Three RAF stations (Manston, Woodbridge and Carnaby) constructed extra long runways for damaged bombing aircraft returning from operations. These were typically 2700 meters in length (9000 feet) with run-off areas at either end of 460 meters (1500 feet), giving a total length of 3620 meters (12000 feet). Modern views of Manston and Woodbridge still show the original layout: Carnaby does to some degree but the runway has been transformed into an industrial park! (Set time slider to 1945).
KitsuneFox: In the Unites States, the most Easterly point, that is drivable, is the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine. Technically that is the first place someone could celebrate New Years in the 'states. goo.gl/maps/YtsPgzoNuqrpVjfVA
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