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After an original idea by Paul Freeman.
First published 7 Nov 2010. This collection of airfields is © 2010 - 2018 RonaldV
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Delden

27-01-2015


564

52°16'25"N 006°42'38"E

Runway: Grass field, dimensions not known

Delden airfield (Dutch: Vliegveld Delden, also known as airstip Delden and Porter Field) was a forward operating strip 120 kilometers east of Amsterdam.
The airfield was part of the Canadian 1st Army HQ based nearby in April 1945. It was a genuine airfield, and as such it was protected by the RAF Regiments' 2843 Squadron.

After the hostilities ended, much of the Netherlands infrastructure was left in ruins. for this reason, No6 (Dutch) Auster squadron continued to use the airstrip (and many like it) as a means to facilitate communications between The Hague and the rest of the country. They made their first flight into the airfield as early as 5 May 1945. I could not trace when the use of the strip ended.


This century, the airstrip was revived during so called 'Liberty Weekends", re-enactments of a WW-II camp with an airstrip. For the occasion, light observation aircraft were flown into the location, which served as a proper airfield during the weekends.






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