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Old 20th April 2010, 21:06
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Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Could someone help identify this airfield in Norway 1945, please? part of a large panoramic photo.
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Old 20th April 2010, 21:24
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Seems from river behind this might be Trondheim/Vaernes ?
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Old 20th April 2010, 22:36
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Having been there two years ago, I would concur.

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Old 22nd April 2010, 11:28
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Thanks for that info. Looking at contemporary photos of Trondheim/Vaernes there are similarities with the fjord and river. Yes, I agree. Thanks again for the prompt reply.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 22:01
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

It is not Fl.Pl. Drontheim-Vaernes, I live approx 4 km from the end of the runway so I am sure about that. Maybe Bardufoss.. Could be the mountain 'Istind' at the right in the first pic.

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Old 23rd April 2010, 16:06
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Does this then mean Bardufoss (left part) and Trondheim/Værnes (right part)?
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Old 24th April 2010, 00:29
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

The left and right photos are from the same landscape photo, so here's the middle bit! The key to the problem are the mountains in the background. there's also a left-left photo if required.
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Old 25th April 2010, 00:45
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Both the left and the right picture are not from vaernes. Istind could be the mountain on the left picture, and the river målselv is close to the sandstrip at Fossmoen, Bardufoss, which was used at least in April 1940 by the RAF. But it looks to be a lake in the 'right' picture - which does not fit with Bardufoss.. But for sure - you can rule out Vaernes.

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Old 26th April 2010, 15:12
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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Hi.

I have map drawings of all airfields in Norway per 1945. Will check.

Banak springs to mind, but as the airfield has been totally renewed and rebuilt I cannot be sure.

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Re: Mystery airfield Norway 1945

Gentlemen,
I am quite positive (99%) this is the Elvenes airfield in Salangen, Northern Norway.
68.86904º N, 17.99335º E
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