eastliegh

Correct ,took this in 1961 while in transit!
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 12:38
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As it is Open House, try this aerodrome:


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Old 21st Jan 2012, 13:32
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It's in Western Russia, some way South of St. Petersburg.

The surroundings are collective farms which are clearly visible from 41,000ft.

Sorry can't pick out the specific airfield.
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 13:38
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I think I can see two airfields in the photo.
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 15:52
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Sultan Ismail - It's not Western Russia

chevvron - I think you are seeing airfield like fields
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 16:11
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boom boom.

Wouldn't want to be down there, and not sure I'd want to be up here either. Looks decidedly hostile, not that I have any experience. LFH
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 17:52
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In view of the apparent 'action' taking place, can I narrow the search to Germany?
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 18:10
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Yes, it is in Germany.

The airfield is being bombed because of the presence of a specific aircraft type.
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:11
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Marx airfield? Open House if correct .
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:31
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sabredog is correct it is Einsatzhaven Marx - 53 25 09 N 7 54 06 E

The aircraft type was the Arado Ar234 "Blitz" flown by Kampfgeschwader 76, the date 21 Mar 1945. The attacking planes were from the 486th Bomb Group - Flimsy 170, 21 MAR 1945

Once more it is Open House
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 20:20
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Couldn't see this on Mel's list...

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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:13
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Sort of a clue/query. Do you think that's a Mitsubishi Nell carcass at far left? That large glass spherical-shaped dorsal gunners position and twin tail?

Makes perfect sense if it is...

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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:56
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Clark Field, Philippines ?
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Sorry mate, but we're victorious and landed in Japan.
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