Friday, June 27, 2008

Kurzlaub - Short Holiday 2008


At Friday, June 27, 2008 1:58:00 PM, Blogger AphotoAday said...

Well, Henri, for a short trip it looks like you covered a lot of territory.

Was fun looking at that map -- and there it is, Wurzburg, a place the United States military decided to send me for a year and a half. (I was drafted back in 1969 and could have just as easily got sent to Vietnam, but I lucked out)

Actually, I was stationed at Giebelstadt Air Base, about 20km from Wurzburg.   During WW2 this air base was top-secret and well hidden with most of the operations underground in a complex series of tunnels and underground buildings.   To disguise the runway they covered it with canvas -- complete with sheep painted on it.   Aerial photography finally showed that those sheep never moved -- and the secret air base was a secret no more...

At Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Henri Banks said...

wow thanx for the info :-)


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