timz
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Where's This? (Says March 1960) (Says Idlewild)

Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:30 pm

If this is Idlewild, which way are we looking? (Probably EA's terminal was open in 3/60?)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51896204@N08/7425130802
 
ImperialEagle
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RE: Where's This? (Says March 1960) (Says Idlewild)

Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:44 pm

My guess would be MIA. Looks like the old fire station in the background. And is that an old "Bolo" taxiing?
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maxpower1954
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RE: Where's This? (Says March 1960) (Says Idlewild)

Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:25 am

Yes, that's Miami for sure. I don't think any Douglas B-18 Bolos were flying in 1960, probably it's a C-46

That's a fantastic shot, thanks for sharing. Once a household name; now it belongs to the ages.
 
timz
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RE: Where's This? (Says March 1960) (Says Idlewild)

Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:21 pm

I'm guessing one B-18 was flying in 1960-- maybe the Putnam says how long they lasted.

Looks like you're right about the fire station, with the three doors on the east side. I guess those concrete pads on either side of the taxiway beyond the DC-7B are a good clue too? (Historicaerials doesn't have any pics old enough to show them, but they're probably a holdover from the AAF-base days?)
 
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RE: Where's This? (Says March 1960) (Says Idlewild)

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:41 pm

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
If this is Idlewild, which way are we looking? (Probably EA's terminal was open in 3/60?)

Doubt is Idlewild since there would be a large body of water in the background in such a shot from the Eastern terminal.
 
rwy04lga
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RE: Where's This? (Says March 1960) (Says Idlewild)

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:45 pm

According to their consensus, it's MIA
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