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A bicycle trip to the old airfield too Maldegem with two friends

History WW II in my Township.

Two friends have together searched for the remains of the old airport in Maldegem
Now a medium-sized industrial site.
The old barn used to be a warehouse with aircraft parts during the war II
Now used by a farmer to place animals in.
You can see that the horses like to visit us (two friends and myself)

Flugplatz Maldegem (Dutch: vliegveld Maldegem or airfield Maldegem) was a WW-II airfield in Maldegem near Bruges in East-Flanders, 75-kilometer northwest of Brussels.
The airfield was built by the Belgian Army in 1939 in preparation for World War II.
After the German invasion of 1940 the Luftwaffe took over the airfield and began expanding it. Amongst others they gave the airfield a concrete runway. Between October 1940 and April 1941, the airfield was used by Fiat G.50s of the Corpo Aereo Italiano. From 1941 onwards Luftwaffe squadrons (III./JG53 and II./JG26) began operating from the airfield.

In 1944 the airfield was liberated and put into use as Maldegem Airfield (B-65). It became home to 135Wing.

I hope that you enjoy it

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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3/05/2019 9:35:33
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EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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