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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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  • 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 18th Jan 2019, 15:44
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North Africa?
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 15:50
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It's somewhere in Europe
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 15:53
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The low countries or Germany ?
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:03
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Neither of those.

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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:16
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In you first photograph I'm intrigued by the head gear of some of the men on the truck.

Might they be Hungarian ?
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:22
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Not Hungarian
I noticed the head gear as well, but I think that they are just baseball caps with the brim turned upwards - rather than on back to front as is favoured nowadays.

Off home from work shortly. Will post more images later on (I've got 6 more)
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:32
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I'm looking at maps of Europe from various years during the war.

Could it possibly be what was Yugoslavia ?
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 17:18
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So perhaps the island of Vis, where I believe the field was Vatni?
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Well, I did think that would last a little longer - It is Vis, Jenkins has it.

Quite an interesting history, but abandoned after the war, In recent times, there have been attempts to reactivate the airstrip. GE has images of it freshly graded in 2013, now it seems to back to grass.

Here are the other images,
Some nice graffiti on the aircraft.









And for dook, some interesting head gear in these two.



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Old 18th Jan 2019, 17:54
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Good challenge and history lesson NVUBU. Following on JENKINS' guess I tried to find where the airfield might be. Amidst the vinyards above the town of Vis.
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broadreach - zoom in on Pisko Polje.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 18:03
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I'm not going to use or say Yugoslavia again !
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Thanks. Field had look of an emergency spot, and recent reading involved the 15th Air Force.

Now this. One visit, fuel stop on long westward transit. The country has been propping up Europe for some time.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 18:17
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Originally Posted by nvubu
broadreach - zoom in on Pisko Polje.
Yup, found it. And there's a cricket club.
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If you mean propping up the Euro, then Switzerland has now stopped doing it.
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I assume he means the USA
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Well, he might mean defence but his clues are sometimes devious.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 19:22
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Not finance so no Euro. Numbers are involved, 1,3,17,18. Not USA
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See what I mean ?

Too much Scottish amber liquid I'm afraid.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 19:56
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fuel stop on long westward transit
Must have been a fair way east then. Depends upon the aeroplane and speed though - maybe a prop.
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