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an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo

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The first mission even ended with an O/100 inadvertently landing at an enemy airdrome, delivering a brand new bomber right to a German doorstep.
Currently they are on the way towards railway stations and airdromes," the ministry added.
Just as Mitchell argued for a system of airdromes, regulation of aircraft, and properly administered public safety regulations, so can the Air Force offer our nation's decision makers and component commanders AED capabilities to help a partner nation build its aviation infrastructure and increase its capacity for transportation, communication, and commerce in previously unattainable ways and in unreachable areas.
Normally, the first actual base construction will be airdromes for the Air Corps and most of the heavy construction equipment will be needed for this purpose.
Key elements of RAF Fighter Command were on the verge of collapse when Hitler switched from bombing airdromes in southern England to attacks on London.
Gaining and maintaining air superiority was the top priority and was achieved by the bombardment of enemy airdromes on Pantelleria and Sicily.
In a February 1943 interview, General Vandegrift stated, "We must conclude that the rest of this campaign in the South Pacific practically to its conclusion will be the seizure of islands, either to take away from the enemy, airdromes which they hold, or to seize other islands to make airdromes of our own." (92) Following this template, Gen George Kenney, the commander of allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific, established expeditionary air bases throughout the theater to place his fighters and bombers closer to the Japanese positions.
It is not the ports or the airdromes. ..colonialism has settled itself in the very center of the ...
About 750 million feet of lumber will be used for heavy construction items like docks, airdromes and warehouses and a similar amount will be required for the crating and shipping of war materials and supplies.
They started flying their intended mission, namely bombing the submarine pens in Belgium, and then rail centers and airdromes (airfields) used by Gotha bombers, the opposite numbers of the O/100 that were bombing London.
Hoffinan, travelled from Verdun to Dunkerque, stopping at all airdromes where Americans were fighting with the combat groups, and examined those who wished to transfer.
On Boeing B-17E and B-17F bombers at a score of airdromes, men double-check the equipment at their duty stations.
Some 2,000 guns then blasted enemy positions while bombers struck enemy airdromes. But a heavy mist had set in and results were far from satisfactory.