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|Built on what was the site of the Croydon B power station (part of a larger A site), the chimneys still remain and can be seen for miles around. The Croydon Ikea was the first in to be opened in the UK.||09/05/2006||304|
|Originally established in 1935 as London Oxford Airport or Kidlington Airport, but used between 1940 to 1945 as WW2 airfield. After the war it again became a local airport.||09/09/2014||76|
|Penshurst Airfield was an airfield in operation between 1916–36 and 1940–46. Initially a military airfield, after the First World War it was used as an alternate destination to Croydon Airport, with some civil flying taking place. The airfield closed following the crash of a Flying Flea at an air display in 1936, and was converted to a polo ground.|
It re-opened during the Second ...
|London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) (previously called Luton International Airport) is an international airport located 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) east of the town centre in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, England and is 30.5 NM (56.5 km; 35.1 mi) north of Central London.|
During World War II, it was a base for Royal Air Force fighters.
|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.|
|Photographs of Helgoland taken before and after the attack by Bomber Command on 18 April 1945.|
Left - 16 April 1945
Right - 19 April 1945
18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas...
|RAF Woolsington opened as a civil airport in July 1935 and was requisitioned by the Royal Air Force on the outbreak of World War II. It served at various times as a satellite of both RAF Acklington and RAF Ouston but saw little operational flying. |
Today it's Newcastle Airport.
|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 Cambridg...
|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.|
|Several heavy bomb attacks in the last two years of the war destroy the airport infrastructure. ||05/22/2008||1,109|
|1925 the airport Dortmund Brackel was opened with the route Copenhagen-Hamburg-Bremen-Dortmund-Frankfurt/Main-Stuttgart-Zurich and soon after following cities came on to direct flights: Hannover, Berlin, Halle, Leipzig, Bremen, Hamburg, Frankfurt/Main and Amsterdam.|
1928 8,000 take offs and landings and was the second most important airport in Western Germany. Only Cologne was mo...
|In March 1945 towards the end of World War II, Stadtlohn was hit by massive allied airstrikes that almost destroyed the entire town. On March 31, 1945 British forces marched into the town.||10/22/2008||863|