Göppingen: Army Air Field AAF

Goppingen, Cooke Barracks

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N484228 E0094124 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 1252'
Location Indicator: DBGP (195x), EDIB (196x-199x)

Location

Federal State of Baden-Württemberg

Location of airfield

The airfield was located between Göppingen and Eislingen, about 3 km east-northeast of Göppingen center.

Use until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Use during the Cold War

US Army airfield and helicopter base.

Current use

Cooke Barracks closed at 28FEB1992 (Source: USAREUR). Today, the airfield is used as industrial area and golf course.

Airfield Map

Runways

Data for the year 1971:
  • 07/25: 853 m x 20 m Asphalt
Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 769 m x 21 m Asphalt

Telephone

DSN 425-3xxx, commercial 07161/618-xxx (1990)

Units

Data for the year 1990:
193rd Avn Co (7th USAR): 8 UH-1H; 3rd Bde/1st IDM: 2 UH-1H, 4 OH-58A

Additional information

Airfield Survey in 1953

In 1953, survey tours took place in Southern Germany to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m or 3000 m is possible.
Göppingen was also inspected, but only from outside, as there was no permission from the US Army to enter. Result: Movement area 700 m x 1000 m (2296 ft x 3280 ft) with solid sod. Not extensible because adjacent terrain drops to all sides. Runway (700 m x 22 m, 2296 ft x 72 ft) and taxiways in good conditions. Installations and quarters in the north seems to be ok.

Images

Pictures from 2001

Gate
Airfield seen from the eastern starting platform
Main building
Old hangar
Hangar
Small Hangar
Tower

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map of the former Luftwaffe airfield

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