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  1. Arneken

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    Hello everybody,

    Some off you may already know me from other internetforums. For the people who don't a little introduction.

    My name is Arne Vangheluwe. I 'm an 18 year old Belgium lad. 2 of my greatgrandfathers fought in both worldwars. In ww1 one greatgrandfather as a Belgian Infanterist and in ww2 the other as an Belgian anti-aircraftgun member. (I'm actually hoping to find some pictures about Belgium AA-guns also.) That and the fact that I'm surrounded with remains off both wars made me interrested in discovering what happened. I'm not saying I know allot but I'm a huge fan off reading so most off the time I'm going to read on this forum.

    I'm a big fan of aircrafts (I do live next door to a ww1 and ww2 airfield) so most off the time I'm gonna look things up from that specific.

    and for the rest just ask.

    Friendly greetings Arne(ken)

    ps: My appologies for the sometimes flagrant mistakes in my English. I do admit that my speaking is much better then my writing.

    ps2: Don't mind my avatar. it's just a funny piece I found on the net.
     
  2. Njaco

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    No worries, Arn. Welcome to the forum!

    Major Luftwaffe base at Wevelghem during WWII. Must be interesting the sites around there. Any questions I am sure can be answered somewhere among the threads.
     
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    Well actually If you didn't know Wevelgem was an military airfield in ww2. you'd just pass it by. A lot off industry is surrounding it. luckely there is a small museum and the currator wrote a book about Wevelgem fluplatz.

    but thank you for the welcome
     
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    Welcome to the forum from one of the old men here. You'll enjoy the place,
    I know I do.

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    Welcome arne:D
     
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    Welcome to the forum Arne,greetings from Poland.:D
     
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    Yes, welcome from Poland!!!
     
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    Welcome. If there are any interesting sites around the airbase, we would love to see some pics.
     
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    I, for one..Like that avatar! :lol: Welcome to the forum. Make yourself at home, just remember to pick up after yourself. :D
     
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    Welcome from Texas. Arneken, I spent 4 days in Belgium one winter. Beautiful place. It was the coldest I have ever been in my life. :)

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  12. Arneken

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    I will do. I made some pictures of pilots at wevelgem communal cemetery last week, so I'm going to post those ones.

    I certainly will do :D

    Yeah sometimes we do got the shivers around here from the cold. But I do guess it's worser in Poland :lol:

    greetings.
     
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    Greetings from a Swede in Scotland Arne...

    Watch out for the diggers and the other ex colonials....
     
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    Hallo Arneken,

    welkom, ook van je buren in het noorden
     
  15. Arneken

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    Ha toch iemand van het noorden.8)

    @Lucky. I do ran into some diggers now and then when I'm around ypres.
     
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    :laughing6: It's not true.Our winter is now in USA.
    Besides take a trip much more on East you will find out where is the coldest area ,for sure.:lol:
     
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    I quess I will

    I do have got a question. pictures of a cemetery off ww2 pilots, where can I post those? I'm talking about pictures like this one:

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    Friendly greetings Arne(ken)
     
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    To be honest I don't know.Are these connected with some WW2 events or stories?If yes you can upload them at the Stories section with your story of the pilots.If it is in memory of these pilots you can post it in Aviation section.
     
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    Well Actually I'm a bit surfing online about those guys. Where the fell and all of that. I found some on the cwgc-site. Oké thanks I will see if I can make a good topic off it.

    And well why not. Thes topics are the ones I already posted:
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/wevelgem-flugplatz-allied-story-11997.html
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/wevelgem-flugplatz-german-story-11996.html
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/world-war-i/marke-ww1-flugplatzen-12003.html

    I would be very happy when I find some info in this topic:
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-pictures/i-only-have-one-my-collection-11998.html

    greetings.
     
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