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Published: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:02:41 +0000

 



private Oldsmobile cutlass junkyard

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:33:23 +0000

(image) private Oldsmobile cutlass junkyard





Photo Calibration Targets

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:31:55 +0000

(image) THERE ARE DOZENS of aerial photo calibration targets across the USA, curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts used for the development of aerial photography and aircraft. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, though some apparently later than that, and many are still in use, though their history is obscure.
This file contains Targets aligned along 20 miles close to Edwards AFB





Candlestick Park being demolished

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:26:25 +0000

(image) Candlestick Park was an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California, in the Bayview Heights area. The stadium was originally built as the home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park (since renamed AT&T Park) in 2000. It was also the home field of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1971 to 2013. The 49ers moved to Levi's Stadium (located in Santa Clara, California) before the beginning of the 2014 NFL season.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick_Park





WrestleMania 31 in San Jose before start

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:22:20 +0000

(image) WrestleMania 31 was the thirty-first annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE. It took place on March 29, 2015, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania_31





DB in the Australian bush

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:04:31 +0000

(image) Someone made a DB out of bushes in Australia





Huge wrigting on a Highschool roof

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:02:38 +0000

(image) On the roof of Brandberg Highschool North East of the Danish town Jelling it's written HVAD DROeMMER DU OM?
In English: What do you dream about?





Eye of Needle

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:04:07 +0000

(image) Film locations of many scenes from the 1981 film Eye of the Needle starring Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan. Some locations have not ever been identified on the Internet.





Sun Cruise Resort and Yacht

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:01:02 +0000

(image) Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht is a hotel resort in Jeongdongjin on the east coast of South Korea. Designed in the image of a cruise ship, the hotel is 165 metres (541 ft) long and 45 metres (148 ft) tall and overlooks the beach resort.
It is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Cruise_Resort_%26_Yacht





Railroads of Denmark from 1847 to today

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:00:53 +0000

(image) In this file you can see all the railroad lines the has been in Denmark and the lines of today, including the S-Train lines of Copenhagen. Also the railroad ferries are shown.
Many of the stations of the different lines are today used as private houses.

Three colours of icons are used:
Green: Stations of lines today.
Yellow: Station buildings of closed stations.
Red: Stations no longer there.





Crassite of Flight 4U-9525

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:55:21 +0000

(image) According to flightradar24.com and the films released I identified this ravine as crassite of the A320 on 24.3.2015





SR-71

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:53:26 +0000

(image) SR-71 in the Aeronautical Museum, VA





Former US Bases and fortifications in Panama

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:52:16 +0000

(image) This is a collection of locations of former US Bases in the Panama canal zone, some of them were built at the beginning of the Panama canal construction in 1904, then expanded during WWI, WWII, and Cold War era.





White Sea Baltic Canal

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:20:03 +0000

(image) The White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal (Russian: Беломо́рско–Балти́йский кана́л, Byelomorsko–Baltiyskiy Kanal, BBK), often abbreviated to White Sea Canal (Belomorkanal) is a ship canal in Russia opened on 2 August 1933. It connects the White Sea with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea. Until 1961, its original name was the Stalin White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal (Belomorsko–Baltiyskiy Kanal imeni Stalina).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sea%E2%80%93Baltic_Canal

Admin note: Added Wikipedia text, link and two missing locks.





Athabasca oil sands

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:58:46 +0000

(image) The Athabasca oil sands (also called the Athabasca tar sands or Alberta tar sands) are large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, located in northeastern Alberta, Canada – roughly centred on the boomtown of Fort McMurray. These oil sands, hosted primarily in the McMurray Formation, consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and water. The Athabasca deposit is the largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta, along with the nearby Peace River and Cold Lake deposits (the latter stretching into Saskatchewan).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_oil_sands





Crescent Dunes

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:12:07 +0000

(image) A solar energy project in Nevada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Dunes_Solar_Energy_Project





Clipper City of Adelaide in Irvine

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:06:41 +0000

(image) At the Scottish Maritime Museum.

The City of Adelaide is a clipper ship, built in Sunderland, England, and launched on 7 May 1864. The ship was commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Carrick between 1923 and 1948 and, after decommissioning, was known as Carrick until 2001. At a conference convened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2001, the decision was made to revert the ship's name to City of Adelaide, and the duke formally renamed her at a ceremony in 2013.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Adelaide_%281864%29

Without Timeslider you see it uncovered in 2005.





City of Adelaide Clipper

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:46:30 +0000

(image)
Constructed 1864 to carry passengers to Adelaide South Australia
23 return voyages
One of only 2 surviving composite clipper ships
Pinnacle of sailing ship design
Most important existing historic ship in Australia
Returned to Adelaide in February 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Adelaide_%281864%29





Paddle Steamer

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:42:36 +0000

(image) Murray Princess on the Murray River in Murray Bridge, South Australia.





Two Zubr-class Hovercrafts in Guangzhou

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:13:00 +0000

(image) The Zubr-class (Project 1232.2, NATO reporting name "Pomornik") is a class of air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC). This class of military hovercraft is, as of 2012, the world’s largest, with a standard full load displacement of 555 tons.[1][4] The hovercraft is designed to sealift amphibious assault units (such as marines and tanks) from equipped/non-equipped vessels to non-equipped shores, as well as transport and plant naval mines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubr-class_LCAC





Tinlins Winery rooftop signs

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:12:45 +0000

(image) Birds eye view of Tinlins winery signs in McLaren Vale





Maze

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:11:37 +0000

(image) A small maze made of pine trees in McLaren Vale, South Australia.





Giant T

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:07:51 +0000

(image) A large T made of hedges outside a winery in McLaren Vale in South Australia.





Roof Sign

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:04:27 +0000

(image) Shingleback Winery rooftop sign. It is in McLaren Vale, a famous wine making are in South Australia.





New Minnesota Stadium under construction

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:02:13 +0000

(image) New Minnesota Stadium is the working title for a new stadium under construction for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) in Minneapolis. Located on the site of their former home, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Downtown East, the stadium will be their third permanent home.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Minnesota_Stadium





Glastonbury Festival 2014 underway

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:31:55 +0000

(image) The 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was held between 25 to 29 June 2014.

Among bands and singers on stage were: Metallica, Dolly Parton, Manic Street Preachers, Bryan Ferry and Blondie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glastonbury_Festival_2014





Starting up a hot air balloon

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:30:13 +0000

(image) in a park in Bristol a hot air balloon is ready on the ground to be inflated for a trip.








Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3H4 - New Mexico

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:58:32 +0000

(image) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport








Wreck of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:30:14 +0000

(image) The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash occurred on 10 April 2010 when a Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. These included President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 18 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre; the site is approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Smolensk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Polish_Air_Force_Tu-154_crash





Air France Airbus A380

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:27:32 +0000

(image) Under maintenance at Paris CDG Airport





Two Air France Airbus A380

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:12:02 +0000

(image) At the gate of Paris CDG Airport.





Emirates Airbus A380

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:05:32 +0000

(image) On the way to the runway at Paris CDG Airport





Costa Concordia in Genoa Harbor

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:43:34 +0000

(image) Costa Concordia was a Concordia-class cruise ship built in 2004 by the Fincantieri '​s Sestri Ponente yards in Italy and operated from 2005 until 2012 by Costa Crociere (a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation). It was wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on 13 January 2012. It was declared a total loss and later towed to the port of Genoa where it will be scrapped.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia





mars water bomber

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:43:23 +0000

(image) largest flying bout used to fight forest fires after retirement from navy
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/martin-mars-water-bomber-grounded-after-53-years-in-b-c-1.624458





Sonderborg Ringridning 2014 in progress

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:59:08 +0000

(image) Sonderborg Ringridning is an annual fiest in July with a competition of horseback riders catching rings in galop. The winner is called King or Queen. There are two competition days. Friday and Sunday. In 2014 the fiest was in the days 11. to 15. of July.

There is a fair and both days starts with a parade with hundreds of horseback riders and marching bands from Denmark and other countries.

Ringridning is held only in Sonderjylland near the border to Germany and also in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany.

http://www.ringriderfesten.dk/





Ski jumping event underway

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:40:49 +0000

(image) At the German city Pfulling the third VFL- Summer Ski Jumping for kids is underway.

http://www.gea.de/region+reutlingen/pfullingen+eningen+lichtenstein/vfl+sommerskispringen+fliegen+wie+die+voegel.2762608.htm





Classic cars of Roger Baillon found in barns

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:47:18 +0000

(image) 60 classic cars, many rusting classic left languishing on a French farm for 50 years. Most of them are now up for auction.

They are presumed £12 Mio. ($17 Mio.) worth.





Houses of Grand designs Australia

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:26:16 +0000

(image) Grand Designs Australia is an Australian spin-off of British TV series, Grand Designs. The show documents people who attempt to build a custom-designed house and the challenges they face. It is aired on the The LifeStyle Channel and is hosted by architect, Peter Maddison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Designs_Australia

In this file you can see where 45 of the 46 houses are built in the show. Many of them are hidden in history so you have to click on the thumpnail to see them.
Many of them are also shown in Street View and Bing Maps with a link in the thumpnail.





military surplus

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:23:49 +0000

(image) drove past this place recently lots of military stuff ,tanks,helos,jets





19 kids and counting - Duggars

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:54:48 +0000

(image) Popular TV show - well known nationally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19_Kids_and_Counting





USS Forrestal (CV-59) awaiting being scrapped at Brownsville

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:59:12 +0000

(image) In October 2013, it was announced Forrestal would be scrapped by All Star Metals in Brownsville, Texas at a cost of 1 cent. She left the Philadelphia Naval Yard via a team of tugboats at 5:00AM on 4 February 2014.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Forrestal_(CV-59)





3 Airbus A380 at Tokyo Narita Airport

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 18:36:34 +0000

(image) Air France, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways





Boeing Dreamlifter with open tail

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:17:27 +0000

(image) At McConnell AFB.

The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world's longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing's assembly plants from suppliers around the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Dreamlifter





Boeing Dreamlifter at McConnell AFB

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:09:07 +0000

(image) The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world's longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing's assembly plants from suppliers around the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Dreamlifter





Air Force One at McConnell Air Force Base

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:59:19 +0000

(image) Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. In common parlance the term refers to those Air Force aircraft specifically designed, built, and used for the purpose of transporting the president.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_One





Boeing dreamlifter

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:12:42 +0000

(image) At Taranto Grottaglie Airport, Boeing plant.

The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world's longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing's assembly plants from suppliers around the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Dreamlifter





Antonov An-124 Ruslan

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:58:45 +0000

(image) At Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport.

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Ukrainian: Антонов Ан-124 "Руслан") (NATO reporting name: Condor) is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union. The An-124 is the world's highest gross weight production cargo aeroplane and second heaviest operating cargo aircraft, behind the one-off Antonov An-225 (a greatly enlarged design based on the An-124).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-124_Ruslan





Practice nose of a Boeing plane

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:44:33 +0000

(image) At the Snohomish County Paine Field / Boeing assembly plant.





3 Boeing Dreamlifters at the Snohomish County Paine Field

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:21:43 +0000

(image) The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world's longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing's assembly plants from suppliers around the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Dreamlifter





3 Boeing Dreamlifters at Boeing plant Charleston

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:04:05 +0000

(image) The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world's longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing's assembly plants from suppliers around the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Dreamlifter





Chicago Motor Speedway

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:22:11 +0000

(image) The Chicago Motor Speedway at Sportsman's Park located in Cicero, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, was built in 1999 by a group including Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. In 2002 the 1.029-mile (1.656 km) oval shaped track suspended operations due to financial conditions in the motorsports industry. The track was also the site of horse races, when the track was called "Sportsman's Park". The track was one of two racetracks that hosted both auto and horse races (the other is Dover International Speedway).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Motor_Speedway





Jehovahs Witness meeting in Johannesburg

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:06:07 +0000

(image) On 18. December 2011 79 000 Jehovah’s Witnesses gather at FNB Stadium for instruction.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2011/12/18/79-000-jehovahs-witnesses-gather-at-soccer-city-for-instruction-ilive





Whistler Sea to Sky Climb with Rocky Mountaineer

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:50:58 +0000

Whistler Sea to Sky Climb with Rocky Mountaineer is a railroad track from Northern Vancouver to Whistler and back. It features impressive mountain, river and waterfall views and sightings. It has several times been regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular train rides. Included in this tour collection is detailed path/tracks, to and from, on ground and 50 meters (164 feet) above ground. Also, partly based on path/track is, 3 pre-recorded autoplay tours; Vancouver to Whistler Sea to Sky Climb 50 m route autoplay Whistler to Vancouver Sea to Sky Climb 50 m route autoplay Vancouver to Whistler Sea to Sky Climb flyover autoplay Tour creator: Tom Kjeldsen, created september 2014. Recommended to be viewed as a 'Play tour' in Google Earth with terrain and 3D Buildings layer enabled. ***** This file is available at ge.dooley.dk and also downloadable at GEC - Have a nice google earth tour... Let's explore! [...]



Neil Diamond concert stage in Johannesburg

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:36 +0000

(image) On sunday April 2. 2011 the American singer Neil Diamond gave a concert at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
In this image the set being built up.

http://lee-reinhardt.blogspot.dk/2011/04/neil-diamond-concert-fnb-stadium.html





Niagara Falls in 1934

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:29:16 +0000

(image) You see the Horseshoe Fall in full flow before the weir was made in 1942 to tame the flow.





Paddle steamer Delta King in Sacramento and San Francisco

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:07:57 +0000

(image) The Delta King is moored in Sacramento used as a hotel.
In San Francisco it's at the pier in 1938. Click thumbnail to see it.

Delta King is a 285-foot-long paddlewheel steamboat (87 m). Delta King is the sister ship to Delta Queen, both christened 20 May 1927, traveling between Sacramento, California and San Francisco, California on 10-hour trips.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_King





Pipistrel Taurus G4 at Oshkosh Wittman Regional Airport

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:56:53 +0000

(image) The Pipistrel Taurus G4 is a one-off twin fuselage, four seated electro engined plane made in Slovenia.

Here it's at the Oshkosh Airshow in 2011.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipistrel_Taurus

http://www.technologicvehicles.com/en/green-transportation-news/1098/video-oshkosh-2011-first-flight-of-the-pipistrel-taurus-g4#.VCIvR5R_uSo





Boeing 747 seen twice at the same airport

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:08:45 +0000

(image) South Korean Asiana Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-48EF/SCD is at at carco gate being prepared for take off and also on the way to the runway at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.





Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 - Alaska Seafood

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:59:01 +0000

(image) At Seattle Tacoma Internatio Airport.





Emirates Airbus A380-800

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:30:57 +0000

(image) At King Abdulaziz International Airport taxiing towards take off at L34.





World War 2 bombing range markings

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:31:56 +0000

(image) North of RAF Honington there is a bombing range from 1945 with concrete arrow showing the direction to targets. As targets you see a target marking and an outlined ship.

You also see a lot of bomb craters around.





Concentration Camp Lichtenrade in 1953

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:14:49 +0000

(image) Concentration Camp Lichtenrade in Berlin was a sub-camp of Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen.





Remains of Concentration Camp Lichterfelde in 1953

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:45:43 +0000

(image) Concentration Camp Lichterfelde in Berlin was a sub-camp of Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen.

Site in German:
http://www.ikz-lichterfelde.de/





RAF Polebrook (site of)

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:51:52 +0000

(image) Royal Air Force Station Polebrook or more simply RAF Polebrook is a former Royal Air Force station located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east-south-east of Oundle, at Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England. The airfield was built on Rothschild estate land starting in August 1940.

It was from Polebrook that the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force carried out its first heavy bomb group (Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress) combat mission on 17 August 1942, and from which Major Clark Gable flew combat missions in 1943.

This was also a Thor nuclear missile site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Polebrook





Sywell Aerodrome in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:25:26 +0000

(image) Sywell Aerodrome (IATA: ORM, ICAO: EGBK) is the local aerodrome serving the town of Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering and Rushden, as well as wider Northamptonshire. The aerodrome is located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) northeast of Northampton and was originally opened in 1928 on the edge of Sywell village.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sywell_Aerodrome





RAF Little Staughton in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:17:28 +0000

(image) Royal Air Force Station Little Staughton or more simply RAF Little Staughton is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south of Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire and 4.2 miles (6.8 km) west of St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England.

Royal Air Force Station Little Staughton or more simply RAF Little Staughton is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south of Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire and 4.2 miles (6.8 km) west of St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England.





RAF Waterbeach in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:04:40 +0000

(image) Royal Air Force Station Waterbeach or more simply RAF Waterbeach is a former Royal Air Force station located in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire which is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of Cambridge. The site was then used by the Royal Engineers, part of the British Army, from 1966 to 2013, as Waterbeach Barracks.[1] The site is currently derelict, apart from officers' houses still in use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Waterbeach





RAF Oakington in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:57:56 +0000

(image) Royal Air Force station Oakington or more simply RAF Oakington is a Royal Air Force station located 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of Oakington, Cambridgeshire, England and 5.1 miles (8.2 km) north--west of Cambridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Oakington





RAF Warboys in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:52:02 +0000

(image) RAF Warboys is a former Royal Air Force heavy bomber station, situated just outside the village of Warboys in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Warboys





RAF Graveley in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:39:23 +0000

(image) RAF Graveley is a former Royal Air Force station located 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Huntingdon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Graveley





RAF Kimbolton in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:33:59 +0000

(image) RAF Kimbolton is a former Royal Air Force station located 8 miles (13 km) west of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Kimbolton





RAF Bourn in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:27:09 +0000

(image) Royal Air Force Station Bourn or more simply RAF Bourn was a Royal Air Force station located 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Bourn, Cambridgeshire and 6.9 miles (11.1 km) west of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bourn





RAF Wyton in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:21:41 +0000

Royal Air Force Wyton or more simply RAF Wyton (IATA: QUY, ICAO: EGUY) is a Royal Air Force station near St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England. In terms of organisation RAF Wyton was part of the combined station RAF Brampton Wyton Henlow, a merger of Wyton with two previously separate bases, RAF Brampton and RAF Henlow. Wyton is the largest of the three. It is home to Equipment Support (Air) and Corporate Technical Services. The airfield is used for flying training by 57(R) Squadron EFT, the University Air Squadrons of London and Cambridge and No. 5 Air Experience Flight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Wyton [...]



RAF Alconbury in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:51:00 +0000

Royal Air Force Alconbury or RAF Alconbury is an active Royal Air Force station in the United Kingdom, located in Huntingdon, England. The airfield is adjacent to the Stukeleys Great and Little, Alconbury. Opened in 1938, it is currently a non-flying facility under the control of the United States Air Force. It is one of three RAF stations in Cambridgeshire currently used by the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Alconbury, along with RAF Molesworth and RAF Upwood are considered the "Tri-Base Area" due to their close geographic proximity, and interdependency. Except for a period of inactivity between 1945 and 1951, the station has been continuously in use. RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth are the last Second World War-era Eighth Air Force bases in Britain that are still actively in use and controlled by the United States Air Force. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Alconbury [...]



RAF Molesworth in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:42:50 +0000

Royal Air Force Station Molesworth or more simply RAF Molesworth is a Royal Air Force station located near Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, England with a history dating back to 1917. Its runway and flight line facilities were closed in 1973 and demolished. New facilities were constructed to support ground-launched cruise missile operations in the early 1980s. It is now a non-flying facility under the control of the United States Air Force (USAF), and is one of two Royal Air Force (RAF) stations in Cambridgeshire currently used by the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Molesworth, RAF Alconbury and RAF Upwood were considered the "Tri-Base Area" due to their close geographic proximity and interdependency until RAF Upwood closed in late 2012. RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth are the last Second World War era Eighth Air Force airfields in the United Kingdom that are still actively in use and controlled by the United States Air Force. It was from Molesworth on 4 July 1942 that the first USAAF Eighth Air Force mission was flown over Nazi-occupied territory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Molesworth [...]



RAF Glatton in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:33:48 +0000

(image) Royal Air Force Station Glatton or more simply RAF Glatton is a former Royal Air Force station located 10 miles north of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Glatton





Lords Bridge Air Ammunition Park in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:24:02 +0000

Lords Bridge Air Ammunition Park opened on 16th November 1939 as a forward storage facility for between 750 - 1250 tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs for 2 & 3 Bomber Groups in East Anglia. It supplied 3 sub depots at Meldreth, Riseley and Bourn as well as bomb dumps at airfields within 2 and 3 Groups. The depot was administered by 95 Maintenance Unit RAF which came under the control of RAF Bassingbourn. http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/l/lords_bridge_air_ammunition_park/index.shtml [...]



RAF Eye in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:11:08 +0000

(image) RAF Eye is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is located 11 miles NE of Stowmarket in Suffolk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Eye





RAF Great Ashfield - RAF Elmswell in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:07:09 +0000

RAF Great Ashfield was a World War II airfield in England. It is located 10 miles east of Bury St. Edmunds and two miles south of Great Ashfield village in Suffolk. Great Ashfield Airfield is still in private use although much reduced in size. It was originally a Royal Flying Corps grass landing strip on this site in World War I, and before the USAAF arrived the RAF had been using it for training, during that period it was known as RAF Elmswell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Great_Ashfield [...]



RAF Shepherds Grove in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:00:32 +0000

RAF Shepherds Grove is a former Royal Air Force base in Suffolk England 9 miles NE of Bury St Edmunds. The base was built for the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force during World War II. However the facility was not used by the USAAF and was opened by 3 Group, RAF on 3 April 1944. The name came from a small copse nearby and the airfield is close to Walsham le Willows in Suffolk. It was occupied by 196 squadron in January 1945 as a base for Operation Varsity, supporting the Rhine crossing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Shepherds_Grove [...]



RAF Nacton - Ipswich Airport in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:52:44 +0000

(image) Ipswich Airport (IATA: IPW, ICAO: EGSE) is a former airfield on the outskirts of Ipswich, Suffolk England. It was known as RAF Nacton when No. 3619 Fighter Control Unit of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force were based there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_Airport





RAF Horham in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:48:31 +0000

(image) RAF Horham is a World War II era airfield in England. The field is located next to the village of Horham, England, and 4 miles SE of Eye in Suffolk. The large site straddled the parishes of Denham, Horham, Redlingfield and Hoxne.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Horham





RAF Knettishall in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:43:09 +0000

RAF Knettishall is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is located 6 miles SE of Thetford in Suffolk between the villages of Knettishall and Coney Weston, which lies to the south. This location is on the southern side of the Little Ouse Valley and bordering the area of heath and forest known as the Breckland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Knettishall [...]



RAF Feltwell in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:37:38 +0000

Royal Air Force Feltwell or more simply RAF Feltwell is a Royal Air Force station in Norfolk, East Anglia that is used by the United States Air Forces Europe. The station is located about 10 miles west of Thetford, and is in the borough of King's Lynn at approximate Ordnance Survey grid reference TL 715 900. A former Second World War bomber station, the airfield is used as a housing estate for United States Air Force personnel stationed nearby at RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath, while also containing the Mathies Airman Leadership School for USAF personnel in the UK, as well as being the home of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's sole furniture store in the country. It also houses the only Middle School for Lakenheath and Mildenhall, which covers most of the station. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Feltwell [...]



RAF Mildenhall in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:33:07 +0000

Royal Air Force Mildenhall or RAF Mildenhall (IATA: MHZ, ICAO: EGUN) is a Royal Air Force station located near Mildenhall in Suffolk, England. Despite its status as an RAF station, it primarily supports United States Air Force operations and is currently the home of the 100th Air Refueling Wing (100 ARW). As RAF Mildenhall's current "host wing" the 100 ARW supports some 16,000 personnel, three geographically separated units (GSUs) and 15 associated units. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Mildenhall [...]



RAF Snailwell in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:28:32 +0000

RAF Snailwell is a former Royal Air Force station located near to the village of Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Newmarket, Suffolk, England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Snailwell [...]



Cambridge Airport in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:24:12 +0000

Cambridge International Airport (IATA: CBG, ICAO: EGSC) (previously Marshall Airport Cambridge UK) is a regional airport in Cambridgeshire, England. It is located on the eastern outskirts of Cambridge, south of Newmarket Road and west of the village of Teversham, 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) from the centre of Cambridge and approximately 50 mi (80 km) from London. Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Limited has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P433) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. The airport is available for corporate and private use, and is home to four flying schools. Passenger services operate to a small number of European destinations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Airport [...]



RAF Bottisham in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:14:54 +0000

Royal Air Force Station Bottisham or more simply RAF Bottisham is a former Royal Air Force station located 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bottisham [...]



RAF Upwood in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:07:54 +0000

Royal Air Force Station Upwood or more simply RAF Upwood is a former Royal Air Force station adjacent to the village of Upwood, Cambridgeshire, England in the United Kingdom. It was a non-flying station which was under the control of the United States Air Force from 1981, and one of three RAF stations in Cambridgeshire used by the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Upwood, along with RAF Molesworth and RAF Alconbury are considered the "Tri-Base Area" due to their close geographic proximity, and interdependency. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Upwood [...]



RAF West Malling in 1960

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:53:45 +0000

Royal Air Force Station West Malling or RAF West Malling was a Royal Air Force station located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) south of West Malling, Kent, England and 5.2 miles (8.4 km) west of Maidstone, Kent. Originally used as a landing area during the first World War, the site opened as a private landing ground and in 1930, then known as Kingshill, home to the Maidstone School of Flying, before being renamed West Malling Airfield, and, in 1932, Maidstone Airport. During the 1930s many airshows and displays were held by aviators such as Amy Johnson and Alan Cobham, flying from a grass runway. As war approached, the airfield was taken over by the military, to become RAF West Malling in 1940, serving in the front line against the Luftwaffe. The station saw further service after the war, first with some of the RAFs first jet squadrons, and later as a US Naval Air Station. After closure as an operational air station in 1969, West Malling acquired a more civilian guise, hosting several major Great Warbirds Air Displays during the 70s and 80s, until eventually closing completely as an airfield. The site is now developing into a new village community of mixed residential, commercial, and civic amenities, but still retains several features of its military aviation heritage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_West_Malling [...]



RAF Manston in 1960

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:46:26 +0000

RAF Manston was an RAF station in the north-east of Kent, at grid reference TR334663 on the Isle of Thanet from 1916 until 1996. The site is now split between a commercial airport Kent International Airport (KIA) and a continuing military use by the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre (DFTDC), following on from a long standing training facility for RAF firefighters at the Manston base. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Manston [...]



RAF Biggin Hill in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:39:26 +0000

London Biggin Hill Airport (IATA: BQH, ICAO: EGKB) is an operational general aviation airport at Biggin Hill in the London Borough of Bromley, located 12 NM (22 km; 14 mi) south-southeast of Central London. The airport was formerly the Royal Air Force station RAF Biggin Hill, and a small enclave on the airport still retains that designation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Biggin_Hill_Airport [...]



RAF Kenley in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:21:54 +0000

The former Royal Air Force Station Kenley, more commonly known as RAF Kenley (now known as Kenley Aerodrome) was a station of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I and the RAF in World War II. It is located near Kenley, London, England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Kenley [...]



RAF Honington in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:59:52 +0000

Royal Air Force Honington or more simply RAF Honington (IATA: BEQ, ICAO: EGXH) is a Royal Air Force station located 6 mi (9.7 km) south of Thetford near Ixworth in Suffolk, England. Although used as a bomber station during the Second World War, RAF Honington is now the RAF Regiment depot and home to the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Honington [...]



RAF Wratting Common in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:49:30 +0000

tting Common, in Cambridgeshire, was an RAF Bomber Command airfield during World War 2. http://www.wcnhistory.org.uk/ [...]



RAF Stradishall in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:44:19 +0000

Royal Air Force Station Stradishall or more simply RAF Stradishall is a former Royal Air Force station located 4.7 miles (7.6 km) north east of Haverhill, Suffolk and 9 miles (14 km) south east of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Stradishall [...]



RAF Halesworth in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:39:02 +0000

RAF Halesworth (Also known as Holton) is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is 7 miles (11 km) west of Southwold in Suffolk. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Halesworth [...]



RAF Metfield in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:33:33 +0000

Royal Air Force Station Metfield or more simply RAF Metfield is a former Royal Air Force station located just to the southeast of the village of Metfield, Suffolk, England Metfield was built as a standard, Class-A bomber design airfield, consisting of three intersecting concrete runways, fifty dispersal points and two T-2 type hangars. Additional buildings were also erected to house about 2,900 personnel on former farmland to the southwest. When it was constructed in 1943, it necessitated the closure of the B1123 road between Halesworth and Harleston. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Metfield [...]



RAF Bungay in 1945

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:27:42 +0000

RAF Bungay (referred to as RAF Flixton) is a former World War II station in England. The airfield is located around 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Bungay in Suffolk on the south bank of the Waveney River close to the B1062 Harleston to Bungay road. The airfield is also known after the village of Flixton, near which it was built. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bungay [...]