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Old 18th Aug 2019, 16:11
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Assuming WW2 Luftwaffe, built pre-war. Lovely buildings! Guesswork so far, mostly, so how about Jever? Plenty of trees.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 16:55
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It is much further south than that.

In use in WW1 and in the twenties became civilian, before reverting to Luftwaffe use in 1935.

US army 1945-7.

It was abandoned in the fifties and is now barely recognisable.

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Old 18th Aug 2019, 17:30
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So, Bavaria with the American connection. From your description, Furth near Nurnberg sounds reasonable, and a large hangar certainly remains. Bit close to water, fog likely?
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 17:33
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As we used to say with the Jaguar:

"a bomb in a bucket".

Furth it is and you are clear for take-off.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 17:44
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Thanks. Local art gallery, now defunct, run by a Jaguar pilot who won prizes for his bucket efforts.

Lovely 1930's Luftwaffe buildings. Gutersloh lovely of course, when a fighter station. Now this, and yes, I have been there by air.

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Old 18th Aug 2019, 18:11
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Ah - Gutersloh.

Chap had to drop it in near the weeds on 09.


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Old 18th Aug 2019, 18:19
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To my library of photos, lovely.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 19:11
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Was the challenge an RAF relief landing ground ?
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 19:19
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It was, and the name resonated with the local aristocracy.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 19:51
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Prolly Nazi sympathisers then.

Was it a fighter command RLG?
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 20:46
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Slow, sorry. Not Fighter Command, and aristocratic deviousness was long ago.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:15
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Doesn't look large enough for bombers so maybe training, but distances are deceptive.

I'm also intrigued by the four white jobbers in a square.

Is it near a large country house or castle ?
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:22
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Training, and a good 'spot.' Nearby big house long gone, nearby small town could be in many places, nearby university was once an Agricultural College.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:27
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Chetwynd -(Shawbury/Ternhill RLG) even used by C-130's
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:31
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That is the place, Chetwynd being a name, in the many, of the Earls of Shrewsbury.

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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:34
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An acquainance of mine who lived in a house at the bottom of the picture was in the ATC (Air Training Corps) during the war, and used to fly whilst still a cadet as lookout/engineer/second pilot/dogsbody in Wellingtons and Stirlings and other twin/four engined aircraft from there during the war. As for Stirlings I was a bit sceptical but he was quite adamant and had a photo to prove it!

I believe it is also the longest 'serving' RLG in RAF service - continuous since 1941 and always as a training field.

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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:37
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Sorry, not prepared so OH..
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:37
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J,

I can't add an attachment to a PM but I have another good photograph you might like.

If you're interested then stay online and I'll temporarily put it up here.
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Shackman,


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Old 18th Aug 2019, 21:42
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I was waiting for that! Baden Powell had another phrase!
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