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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.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth pics
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.

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Old 25th May 2019, 17:32
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KP - not Japan but there is a connection.

ea - yes.
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Old 25th May 2019, 17:54
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South Pacific ? Initial thought was Midway, but looks like old Japanese runways overlaid by US, so ....
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Old 25th May 2019, 17:58
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Do tell us more...…...
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Old 25th May 2019, 18:19
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Marpi Point - Northern end of Saipan.

OH if correct (nothing available at moment)

I'll let dook tell you more of the cliffs at the top of the photo.
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Old 25th May 2019, 18:23
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Best to read it quietly......
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Old 25th May 2019, 18:29
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Known as the suicide cliffs because during the battle for Saipan, 800 Japanese troops committed suicide there.

Shackman gets the top banana with Marpi Point and has declared OH.
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:28
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Thanks Dook & Shackman!

Just a little bit of fun, this one. Shan't last long, I don't think...
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:34
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...………...
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:37
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Haha Well, there are three clues in there, Mr. d. Two of them very large!
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:40
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Yes - I have nb'd all three. That's the easy bit.

I would say Europe.
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:41
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You would be correct!
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Old 25th May 2019, 20:47
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And it is very reminiscent of an airfield I knew in Germany.
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Old 25th May 2019, 21:02
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Devil

The airfield hasn't been part of Germany for quite a while, I'm afraid. Long before your time, I'm sure, dook.
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Old 25th May 2019, 21:08
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If you're talking about German administration it might point to Luxembourg.
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Old 25th May 2019, 21:24
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Yep, 'tis Luxembourg. I'll give you it as there's obviously only one airfield in that country that has EasyJet service
The cooling towers on the horizon, on the other hand, are in France. Luxembourg was not only occupied by the Nazis during WWII but was actually annexed, like Austria, into the German Reich. The bit of France the cooling towers are in, is Lorraine which (I think) was also part of Germany at one time, although maybe a different time to the one in which Luxembourg was.
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Old 26th May 2019, 08:38
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Thank you jensdad.

The cooling towers didn't help but your last clue did, and even then I wasn't sure. It might have been Holland.

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Old 26th May 2019, 09:31
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This one I know - NAS Philadelphia in the USA?
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:00
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Nicely done magruder - the US Naval Aircraft Factory.

New balls please.
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:14
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Try this - a bit harder than my first one I think..... I'm off out until about 16:00 London time

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Old 26th May 2019, 11:11
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Any arborists around to identify the trees,or are they storks nests...?
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