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Old 11th Jun 2024, 17:29
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Sorry Chaps it was not in Kent
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The railway crossing point. Men of an USAAF Engineering Aviation Battalion performed a training exercise prior to D-Day by clearing in one day a strip here approx 2755 ft in length. Supply and Evacuation strips constructed for use by C-47s were generally about 3000 ft x 120 ft on turf or rolled earth. In this view the strip would have commenced well back in the area of heathland now covered by trees adjacent to the steam engine.

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Devon/Cornwall?
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Sorry chevvron it is not Devon or Cornwall...................






Just a mile or so hence from the challenge earlier in the war.......
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Would that be a DH82 Queen Bee by any chance?

Thinking Watchet/Doniford
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Llanbedr?
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Needs Oar Point New Forest
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Yes it is a Queen Bee - perhaps this fuller image will draw you closer to the Queen Bee launch site which is about a mile and a quarter north-east of the challenge ?



I might add that the key is to find on OS the little railway level crossing (not much more than a pathway) with the cottage that the train is approaching.





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That's why I thought it was Watchet/Doniford Camp...Queen Bee's were at Doniford as were the US Army Engineering Corp and the train in the colour photo is, I think, the North Somerset Steam railway that has a station at Watchet and a halt at Doniford. The image of the Queen Bee with Churchill dates from 6th June 1941 and the Dartford Warbler is found in the Quantocks, again Northern Somerset.

Back to the drawing board methinks....its the aerial image that I cannot seem to marry up with anything yet....



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One last try...Weston Zoyland..but I think it will be too far away.
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Bonnie don't give up - broaden your horizon towards the North Sea and East Anglia........ Churchill was visiting an Ack Ack Gunnery Training Camp at ?
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Let's Sleep on it !










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I think this could be Kelling Heath SW of Weybourne, Norfolk.

The railway in the photo is the North Norfolk line.

OH if correct.
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Well done ! lauriebe has it with Kelling Heath - Here with a bit of drift is a bit more about See Bees.
https://www.vintagewings.ca/stories/...-of-all-drones

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Boy - that was real struggle!!!! Birds, railways, Winston Churchill................ not enough sheds,trees or light fittings I guess......
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Since no-one has posted a new one, this was my view in 2012

But where is it?




Hopefully not too easy.
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So, same place but taken in WW2.....any guesses yet?



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There are two names that this airfield is known by...one or both names acceptable should anyone want to have a go at guessing.

(I shall be on/off the pooter during the day, I have a 53 gallon aquarium to rescape, so will pop by periodically to see if anyone has a try)
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Melsbroek aka Brussels. Search for German camouflaged hangars found the Typhoon picture.
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Obviously too easy, well done ea200

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