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OUAQUKGF Ops 19th Feb 2021 09:27

This should help you Max Tow. Just walk westwards along the South Coast - perhaps starting in Kent ? Should the soles of your boots become a little worn, try taking the train....


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....afaec42e3c.png
Dated 1917. Note the twin hangars not yet constructed. Also the Horse Trough between the Railway Station and the Hotel.

Photo credit: Maritime Archaeology Trust.

ea200 19th Feb 2021 10:38

Bembridge from your last picture

Self loading bear 19th Feb 2021 11:27


Originally Posted by ea200 (Post 10993453)
Bembridge from your last picture

Whot? Not East Anglia?
How deviously!

OUAQUKGF Ops 19th Feb 2021 13:19

Well done ! ea200 is correct. RNAS/RAF Bembridge it is. Closed in 1919. Hotel was The Royal Spithead Hotel demolished 1989. The 'Chippy' is part of a complex in Shanklin IOW . It was originally The Summer Theatre constructed from the Air Station Flight Shed and Hangars in 1921.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....d68b82e5c8.png
Now a Car Park.

What strikes me about the images is how much more cared for, and dare I say ordered, the old Bembridge looks. Here is a rather sad link with some nostalgic snaps - rather small I fear .....https://rshg.org.uk/graves/mr-goodwi...howard-barnes/

All yours ea200 !

ea200 19th Feb 2021 13:35

Thanks. I see the horse trough/drinking fountain is still there.
Very busy so OH I'm afraid.

Asturias56 20th Feb 2021 07:44

here's a one to try

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....43e60cedce.jpg

Asturias56 21st Feb 2021 07:42

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....62258888f9.jpg
Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine

Self loading bear 21st Feb 2021 08:33


Originally Posted by Asturias56 (Post 10994567)
Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine

Truely depends on oneís imagination.
I just found a new challenge out of this clue.

Max Tow 21st Feb 2021 09:45


Originally Posted by Asturias56 (Post 10994567)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....62258888f9.jpg
Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine

Thanks for the clue! I guess we're considered in Oz to be "as far as you could imagine" so Walla Walla is indeed strange & Antipodean on the list of WW2 USAAF bases (having discarded "Venice" & "Lowcountry" airfields) in the U.S. (as the Cessna has a N reg)....
If correct, OH as late night here - I think SLB has a challenge ready?

albatross 22nd Feb 2021 04:06


Originally Posted by Max Tow (Post 10994645)
Thanks for the clue! We're considered in Oz to be "as far as you could imagine" so Walla Walla is indeed strange on the list of WW2 USAAF Second Air Force bases in the U.S. (as the Cessna has a N reg)?
If correct, OH as late night here - I think SLB has a challenge ready?

Some further info if you are correct
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_...gional_Airport

Asturias56 22nd Feb 2021 07:54

Sorry - had to wait for the 24 hr rule - I'm off out so I think its the 23 hr rule right now

MaxTow has a palpable hit.............. Walla Walla in Washington State . Only knew of it as I knew someone from thereabouts - thought he had a strange accent for an Australian at first!!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....82ae8b1729.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....16580b20f0.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....05f69a4989.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....9533e07547.jpg

Max Tow 22nd Feb 2021 08:54

Tks. OH as per yesterday's post.

Self loading bear 22nd Feb 2021 10:25

Yes I found one based on the last clue of Asturias:
Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine.

We are looking for the name of the encircled strip.
The other strip in the left upper corner is perhaps easier to find but I do not have a clue for that one.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....742f209bd.jpeg


Asturias56 22nd Feb 2021 14:47

Are we in the USA Bear??/

Self loading bear 22nd Feb 2021 15:29


Originally Posted by Asturias56 (Post 10995560)
Are we in the USA Bear??/

Yes we are!

Asturias56 22nd Feb 2021 16:09

And every immigrant named his place after his place of origin in the Old Country. :(

Is that a lake on the right?

Self loading bear 22nd Feb 2021 18:16

It is not Harlem
or any other Dutch town.

to the right is tidal water

Self loading bear 22nd Feb 2021 21:22

I did a lot of searching but could not locate any picture of an aircraft that has landed here but the strip is at least in existence since 1976 and has an FAA code. Must be a very quiet place, just like itís namesake as far away as you could imagine.

Asturias56 23rd Feb 2021 07:24

can't find a suitable Hell, Heaven or Paradise. ..............

more clues please!

Self loading bear 23rd Feb 2021 08:18

You are looking in a too esoteric direction.
Distance to hell cannot be measured
Distance to heaven: It might be right at your doorstep.
At the namesake an actual landing and take-off did take place.

And to the right of this strip it are probably mangroves


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