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    Default Kastrup (CPH) Aerodrome, 1945

    Can anyone please provide me information on the general layout of Kastrup Aerodrome in May 1945, around the time 125 Wing arrived as the first Allied unit to be based there? I'm seeking general information on the amenities/accommodation, buildings, tower, type and length of strip, etc., etc. A scan of information available on the web is not particularly helpful in this regard and I have no books in my collection of any help. Any information would be appreciated.

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    Steve
    At work at the moment. I have information at home somewhere. Let me have a look. A RAF reconnaisance unit took photos of the aerodrome 12 May 1945 - the day Montgomery visited. I have some of these photos somewhere.

    Anything in particular you are interested in?

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    Hi Mikkel

    I'm also at work!

    I'm just trying to get a general description of what the airfield was like at the time of 41 Squadron's arrival (9 May 1945). They were there for Monty's visit, so what you have is exactly the period I'm after.

    That said, I guess I'd also be interested in a 'quck-and-dirty' history of the airfield. I know it opened as a civil airport in 1925, for example, and was used by at least one Luftwaffe Fliegerschule during that time, but how did it capitulate and hand over to the Allies on 5 May 1945, etc.?

    I'm not really after major detail, just a brief history particularly in regard to 1940-1945. Anything you can share would be most appreciated.

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    Steve
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    Steve
    I have got a few arial pics of Kastrup. If you let me have your e-mail address via my site www.flensted.eu.com I will mail them to you in a day or two.
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    Soren Flensted
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    Steve
    There are several books on the history - in Danish :-)

    Still at work; have you seen the history section at the official site of the present airport?
    http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/ABOUT+CPH/History/

    The recce photos can be seen here (as thumbnails)
    http://tara.rcahms.gov.uk/database/results.php?offset=1&scache=5po961iiit&searchdb=ta ra_scran&sortby=&sortorder=ASC&field=all&searchter m=%2Bcopenhagen

    I know it is just a start.

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    In case you had not noticed, I have a short article on my website
    http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/articles.php?id=19

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    Default Kastrup (CPH) Aerodrome, 1945

    Hello Steve,

    I will e-mail you two good and sharp photos from an air show in the Copenhagen (Kastrup) Airport 1945.

    I have also a movie from the arrival of allied aircraft in May 1945. Probably some photos can be extracted from there.

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Thanks Soren, Mikkel, Finn and Allan

    I appreciate your helpful replies and off-board e-mails, which have gotten me a lot further than I was yesterday. I was having difficulty finding information via Google using key words, but your links show me there is plenty of data available online after all. Thank you also for sharing some photographs with me.

    Ross, Dakota, I have all the info I need, please feel free to remove this query from the board as closed.

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    Steve
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