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Where was this photo taken?

Old 14th Oct 2020, 17:32
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Where was this photo taken?

While looking for information on the Brisfit mentioned here:

'The World Owes Me a Living' (1945 film)

I stumbled on this remarkable site for anyone looking up information on old aircraft:

Golden Years home

I was intrigued by the photo on the home page. European aircraft but some unusual military uniforms. The sailors’ uniforms look American:


Does anyone know the location and occasion on which this photo was taken?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 17:42
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VQ-P = Palestine perchance? Edit: yep so Jerusalem?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 17:59
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Maybe the old coastal airport at Tel-Aviv......which could explain the sailors?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 18:09
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Looking for the Atalanta I found the photo described as "GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE 1ST JEWISH PILOTS OF THE KATZ (PALESTINE FLYING SERVICE) FLYING SCHOOL AT LOD AIRPORT."
Date stated as 21 April 1939
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 22:43
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Interesting - the Fokker in the background was reportedly written off in January 1939.
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 02:02
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I've found another picture taken at the same time plus some other HP42 photos in Palestine.

https://www.flickriver.com/photos/39...ndleypagehp42/

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