Caen Carpiquet airfield

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Caen Carpiquet airfield

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Two side by side vertical photographs of Caen Carpiquet Airfield.
On the left a reconnaissance photograph orientated with east at the top. On the left side of the airfield with a single runway 13/31 running from bottom left towards the centre. A perimeter track runs round the airfield. At the top is a square built up area and to the right side aircraft dispersal with a small number of aircraft and small hangers. To the right side of the photograph is farmland with fields.

On the right a target photograph showing the whole of the airfield on the left side and open farmland on the right. The photograph is orientated with heading 150 degree at the top. A single runway 13/31 runs slightly angled from centre towards top left. The airfield has a perimeter taxiway which runs all the way round. At the top left is a square built up area. On the right side of the airfield is a dispersal area with hangars. Explosions can be seen on and just to the right of these. On the left side of the airfield two taxiways lead off the perimeter. The top one has dispersal areas spurred off it. The bottom one leads across a public road and has off airfield dispersal pans spurred from it. Bomb craters are visible in several locations, particularly near the top of the runway, with two craters in the runway itself.

Captioned 'Caen Carpiquet (Aero)'.

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Two b/w photographs of the same subject but taken at different times mounted on an album page

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PBanksP15010040

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“Caen Carpiquet airfield,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1451.

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