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Author:  dplittle [ Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Airfield Info

I've transcribed the table from the IX Engineer Command history that lists all the airfields built on the continent with information about each. The table has grown pretty large and I'm thinking I should break it up somehow. Any feelings on what makes the most sense?

1) by country
2) separate basic information from geometry
3) separate table listing airfields by units
4) separate table listing 9th AF units

Let me know how you think it should be laid out to make it the easiest to read and use.

David

Author:  Denis Sharp [ Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:34 pm ]
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I think separate table listing airfields by units , good to see the site coming on well, linked to my site as from now, would have done it earlier but a huge oversight on my part! apologies!
http://www.wartime-airfields.com

Author:  dplittle [ Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:04 am ]
Post subject:  Thanks Denis

Thanks for the input Denis.

Since the IX Engineer Command built or reclaimed over 300 airfields I figured I might break up the data a couple ways ...

1) first all of the airfields listed in designator order but with building unit and service dates.
2) another page with the airfields listed in building unit groupings
3) a third page with the airfields and 9th AF units assigned to them

I figure that between the three, everyone should be able to get what they want without the tables being too large. I might even upload my Excel spreadsheet in case anyone wants it all in one place.

I added links to Matching Essex on both the 834th and 840th pages as well as a link under resources.

David

Author:  dplittle [ Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:25 pm ]
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Ok ... the General Info page and the Physical layout pages are done. I still have to finish the IXEC and 9th AF groupings.

David

Author:  contisan [ Mon May 02, 2005 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Listing of airfields

Airfields should be listed in chronological order. to be historically accurate.
So, the airfields in England should precede the ones on the continent. Those in Normandy should precede those in Belgium and Germany. Of course, the units that built the airfields should be given credit and the dates for operations for each field should be indicated.
These are my opinions, for what they are worth.

Author:  dplittle [ Mon May 02, 2005 3:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Listing of airfields

contisan wrote:
Airfields should be listed in chronological order. to be historically accurate.
So, the airfields in England should precede the ones on the continent. Those in Normandy should precede those in Belgium and Germany. Of course, the units that built the airfields should be given credit and the dates for operations for each field should be indicated.
These are my opinions, for what they are worth.


Thanks contisan. I don't know if I'll ever list all the English airfields since other sites ...

http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/8thusaaf/bases2.htm
http://www.airfield-research-group.co.uk/aaf-stns.htm

have done a great job of doing that and, strictly speaking, weren't built by the IX Engineer Command (though many of the same units were involved while attached to the 8th Air Force). I've chosen to list the airfields by designator (A, then Y, then R) which tends to fall in chronologic order (with some deviations like A-21 which was unplanned and originally called E-1). I am including the units (plus giving a second page with fields grouped by unit) and dates of operation.

David

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