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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 2nd Apr 2012, 23:39
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olympus is correct. Your turn.
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Old 3rd Apr 2012, 11:21
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Thank you evansb; Open House.
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 11:38
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24 hours of quiet and it's time for a new challenge.

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Old 4th Apr 2012, 12:40
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Guinea Airways Junkers G31 at Wau or Lae, PNG?
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 12:44
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Too slow....
Was also going to say Wau...

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Old 4th Apr 2012, 12:47
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Certainly PNG. Not Lae or Wau. The ID I have is of a place not too far from Wau. Picture taken in the late 1930s, I suspect.
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 12:52
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Another quick stab mate. The article also mentions a Bulolo Aerodrome? Is your Junkers G-31 the "Bulolo.1 Paul?"

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Old 4th Apr 2012, 12:59
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Noyade has it and is in control.

The caption says that the Bulolo airport was used as a golf course when planes were not expected. . G. Earth has what looks like a runway SE of the center of town. Maybe that is the old aerodrome, not when GE has the airport symbol.

The plane registration is VH-UOV.
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Thanks Seacue. Complete fluke thanks to Aeroplane Monthly.

Open House.
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 21:30
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Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 09:06
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Northern Europe, Brian?
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 10:38
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Caen Carpiquet
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sabredog is spot on Your turn.
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Thank you,Brian.
The next challenge;
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We're not ignoring it, we're just temporarily flummoxed, tried all the obvious stuff and still working on it. LFH
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Old 6th Apr 2012, 09:06
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Looks rather like RAF Thorney Island.
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Es ist in Deutschland, glaube ich. Travemünde-Priwall.
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You are correct.Mel.
At least it is not Paraguayan with Italian undertones!!!
YHC
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Thanks Terry . Try this one:-
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Wild guess - Freeman AAF, Indiana, 1945. LFH
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