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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).

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:40
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San Francisco International?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:48
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I did a great tour at RAF Brüggen on the border with Holland near Roermond.

Our barman was from there and I picked up a few words and phrases from him. I can't remember much though, apart from
Luchtvaartterrein.

Oh oh......Jenkins is back on the stage.

Boeing 314 flying boats San Francisco 1946.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:56
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Thanks. May I call Open House?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:00
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Nuffink up sleeve ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:07
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Originally Posted by grizzled
thanks Chevvron

I don't visit the UK often -- and I haven't been to Dunsfold -- but I have an interest in the history of the Harrier so that's the context in which I knew of Dunsfold. I was told (erroneously it now seems) that Dunsold was no longer an operational aerodrome. We learn something new every day...
British Aerospace moved out in about '99 or 2000 and it was bought by its present owner with a view to building houses and until he got permission to do this, it has been available for aircraft including an annual airshow organised the 'The Brooklands Society' which generally included The Red Arrows.
I found a message on another forum that the 'last airshow there before it was dug up was to be 16 - 18 Jun 2019'.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:09
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May we have another challenge please.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:41
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Bombs away - runway at the bottom of the image.

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:53
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Snowy,
WW2
would mean northern Europe?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:08
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Yes - this time it is snow and not sand

Yes - WWII

You'll have to define Northern Europe.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:32
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I might define is as near the Baltic.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:35
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South of the Baltic
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:37
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That's a large incendiary bomb load from one aeroplane, so possibly an RAF bomber.

OK. Poland ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 18:48
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Not Poland or RAF.

Bombs were on target.

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 19:01
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A Yank aeroplane then with a target in Germany ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 19:12
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Correct on both accounts.

These were on their way there on another day.

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 19:40
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Eighth Air Force Osnabruck ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 19:54
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Not Osnabruk.

Smoke markers going down

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 20:07
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Oberpfaffenhofen ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 20:44
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Well done dook, Oberpfaffenhofen it is.

I thought that image may give it away. My next two would definitely have done so.


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Old 11th Jan 2019, 20:53
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It was the Fort DF-Z which helped to find it.

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