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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019

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.

Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki.

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Old 11th Jul 2019, 13:18
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Nguith...?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 13:20
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I have found what looks like an old airfield a coupe of miles NE of Rufisque.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 13:29
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It seems it was called Eknes Field.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 13:52
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Not there, the péage is to the north of de Saly.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 13:59
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Have you missed a post or two ?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 14:44
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I have found reference to Eknes Field, as described by Dook, in USAAF writings.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 15:15
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Sorry, I missed a couple of posts when the page changed. Am at work so refresh the page every now and then - sometimes I miss the new page

dook has it with Rufisque.

I'm not 100% sure regarding it being called Eknes field as the documents I've found state that Eknes Field was a French Airforce base in existence before the US built the runway, whereas the images I have do show a "new" facility - buildings etc.. I've also found references to a "Mallard Field" also in Senegal on the Natal route (link)- but am not sure where this is.

I wasn't 100% sure if sycamore's guess with "early Dakar" was technically correct, but thought I'd push for a more accurate name/location.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 15:45
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You had me a bit disconcerted there.

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Old 11th Jul 2019, 17:13
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Sorry about that - interestingly if you type Senegal Peage into Google Earth/Maps, it takes you straight to the airfield.

Your challenge - Japanese airfield on an island?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 18:14
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Yes and yes.
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Big island/Borneo/PNG, or small island.....?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 20:35
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Small island part of PNG.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 20:54
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Catbalogan,Semirara island....?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 21:09
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We're not in the Philippines.

Go the other way.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 00:12
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Tobera, "Rabaul Number 4", near Keravat, East New Britain?
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 08:09
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evansb hits Tobera.

Please take the thread.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 12:22
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Thank you dook. I would love to take the "thread", but my photo data base is so basic, PPRruner's would identify the aerodrome in 5 seconds. I hereby declare an OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 12:25
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Why not post anyway - you never know.
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Okay. Give me a few minutes.
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