Göppingen: Army Air Field AAF

Goppingen, Cooke Barracks

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Coordinates: N484228 E0094124 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 1252 ft
Location Indicator: DBGP (195x), EDIB (196x-199x)


Federal State of Baden-Württemberg
Göppingen Army Air Field (AAF) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

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

Göppingen airfield on a US map from 1951 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)


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


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


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.


Pictures from 2001

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



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

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