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Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 9:41:41 PM   
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here is a little fun, can you name this airfield?




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RE: Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 9:54:25 PM   
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I think I saw it in "Mars Needs Moms"

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RE: Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 10:04:27 PM   
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I try:

Midland Airfield, Blythe, CA
33.85 North / 114.8 West (East of Los Angeles, CA)

http://members.tripod.com/airfields_freeman/CA/Airfields_CA_Riverside_E.htm

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RE: Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 10:38:19 PM   
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Nope not yet, it is on the AE map.

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RE: Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 11:05:38 PM   
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Wendover?

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RE: Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 11:09:13 PM   
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I will name it Steve.

Oh great and powerful Steve!

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RE: Name this Airfield - 5/31/2012 11:21:55 PM   
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Not "Steve" or wendover.

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 12:12:00 AM   
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Alice Springs?

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 12:23:38 AM   
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RAAF Corunna Downs?

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 1:09:31 AM   
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I agree with the Cap'n. The pathetic thing is that I think someone's already posted it and I remembered. In with the Corunna Downs photography memorization, out with Kreb's cycle...

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 1:55:34 AM   
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Good call Cap!

Corruna Downs it is. Hard to imagine the 380th bomb group flew a few missions from there.

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 12:40:46 PM   
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talk about the ass-end of nowhere.

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 2:42:52 PM   
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I see space to make a level 9 airfield :)

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 2:54:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AcePylut

I see space to make a level 9 airfield :)


Plenty of space...no good roads or rail connections I can see though.

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 3:19:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Thayne

I will name it Steve.

Oh great and powerful Steve!



I like it! I like it a lot!

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 5:36:03 PM   
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Where's all the hangers and stuff ?? Or is this a more recent photo after everything got torn down ? It is indeed hard to believe that anything could've been stationed let alone flown from there

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/1/2012 11:54:37 PM   
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Where's all the hangers and stuff ?? Or is this a more recent photo after everything got torn down ? It is indeed hard to believe that anything could've been stationed let alone flown from there


Hangers and stuff?? This was a forward operating airfield in Australia in 1942....

The winding road at the top of the picture is the taxiway and there would have been revetments (if they were lucky) amongst the trees. The dispersals would wave been similar to the picture below (taken at Townsville).

Western Australia is a long way from the Arsenal of Democracy...





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ID number
NEA0034
Object type
Black & white
Physical description
Black & white
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Photograph
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Townsville, Qld. Among a camouflaged dispersal bay supported by underwing trestles a DAP Beaufort bomber aircraft, serial no. A9-255, code KT-K, of No. 7 Squadron RAAF, probably at Reid River or Macrossan airfield, with the servicing party working on it.

Permalink: http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/NEA0034




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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/2/2012 10:21:54 AM   
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Considering how far inland it was- they'd be lucky to have trees big enough to park a plane under- much less revetments.

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/2/2012 12:19:31 PM   
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Here is a site with more pics. Pretty desolate area.

http://www.ozatwar.com/ozatwar/corunnadowns.htm


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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/2/2012 3:14:33 PM   
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Yes I know some parts of Australia are very remote from major population centres. Must've been a bugger re-supplying it I would imagine

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RE: Name this Airfield - 6/2/2012 8:42:45 PM   
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If they were going to hand tents and shade from trees, the first thing that comes to mind is that you need TREES! I certainly didn't see any! Great place for a dirt track race course....

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