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    I will try & get a photo Sunday & get Steve to post it up .
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    Hi seebee1 here are the pictures i took last Sunday at Duxford i hope they are ok for you .
    Also thanks Steve for posting them up for me .
    Bomber .

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    Excellent images Bomber. I need to find the original pictures I took when it was in its original location at Poddington, unfortunately not sure where they are. There is a huge difference between how it was then and how it is now, some folk like the restoration, but others preferred it as it was. My choice would have been to have left it as it was, carefully conserved and preserved. I thought at the time that the B-17 may as well have been painted from scratch, rather than spoil its uniqueness and originality. Regards, Clive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seebee1 View Post
    Excellent images Bomber. I need to find the original pictures I took when it was in its original location at Poddington, unfortunately not sure where they are. There is a huge difference between how it was then and how it is now, some folk like the restoration, but others preferred it as it was. My choice would have been to have left it as it was, carefully conserved and preserved. I thought at the time that the B-17 may as well have been painted from scratch, rather than spoil its uniqueness and originality. Regards, Clive.
    Totally agree with the latter part of your above statement, seebee1, But, as it is now, it's pretty-much guaranteed to remain in it's preserved condition for all to see for generations to come. Would have loved to have seen it in it's origin though.

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    Found a couple of great images on this Forum taken by "Brothmark" of the "Big Picture" being removed, October 1989 I believe. Although not the best lighting, gives an idea of how good it was before "restoration". I also attach an image of the 92nd BG photograph that was used by S/Sgt George C Waldschmidt for the subject, the painting was done by him in the Ready Room of the 325th BS. Regards, Clive.File0352.jpgPodington Big picture0365.jpgpoddington.JPG

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    Podington AFL Outer Circle and Approach Funnels plot in GE:



    Info from December 1942 No.8 Works Area plan contained in the AAF 1st Division Airdromes Supervisor's files, courtesy 1AD HQ Archive:

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    Brilliant thanks for posting this .

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    Got chance to visit Podington on way to Thurleigh for Saturday's FOTE meeting. There is a lot here, so apologies for the amount of pics! Unfortunately, some of the buildings are obscured by undergrowth and wrecked cars, but there is much to find! Pete Dyer, who I met through FOTE was kind enough to give me his copy of the RSP's for Podington, from when he was involved in moving "The Big Picture", so hopefully I have labelled most of the buildings correctly, though happy to be corrected if not!!

    92nd Bomb Group memorial



    Main entrance



    Track leading to Site 5 (Sick Quarters)



    Track leading to Site 7



    Officers Mess, Communal Site 2



    Officers Baths and Latrines, Communal Site 2



    Gas Decontamination Centre, Communal Site 2



    Medical Inspection Block, Communal Site 2



    Unknown building, Site 10



    Officers Quarters, Site 10



    More pics in next post!

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    Operations Block



    Norden bomb sight store



    Picket Post, Technical Site



    Gas Chamber



    Speech Broadcasting Building



    Main Workshops





    Main Stores





    Gas Clothing and Respirator Store (difficult to get a shot of this!)



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