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  • Chipmunk Carol
    Surly bond slipper

    USAAF control towers: Photos sought

    Any of you wonderfully-resourceful folk have any wartime photos of control towers. The interior is preferable, but exterior ones will help too.

    Before you ask, yes I have:
    • made contact with the Airfield Research Group
    • looked at ControlTowers.co.uk
    • visited swathes of old control towers/watch offices (e.g. Lincs Aviation, Yorkshire Aviation, Thorpe Abbotts, etc. There's a few more to do yet)
    • made contact with Doris at the IWM
    • used Paul Francis as a resource

    I have a fair amount of information already. I am just looking to supplement what I have.

    Thank you.
    de Havilland forever!
  • Auster Fan
    Dreaming of my PPL

    #2
    You might want to make contact with the curator of the 453BG Museum at Old Buckenham. He may have some pics...
    I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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    • Rocketeer
      Left to do other things

      #3
      If you need any now shots let me know. We are doing 25x B-24 bases in 72 hours. We did a similar tour of other towers 3 years ago.
      Tony Dyer
      https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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      • Chipmunk Carol
        Surly bond slipper

        #4
        Hi Auster Fan: Long time, no hear (my fault). Thank you for your advice. I will track him down. (ex-"Janie")

        Hi Rocketeer: How original would the items in the 'new' pics be? Most of the museums I have seen are only a percentage of total accuracy. This is simply because of availability of items. Hey! Show me the pics, regardless! I'm interested in all information.

        THANK YOU.
        de Havilland forever!

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        • Duggy
          Flight SIM Pilot

          #5
          Lots of photo's here LINK - https://www.fold3.com/search/#query=...80&w=hbSH1CZcR
          Including these two of Duxford.

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          • Auster Fan
            Dreaming of my PPL

            #6
            @Carol: you could always drop into Old Buck in the Chippie and see him in person...😊
            I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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            • Chipmunk Carol
              Surly bond slipper

              #7
              Auster Fan: Indeed. Thank you. I'll need to track down who you mean first!

              Duggy: Great stuff. Thank you. That's a good help.
              de Havilland forever!

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              • Rocketeer
                Left to do other things

                #8
                Nice ones of basssingbourne inside around
                Tony Dyer
                https://www.facebook.com/TheAirDefen...homepage_panel

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                • Chipmunk Carol
                  Surly bond slipper

                  #9
                  Hi Rocketeer
                  Thank you for the offer of 'now' shots. Although, I am always interested, it leaves a possibility for something not being exactly as it was. If I have the original photo, there is no room for error.

                  My inspiration is the recreation of the Claude Grahame-White office at the RAF Museum where they have recreated it in minute detail just using a single black and white photograph for information.
                  de Havilland forever!

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                  • Auster Fan
                    Dreaming of my PPL

                    #10
                    @Carol: Jim Clarey is your man. Phone the Old Buck number (01953 860806) and choose the relevant option...
                    I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                    • Chipmunk Carol
                      Surly bond slipper

                      #11
                      Much appreciated AF. I'll give that a go.
                      de Havilland forever!

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