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Old 16th Feb 2012, 16:11
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RAF Baghdad aka RAF Hinaidi aka RAF Hinaida
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 18:12
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It sure is RAF Hinaida - near Baghdad - vacated by the RAF in 1941 - renamed Rashid Airfield in honour of Iraqui PM and then used against the RAF
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 20:46
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evansb got it first so I'll defer to him.
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 00:08
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Thank you. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:

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Old 17th Feb 2012, 00:14
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PNW?

..and a few words
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 00:15
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Stanley airfield, Nova Scotia...I think. Has been many years since I was out that way...

OH if correct.
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 12:53
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Gordy is correct. Stanley, Nova Scotia was a BCATP aerodrome of yore.
The airfield hosts Canada's largest annual fly-in.

As requested, it is OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 19:39
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Lets see how you do with this aerodrome



Let me know if you want or need a photo outside

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Old 17th Feb 2012, 21:57
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I'll take a stab at Woodvale (or somewhere very like it!).
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 22:09
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Not RAF Woodvale, and not in the UK
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 22:15
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Well, I did say a stab... So, those aren't sand dunes of the type we're familiar with here, then...

Cue the experts, who will work it out from the type of 'Aldis' lamp (using name generically, before someone points out that it's not one!).
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 22:33
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No sand dunes anywhere I can see, although those might well be some sort of palm trees out of the left hand window on the far side of the runway.
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 23:08
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Judjing by the tea chest architecture: Nanyuki (or Nyeri) 1951?
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Not Kenya, or Africa.

1943 - same year it was completed
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Old 17th Feb 2012, 23:33
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Here's another view


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Timezone is UTC-5. Time of the first photo is shown here.



The 2nd photo (10 days after the 1st one) looks to be around the same time - or an hour or so earlier.

Photos taken in December 1943, 2nd one looking east.

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Old 18th Feb 2012, 22:58
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B-25's in the photo?
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Old 19th Feb 2012, 00:36
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Atterbury-Bakalar airfield, Indiana ?
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Old 19th Feb 2012, 09:44
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Not in the USA, but it is in country that was allied to the USA, and the airfield was named after the President of that Country - but it isn't named that now.

Used for Anti-submarine patrols and as a training airfield for B29s. At the end of the war the US withdrew and handed the facility over the host government.

I was wrong in one of my previous posts - it was built in 1942 not 1943.
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San Antonio de los Baņos Airfield,Cuba.
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