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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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Old 4th May 2012, 14:18
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Try this one...

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Fulbeck ??
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Old 4th May 2012, 15:40
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Well that didn't last long! Fulbeck it is; originally a relief landing ground for RAFC Cranwell.

YHC.
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Old 4th May 2012, 16:16
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Wasn't absolutely sure 'cos I couldn't see the kart circuit, but that kink in the road along the remnants of the main runway (which I saw used for drag racing in '73) gave it away.

Open House.
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Another... (isn't GE wonderful?)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/6...dd86ca78_b.jpg



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Originally Posted by aerobelly
isn't GE wonderful?
Not on this thread it ain't. Photobucket is good though.
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Old 4th May 2012, 19:50
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Midland Gliding Club, Long Mynd.

OH if correct.
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Spot on.

CGB has declared OH.
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Old 4th May 2012, 21:25
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Here's another...

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Old 4th May 2012, 21:34
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Gatow?

(and a few letters)
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Old 4th May 2012, 21:36
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Right country, wrong airfield.
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Old 4th May 2012, 22:17
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Rechlin-Larz ?
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Old 5th May 2012, 12:32
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Not Rechlin-Larz.

It probably doesn't help but the caption to this photo reads 'Four 658 Squadron Austers whose pilots accepted the surrender of [this airfield] in 1945. Four others are immediately following.'
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Old 5th May 2012, 13:40
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Celle perhaps?
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Old 5th May 2012, 15:29
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Not Celle but certainly in the British Zone.
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Old 5th May 2012, 22:31
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Thought this one would have gone by now.

This airfield together with its adjacent Marine Air Station and nearby naval dockyard were heavily bombed during the war.

Contemporary photos are difficult to find on the net but I will post a modern-day shot (which will be searchable) if not guessed by Sunday midday-ish.
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Wild guess. Seefliegerhorst Großenbrode?
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Another wild guess. Jever
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Not Seefliegerhorst Großenbrode, although close to the subject airfield I don't think it's the same place.

Not Jever but it is also close geographically

This is the airfield today...


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Keil ( Holtenau) Airport
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