|Downtown Houston in the late forties?|
|The 148th Edinburgh Boy Scouts Group at Schiphol Airport in front|
of a KLM Super Constellation. Can you identify some of these scouts?
The next shot shows Schiphol Airport probably in the early fifties. The new traffic tower is visible and opposite the Europe and intercontinental (ICA) passenger terminals, you can see the building that was known as the 'Atoomgebouw'. A.o. it housed the KLM telephone exchange operators, the mail office and a barber shop. Just over the center of the picture, there are two hangars. The left one is named Le Bourget, the other one Croydon. Building 205 (it was nicknamed Kremlin because it housed KLM's management) and the socalled H-canteen (named after the shape of its construction) are not there yet. In the rear you may distinguish the Fokker production facilities.
|Schiphol Airport in the early fifties. Left the Circular Canal (Ringvaart)|
essential for the water management of the polder in which Schiphol is situated.
The airport ground level is 4 mtr/13 ft below sea level.
|Fokker F.XXXVI PH-AJA 'Arend' at Schiphol Airport in 1935/36.|
|The Junker 52 D-ASUI in less fortunate circumstances near Nüremberg |
Airport on November 17, 1936. Fourteen out of sixteen occupants
survived this crash.
Caroline lives in Houston and reacts to the first photograph in this blog.