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|Historical interest - archive WWII air photo matching surviving relic structures. Although no longer physically visible on the ground, the surviving runway layout is clearly visible from the air - enhanced by the dry conditions - and ties in well to the WWII imagery.||06/20/2007||1,253|
|WWII practice target ranges (the small square/rectangular clearings). These ranges were used by Thunderbolts from the Millville Army Airfield in Millville NJ, nearby. Millville Army Airfield was America's first defense field and is home to a very nice aviation museum, dedicated to the field.||01/02/2006||584|
|An old airfield near Cerignola and home of the 456th Heavy bombardment group in World War II.||11/28/2005||752|
|The Maldegem Flugplatz is situatied near the 'Ringbaan' which is now largely an industriel area.|
The former Belgian airfield, which was still beeing constructed in 1940 was occupied by the German and Italian Air force during WWII. Later on it was used by the Canadian liberators. One of my witnesses told my the Germans returned for a short while on the first of January 1945. It...
|1 September 1944|
STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Fifteenth Air Force): 480+ B-17s and B-24s attack targets in Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; B-24s attack Boara Pisani, Italy; in Yugoslavia, B-17s and B-24s attack railroad bridges at Tesica/Moravac, Mitrovica, and Kraljevo, marshalling yards at Novi Sad and the airfield at Nish; in Hungary B-24s attack railroad bridges at Szolnok, and Mezot...
|This is a collection of most of the airfields used by the Royal Airforce defending Great Britain in the Battle of Britain in WWII. |
Some airfields may torn down, I wasn't able to find all of them. Some positions of airfields are uncertain as there is no longer an airfield but due to size and shape it might be a former airfield.
Corrections, suggestions and comments are welcome.
|At the start of World War II, the Army took over the existing airfield at Harris Neck for training pilots. After WWII, the Army gave the land to McIntosh County. Today it is part of the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge.|
|After WWII, GCHQ set up an "experimental radio station", a top secret research facility, on the site of the RAF's wartime airfield at Blakehill Farm, Cricklade near Swindon, Wiltshire (pictured further below in a Pilot's Eye View, from my regular expert contributor). It was not too far away from GCHQ's new post-war HQ in Cheltenham. It consisted of huge communications masts arranged in mysterio...||09/24/2007||859|
|Small airfied used during WWII by the German forces.|
|Agrigento Airfield was a military airfield in Sicily, just to the northwest of Agrigento; approximately 5km northeast of Porto Empedocle.|
A pre-war Regia Aeronautica Italian Air Force base, the airfield was a primary objective of the Operation Husky landings. After being secured, it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 31st Fighter Group, equipped with ...
|The US Navy operated a Naval Air Station in Litchfield Park, Arizona from the WWII era into the late 50's. After WWII, thousands of surplus aircraft were stored at the NAS Litchfield Park. Many of these planes were put back into service to meet the demands of the Korean War. Those that were not put back in service simply sat out in the dry hot climate for many years. A decision was made to clos...||06/14/2007||1,193|
|Shamsi Airfield is an airfield located near Washki (about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Quetta) in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.|
In 2009, media reports alleged that the airfield was used by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a base for Predator drone attacks on militants in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The airfield was constructed a...