Drewitz: Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N515323 E0143200 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 80 m
Location Indicator: EDCD (2000)
Operator: NVA LSK/LV

Location of airfield

Southeast of Drewitz, northwest of Jänschwalde.

Use until 1945

Luftwaffe airfield.

Use during the Cold War

Airbase for former East German Airforce (LSK/LV). Fighter wing 7 (JG-7) until 1989, Fighter-bomber wing 37 (JBG-37) and TAFS-87.

Current use

General aviation.

Runways

Data for the year 1989:
  • 06/24: 2500 m x 80 m Concrete
  • 06/24: 2000 m x 100 m Grass north of the hard-surfaced runway
Both landing directions were equiped with a landing system SP-2

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1989:
  • RSBN: CH13 "RD", N515332 E0143158 (S43/82?)
  • LOM 24: 769,0 "RD", 3960 m to threshold 24
  • LMM 24: 378,5 "R", 1000 m to threshold 24
  • KRM/GRM 24: CH15
  • LOM 06: 769,0 "DR", 4000 m to threshold 06
  • LMM 06: 378,5 "D", 1000 m to threshold 06
  • KRM/GRM 06: CH15

Radio

The radio call sign of the airfield was REINHARD. Tower REINHARD-START 138.0 (Channel 7), 124.0 (Channel 1)

Telephone

9823. The code names were "Zauberflöte" (?) und "Torez" (Command post) (?)

Units

Units in 1989/1990:
JG-7 "Wilhelm Pieck": MiG-21
JGB-37 "Klement Gottwald": MiG-23BN, MiG-23UB; TAFS-87: MiG-21M (PF 94415)
TAFS-87 (PF 94422)
FBas-57 (PF 94438), FTB-37 (PF 94455), NFK-37 (PF 94492)

Real Property

Objects 1989/1990, in conjunction with the airfield
06/015: Flugplatz
06/014: Depot JG-7 (29 ha, S der Eisenbahn Cottbus-Guben)
06/054: Übungsgelände FBas-57 (7,7 ha, Striesow, Marienberge)
06/202: Objekt JG-7 (0,5 ha, Straße Tauer-Jänschwalde)
06/309: Objekt JG-7 (0,2 ha, Tauer, Großsee Südufer)

Links

Bibliography

  • Zapf, Jürgen: "Flugplätze der Luftwaffe 1934-1945 - und was davon übrig blieb / Berlin & Brandenburg" VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2001 - 3 Seiten Beschreibung, Karte und Luftbild 1944

Airfields in the vicinity