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Old 11th Feb 2012, 09:47
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As it is Open House.

This has been done before, but with a modern photo, these are a little more historical. Almost all the buildings shown here still exist.



The title on the source of the photo below is "A modern airport at ?"



Both photos taken in 1943

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Old 11th Feb 2012, 09:54
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I will kick it off with Karachi
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Not Karachi - wrong continent

edit:- just going out, be back late afternoon.

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Accra ? looking south. current runway 21 would be on left of pic. OH if possibly correct - but I'm working on somefink. LFH
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LFH - you are correct, Accra, Gold Coast - as it was then.

I guess too much is the same for you to have been mislead with the the stars and stripes and the vehicles driving on the correct side of the road in the modern airport image

For those interested, here is the unedited source image of the 1st photo.



The following interesting image is described as "Near Accra air base a familiar pattern for approaching pilots is formed by these huts for native troops across from the British hospital barracks. The four small huts behind the buildings are shower stalls"



Open House it is

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24 hours gone so let's keep it moving with:

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Goxhill?!!
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Not Goxhill, sorry.
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Staaken, Berlin?

OH if correct.
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It is, Olympus. OH then.
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To keep it moving, try this easy one.

It has been done before, but with a very modern photo.


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Ascension Island?
Open house if correct.
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Correct - Wideawake on Ascension Island. Thought it wouldn't last long.

Not sure if I would like to be in the aircraft behind the one taking off or landing.

Open House once again
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I'IGN HD-34 at Reggane Airport Algeria ?
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HD-34 (of the IGN ?) suggests it's French North African territory somewheres - after that ........ Is that a row of parked aircraft in the top left distance with the Atlas mountains behind. Distinct lack of activity at lunchtime ! And not a Tricouleur in sight.

Hippo - Re Accra - it wasn't the Stars & Stripes that gave it away (not enough screen resolution here) it was the Pith Helmets. LFH
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Reggane Airport Algeria
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Thank you,Noyade.
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try this one - I have had log -in problems - hopefully I can respond

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RAF Baghdad, Iraq ?
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