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Airfield runway lighting 26 Oct 2009 14:59 #1

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Guys - I have attached (hopefully) a photo (cropped) of the 398th BG on the end of runway 23 about to take-off for a mission. It's the light seen in the field which is of interest. Raised approx 6" minimum so it appears. A runway marker perhaps? Obviously off the edge as it's raised thus would be prone to damage otherwise.

Does anybody know if there was a standard lighting system used by the 8th AAF at all their bases, or did it vary?

Any ideas when raised lighting such as this one were first introduced please?

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Airfield runway lighting 26 Oct 2009 17:36 #2

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Hi Ozzie,

All (well quite a lot) is revealed here:

General overview of WWII lighting and USAAF Lighting

An interesting picture - so I can add Nuthampstead to my list - great - 64 to go :D.

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Airfield runway lighting 28 Oct 2009 09:53 #3

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Thanks Carnaby - I should have studied the excellent threads before posting.

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Airfield runway lighting 28 Oct 2009 11:39 #4

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Hi Carnaby - OK, now I am doing what I should have done right from the start, ie. reading the stickies! Here is my first photo upload - just slightly better than the previous thumbnail.

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Airfield runway lighting 28 Oct 2009 13:43 #5

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Excellent Ozzie. I've also updated lighting audit above - 5 confirmed, 65 to go :-D.

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Airfield runway lighting 07 Feb 2012 02:05 #6

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