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nsteense
11-06-2007, 02:14 AM
An excellent overview of abandoned, disused, former airfields all across the 50 states of the US. I'm quite impressed with the sheer numbers of fields. Especially if you look at the number of auxiliary airfields around Luke AFB in Arizona, and Eglin AFB Florida for instance. And I always thought the the south of England was 'littered' with abandoned airfields
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm

nsteense
11-06-2007, 02:14 AM
An excellent overview of abandoned, disused, former airfields all across the 50 states of the US. I'm quite impressed with the sheer numbers of fields. Especially if you look at the number of auxiliary airfields around Luke AFB in Arizona, and Eglin AFB Florida for instance. And I always thought the the south of England was 'littered' with abandoned airfields
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm

MEGILE
11-06-2007, 02:54 AM
I suspected there would be many in America, considering how many there are in the UK alone.

PBNA-Boosher
11-06-2007, 11:09 AM
Nsteense, thank you for that link! When I was little I used to go biking around Hanover field in New Jersey and never really knew the history behind it. With a few clicks I had the whole history of the thing right in front of me!

Oh the days before IL2 when I would ride my bike a full speed down the runway and pretend I was taking off.... They don't make 'em like that anymore, do they?

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9397/hanovernjrw01gp0.jpg

Jagdgeschwader2
11-06-2007, 03:26 PM
I have a little piece of history from the one time White Rock Airport in Dallas. It was given to me by my father. I never would have guessed that an airfield had ever existed there.

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_Dallas_E.htm#whiterock

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/untitled1.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

nsteense
11-08-2007, 12:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
Nsteense, thank you for that link! When I was little I used to go biking around Hanover field in New Jersey and never really knew the history behind it. With a few clicks I had the whole history of the thing right in front of me!

Oh the days before IL2 when I would ride my bike a full speed down the runway and pretend I was taking off.... They don't make 'em like that anymore, do they?

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm glad you had some use of it!

Worf101
11-08-2007, 07:59 AM
I work with electric and gas lines... the big ones. I was out near Far Rockaway and Crooklyn and passed by "Republic Field" in Brooklyn. How many B-17's 24's and alike flew out of there for England?

Da Worfster

Esel1964
11-09-2007, 03:05 AM
Jagdgeschwader2-Very cool piece of collectible memorabilia.Congrats!

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Here's another great site (http://www.airfieldsdatabase.com/),for those doing some airfield hunting.

M_Gunz
11-09-2007, 05:07 AM
Look down at the roofs of some big building within miles of an airport and you'll find big
white (or black) arrows pointing to the nearest airfield for emergency landing.

I wonder if there are arrows pointing to many of these fields?