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Old 24th Oct 2022, 21:20
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Ouaq has it with Macau.
First visit by a Portugese Fairey naval aircraft in 1924. (Same aircraft that crossed the South Atlantic) This trip was repeated in 1987 with de Mooney Super 21 “Sagres” Both landed/beached at Coloane.
The “Sagres” became damaged in the return trip and has been displayed in a park in Macau since then.
The airport only opened in 1995.




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Old 24th Oct 2022, 21:53
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Very interesting Bear. The image I found had no useful text. Just a photograph taken near Hong Kong. It is not the same Fairey 111D as seen in your image.

Here is a fairly easy one.........The Aerodrome has featured before but many years ago.


Photo:American Air Museum in Britain

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Old 25th Oct 2022, 09:41
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Photo:American Air Museum in Britain

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Are we at Shawbury?
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 17:17
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Alas Shackman we are not at Shawbury. Here is another clue. If it is not sorted by bedtime I'll put another clue up for Overnight............


Photo: Richard and Janet Fogg

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Photos: American Air Museum in Britain.

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Fitst photo shows what looks like a T2 hangar with a couple of Tiger Moths taxying so possibly an FTS, then we become 9th Air Force with Mustangs

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Old 26th Oct 2022, 06:21
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Well beginning to get on track. I think those are Mustangs not Tigers in the first image. 9th or are they 8th USAAF?

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Old 26th Oct 2022, 08:29
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Photo: American Air Museum in Britain

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Old 26th Oct 2022, 09:08
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I'll vote for East Wretham? OH if correct
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 10:31
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
Well beginning to get on track. I think those are Mustangs not Tigers in the first image. 9th or are they 8th USAAF?

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Mustangs definitely in #1583 but my little screen made the distant aircraft look like Tigers so maybe hey are Mustangs with a rather 'posh' control caravan!
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
Alas Shackman we are not at Shawbury. Here is another clue. If it is not sorted by bedtime I'll put another clue up for Overnight............

Tower looks pre-war civilian style; definitely not RAF/USAAF style.
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Certainly looks like the 370th Fighter Squadron badge.
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East Wretham 1945 Photo:American Air Museum in Britain



Photo: Richard and Janet Fogg.



370 Squadron Mustangs East Wretham. Photo: American Air Museum in Britain



Well done ! G-ARZG has it with East Wretham. Shackman correctly identified 370 Squadron part of 359th Fighter Group which was resident at East Wretham 19 October 1943 - 2nd November 1945. No 311 (Czecho-Slovak) Squadron RAF resident with Vickers Wellingtons September 1940 - April 1942.




An interesting selection of photographs here including The Tower from another aspect:https://www.americanairmuseum.com/place/117

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something to keep it going
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N America?
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yes - it is
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Between the Rockies and the Appalachians?
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Originally Posted by descol

something to keep it going
What a strange shaped building.
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Between the Rockies and the Appalachians?
go south -
yes - a strange piece of construction for an air terminal - US full of "strange stuff "
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