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markhund
11-05-2011, 03:52
My name is Mark Hund and I just registered with this site because I have a research question I can't find the answer to and was hoping someone on this site could help me. I'm working on the history of my great uncles WWII Army Air Force career and have his flight records. On December 18, 1943 he showed a flight from Atkinson Field (British Guiana) to "Zandera" as it's written on his flight log. The trip was 3:15. On December 19th, 1943 he shows a flight from "Zandera" to Fortaleza (Brazil) of 8:10. I can't find information on "Zandera". He flew the whole South Atlantic Route all the way and up through Gibralter (Jan 1-3 1944) and then on the RAF St. Eval England as part of the 1st Antisubmarine Squadron (B-24D's) and then worked the Bay of Biscay for a few months under the control of RAF Coastal Command. I just need to know if anyone knows where "Zandera" is and how I might get some information on that airfield. I thank you for any help you can give me. I was able to locate the history on all the other airfields he went through. My e-mail address is markhund@msn.com.

Sincerely,

Mark A. Hund

David Thompson
11-05-2011, 09:53
Mark , I think you might find that it is Zandery Airfield in Dutch Guiana ?
Some details here :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Forces_Southern_Command
Also ; http://www.getamap.net/maps/suriname/para/_zandery/
Probably lots more too .
Good luck !

Carnaby
11-05-2011, 10:22
I think you're right David. I had a good Google and came up with nothing. Google can be very good at finding the correct versions of mispelled names, but not this time- it's Zandery or nothing in my case.

markhund
12-05-2011, 00:31
Thank you very much for your help. I will try Zandery.