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Gliki aerodrome

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Topic: Gliki aerodrome
Posted By: b3rn
Subject: Gliki aerodrome
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2016 at 05:45
I'm trying to track down the spot for Gliki airfield on Imbros. 

There are a few photos taken at Gliki aerodrome in Cross & Cockade, that might offer a clue. From the maps, the modern village of Gliki (now Bademli) is built on rising ground, a grade of 17% if my maths (Googling) is correct (100 metre rise over 580 or so metres).

Have any forum members seen a map locating this airfield?


Posted By: b3rn
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2016 at 06:05
There are also photos from Robert W Peel published in Cross & Cockade USA (Vol 9 No 4) but these are small and the background is somewhat helpful but not very clear.

Posted By: whiskymac
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2016 at 07:15

I have among my details on Imbros airfieds the note that Gliki was close to the village of Panagia. Bill Pollard and a friend (CCI Vol 38/2) took a donkey ride to this location so perhaps it was he who noted the possibility of a site for another airfield.

I take it the photos you mention are those illustrating the Fowler article in CCI Vol 44/1?

I am assuming that you are the same b3rn as over on the GWF? If you are, good luck with your researching on both Imbros and Lemnos. I for one will be interested in the results.


Posted By: b3rn
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2016 at 07:45
Hi Peter, one and the same.

Yes to the Fowler article (44/1). In that piece, Paschalis Palavouzis says Gliki airfield was 'roughly where the modern aerodrome currently exists'. This makes sense - perhaps on the ground the landscape in the background will match up. Palavouzis doesn't mention a source for the location.

Incidentally, in that article, there is an aerial photograph labeled 'Repair base' which is identified as being Mudros. Could be a repair base elsewhere. The photo is captioned 'Repair base Mudros' in the Fowler album (my assumption, based on its caption in two publications) but doesn't seem to fit.

Posted By: whiskymac
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2016 at 21:45
I too have scratched my head when trying to fathom the position of the Mudros (Lemnos) repair base, but as far as I am aware, there was only one such base.

First of all I believe that the photo is orientated looking roughly south - the water on the right being Mudros bay. Therefore just out of shot at bottom left (north-east) should be the airship shed, with Marsh airfield about a mile or so over to the left (east).

If anyone can confirm, Paschalis is probably the man.

Posted By: b3rn
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2016 at 22:34
More Paschalis would be good! In the meantime my partner has just returned from Lemnos and she photographed some areas we thought were the locations for the repair base and Marsh aerodrome. Won't get to those photos for a little while but they'll help. One background was immediately obvious, it was a photo from Pollard. So hopefully we're in the right areas.

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2016 at 20:20
Hey guys, how about posting a map so the rest of us can follow your discussions?

Posted By: b3rn
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2016 at 22:48
Will stick with Imbros for the moment.

Here is a broad overview of locations on the island.

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2016 at 21:04
Thanks for the map Bernard.

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