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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).

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.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 10:38
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Tinian north field - we may have had this before ?
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 11:01
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Well that lasted less than my post night shift nap! It is Guam Northwest Field YHC nvubu.
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Thank you - here's the next mystery or not as the case may be


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Old 15th Apr 2012, 11:23
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Kariba Airport (KAB) Zimbabwe?

Open House if correct.
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That didn't last long either as Kariba it is.

As olympus says - Open House
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I see they've had the decorators in Hippo - is that a new coat of paint on the verandah fascia board ? LFH
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I think my paint job looks better than the original, although it didn't do much good
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Open House ? Here's another mystery. LFH


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Old 15th Apr 2012, 14:33
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Would that be at Iwakuni?
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That was quick Hippo. Iwakuni it is - You have Control

You been taking Sabredog pills ? British Commonwealth Air Group, RAF 1315 Flight. This is some of the stuff they got up to - if I can get the size right. LFH




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Old 15th Apr 2012, 15:16
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I found a front-on image that looked the same, and took a flyer.

I'm breaking the rules a little here as there are two aerodromes, but there is a link between them - I also wanted to include the 2nd one if only for the hats.






So where are they? and what is the link?

edit: I'll add - Who are they?

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Old 15th Apr 2012, 18:42
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I'll try - No 1 - Athens. No 2 Baghdad. Both photos showing Luftwaffe personnel with aircraft disguised as Greek and Iraqi respectively.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 18:54
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Well done - although both machines are disguised as Iraqi, you can just about make out the Iraqi insignia under the wing on the Me 110


The 2nd image is Mosul rather than Baghdad - the swastika has been painted over. Just love the hats.

The mission lasted less than a month.

Here's a most interesting article on it, with images (in German)

Nazis über Bagdad - einestages

Over to you olympus.

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Thanks nvubu. My German wasn't up to getting a more accurate translation.

Open House.
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"Hitler hatte von der Luftwaffe eine "heroische Geste" gegenüber seinen irakischen Waffenbrüdern gefordert."

Lit Tr - "The situation urgently calls for a futile heroic gesture to encourage our friends and we think you're just the very chap to lead it ..."

From the text, it seems Kommandant Junck wasn't very impressed with his assignment either.

From Tripod.com -

"By 1940 the Iraqi air force contained six air wings (planes were primarily of British and U.S. origin). In 1941, following the pro-Axis coup, the Iraqi armed forces faced an Allied intervention by predominantly British Commonwealth troops (mainly East Indians and Transjordanians); despite heavy numerical superiority and some meager assistance from the Vichy French in Syria as well as from a few German transport planes that supplied Iraq with some badly needed war materiel, the Iraqi armed forces were quickly routed. The Iraqi air force lost about 20 aircraft in the course of the brief struggle (out of a total of 56 that Iraq possessed at that time). A peace treaty very favourable to the Allies was immediately signed in the aftermath,

Followed soon after by the occupation of Persia as neatly described by John Masters in "Bugles and a Tiger." LFH
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Love the hats above
New one...

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Mustangs and Meteors of 77 Sqdn. R.A.A.F. Kimpo,Korea?
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Hello again SD.

Titled "Changing of the Guard" it is a Mustang and Meteors of No.77 Squadron, but the caption says it's in Japan (May 1951)....
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Prior to Korea, 77 Sqdn. was based at Iwakuni,they left in June,1951 .
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Iwakuni


Your control Sabredog.
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